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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.

March 2021 eNews


Bde Maka Ska Pavilion Designs

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) published two site concepts to replace the Bde Maka Ska pavilion that burned down in 2019. Both concepts divide the pavilion into two buildings set in a revamped landscape to best meet goals outlined in the project vision and guiding principles.

A video walkthrough and graphic presentation explaining the project vision, guiding principles and concepts are posted online:

An online survey for feedback on the concepts is available through April 1:

Bde Maka Ska Pavilion Survey

Three online Open Houses are scheduled for people to ask questions about the project. A brief presentation will take place at the beginning of each Open House, however, attendees are encouraged to review concept options before joining. Use the links below to join the respective meetings:

Questions and answers will be posted to the project page following each session.


Information During Trial of Derek Chauvin

A new City web resource offers information and updates around the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd.

City information and links to partners in the new web section will help residents, businesses and others:
  • Find current street closures.
  • Sign up for trial updates from MN District Court.
  • Report suspicious activity.
  • Look up mental health and well-being resources for support during traumatic times.
  • They can also explore ways to prepare and stay informed, learn about security preparations and updates during the trial, follow impacts to traffic and transportation, and find public data on the officers involved.
The web pages will be updated as new information becomes available and as situations change.

Just Deeds Remove Racial Covenants

The City of Minneapolis has launched a new initiative providing Minneapolis homeowners with the opportunity to learn about, acknowledge and discharge racial covenants recorded against their properties. The City’s Just Deeds Project, led by the City Attorney’s Office, will allow people to reclaim their homes as equitable spaces.

Learn more about the Just Deeds Project by visiting the City’s website or by emailing JustDeedsProject@minneapolismn.gov.


The Next EHFNA Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 7, 7 p.m.

Join us at our next EHFNA Board Meeting to stay up-to-date on what's happening in your neighborhood. 

All EHFNA Board Meetings are currently held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact info@eastharriet.org in advance for the meeting link. EHFNA Board Meetings are typically held the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Committee Meetings
Neighborhood Engagement - 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Community Partnerships - 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Green Spaces & Places - 2rd Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.

If you are interested in attending a committee meeting, please contact info@eastharriet.org in advance for the meeting link.


Get a Tree for $25

Minneapolis property owners will soon be able to order a 5- to 8-foot tree for $25 each to plant on their private property. This year, Minneapolis property owners in Green Zones, rental property owners and property owners who haven’t gotten a tree in the City Trees program in the last two years will get a chance to order a tree earlier.

The 2,000 trees in 24 varieties this year include large and medium shade trees, fruit trees, evergreens and smaller flowering trees. Learn more and order your tree on the Tree Trust website.


Bryant Avenue Reconstruction

Your neighbors on the EHFNA Board and committees have heard from many of you, our neighborhood residents and businesses, that you have concerns about the draft Concept Proposal currently being presented by the Bryant Avenue Reconstruction Project. The draft Concept Proposal includes, among other things, a reduction in parking on Bryant Ave, bus service moving from Bryant to Lyndale Avenue, a two-way bike trail on the same level as the sidewalk, additional green space, pedestrian safety measures and traffic calming measures. In order to make sure that East Harriet voices are heard, EHFNA would like to know your thoughts on the subject. 

If you have 5 minutes, please fill out this EHFNA survey regarding the Bryant Avenue project. We will take these results to the project team. Thank you for your time.

Visit the project website for more information and to sign-up for email updates: minneapolismn.gov/cip/futureprojects/bryant-ave-s-reconstruction

Open Streets Dates Announced

In partnership with the City of Minneapolis, we are excited to announce the dates reserved for Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2021. These events will only take place if public health officials and our local partners believe it is safe in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

If it is safe, we will host the following Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2021: 
  • Franklin | Sunday, July 11
  • East Lake | Sunday, July 25
  • Northeast | Sunday, August 1
  • West Broadway | Saturday, September 11 (hosted locally by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition)
  • Nicollet | Sunday, September 19
  • Lyndale | Sunday, October 10
  • Minnehaha | Sunday, October 24
We will announce whether we will host each event eight weeks prior to the reserved date. If we are able to host the event, businesses, organizations, and volunteers will be able to sign up to participate shortly after the announcement. 

Community Education Spring Class Brochure

This spring Minneapolis Community Education has 350+ virtual and in-person enrichment classes for community connection, growth and learning. With diverse online programs curated for youth, adults, families, people ages 55+, and adults with developmental disabilities, we have something for everyone. To check out all of our classes, go to our virtual brochure. You can register at mplscommunityed.com starting March 8. Register online before March 26 and use the code DiscoverCommunity to get $5 off most classes.

Some special classes being offered by Southwest include:
  • African American History: Road to a More Perfect Union
  • Caring for Your Aging Parents
  • Get to Know Your Hmong Neighbors Panel Discussion
  • Raising Backyard Chickens
  • Ramadan Virtual Event
  • SPAMtastic Live Virtual Tour
  • Twin Cities Street Car Systems: 1872-1954
For questions or help with registration, please contact dave.premack@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612.668.3100.  
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