Events

September 02, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

September Meetings

MHNA meetings in September:

• Tues Sept 2nd at 6 pm, Land Use Committee at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE

• Wed Sept 3rd at 5 pm, Transportation Committee at Andrew -Riverside Church, 403 8th Ave SE

• Tues Sept 16 at 6 pm, MHNA Board meeting at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE

- Special note-  The MHNA Board of Directors  gives official notice here that at its September 16, 2014 board meeting, a vote will be taken to allocate $7,737 in previously uncommitted Neighborhood Priority…

August 22, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Pack & Give Back

Pack & Give Back Donate or Shop Free!

August 11, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Two Great Events - THIS WEEK!

Dinkytown Transportation Forum - "The Future of Getting Around in Dinkytown"

Tuesday August 12, 2014 • 5-8pm • Varsity Theater

HAPPY HOUR w/ FREE DRINKS and FOOD
5 - 6 pm
Questions will be answered by:
Minneapolis Public Works
Council members Cam Gordon and Kevin Reich Metro Transit
Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition
Vikings Football
Visual Communications
Hennepin County
University Parking and Transportation
University District Alliance
Local Businesses, Property Owners, Faith Community and Greek Organizations
FORUM PRESENTATION
6 - 7 pm
Featuring:
• Mackenzie…

July 18, 2014 | Upcoming Event

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AUG Tuesday 5th,  6 - 8 pm

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Tuesday AUG 5th. Event runs from 6 - 8 pm

Please help spread the word! Pass along this flyer. Volunteers needed from 2 - 9 pm. Contact Melissa at : office@marcy-holmes.org

Free tshirts for volunteers.

We also need cakes for the cakewalk! Join us on the 500 block of 7th Ave SE Tues Aug 5th.

We'll be grilling brats and dogs, providing beverages and YOU bring a dish to share. Live music, games and great prizes. Come out and meet the neighbors!

July 17, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Opening of Bluff Street Extension of the Dinkytown Greenway Sunday July 20

Opening of Bluff Street Extension of the Dinkytown Greenway Sunday, July 20, 1 – 2 pm (rides leave at 1 pm; remarks at 1:30 pm)

Rides start from Gateway Park (Hennepin and Second Street) and from TCF Bank Stadium (between gates C and D on 23rd Street SE)

Join Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and City Council Members Frey and Gordon for a celebration of the Bluff Street Extension of the Dinkytown Greenway. When the Dinkytown Greenway opened last summer, it provided a bike/ped path from Bridge 9 to TCF Bank Stadium and the U of M Transitway…

July 11, 2014 | Upcoming Event

Invitation to Tour Planned Redevelopment Site at Central and 2nd St SE

Invitation to Tour Planned Redevelopment Site at Central Ave and 2nd St SE 

Wednesday July 16 at 5pm, and Saturday July 19 at 10am. The same information will be presented at both meetings.

Please join Alatus, neighborhood representatives, and project development team members on a site tour, project overview, and a public discussion session on the proposed development of the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel and St. Anthony Athletic Club into a 25-35 story residential high-rise containing 250-300 units. The discussion portion will be held in the Funeral Chapel. Agenda:
• 10 minutes Site Tour
• 10…

July 10, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING: Mon Jul 14, 2014

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in Room 317 City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN for the purpose of considering adoption of the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Master Plan and Dinkytown Business District Plan documents.


The purpose of the small area plan document is to provide greater detail for public and private land investment and development in the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood in Southeast Minneapolis. The project area for the plan is the area within…

June 13, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

MHNA Annual Meeting Tues June 17th

MHNA Annual Meeting Tues June 17th, 7:30 pm at Pracna on Main, 117 Main St SE. 

If you can, come to the meeting a bit early as we will need time for members to sign in, renew, get a paper ballot. MHNA's new associate Chris has created a great slideshow of the year in pictures that we will have running throughout the meeting. We will also be recognizing some special volunteers who have done so much to keep this a beautiful and vibrant neighborhood.

Agenda

Voters Guide to Candidates

May 13, 2014 | Upcoming Event

Annual Plant Swap & Potluck Monday June 2nd

Annual Plant Swap & Potluck Monday June 2nd, 6 pm at 719 6th Ave SE

All are welcome, see invitation here.

  

April 30, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

May 3rd Event

Marcy-Holmes Spring Fest! Saturday May 3rd, 12 - 4 pm

We're blocking off Sixth Ave SE from University to Second for a celebration of our neighborhood's history and vitality!

  • Featuring free refreshments from local favorites: Food from Alma and Brasa;  Beverages from Dunn Bros; Gelato from Talenti.
  • Live music and dancing in the street! Fun for all- no dancing experience necessary as Robin Nelson will be calling the steps.
  • Take the new audio history tour; check out or buy a copy of our neighborhood history book, Hiding in Plain Sight, by…

April 17, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

April 26th & May 3rd Events

April 26th & May 3rd Events

Saturday April 26th 

Join neighbors in our annual Earth Day River Clean-Up, 9:30 am  - noon at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, 6th Ave SE & Main St. 

Refreshments provided by Bruegger's Bagels and General Mills. We clean the stretch of the Mississippi from 35W Bridge to Nicollet Island, Rain or Shine.

Gloves, bags and maps provided.

 

Sat May 3rd Marcy-Holmes Spring Fest 12 – 4 p.m

on 6th Ave SE between  University & Second St SE

Bikes, Bites and History-themed event celebrating our creative places!

