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



Memorial Day Event: You’re Invited

A family friendly Sierra Club “Transit to Green Space” outing: Enjoy (for free!) the new bus route to visit Fort Snelling!

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 9:15am. Meet at Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave S, Minneapolis.  Please RSVP on Facebook and/or Meetup, and to Outings Leader Deb Alper (CCed).

It’s the official launch day for extended bus to historic Fort Snelling! Go green, and celebrate by joining a family-friendly Memorial Day outing.

Download a FREE Metro Transit bus pass for the ½ hour, ride from Matthews Park (or anywhere along the newly extended Bus Route 7, visit the historic fort, and take a short trail walk if desired. We’ll plan to return on the 11:42 or 12:12 bus, though you can choose to stay longer.

We’ll start our outing first with a ride on the extended route # 7, and then continue with a visit to the Fort. Check out the many activities on the gala opening weekend. You need one Metro Transit pass per paying age rider (can be on your phone). Note there is a charge at the Fort for adults and children over 5.

Never tried riding the bus with kids before? They love it! Haven’t been to historic Fort Snelling in a long time? Here’s your chance! Come out, enjoy the ride, and the activities at the Fort… and don’t forget snacks or lunch, and water!


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.

Huge Neighborhood Sale

Over a hundred families selling at 80 – 90 sites in Seward. Sale is Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th 9 – 5PM and Sunday, May 21st 9 – 2PM. Kayaks, antiques, vintage clothing, tools, bikes, food processors, huge plant sales plus lots more. Come for the sales stay for the food options!

Garage Sale Map here.

Garage Sale Listings here.

Stop by our sponsors Birchwood Cafe, Welna II Hardware, Zipps Liquors and Seward Community Co-op who will be having great deals during the Garage Sales.

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