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The East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) is represented by a group of volunteers elected by residents each fall. EHFNA is working to improve the neighborhood through programming that is made possible through the work of neighborhood residents and business owners like you. Please contact us at 612.430.9161 or info@eastharriet.org and visit us on the web at www.eastharriet.org.

EHFNA June eNewsletter



EHFNA July 6 Board Meeting Cancelled

 Due to the close proximity to the 4th of July holiday and many people unavailable, there will be no July board meeting.
 
                             

Summer Kick-Off

 

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm- Lyndale Farmstead Park

Celebrate summer at the annual Summer Kick-Off with music, playground games, crafts, MPRB Naturalist Program table, a face painter, kids dance and more. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy a fine summer evening in the park! No registration required to participate in this activity.

Stop by the EHFNA table and say hello!

Tablet Lending Library for Seniors
 
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association will be starting a tablet lending programs for those 60 and over in the fall. The program is for those who have never used a tablet before, as well as those who are already familiar.  Student volunteers are available to help set up the tablets as you would like, There will also be weekly drop in sessions to learn more or work on any issues you may have.

If you are a high school student, or know one who may be interested in volunteering on this project, please let us know!

If you are interested in joining this program when it starts, please email the EHFNA Coordinator HERE, or call the office at 612-430-9161.

Fourth of July Parade and Party

Join us on Monday July 4 for a festival of food and fun for all ages from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Fuller Park! Live music featuring the Roe Family Singers, a band that marries old-time sounds from barn-dances, fiddle pulls, and county fairs with the rock & roll passion of youth. There will be food trucks plus we’re bringing back our classic sno cones! For kids activities this year, we’ll be offering inflatables, balloon art, plus the parade is back!

More details about the event:

Parade: Gather at the big Washburn High School Parking lot at around 9:30 am and walk or roll with us to Fuller Park. Add some fun by decorating your bike, wagon, or wearing something festive!

Party at Fuller Park: This year we will have a bouncy house, large inflatable obstacle course, and a balloon artist. Purchase a wristband for $5 for unlimited access to all of these activities. Cash is encouraged for purchasing wristbands and tickets, but payment via the PayPal and Venmo apps will be available.

Food: Food trucks include Finer Meats & Eats (hot dogs, burgers, pulled pork and more), Cafe Ena‘s empanadas, Hana Bistro (Asian inspired food). Food trucks will accept their own payments. We will be making sno cones again this year! Sno cone tickets are $2 each.


 
Primary Early Voting Has Begun

The primary election on August 9 will determine the candidates for the general election. The top vote-getter in each primary race will appear on the ballot in November. Early voting for the primary runs June 24 - August 8. Any Minneapolis voter may choose to vote early, no reason needed. Find early voting locations and hours here. 
                                                              
 

LAKEWOOD UPDATES

 

For 150 years, Lakewood has been a community resource and local treasure that is open to all. In keeping with the vision to reimagine what a cemetery can offer in modern life, Lakewood is deeply focused on issues like accessibility, sustainability and the visitor and family experience.

They will be breaking ground this summer on a new project at Lakewood that will help to realize this vision. The project includes campus improvements and a new Welcome Center building that will help to better serve families, engage with visitors and our community.

Learn more about the exciting new Welcome Center project.

 

 

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Bryant Ave S Reconstruction Project

 

Bryant Ave. S Reconstruction Project overview

The City of Minneapolis is in the process of reconstructing 2.5 miles of Bryant Ave S between 50th St W and Lake St W and upgrading Lyndale Ave S intersections for transit stops between 50th St W and 33rd St W. Bryant Ave S will be turned to one way and the reconstruction will include improved crossings, off-street bike path, green infrastructure, lightings, signals. Lyndale Ave S intersections upgrade include carriage walks, medians, ADA ramps, signal. The project is scheduled to occur over the course of 2022 and 2023 construction season.

Virtual stakeholder meeting every Thursday at 1pm

We hold a virtual stakeholder meeting every Thursday at 1pm. This meeting is to share project update and answer if you have any question or concern. To join the meeting please click the link below. If no one joins within 10 minutes, we will end the meeting.

Join Bryant Ave S stakeholder meeting every Thursday @ 1:00 p.m.

Thank you for your patience!

Our construction activities are likely to cause you some inconvenience, but we are hopeful that you will be patient and understanding as the work progresses. For our part, we will do our best to keep these inconveniences at a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please call me, at 612-900-5848. You can also contact the Chief Field Inspector on the Project, Drew Torgerson at 612-280-4359.

Sincerely,

Menbere Wodajo, Construction Engineer 

Email: Menbere.Wodajo@minneapolismn.gov  

Visit the project website for more information and sign-up for email updates:

https://www.minneapolismn.gov/government/projects/bryant-ave-s-reconstruction/



Lake Harriet Bandshell Music in the Parks Schedule:

https://www.minneapolisparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-Lake-Harriet-Schedule-1.pdf




 Movies in the Parks Schedule (city-wide):

https://www.minneapolisparks.org/activities-events/music-movies/
 
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