SNG Board Meeting Feb. 22

Join us for the next SNG Board Meeting of 2017 scheduled for February 22, 7:00 pm at Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.

SNG Board Meeting

Join us for the first SNG Board Meeting of 2017 scheduled for January 25, 7:00 pm at Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.

CDC Meeting

The next scheduled Community Development meeting is January 10th, 7pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at


Seward Winter Frolic & Art Crawl

The Seward neighborhood will come alive with a festival of the season! Join neighbors and friends for a celebration of local arts and businesses. There will be artists showing their work throughout Seward, businesses will have specials all day and live arts events will be going on all over the neighborhood. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Friday night is the Kick-Off party at the Playwright’s Center. It will include food, drink, & entertainment. See the details here.

The Lighting Ceremony at Triangle Park will cap off the day on Saturday, from 5 – 6PM with Bare Bones Production leading a candle lit event, hay rides around the park and finally a visit from Santa at 5:15 PM. The City/County Chorus will perform at 5:30PM

New this year, there will be a big show at Seward Montessori School with youth art and 16 neighborhood artists showing their work and the South High Pop Singers will perform at Bethany Lutheran Church on Saturday at 1PM. Returning activities at the Seward Winter Frolic hot soup for sale at Bethany Lutheran Church, music and interactive arts activities at the Ivy Building, card making at ArtiCulture and the Community Sing at 2PM on Sunday at Faith Mennonite Church.

There will be specials and activities in most of the Seward businesses and over 100 artists showing their work around the neighborhood.

Find more information on activities and participating artists and businesses at

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  

SNG History Committee Volunteer Needed

Seward Neighborhood Group’s History Committee is looking for a volunteer Photo Archivist. See description below and contact for more information.

Photo archivist responsibilities:
 Catalogue photos of several areas of the neighborhood
 Determine value of photos to the neighborhood or other stakeholders
 Digital conversion of photos
 Return photos to owners or interested parties

 Able to easily organize digital files in a way that makes sense for all parties involved
 Comfortable with working with a scanner, Photoshop and other related imaging software (access to these items is ideal)
 Comfortable in talking with people to collect more information about the photos to give value to the archive (as needed)

CDC Volunteer Needed

The SNG Community Development Committee is in need of a meeting chair, see volunteer description below. If you are interested, please contact or for more details!

Seward Neighborhood Group
Community Development Committee

Title: Chair

Purpose: The historic role of the Community Development Committee (CDC) has been to review proposed development projects in the neighborhood and make recommendations to the Seward Neighborhood Group Board of Directors and the City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) committee about the disposition of such projects including the use of public funds. The Committee still carries out this function and generally provides citizen review of development projects in Seward Neighborhood. For more information, visit:

Meeting day, time, location: 2nd Tuesday of each month 7pm Sept-May, 6 or 6:30pm June-Aug – Matthews Park Optional: 4th Wednesday of the month (Board Meetings), 7pm – Matthews Park

Key Responsibilities: The chair will ensure CDC meetings are run smoothly and that all attendees are able to voice opinions and ask questions as they desire. Ensure that no one attendee(s) is allowed to dominate discussions and that no one topic on a given agenda is given extra time so as to supersede or take time away from other agenda items. Ensure that action items are facilitated smoothly and that motions are fairly voted upon, including by voice vote and, if necessary, by count of hands vote. Coordinate meeting agenda with the SNG Housing Coordinator and other stakeholders. Reports activity to and seeks input from the SNG Board of Directors at regular meetings. It is preferred, but not required, that the CDC chair serves as a member of the Seward Neighborhood Group Board of Directors.

Time commitment per week or season: 3 hours/month (2 hours committee meeting, 1 hour prep activity as needed). Optional: 1.5 hours/month Board meeting

Qualifications: Desire to better the Seward neighborhood, interest in neighborhood issues as they relate to community development projects

Training/Support: Coordinate activities with the SNG Board, Executive Committee and the SNG Housing Coordinator

Helpful certifications/licenses/ experience: Prior leadership, public speaking and meeting facilitation experience help

Last Summer Walk Across Seward!


The Seward History Committee’s last Seward Walk of the summer is this Wednesday, August 31! Starting at 7pm, description below:

August 31—The Bridges of Seward– Meet at southwest end of Franklin Bridge at the boulder. Paul Backer, project engineer for the restoration of the historic span on Franklin, will talk about the neighborhood’s bridges. If summer construction goes well, we might even get to step out onto the new bridge deck.

Upcoming Walk Across Seward!


The Seward History Committee’s next Seward Walk of the summer is Wednesday, August 24th! Starting at 7pm, description below:

August 24—Seward’s Urban Forest-Local arborist and urban forestry instructor Peter-Jon Rudquist will lead us on a walk through the urban woods of Seward. Meet at Matthews.

Upcoming Walk Across Seward!


The Seward History Committee’s next Seward Walk of the summer is Wednesday, August 17th! Starting at 7pm, description below:

August 17—Three Bars on Franklin– Meet at 2027 Franklin Ave., once the site of the Blue Nile and, before that, home to a series of historic bars from Seward’s rough and tumble days. We’ll end our pub crawl through neighborhood history at the Seward Café and at Tracy’s Saloon, other drinking spots with a Seward legacy.