April 15, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

MHNA April 15, 2014 meetings

MHNA April 15, 2014 meetings are being held at Minneapolis Events Center, Suite 312. Enter at 212 Second St SE

Board begins at 6 pm

General Mmebership at 7:30 pm

March 31, 2014 | Upcoming Event

Southeast Library Book Sale Saturday, April 5, 10 AM – 4 PM

Southeast Library Book Sale Saturday, April 5, 10 AM – 4 PM

12th Ave SE &  4th St SE

March 31, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Community meetings on 2014 Ash Canopy Replacement Plan April 1 & 3

Community meetings on 2014 Ash Canopy Replacement Plan April 1st & 3rd

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Forestry Department will be holding a series of community meetings to share details of the 2014 Ash Canopy Replacement Plan. The meetings will provide attendees with a general overview about Emerald ash borer (EAB), information about the MPRB’s partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to safely detect and remove EAB-infested trees, and a description of the MPRB ash canopy replacement plan. There will also be time for forestry staff to answer questions.
The April meetings will be…

March 19, 2014 | Upcoming Event

University District Alliance Forum March 28

University District Alliance Forum March 28, 12 noon - 1:30 pm

"Context-Sensitive Development in Minneapolis Throiugh Conservation Districts"

Room L-110 Honeywell Auditorium, Carlson School of Management, 321 19th Ave So.

Speakers: Greg Donofrio, Assistant Professor and Director of Heritage Conservation and Preservation, University of Minnesota School of Architecture

Cam Gordon, City Council Member for the Second Ward, City of Minneapolis

John Smoley, City Planner and Historian, City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development

This program is free and open to the public; preregistration is not required. For more information, call…

March 17, 2014 | Upcoming Event

Minneapolis Community Connection Conference March 22nd

Register now for Minneapolis Community Connection Conference March 22nd

Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 Second Avenue South Level Two

You don't want to miss out on:

A keynote address by Dr. Verna Cornelia Price
40 workshops
A delicious buffet lunch featuring foods from diverse communities

For more information: 612-673-3737
ncr@minneapolismn.gov
44 exhibitors
A post-conference social gathering with entertainment from Ginger Commodore. 
A chance to share your ideas and meet other community minded activists!

March 12, 2014 | Upcoming Event

Emergency exercise at Stadium Village Station on the METRO Green Line March 18

Message from Jan Morlock, Community Relations at U MN

This note is being sent to organizations that represent businesses and residents in the campus area.  I wanted to make sure you are aware that Metropolitan Transit and multiple public safety agencies, including the University of Minnesota, will participate in a full-scale emergency exercise at and around the Stadium Village Station on the METRO Green Line on Tuesday, March 18.

The drill will begin at 9 a.m. and will simulate an emergency situation involving a light-rail train.  It will involve more than 250 individuals acting as…

February 25, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Upcoming MHNA Meetings

MHNA Meetings this month:
Tuesdays at 7 am, Dunn Bros 6th & University, MHNA Housing Diversity Task Force, Tod Elkins,chair.

March 4th at 5 pm, Andrew Riverside Church, 403 8th Ave SE Transportation Committee, Dick Kavaney, chair.

March 6th from 7-8:30 pm at Bordertown Coffee, 315 16th Ave SE Creative Places Committee, Crisi Lee, chair

March 11 at 6pm, Univ Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE, MHNA Land Use Committee (presentations start at 6:30) Cordelia Pierson, chair.

March 13th from 7-8:30 pm, at the Aster Café, 125 Main St SE, MHNA Creative…

February 21, 2014 | Upcoming Event

Community Happy Hour Presents Urban Agriculture

This Monday 2/24 at Marcy Open 6:30pm-8:30pm will be the first Community Hour.  This week's theme is Urban Agriculture.  Things to talk about include community gardens, edible landscaping and forests, hydroponics/aquaponics, and anything else you can think of!

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Community Hour is sponsored by: Student & Community Relations (SCR), Student Board of Community Engagement (SBCE), Minnesota Student Association (MSA), Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA)

Community Hours are informal, bi-weekly social hours for community members to engage and network with each other while discussing topics and ideas that are relevant to the Marcy-Holmes, SE Como, Cedar-Riverside,…

February 20, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Important City Council Vote Friday Feb 21

Important City Council Vote Friday Feb 21

The full city council meets at 9:30 am to vote on vote on the future of Dinkytown's historic character, which the city's market study cited as essential to Dinkytown's economic viability. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcms1p-117484.pdf

Emails and calls to council members can still be effective if they are sent TODAY! Although the hearing is open to the public, no public testimony will be heard.

MHNA's position is "pro-growth with preservation".

We are asking council members to:

• Uphold the Zoning and Planning Committee's decision to DENY the demolition permit for 1319 4th Street…

February 12, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Support of Dinkytown’s growth with preservation

Action Needed now!

Tomorrow Feb 13th (9:30 am) the Zoning & Planning committee of City Council will decide if three buuildings in Dinkytown should be torn down or preserved. A vote by the full city council will follow on Friday Feb 21st.  The MHNA Board of Directors is in favor of protecting Dinkytown's historic character. This commercial area serves University area residents, and is integral to our University community's vitality. 

