Keep your neighborhood strong by giving as local as possible on Give to the Max day, Thursday Nov. 14; giving to the Kingfield Neighborhood Association allows KFNA to be able to give back to our neighborhood in fun and helpful ways (think Empty Bowls, So Alive, Experience Nicollet Celebration & Celebrate 38, community gardens, art shows, public art projects like the Quilted Mosaics & Walldogs on Nicollet, Solarize Kingfield, and more!)
As your ultra-focused, Kingfield-centric community building organization that spends all of its time listening and working with you on Kingfield concerns, while also creating opportunities for neighbor collaboration and community building, we’re convinced that KFNA “gives to the max” back to the Kingfield community!
Visit our site and Give to the Max …and see the multitude of creative and fun thank you gifts your volunteer board has put together as a way to thank you for donating on this day!
Did you know that even moderate dancing burns between 350 – 450 per hour so be sure to have a bite to eat locally before the So Alive dancing begins (and you might as well have dessert too since the dancing goes until 2 AM!) Visit any of these great Kingfield hangouts and thank them for supporting The Aliveness Project and KFNA in putting on this big retro dance party!
- Dan’s in the Butter Bakery Café kitchen the evening of November 9 so all the meals will be a little extra special! But as added incentive, and to keep you moving and grooving at So Alive, Dan is offering free caffeine with any meal purchase (including teas, Coffee, even the Butter Blend Ice Cream…all are fine options for fully enjoying the So Alive dance until the early hours of dawn!) If you dine late enough, Dan will even remove his apron and don his KFNA Board Member hat and walk with you to So Alive, where he will volunteer on the late shift as a bartender!
- Stop in at Victor’s 1959 Café, a So Alive 2.0 Business Sponsor, and enjoy sliced pork loin roasted in sour orange, served with sweet yams and a tropical salad for only $15. Due to Victor’s intimate setting, be sure to make a reservation by calling 612-827-8948 or via their online reservation system. Victor’s owner, Niki, is a consistent and dedicated supporter of The Aliveness Project and a key partner in this event so be sure to let her know that you appreciate her support when dining there on November 9, or when you see her on the dance floor at So Alive later in that evening!
- Mention you are attending So Alive 2.0 when you visit King’s Wine Bar on November 9 and Molly and Sam will donate $2 off all tap beer or wine by the glass with the purchase of a meal to The Aliveness Project! They are also donating a case of wine to the So Alive 2.0 Dance Party to keep us all dancing all night long—thank you, King’s!
- As a So Alive 2.0 Supporting Business, The Lowbrow, is excited to welcome The Aliveness Project to Kingfield Nieghborhood and offer a So Alive special before you head over to the dance party! Just mention to your wait staff that you are going to So Alive, and The Lowbrow will donate $2 of your dessert purchase directly to the Aliveness Project! Desserts this weekend feature the new Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake or their famous Chocolate Stout Cake!
- As the new next door neighbor to The Aliveness Project, Blackbird Cafe is (of course!) offering a So Alive dinner special as well! Chris and Gail just aren’t sure exactly what they want to serve tomorrow yet so just ask when you visit them on Saturday Nov 9, or check back here later and see if we have an update!!
- Update! Anodyne Coffeehouse is serving an Irish Breakfast Stew special. It’s a traditional lamb stew made with farm fresh lamb, barley and stout beer served with grilled bread and tomatoes topped with a fried egg! They will also donate $2 of every affogato dessert directly to the Aliveness Project. You can choose any of the Sebastian Joe’s ice cream (their vanilla bean or salty caramel are fabulous this way) and we top it with two shots of espresso for a dessert to keep you dancing!
Saturday November 9th, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
Solomon’s Porch, 46th & Blaisdell
- Doors open at 8:00 pm with $8 cover. $13 cover after 10:00.
- Coat check available.
- Cash bar on both levels. 21+ with ID.
The first So Alive was such a hit, we’re hosting a second! It’s a retro dance benefit for The Aliveness Project featuring pop, new wave, house & synth dance floor classics from the ‘80s and ‘90s! And this time, it’s on a Saturday night! All proceeds benefit The Aliveness Project, a community center for people living with HIV/AIDS, to support their move to the Kingfield Neighborhood at 38th & Nicollet.
So Alive 2.0 is hosted by KFNA, DJ FooLProoF and MC Cloud of Forever Young – a VFW Basement Dance Party and the return of Resurrection by djoctagone and supported by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association, Erik Brown Homes, The Lowbrow and Victor’s 1959 Cafe.
Questions? 612.823.5980 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop by the KFNA table in the center market aisle this Sunday to learn more about The Aliveness Project’s move to Kingfield and the So Alive 2.0 dance party benefit coming November 9th. Every half hour, KFNA will be holding a ‘Name That Tune!’ contest. Be the first to name the ‘80s/’90s song being played, and you’ll win two passes to So Alive 2.0 on Saturday November 9th, courtesy of The Lowbrow! Also all morning speak with Aliveness Project staff about how you can get involved in volunteering with this great organization including painting their new space or putting together holiday baskets for individuals and families dealing with living with HIV/AIDS.
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The KFNA Fall newsletter is available here. Thanks to a stellar team of Kingfield neighbors who work in the communication industry, the print edition will be arriving at homes beginning next week!
Thank you’s to:
- JB Richards from Ideal Printers,
- Thad Ludwiczak of Do-Good Biz,
- Brenda Johnson of Johnson Design & Etc,
- and a really BIG thank you to Martha Brennecke, KFNA’s volunteer Editor & Proofreader!
Want to be part of this team? Writers and photographers needed! Contact email@example.com with questions on content or to volunteer!
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The latest edition of the Kingfield News is now available online, and is being mailed to all homes and Kingfield property owners the first week of April. Enjoy and engage!
–and you could even pick up your dance ticket at the Early Bird Price of $5!Anodyne or Butter Bakery before 9 PM (as they both close then!) and grab a bite and your ticket on the way. Or you can enjoy a more leisurely evening at Blackbird Cafe, Grand Cafe, or King’s Wine Bar and come to So Alive! anytime during the party for the low Earlybird price!
Did we mention that King’s, Grand Cafe, and Blackbird are also offering to buy you a tap beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverage for your commitment to attend? Just ask your waitstaff!
So Alive! Details:
Friday Feb. 22, 9 PM- 2 AM
Solomon’s Porch, 100 W. 46th Street
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21+ w/ ID only
$5 before 10:30 PM/ $10 after
Questions? 612.823.5980 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds benefit The Aliveness Project.