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 8th 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  

Community Development Committee Meeting February 12

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting will be February 12, 7:00 pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at

Share The Love Neighborhood Fundraiser

On Monday, January 14th Pizza Lucé has offered to share 25 percent of what they make from folks who bring in the event flyer that day with the Seward Neighborhood Group. It’s not every day that ordering a beer and a pizza is an investment in the community. This year SNG is working on a variety of projects that boost civic engagement, encourage storytelling, and improve pedestrian-bicycle infrastructure in the neighborhood.

Where: 2200 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

When: Monday, January 14th from 11:00am – 10:00pm

RSVP for this event and find out about upcoming Seward news on Facebook

In order for your purchase to count, you have to have an Event Flyer which you can pick up anytime at Welna II Hardware (2201 E Franklin Ave) right across the street from Pizza Luce.

Sam Graf, the Seward Neighborhood Groups’ community organizer, will be at the event from 5:00pm – 10:00pm and would love to give you a flyer.

Got a local community that you could share flyers with? Just want to get more involved in Seward? Email Sam at!

Book Sale Breakfast at Birchwood Cafe 12/15

The History Committee will be selling “A People’s History of the Seward Neighborhood” at Birchwood Cafe, 3311 East 25th St., Saturday December 15, 9 to 11 a.m.

If you are wondering where to get a copy, you can score a new volume and scarf
a savory waffle while reading about Cy and Del Bursch and their Birchwood dairy
store, plus other Seward mom and pop businesses from days gone by.  Breakfast not reason enough to come by? Be advised that we were down to our last few boxes of books Monday. We’ll have more books Saturday but they are selling like—well, if not hotcakes — then waffles.

KFAI’s Catalyst Talks with Seward History Book Creators

Tune in on FRI. DEC. 14, 1 pm to “Catalyst” on KFAI 90.3FM Twin Cities to hear from the creators of “PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF SEWARD NEIGHBORHOOD”


SNG Board Meeting January 23

Join us for the SNG Board Meeting scheduled for January 23, 7:00 pm at Matthews Park Recreation Center, 2318 29th Ave S.

Community Development Committee Meeting January 8

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting will be January 8, 7:00 pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at

Article in Southside Pride on the History Book!

Check out this great article about the soon to be released “A People’s History of the Seward Neighborhood” HERE.

And don’t forget to stop by and pick up a copy of the book at one of the three upcoming book release parties:

12/10 Seward Coop Creamery 6-8PM

12/15 Birchwood Cafe 9-11AM

12/19 Boneshaker Books 6:30-9:00PM

Community Development Committee Meeting December 11

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting will be December 11, 7:00 pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at

The Frolic Map is Here!

With an amazing line up of local artists of all stripes, this year’s Seward Winter Frolic! is sure to be a real treat. The art crawl map is your guide to amazing local food deals, live music performances, and the amazing array of art.

The Art Crawl kicks off on Saturday, December 1 (10am – 5pm) and goes through Sunday, December 2 (12pm – 5pm)

you have any questions, please contact Sam Graf, the Seward Neighborhood Group’s community organizer, at

The Seward History Book Release Party will be held on Monday, December 10th!

To all Seward Friends and Neighbors

Who knew it would be so hard to nail down a date for the book release party? We finally have a final date. Really! Truly! This one is for sure! Remove all previous dates from your calendar.

The Seward History Committee of the Seward Neighborhood Group is proud to invite you and your friends and neighbors to a party to celebrate the publication of the book: “A People’s History of the Seward Neighborhood”

Monday, December 10th from 6 to 8 pm at the Seward Co-op Creamery Cafe
2601 E. Franklin Avenue.

Light snacks will be provided. Beverages can be purchased.
Contributors and editors will be there to answer questions and sign books.
Books will be available for sale at $25.00.

Those who have pre-purchased books can pick them up. Contributors who are entitled to a free copy can pick them up. Informational posters and maps will be displayed.

Bring your friends. Spread the word.