Please contact your city council member today with this message:

·         Dinkytown has a distinct historic character at its heart - the crossroads of 14th Avenue and 4th…

January 30, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Feb 6 - Holmes Park building improvements Open House

Feb 6 - Holmes Park building improvements Open House

You are invited to learn more about structural improvements to the Holmes Park shelter building being planned by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board this year.  Improvements will focus primarily on ADA accessibility and improved building function.  Please join us at this open house to review and discuss potential improvements and to share your ideas.

Thursday, February 6, 2014
6:30-8:00pm
Marcy Open School Auditorium
415 4th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414

If you require language translation or other accommodations,…

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January 27, 2014 | Upcoming Event

Conservation District Ordinance - Jan 28 Public hearing

Public Comments Sought Regarding Conservation District Ordinance
The City of Minneapolis is considering a Conservation District Ordinance “to conserve notable visual character in a manner that offers more protections than the zoning code, but fewer protections than historic district design guidelines.”

The public is encouraged  to read the ordinance and weigh in. The city is seeking public comments through Tuesday, February 4th.  A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 28th at 4:30 p.m. in City Hall Room 319.

Under the proposed ordinance, two-thirds of property owners in a contiguous area with notable visual character…

January 23, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

Parking for High Density Residential Development: How Much Is Enough?

Parking for High Density Residential Development:How Much Is Enough?

Attend The University District Alliance Parking Task Force Forum 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. at

University Lutheran Church of Hope, Fellowship Hall 601 13th Avenue Southeast

TO REGISTER:  http://www.ParkingForumUDistrict.eventbrite.com

The Task Force's preliminary findings and recommendations are now posted on the City of Minneapolis website at www.minneapolismn.gov/cped/projects/UniversityDistrictParkingStudy.

January 17, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

The Future of Dinkytown may be decided Tuesday Jan 21st

The Future of Dinkytown may be decided Tuesday Jan 21st at the Minneapolis Heritage Presrevation Commission (HPC) meeting, 4:30 pm in City Hall Room 317. Commission members will be considering three demolition permits for buildings in the heart of Dinkytown. Express your opinion in person or by contacting city staff Janelle Widmeier: Janelle.Widmeier@minneapolismn.gov

Learn more at MHNA's Jan 21st General Membership meeting at Pracna on Main, 117 Main St SE, at 7:30 pm.

Other MHNA meetings coming up:

Creative Places January 28th at First Congregational Church, 500 8th Ave SE, at 6:30 pm

Transportation…

January 08, 2014 | News Upcoming Event

MN Pollution Control and General Mills invite interested parties

MN Pollution Control and General Mills invite interested parties to informational open houses in January concerning the TCE vapor issue affecting the SE Como neighborhood and a small area of Marcy-Holmes, along 8th St SE. These “community office hours” will be held:


January 15, 4-6 p.m.
Van Cleve Recreation Center (901 15th Ave SE)
January 28, 4-6 p.m.
Van Cleve Recreation Center (901 15th Ave SE)

This type of outreach is targeted for one-on-one communication with residents and property owners. Representatives from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Health, Barr Engineering, and General Mills…

December 13, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Community Happy Hour on Public Safety December 16

Community Happy Hour on Public Safety, hosted by Chet Bodin and the Office of Student and Community Relations 
Monday, December 16, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
at African Development Center 1939 South Fifth St (5th and Riverside) on the West Bank. 

November 21, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Open House 10th Ave Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Open House 10th Ave Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Wed Dec 4th 6 - 8 pm

University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE

Details here

 

November 13, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Timely messages to MHNA – mid November 2013

Some important upcoming calendar items:

Good Neighbor Fund  - final info session TONIGHT
Wednesday, November 13 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Laukka Room, Suite 200 McNamara Alumni Center 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis.

NOTE - in 2014 and 2015 the Good Neighbor Fund is benefitting from a contribution from the MN Vikings, who will be playing at the TCF Bank stadium while their new stadium is being constructed. This additional funding is enabling larger projects as well as in-kind assistance from the MN Vikings. Informational sessions are recommended before making an application.

Central Mississippi Riverfront…

November 06, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Meeting about moving Marcy Open School from our neighborhood- TONIGHT

Meeting about moving Marcy Open School from our neighborhood- TONIGHT 6:30 pm

Important Parent Meeting - Weds. Nov. 6 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 10:25 AM
Parents are invited to meet with Michael Thomas, our area superintendent, in the auditorium to hear about the District's 5 year plan and how it might impact Marcy. One recommendation is that the Marcy Open program move intact to the Sheridan building.

MHNA Members-
The above notice was posted on the school’s website yesterday. The meeting is tonight. MHNA office has received many calls and emails…

November 04, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

November Land Use date & time & place changed

MHNA's Land Use committee will be meeting on Thursday Nov 7th at 6:30 pm in First Congregational Church, 500 8th Ave SE.

 

 

October 31, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Design Charrettes for Central Riverfront

Two Central Riverfront Charrettes are scheduled for next week, public invited. Historic Main Street on the agenda.

Charrette Public Meeting Day 1:

Date – 11/6/13

Time – 8:00am to 10:00am

Location – Aster Café – River Room

Charrette Public Meeting Day 2:

Date – 11/7/13

Time – 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location – Aster Café – River Room

October 23, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Good Neighbor Fund Grant Information Meeting + Charter Ballet Info meeting

Two meetings are scheduled for Oct 30 at Van Cleve Park

UMN Good Neighbor Fund information sessions for the 2014 grant cycle,Wednesday, October 30, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. or November 13, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Further information at www.community.umn.edu/gnf  .

