SNG Board Meeting March 22

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

Important Meeting regarding 29th Avenue Closure on January 31, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at City Hall

We need help from residents in the final push to advocate for keeping 29th Avenue closed where it crosses the Midtown Greenway.


Can you attend this meeting with us?

City Council Transportation and Public Works Committee
Tuesday, January 31
9:30 am – 10:30 am at City Hall

The closure of 29th Avenue at the Greenway since May of 2015 has been a test, and despite the many safety benefits of the closure, the City has not yet committed to making it permanent, even after unanimous votes of support from the Seward and Longfellow neighborhoods.

During this meeting, staff will present multiple options, including an option to keep 29th closed, and an option to re-open it to northbound traffic, including trucks and commuter traffic. 29th Ave has been designated a Bike Boulevard and it is used by many students to bike to school. There are many other routes for truck and car traffic. We need residents at the meeting to make sure Council Members know how important it is to make the closure permanent. No public speaking required! Simply being present in the room makes a huge statement.


Since 2014, Seward Parents have been partnering with the City of Minneapolis on Safe Routes to School planning and implementation. It’s thanks to all of this work by parents and School & City staff that we are in a position to encourage the City to make this closure permanent. This meeting is a critical decision-point on the closure.

February Community Development Committee changed to Tuesday, Feb 7.

The February CDC meeting has been changed from February 14th to Tuesday February 7th at Matthews Center, due to the Valentine Holiday. The March CDC meeting will be back on the second Tuesday of the Month on March 14th.

CDC Meeting

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


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)