Friday, October 24th 6:30pm at MLK Park
Our annual fall bonfire will celebrate the great work by neighborhood Block Leads! The bonfire starts at 6:30pm on the north side of the recreation center near the Mosaic Garden – free s’mores and apple cider for all! Plus, our fabulous storyteller will be making a return visit to share a spooky story around the bonfire for young and old!
–organized by KFNA and supported in partnership with MLK Park
Meet the At-Large Candidates for Minneapolis Public School Board!
(Organized by Area C neighborhood associations)
Monday October 20th / 6:30 PM Social, 7:00 PM Forum
MLK Park, Multipurpose Room, 4055 Nicollet Avenue South
(Bus Route #18 + on-street parking + parking lot off of 40th Street)
Four candidates are running to fill two at-large seats on the Minneapolis Public School Board. Area C neighborhoods are partnering to host a forum for neighbors to ask questions related to concerns about our public schools. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014. All neighbors are welcome to attend.
6:30 Coffee, Cookies, and Candidate Conversations
7:00 Community Forum moderated by the League of Women Voters
(Questions submitted and sorted during Social Time and Candidate Introductions)
8:25 Closing Statements
Questions on the forum should be directed to: Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA Executive Director, email@example.com or 612.823.5980.
Language translation services in Somali and Spanish provided at the meeting by the Lyndale Neighborhood Association. Sound services provided at the meeting by Twin Town Guitars and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, U of M.
This forum is organized by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) as part of a joint neighborhood voter-education and registration project called Nicollet Votes (a partnership with the Lyndale, Stevens Square, and Whittier neighborhood associations), with support from the Bryant Neighborhood Organization (BNO), Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA), East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO), Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA), and Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA). Additional partners still pending.
The Kingfield Community Garden Group is a project of the nonprofit Kingfield Neighborhood Associationwhose mission is to create a network of gardens and access to fresh food throughout the neighborhood in south Minneapolis. “Community gardens work because people take mutual ownership of a space and are brought together because of it,” says Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Kingfield Neighborhood Association executive director. Read more!
Do you want to know more about how early play=later academic success? Are you grateful for the 30 minutes of recess Barton students get, but alarmed by the fact that most MPS students get HALF this amount of time for recess? Are you wondering what alternatives to test-based assessments exist, and how to advocate for them?
Then please join Barton Open School parent Kori Hennessy this Wednesday, October 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr., park in Minneapolis, 41st and Nicollet. Barton received a grant from a Boston-based group called Defending the Early Years, and is hosting an event to celebrate the idea that early play does lead to later academic success, and should be available for all children. Barton teacher Kristin Sonquist will be part of our panel of early childhood education (Pre K-3) and play experts, and everyone will leave with an action toolkit.
This event is FREE and childcare will be provided.
Free Super Saturdays at InnerCity Tennis, located on the corner of 40th and Nicollet, in Martin Luther King Jr. Park,
This free Super Saturday Program serves children ages 3-17. On average, 300 children and 80 volunteers participate each week.
The 2014-15 Super Saturday Program runs for 24 Saturdays from late September – April. Children ages 3-10 participate from 3:00 – 4:30pm and children ages 11- 18 participate from 4:30 – 6:00pm.
Same day registration for the program is completed at the tennis center, before the program begins. Children can join the program at any time.
For more information on the InnerCity Tennis Saturday Program, visit them on the web here.
Major Sponsors: The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield and City of Minneapolis Government.
Mini Sponsors: Sonny’s Ice Cream, TRU PIZZA, Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, Nicollet East Harriet Business Association (NEHBA), Solomon’s Porch, Showroom,Butter Bakery Cafe, BANGbang, InnerCity Tennis, State Farm Insurance – Tom Kilton, Blaisdell YMCA, Tracee Robinson Real Estate Company, PCC Carpet and Upholstery.
Nicollet Open Streets is organized by the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) and Kingfield Neighborhood Association working in partnership with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. If you enjoy events like this please ‘Like’ your nonprofit neighborhood association’s Facebook page to stay in touch!
Remember, to know what is happening on the entire avenue visit the online map here
Healthy activities abound at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park! InnerCity Tennis will be running their kid’s agility program in the street outside the park. Stop by and partake in the fun and learn about their weekly free Saturday Tennis Program for youth of all skill-levels right here in the bubble in MLK Park! At the Mosaic Garden plaza, just north of the building, a number of movement artists whose common connection is that they hold classes in Kingfield’s Center for Performing Arts will be holding drop-in classes and demos including:
- 12:00 Zumba Party with Darryl Sellers
- 12:30 T’ai Chi with Blue Dragon T’ai Chi
- 1:00 Instrument Making with Diedrich Weiss – Mini Guitar lessons and Jam session
- 2:00 Nia with Beth Giles – Dance fitness with power and healing
- 2:30 Zumba Party with Darryl Sellers
- 3:00 T’ai Chi with Blue Dragon T’ai Chi
- 3:30 Instrument Making with Twin Cities Music Therapy
- 4:30 Nia with Beth Giles – Dance fitness with power and healing
The park area south of the building will feature, in part:
- 12-2 & 3-5 Archery in the Park, a new MLK Park program!
- 12-3 Crafts In the Park led by Park Staff
- 12:00-5:00 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Legacy Council Info Table
- 3:00-5:00 Bobby & Steve’s Youth Foundation Table
The Children’s Stage at MLK Park feature:
- 3:00-3:45 Teddy Bear Band (featuring the dancing Panda)
- 3:45-4:00 Story Time (providingFree books to all participants sponsored by Bobby & Steve’s)
- 4:00-5:00 The Resistors
Also pause while you are at the park to enjoy the enhanced Beloved Community Space, recently revamped and revealed by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Park Jr. Legacy Council. You can read more about the new space, this project, and the Council in the most recent edition of The Southwest Journal in an article titled More Than a Name.