The UMN Good Neighbor Fund will be enhanced in 2014 with a contribution from the MN Vikings (the "Vikings Good Neighbor Partnership Fund").  To make the most of this new opportunity for 2014, the Request for Applications will be published earlier than in past years and will have an earlier grant application deadline.  Good Neighbor Fund/Vikings Partnership Fund applications for…

October 23, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Oct 29 Land Use Training Part 2

Oct 29 Land Use Training 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

University Lutheran Church of Hope Fellowship Hall
601 13th Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414

This is the second part of our Land Use workshop:Getting the Kind of Development You Want

 For community leaders, increase your neighborhood's effectiveness in shaping development. For developers, understand how to get positive community engagement. Tell us your priorities for future community forums and training. Admission is free. E-invitations were sent to those who attended our first training. If you were not on that list but still wish to…

October 11, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Final Comments on 2013 Neighborhood Master Plan

Preview & Comment - 2013 Neighborhood Master Plan

Join us!

Tuesday October 15th from 7:15 – 9 pm
Union Labor Center, 312 Central Ave SE, Room 218

We have been working hard incorporating feedback  to create a framework for the next 10 years in Marcy-Holmes. The 2013 Master Plan is different from the 2003 plan in overall tone, structure, and—to some extent—in its major recommendations. It’s easier to use and it’s graphically oriented, not text oriented.  Light refreshments provided by Entourage Events Center, a new neighbor in St Anthony Main.  Questions? Contact: office@marcy-holmes.org
MHNA…

September 25, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Land Use Planning and Development Review Training

Register now for Land Use Planning and Development Review Training Oct 1 & 29

Sponsored by MHNA and the University District Alliance, these sessions (attend one or both- they’re free) will feature city planning staff helping neighbors to better navigate planning here. The confirmed date, time and place are below. Pre-registration is encouraged.

To register go to:  https://growingsmart.eventbrite.com/

 • Increase your neighborhood's effectiveness in shaping development through development review.
• Increase your understanding of neighborhood, city, and regional plans and review process.
• Tell us your priorities for future community forums and training.

September 19, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Emerald Ash Borers are here!

Emerald Ash Borers are here! These destructive beetles will soon decimate our neighborhood's shade tree canopy...unless we act quickly. Ash trees are located on boulevards and on private properties throughout  Marcy-Holmes. See map

MHNA's Safety & Livability Committee is hosting an Emerald Ash Borer Q & A meetingTuesday Sept 24th, 5:30 pm at First Congregational Church. Reps from Minneapolis Parks Forestry Dept will be on hand to help people identify ash trees and what steps they can take to protect (inoculate) or remove.  An informational postcard was mailed to property owners with ash trees on…

September 09, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Friends of SE Library Book Sale

Friends of SE Library Book Sale

VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED FOR SET-UP and SALE DAYS -
    PLEASE CONTACT the Booksale Coordinator, Hung Russell, at momp@bitstream.net if you or
    someone you know would like to help with set-up, tear down or take a shift during the book sale:
    Set-up for Book sale:  Tuesday, Sept 17th 5-8pm
    Book sale Hours:         Thursday, Sept 19th 12-7pm
                                         Saturday, Sept 21st, 10am-4pm
    Tear-Down Book Sale: Saturday, Sept 21st, 4-5:30pm

August 27, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Box Fresh Utility Art Wraps extended application deadline

Box Fresh Utility Art Wraps extended application deadline- now due Mon Sept 9th

Marcy-Holmes artists, designers, creative neighbors and Soap Factory friends  are invited to submit qualifications ( a resume or bio and 3 examples of work) to be considered for the Box Fresh project in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. Six $800 honorariums will be paid to artists whose designs are chosen to be part of this outdoor gallery. More information on Box Fresh/images/documents/Revised_deadline_RFQ_Box_Fresh.docx

August 27, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Attend a public forum on the Dinkytown Small Area Plan

Public Forum on the Dinkytown Small Area Plan Monday, September 9, 2013 at The Varsity Theater - 1308 4th St SE

6:00 PM appetizer reception, 6:30 PM presentation + open house

The Dinkytown area has been experiencing a great deal of change and transition. This has raised a number of important questions regarding the future of the area, and how important issues are being handled – including everything from community character to parking availability. To address these concerns, the City of Minneapolis has been working with a number of community partners on a small area plan…

August 19, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Reduce Recycle in University District - new events and initiatives!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Resources in the University District
August and September, 2013

Pack and Give Back
Salvation Army will pick up clothing, furniture, household items in reusable condition from your home:  (612) 332-5855
OR drop off reusables at UMN ReUse Warehouse, through September 7.


FREE STORE at the UMN ReUse Warehouse
Monday through Thursday, August 26 – 29, and on Saturday, September 7
www.facm.umn.edu/about/central-services/reuse/packandgiveback/


ReUse-A-Palooza bike sale
Tuesday, September 10
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Northrop Plaza
Hundreds of used bikes for…

August 15, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

HEY ARTISTS Get paid to “wrap” a Utility Box

HEY ARTISTS Get paid to design a "wrap" for a Utility Box in our neighborhood.

RFQ ( request for qualifications) is due Aug 26th. Get info here

August 15, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Sign Up for Welcome Students Meet & Greet Sept 5th

Sign Up for Welcome Students Meet & Greet

Deadline to sign up is August 27th

July 30, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Tues Aug 6th in Marcy-Holmes

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT in Marcy-Holmes Tues August 6th.

