MFT= Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
—Made Even Better with Kingfield’s Very Own Maple Syrup!
Bring the family down to the park to watch the sap boil and enjoy a good ol’ fashioned pancake breakfast, served with sausage (pork), fruit, juice and coffee! Learn how maple syrup is made—and enjoy some of Kingfield’s own syrup from 2021 on your pancakes! Proceeds from the breakfast benefit both KFNA and MLK Park programming, partners in this community Sap Tap which is in its 4th year of seasonal celebration!
Tickets are available here!
So what is a Community Sap Tap? Neighbors register at the park to pick up a tree tapping kit and instructions on how to tap their personal maple (or box elder!) tree. Then all the participants bring the sap to the park and we collectively boil it down to syrup, and then share the results! Kits are gone for this year…but join us for pancakes, learn about the process, and plan to join KFNA in this fun seasonal activity again next spring!
Tuesday March 8th, 2022 is the first day that the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and Educational Support Specialists (ESP) Strike in Minneapolis.
All preK-12 classes are now canceled and families should plan for child care.
MPS will provide emergency child supervision on an extremely limited basis to families with young children for whom child care presents a significant hardship. Beginning on the first day of the strike, families should reach out to their schools for more information if they need emergency child supervision. Pre-registration is not possible and schools do not currently have the information you need – but will if a strike starts.
- Leonardo’s Basement:
- Blaisdell YMCA:
- Minneapolis Parks
Ten Minneapolis Parks are serving as Hubs and are offering extended hours and services IF a strike happens. 12-3 PM will be for registered participants K-8 grade, and 3-9 PM will be drop in for all youth. The closest parks with this additional programming to Kingfield & Lyndale residents is Bryant Square and Whittier Recreation Centers. Other sites will retain their 3-9 PM programming including YouthLine workers for teen engagement.
- A meal will be provided by Minneapolis Public Schools with one breakfast and one lunch beginning Wednesday March 9 and can be picked up at your school every day the strike continues.
- School based clinics and mental health services will continue to be available at your school for youth.
- Varsity athletics will continue but all other after school activities will cease.
Indoor Playground (Masks required for all participants above age 2yrs old.)
Ages 5 and Under with a parent in the MLK Gym
Youth/ Teen Open Gym:
Ages 9-17 yrs. (Parents/ Guardians welcome)
Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday 3:30-5:00pm
Teen Nite Owlz:
Open Gym, Game Room and Instructor led Ceramics
Ages 13-17 yrs.
Archery In The Parks: Register at Activenet # 124773
Wednesdays Feb 23 – March 23rd 5:30-6:30pm
Questions? Contact Peter Jaeger, Recreation Supervisor- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Park