Seward Neighborhood Group

Seward History Committee Meeting

The next scheduled History Committee meeting will be held on Monday June 5, 2pm at Seward Neighborhood Group. 2323 E Franklin Av. 29th Ave.

Taste of Seward

Seward Neighborhood Group will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 9th from 6-9 at Matthews Community Center. In addition to the traditional community potluck supper, silent auction, time to socialize, and Seward Spread Joy Fund announcement, SNG will report on the highlights of its 2015 program year. Elections for SNG’s Board of Directors will also be held. Mark your calendars now to save the date.

Everyone who lives, works, or owns property in Seward can become a member of SNG simply by signing up at the Annual Meeting. Although the organization always welcomes financial support, SNG membership is free. For more information about SNG, the Annual Meeting, or serving on the Board of Directors, contact Kerry Cashman at 612-338-6205 or  

Seward Garden Tour Today

The Garden Tour will go on tonight rain or shine.  We see perfect weather starting just in time for the Tour.  Check our the online map here

After the tour we will have our wonderful Garden Party.  We are already starting to pick up wonderful donated food from the amazing restaurants in Seward.  We have cheese and crackers from the Seward Coop, eggrolls from SoberFish, Sambusas from Capital Café, Artichoke Dip from Pizza Luce, Chicken Drummies from Tracys, Cookies from Rebeccas, lemonade from the Birchwood and wine from Zipp’s and Skols.  Wow what an amazing list of generous businesses.

If you aren’t coming for the beautiful gardens or the wonderful food you may still want to come for the chance at the raffle.  There are donations from Welna II, Mother Earth Gardens, Minnehaha Falls Landscaping and RiverRealty.  There are some gorgeous plants waiting to be raffled off.

Remember you can pick up maps and buy tickets starting at 5:30 at 2901 E. 22nd St.

Community Development Committee Meeting July 11

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting is July 11,  6:30-8:00pm  (earlier time) at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at

TONIGHT 6/21! Panera Fundraiser to support Touchstone

Help Support Touchstone Mental Health at Panera Bread bakery cafe at 3345 Hazelton Rd in Edina.  Bring this flyer when you dine at the Edina Panera on Wednesday June 21, 2017 between the hours of 4 and 8pm.  You will need to hand in a hard copy or show an electronic version of this flyer. It’s a great way to combine great taste and great fun – for a great cause. Touchstone Mental Health relies on the support of our friends and donors to help us reduce stigman, provide integrative care and expand needed mental health services in our community.


More information about Touchstone Mental Health here.

MnDOT Public Meeting on I-94


MnDot has scheduled a public meeting for June 28th at the Bryan Coyle Center. There will be two sessions, one from 2:00-4:00 and one from 6:30-8:30. The meetings will include a discussion of pedestrian and bicycle connections over I-94. Seward residents will have an opportunity to express concerns about connections over the I-94 freeway.
Brian Coyle Center
420 15th Ave. S, Minneapolis 55454 (Somali and Oromo interpreters provided)

More information here.


Seward History Committee Meeting

The next scheduled History Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday June 27, 2pm at Seward Neighborhood Group. 2323 E Franklin Ave.

Community Ramadan Iftar

Come to an Iftar (Breaking Fast Dinner) to celebrate the Month of Ramadan and get to know your neighbors in the Seward Neighborhood. There will be a chance to connect with your neighbors, share a meal and learn a little bit about Ramadan. The event is free but we will of course, except donations. Sponsored by CAIR-Minnesota (CAIR-MN), Seward Neighborhood Group, Augsburg College, Bethany Lutheran Church in the Seward Neighborhood and Seward Community Co-op.


Seward Garden Tour & Party

Visit 11 beautiful gardens in the Seward Neighborhood. There will be some snacks and drinks at Gardens and all ticket holders are invited to a garden party after 8PM, location announced on purchased ticket. We will raffle off beautiful flowers and plants. Tickets are $10 in Advance and $15 on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased Welna II Hardware Minnehaha Falls Nursery and Mother Earth Gardens. Sponsored by SNG, River Realty, Welna II Hardware, Minnehaha Falls Nursery, and Mother Earth Gardens.

All proceeds go to support Seward Neighborhood Group.

More information here.

Thursday, June 22 at 6 PM – 8 PM Tour, Party Following.

SNG Board Meeting June 28

Join us for the next SNG Board Meeting of 2017 scheduled for June 28, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S. *Note earlier time due to Matthews Park Summer Hours.

Restore the Gorge Open House

Come share your ideas for the future of the Mississippi River Gorge and Lock and Dam 1

What: Community Open House

Where: St. Peder’s Church, 4600 E 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

When: Thursday, July 13, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

Why: The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to conduct a study of the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock, Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam and Lock and Dam 1 (Ford Dam) to determine if the Federal government should continue to operate these three dams and maintain the river channel in between. Come to this meeting to learn more about the proposed study, the Mississippi River Gorge history, dam removal precedents, restoration possibilities, and invasive species. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to share your ideas for the future of the Mississippi River Gorge and Lock and Dam No. 1.

Please RSVP by providing your email address or by calling or texting Olivia Dorothy at 217 390 3658.Questions can be directed to Olivia at

Hosted by Longfellow Community Council and American Rivers.

Exploring a Midtown Greenway Extension

Save the date for an important panel discussion, open to the community and hosted by the Union Park District Council board. Hear from people who have been involved in the initiative to extend the Midtown Greenway bikeway from Minneapolis, over the Short Line Mississippi River bridge, and through Union Park down Ayd Mill Road. The discussion will be held at 1860 University Avenue (in Otto Hall at Episcopal Homes) St, Paul, MN 55104. Plan to come with questions and leave with ideas for how to support this project.

7:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2017