Join neighbors for fun, food and conversation. So far we have 2 sites in the neighborhood:

MHNA's big NNO party at 7th Ave SE between 5th St SE & 6th St SE 6 - 8 pm* 

Church of Minneapolis NNO Party 4th Ave SE between  4th St SE and University Ave SE-   6 – 9 pm. Free food, games, and much needed social time with neighbors. All are welcome to attend. 

 

* Volunteers needed to help at event and flyer. Also need CAKES…

July 29, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Open Meeting: Marcy-Holmes’ Future—Getting Specific!

August 8th Open Meeting: Marcy-Holmes' Future--Getting Specific!

Dear neighbors

Mark your calendar for the next (and next to last) open meeting regarding the Marcy-Holmes Master Plan update, Thursday August 8 at 7:00 p.m..  The past meetings have been to gather input--in this one, we will present some specific directions for various parts of the neighborhood to get your reaction.  Tell us if we've gone too far, or not far enough!

The meeting starts at 7:00 sharp at the University International Center, 331 17th Avenue SE (corner of 4th Street--park in the ramp across 4th).  Bring a friend,…

July 15, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

July 23rd I-35W Sound Walls info meeting

July 23rd I-35W Sound Walls info meeting at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE, from 5 – 7 pm (1 hour open house at 5, presentation at 6, Q & A after presentation), hosted by MN DOT ( MN Dept of Transportation).

Find out why MHNA opposes these walls. Help spread the word.

Immediately before this meeting, Council Member Diane Hofstede will convene a meeting to discuss potential bike lanes and parking changes on University Ave SE and 4th St SE, between 4 and 5 pm, at same location mentioned above.

July 08, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

M-H Master Plan Draft Goals Posted for Comment

M-H Master Plan Draft Goals Posted for Comment

Dear neighbors,  

The neighborhood master plan to guide development in the coming years is taking shape.  Preliminary findings have led to the development of five overarching goals:
--Love the river
--Be one neighborhood
--Welcome the tension of complexity and contradiction
--Live here now
--Make the streets ours
--Make change contribute

To learn more about what these mean, and provide your input about each, log in to the EnvisionMarcyHolmes.org site. By creating a login, you will be notified as new questions…

June 26, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Residents - Drop off tree limbs from storm June 24-29

Residents - Drop off tree limbs from storm June 24-29

After city streets are clear, the Park Board’s second priority for tree
removal is the removal of boulevard trees from homes, garages and other
structures. The Park Board’s third tree priority is to evaluate and
remove boulevard trees that pose a potential hazard of toppling due to
storm damage or soil saturation. The Park Board’s fourth priority is
removal of trees and tree debris from parks.

Resident Tree Debris Drop Off June 24-29

Minneapolis residents may bring yard tree debris to…

June 25, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

City-owned utilities?  on agenda June 25th

City-owned utilities?  on agenda June 25th at MHNA's Safety & Livability Committee meeting

5:30 pm, First Congregational Church, 500 8th Ave SE.

Reps from Minneapolis Energy Options and Xcel Energy will present. 

June 18, 2013 | Upcoming Event

MHNA Annual Meeting and Elections Tuesday June 18

Annual Meeting and Elections Tuesday June 18 at Pracna on Main atrium, 117 Main St SE, 6:30 pm.

Meeting ends at 7:15 pm so we can make way for the Master Plan Update meeting. All are invited to

have a voice in planning the next 10 years for our neighborhood. If you can't make the Master Plan Update meeting, you can still  

participate by going to "Envision Marcy Holmes" on our homepage. MHNA members are encouraged to come a bit early to the General Membership meeting to sign in and receive voting materials. 

May 29, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

MHNA’s “Raise the Roof” Fundraiser June 5th at Mill & Main

MHNA's "Raise the Roof" Fundraiser will be held June 5th from 6-9 pm at Mill & Main, 501 Main St SE

MHNA is planning a rooftop party at Mill & Main to ring in the summer, raise some funds and pay tribute to longtime neighbor and past president who has shaped so much of Marcy-Holmes, Arvonne Fraser.

Food and beverages of a summer persuasion will be on hand as you mingle with board members and neighbors. Tickets to the event also include exclusive tours of Mill & Main, the new residence nestled along the riverfront.…

May 29, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Marcy Open School Labyrinth Update

Marcy Open School Labyrinth Dedication Monday, June 3, 2013 at 11:00 am at Marcy Open School 415 4th Ave SE

The Marcy Path to Peace/Terry Labyrinth will celebrate Phase I completion with a 30-minute dedication of the labyrinth on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 11:00 am. Located at Marcy Open School, 415 4th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, the Path/Labyrinth is a permanent exterior hardscape project, which aims to be a destination centerpiece and innovative community-building program for Marcy Open School and the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. The project is funded by major support from The University of Minnesota Good Neighbor Fund as…

May 22, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Pack & Give Back

Pack & Give Back

The U’s Pack & Give Back campaign is starting- in  response to the trash piles that result when U students move in and out.  These opportunities are available to all who live in Como or Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods. 

1. The Free Store: Drop-Off or "Shop"    You can drop off your gently-used items all through May at the U's Reuse Center, 883 29th Avenue SE.  Hours are Monday - Friday. 8 a.m. - 3 pm; and Thursdays, 8 am- 8 p.m.  

