Location Change for Tonight’s (April 4) Neighborhoods 2020 Info Session

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s Neighborhoods 2020
Roadmap Info Session, April 4 from 6:30 -7:30pm, will be moved to:

* *North Commons Park, 1801 James Avenue North, Minneapolis, 55411*

This meeting will be an opportunity to ask questions and have conversations about
the draft entitled “Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap,” which you can find here on NCR’s
Neighborhoods 2020 webpage.

Other Ways to Submit Feedback: You do not have to attend an info session to submit  your feedback on the draft ofthe Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap.The public review and comment period is open throughMonday, April 30, and comments can be emailed to NCR@minneapolismn.gov.

You can also leave a voicemail or give your comments to staff at 612-673-3737.
Lastly, you can give your input in public at one of our upcoming NCEC meetings or at
community outreach events.

View upcoming events here.



SNG Board Meeting April 25

Join us for the SNG Board Meeting scheduled for April 25, 7:00 pm at Matthews Park Recreation Center, 2318 29th Ave S.

Phillips Aquatics Center Open House Week April 11- 17

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is getting ready for a big splash in the Phillips community. Under construction for the past year, the Phillips Aquatics Center welcomes the public with a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

The aquatics center offers year-round indoor swimming, a first for the Minneapolis park system. Located inside the Phillips Community Center, it has its own welcome desk where visitors check in to access locker rooms and the facility’s two pools:

  • A renovated six-lane pool can accommodate swim competitions and features a spectator area.
  • A new four-lane pool is geared to swim instruction, with four lanes and zero-depth accessibility. The new four-lane pool is geared to swim instruction.

Get in the swim with aquatics programs and lessons for everyone!

Offering a wide range of programs, the Phillips Aquatics Center serves everyone from seasoned swimmers to people of all ages who are brand-new to pools. Highlights include water aerobics, open swim for families, water fitness for seniors, dedicated swim times for a range of groups and more. Programs and lessons begin Monday, April 23: Go online to browse the full schedule and register.

Get a first look during Open House Week, April 11- 17

Leading up to the grand opening, MPRB hosts a week of open-house activities and tours to introduce its one-of-a-kind facility to the community. Come by to learn about all it offers:

  • Pools: Take a “stay-dry” tour of the competition and teaching pools.
  • Programs and lessons: Talk with MPRB staff about swim instruction, lap swim, family swim and more; register for programs that fit your needs and interests.
  • Passes: Learn about admission options and purchase monthly and seasonal passes.
  • Other amenities: Check out the new community meeting room, fitness center and teen center.
  • Spread the word: Take home information to share with family and friends.

Open House Week schedule

Wednesday April 11, 4:30 – 7:30pm
Thursday April 12, 4:30 – 7:30pm
Friday April 13, 4:30 – 7:30pm
Saturday April 14, 1 – 4pm
Monday April 16, 4:30 – 7:30pm
Tuesday April 17, 4:30 – 7:30pm

Save the date: Grand Opening Celebration

Join us for a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 21 at 11:30am, with remarks from officials and light refreshments. A ceremonial community splash opens the pool at 1pm! Stay tuned for an official invitation with details.

Minneapolis Earth Day cleanup Rescheduled until May 12th – 9:30 – Noon

The Minneapolis Park Board will provide the supplies and advanced registration is not required. Hot drinks and sweet treats provided at all SNG meeting sites below.

Join SNG at any of these three locations:

  • 24th Street and West River Road
  • 29th Ave. and Midtown Greenway
  • Seward Towers West – Meet at the front door off 9th St. frontage road.



Tonight! Coffee and Kulan: International Women’s Month

In celebration of International Women’s Month, join us for a community conversation surrounding two bills we’ve introduced to protect survivors and stand up for gender equity in Minnesota.

We’re working together to push legislation that would remove the statute of limitations for reporting sexually violent crimes (http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/03/08/bill-axes-statute-of-limitations-for-sexual-violence/) and ratify gender equity under the Minnesota constitution (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=House&f=HF0189&ssn=0&y=2017).

When: March 20 7 -9 PM
Where: Prospect Park United Methodist Church, 22 Orlin Ave. SE, Mpls, 55414

Community Development Committee Meeting April 10

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting will be April 10, 7:00 pm  at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at doug@sng.org.

Restorative Justice Fundraiser: A Wine & Beer Tasting

When: Saturday, April 21, 5:00p-7:30p
Where: The Hook and Ladder (3010 Minnehaha Avenue). http://thehookmpls.com/venue/

Sample beer and wine, enjoy treats from local restaurants, bid on the silent auction, and listen to music. A guaranteed fun time in support of a good cause whether you choose to sample wine and beer or not!

Tickets now available at Zipp’s Liquors, Welna II Hardware (2201 E. Franklin) and on-line: RJ fundraiser tickets. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

All proceeds benefit Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership

For more information about SLRJP contact Michele Braley at Michele@SNG.org or 612-338-6205 x108


Tonight: Community Meeting on Housing

Join Council Members Cam Gordon and Abdi Warsame for a community meeting which will be focused on housing in Minneapolis. They will focus particularly on Wards 2 and 6. They will discuss housing concerns, goals and strategies for improvement.

Where:  Matthews Park in the Multipurpose Room. 2318 29th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

When: Thursday March 8  from 7 – 9 pm.

Invitation to Learn about Anne Sullivan School

*What:* A conversation among neighborhood families and Sullivan school

*When:* Saturday, March 17 – 9:30-11am

*Where:* Anne Sullivan Communication Center, 3100 E 28th Street

*Who:* All are welcome, though the conversation may be most beneficial to
families with young children in Sullivan’s enrollment area (Cedar
Riverside, Seward, Northern Longfellow).

*Why:* Sullivan is the neighborhood school for Cedar-Riverside, Seward and
northern Longfellow. This is a relatively diverse set of neighborhoods with
the potential to generate a diverse student body at Sullivan, however the
school is currently 84% African American and 95% Free/Reduced Lunch. This
lack of racial and socioeconomic diversity is unfortunate given research
about the benefits of integration for all students. This gathering is an
opportunity for families to learn more about Sullivan and share with
administrators what they are looking for in a school in the hopes of
integrating the school over the next several years.

Please RSVP to Charmagne Campbell-Patton at ccampbellpatton@gmail.com or
612-247-4119 by Thursday March 15th.

See the E-democracy link and conversation HERE.

Seward Concert Band Spring Concerts

The Seward Concert Band invites you to their Spring Concert on Friday, March 23. This concert series features a challenging and exciting set of works to entertain our community.

The concert will be held at Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 PM. Their performance begins at 7:30 PM in the auditorium. Suggested donations are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 students and children.

In addition, the band is giving a community performance at St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis on Sunday, March 25 at 3 PM.  This event is free and open to the public.

Tentative Program

  • Four Scottish Dances, by Malcolm Arnold
  • Symphonic Overture, by Charles Carter
  • Nimrod from Enigma Variations, by Edward Elgar
  • Give Us This Day, by David Maslanka
  • Marche Militaire Franciais, by Camille Saint-Saëns