Free Store "shopping" will be open from May 28th…

May 21, 2013 | News Upcoming Event

Pack & Give Back

Pack & Give Back campaign starts next week to keep streets clean during Students Move Out time.

 These opportunities are available to all who live in Como or Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods. 

1. The Free Store: Drop-Off or "Shop"    You can drop off your gently-used items all through May at the U's Reuse Center, 883 29th Avenue SE.  Hours are Monday - Friday. 8 a.m. - 3 pm; and Thursdays, 8 am- 8 p.m.  

Free Store "shopping" will be open from May 28th - June 2nd at the Reuse Center.  Hours are 8 a.m.…

May 15, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Friends of SE Library meeting May 21st

Friends of SE Library meeting May 21st at Southeast Public Library,

1222 4th St SE  from  5:30 0- 7:30 pm

 

(For additional SE Library events, see the Community Exchange page of this website.)

May 08, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Earth Day River Clean Up Rescheduled

Earth Day River Clean Up is THIS SATURDAY May 11

Today the MPRB sent official cancellation of the May 20th River Clean Up. MHNA is rescheduling our event for Sat May 11 from 9:30 - noon. 

Meet at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, 6th Ave SE & Main St. Bags, golves and refreshments provided.

April 25, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Master Plan Update Public Meeting May 2nd at Marcy Open School

Neighborhood stakeholders are invited to attend a Master Plan Update Public Meeting May 2nd, 7 pm, at Marcy Open School.

Help decide on our neighborhood's future for the next 10 years. For more info, see the Programs & Projects page of this website.

MHNA meetings are open to the public and handicap accessible. If you need any special accommodation or ADA related accommodation (sign language interpreter for example) contact the MHNA office 5 business days in advance of the meeting. 612-623-7633

April 22, 2013 | Upcoming Event

River Bells Carillon Fest May 4, 2013

River Bells Carillon Fest Saturday May 4th,  1 - 4 PM * Rain or Shine * FREE!

on 8th Ave SE between 5th St SE & 6th St SE (in front of First Congregational Church)

World premiere of carillon music by neighborhood and U MN student composers - broadcast from the church's bell tower

Contra Dance

Showcase of Neighborhood Musicians performing 

Refreshments too! Pass the word. And if you would like to volunteer or learn more see http://marcyholmescarillon.weebly.com/

We will be testing new pieces by our commissioned composers (students Jason Gades  and…

April 16, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Earth Day Annual River Clean Up Sat April 20

Sat April 20 Earth Day River Clean Up

Meet at park on east bank of Mississippi River, near Stone Arch Bridge, 6th Ave SE & Main St.

Volunteers needed to clean up from 9:30 - noon. More info here.

April 16, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Master Plan Update Kick-Off Public Meeting

Master Plan Update Kick-Off Public Meeting Thursday May 2nd at 7 pm at Marcy Open School Auditorium (theater)

 

All Marcy-Holmes stakeholders are invited to discuss the next 10 years in our neighborhood.
The revised Master Plan will be an extremely important document to guide development in land use, housing, economic development, transportation and parking, the character of our community and its environment, heritage preservation, arts and culture, and open spaces and parks. We want to hear from you! Four public meetings are planned over the next 7 months. If you can’t make this one, check…

April 16, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Marcy Open School Plant Sale

Marcy Open School Plant Sale

FRIDAY, MAY 10: Noon - 7 pm
SATURDAY, MAY 11: 8 am - 3 pm

The Marcy Open School plant sale has been held every spring over Mother's Day weekend since 1985. It's not only one of the Parent Council's biggest fundraisers, it's also a way to bring the entire community together to support Marcy students and share our love of gardening. See teh order form online at: http://www.marcyplantsale.com

April 16, 2013 | Upcoming Event

River Bells Carillon Festival May 4th at 1 pm

River Bells Carillon Festival on May 4 at 1pm. The festival will be held on the block of the First Congregational Church on 8th Ave. SE between 5th St. SE and 6th St. SE. In case of rain, the festival will move inside the church.

The festival, funded by a grant from the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium Good Neighbor Fund, affords an opportunity to build relationships between University of Minnesota students, staff and area residents to strengthen the community of neighborhoods around the University. Dinkytown, Marcy-Holmes and University residents are especially encouraged to attend.

Four…

April 16, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Marcy Arts Gala

12th Annual Marcy Arts Gala Sat April 27th 6 - 11 pm at the Soap Factory, 514 2nd St SE

Advance tickets $40 or $45 at the door. Tickets include food, beverages, live and silent art auctions and entertainment by The Brass Messengers, Ribnic Circus and Chris Cunningham & Michael Kinney of Mississippi Peace. This outstanding event raises money for arts programming at Marcy Open School. The crowd is a great mix of artists, patrons, parents, teachers and neighbors…all having FUN for a great cause! marcy.mpls.k12.mn.us

 

April 16, 2013 | Upcoming Event

SE Seniors Fundraiser

Celebrate Southeast April 27, 2013 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 – 13th Avenue SE
This event is a fundraiser for Southeast Seniors and will also celebrate our 25th Anniversary. Please join us!
1:00 – 3:00 p.m: A Taste of Southeast , Silent Auction, and Music by Southeast Area Musicians Jody Ouradnik, Stu Anderson, and Jan Stroup.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m: Program celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Southeast Seniors and honoring our founders.

Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors 65 and older $10, children 10 and under $5.
Check our website www.seseniorsmpls.org,…

April 12, 2013 | Upcoming Event

University Area Move in/Move Out Reuse Initiative Public Forum

University Area Move in/Move Out Reuse Initiative Public Forum

Wed April 17th from 7 - 8:30 pm at Loring Pasta Bar 2nd floor

Meeting convened by CM Diane Hofstede and a panel from the City and U of MN

 

April 09, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Spring Jam Cleanup

Spring Jam Clean-Up Sunday April 28th from 11 am - 1 pm

The Office of Student & Community Relations is holding a Spring Jam Clean-Up and all are welcome to help clean our neighborhood. The event is Sunday, April 28 from 11-1pm. The meeting location for Marcy Holmes is Burrito Loco, 418 13th Ave SE. Lunch will be provided! We will need as many volunteers as possible. For more info contact event coordinator at: boohe010@umn.edu

Thanks students and other volunteers!

March 29, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Support our Southeast Library by becoming a Friend

 Would you like to help support your community library?  We are currently creating the Friends of Southeast Library group.  This will be a volunteer-run organization supported by Friends of the Hennepin County Library (FHCL).  FHCL is a private, non-profit dedicated to supporting all 41 Hennepin County Libraries and their local Friends groups.  Friends groups work closely with their local community library and librarians.


Friends groups work to support the library and community through book sales, community outreach and fundraising.  The Friends group will help with the long term support of the library.  We are…

March 26, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Restorative Justice Community Member Training Day

Restorative Justice Community Member Training Day:  Friday, April 5, 2013

When: 1-3 PM
Where: University of Minnesota, Willey Hall, Lower Level, Fireplace Room
RSVP: Brad Conley,612-746-0780 or conference.coordinator1@rjca-inc.org
Snacks provided!

Since 2004, RJCA and the U of M have partnered to help address livability issues in the U of M neighborhood, so you may be familiar with a concept called restorative justice. Restorative justice brings people together to repair the harm of crime and conflict and to reinforce acceptable social behavior. Through face-to-face, small-group meetings with trained, neutral facilitators, people who’ve committed offenses…

March 26, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Marcy Open School Annual Plant Sale

Marcy School Annual Plant Sale

Orders are now being taken online for Friday May 10th plant pick-up at Marcy Open School ( 4th Ave SE & 5th St SE).

Even though it is cold and still quite snowy, the Marcy Plant Sale is up and running!  smile Below are the details for this year's sale.

Online sales have begun! 
• Receive a 10% discount online through April 8th.  Online ordering ends on April 22nd.
• Mother Earth Gift cards available to purchase online only!  www.marcyplantsale.com

March 22, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Celebrate Southeast

Celebrate Southeast! Sat. April 27th at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 – 13th Avenue SE from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Please join us for the second annual Celebrate Southeast event, a fundraiser for Southeast Seniors and also to celebrate their 25th Anniversary.  

A Taste of Southeast , Silent Auction, and Music by Southeast Area Musicians

Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors 65 and older $10, children 10 and under $5. Check our website www.seseniorsmpls.org, facebook page, or give us a call at 612-331-2302 for more information or the latest updates.

March 21, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Third Ward City Council Candidate Forum March 21, 2013

Third Ward City Council Candidate Forum March 21, 2013 Sponsored by The Journal and the League of Women Voters of Minneapol

March 21, 2013

6:30-7:30pm

DeLaSalle High School | Florence Center

Written questions will be taken from the audience

 

 

 

March 19, 2013 | Upcoming Event

The Future of Dinkytown

Dinkytown Public Forum

Wednesday, March 20th
6:00-7:30PM

Varsity Theater 1308 4th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

o Dinkytown History

o The Dinkytown Music Scene

o Plans For Development

o  Refreshments Will Be Served

Hosted By
Third Ward Council Member Diane Hofstede &
Dinkytown Business Association

March 11, 2013 | Upcoming Event

12th Annual Marcy Arts Gala, Sat April 27

12th Annual Marcy Arts Gala - Order tickets online at: marcy.mpls.k12.mn.us

February 14, 2013 | Upcoming Event

MARCY OUTLOUD! Poetry Slam Feb 21

MARCY OUTLOUD! Poetry Slam Feb 21
On Thursday, February 21st, 2013, in the auditorium from 6-8pm, will be an opportunity for families to participate in a poetry slam.
Come watch and celebrate our middle school student’s showcase the effort they have put into studying and writing poetry. What is a poetry slam? A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to…

January 31, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study is underway

The Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study is underway.
Visit the website <http://www.minneapolismn.gov/nicollet-central>  for more information and to sign up for email updates.

This line would run down Central Avenue in SE/NE.
Learn about modern streetcar and enhanced bus options for Nicollet-Central corridor
Streetcars or enhanced bus service could be coming to Minneapolis. The City is considering one of these two transit options for the Nicollet-Central corridor, which is one of the busiest transit corridors in Minneapolis.

A series of three open house meetings is scheduled to give the public an opportunity to learn…

January 17, 2013 | Upcoming Event

Bike Boulevard Bump-outs Meeting Jan 22, 2013

6th Ave Bump-outs are on the agenda Jan 22nd at 5:30 pm

at MHNA's Safety & Livability committee meeting.  

November 13, 2012 | Upcoming Event

Block Leader Training at 2nd Precinct Nov 28th

November 28th, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm
Minneapolis Police Department
2nd Precinct 1911 Central Ave. N.E.

Join other residents throughout the city to develop skills for effectively working with your neighbors.

Please RSVP
Call 612-673-2874 or email
Susan.Bradshaw@minneapolismn.gov

Topics covered:

➢ Introduction to Community Crime Prevention
➢ How to organize a block/apartment club
➢ Services of Community Crime Prevention
➢ Responsibilities of a crime prevention block leader
➢ How and when to use 911
➢ How to solve problems effectively
➢ Meet your crime prevention specialists 


November 08, 2012 | Upcoming Event

Move In/Move Out meeting Nov 14

You may recall the piles of trash this fall as students moved into off campus housing. In response to the mess, wastefulness and inconvenience, Council Member Diane Hofstede is convening a Move In/Move Out work group. They will ne be meeting Wed. Nov 14 from 4:15 – 5:15 pm at St Lawrence Church (conference Room A on 2nd floor), 1202 6th St SE. Interested people can join the group and submit agenda items to CM Hofstede at: Diane.Hofstede@minneapolismn.gov

November 08, 2012 | Upcoming Event

New Exhibit at Thomas Barry Fine Arts opens Nov 9

Tiit Raid: New Paintings

Please join us for a reception for the artist
Friday, November 9, 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Stephanie Rogers
Assistant Director
Thomas Barry Fine Arts

900 6th Ave. SE #225

Minnesota Monthly writer Gregory Scott on Raid's paintings:
http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/media/Blogs/Twin-Cities-Culture/November-2012/Call-Him-Mr-Raider/

November 01, 2012 | Upcoming Event

New Exhibit Opens at Midway Contemporary Arts

November 3, 2012 - February 2, 2013     Katelyn Farstad -- MOUTHBREATHER

Midway Contemporary Art | 527 Second Avenue SE

Opening reception: Saturday, November 3 from 7 - 9 pm

 

 

Please join us this Saturday night for the opening of a solo exhibition featuring new work by Minneapolis-based artist Katelyn Farstad.

Midway's gallery and library are free and open to the public Wednesday - Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm.

October 30, 2012 | Upcoming Event

Establishing Conservation Districts in Minneapolis

Kick-off meeting Wednesday, November 14th at 4:40 pm in Minneapolis City Hall, 350 South Fifth Street, Room 319 (open to the public)

A proposal to amend the City code to permit the creation of conservation districts in Minneapolis is being studied.  Conservation Districts are a special category of historic district established by action of a local governmental body, like a Historic Preservation Commission or a City Council.  They typically help conserve important physical features and characteristics of an area with more protections than the zoning code, but fewer protections than an historic district.  To assist with this we are…

October 22, 2012 | Upcoming Event

Project Update:  A New Combined Heat and Power Facility for the UMN Twin Cities Campus

You Are Invited to a Project Update:  
A New Combined Heat and Power Facility for the UMN Twin Cities Campus
Thursday, November 15, 2012   5:00 p.m.--Program begins at 5:15 p.m.


REGISTER:  http://chpupdate.eventbrite.com/ <http://chpupdate.eventbrite.com/>

The University of Minnesota is planning to reinvest in steam and electrical power operations at the "Old Main" facility on the East Bank campus.  The plant is at 1180 Main Street SE, at the East head of the Dinkytown Bikeway Bride (Bridge No. 9).  The plant will use natural gas to co-generate steam heat and electrical power, and will reduce…

October 15, 2012 | Upcoming Event

MWMO Grand Opening & Lowry Bridge Opening

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) and Hennepin County
invite you to attend the grand openings of the MWMO’s new Community Facility
and the Lowry Avenue Bridge

Be a part of this historic celebration.


When: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Time: 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Where: 2522 Marshall Street N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55418

Free Festivities:
See how our landscape saves, resuses and cleans stormwater.
Tour sustainable design featuresof our new facility.
Visit our Machinery Hill of stormwater -- featuring a vactor truck, monitoring boat and more.
Watch a video of…

October 11, 2012 | Upcoming Event

The State of the River Report

Friday, October 26, 8 – 9:30 am
McKnight Foundation, 710 Second Street South, Suite 400

How is the health of the Mississippi River? Can I safely swim in it? Is water pollution improving? Can I eat the fish I catch? What can we do about Asian carp? Do I need to be concerned about bacteria in the river? How are bald eagles faring? The National Park Service has partnered with the Friends of the Mississippi River to answer these questions in the first-ever "State of the River" report. At this presentation you will be able to hear…

October 11, 2012 | Upcoming Event

High School students - learn how to apply to attend a military academy

Military Academy Information Fair

WED. Oct 17, 6:30 PM at the Mpls Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave N, Mpls, 55411

 

 Keith Ellison's office is having a Military Academy Information Fair for students to learn steps to apply for a nomination to attend an academy. (West Point, Annapolis, Air Force and Merchant Marine.) This is a terrific opportunity for a free higher education and a military career. It is WED. Oct 17, 6:30 PM at the Mpls Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave N, Mpls, 55411. For more info contact Mike Siebenaler, in Congressman Ellison's office, 612-522-1212

October 09, 2012 | Upcoming Event

Third Ward NeighborhoodFest

Third Ward NeighborhoodFest Wed Oct 10 at 5:30 PM, Nicollet Island Pavilion

October 05, 2012 | Upcoming Event

Homecoming Weekend - Thank U events

Homecoming 2012 events begin this Saturday morning, October 6, with the Norman Borlaug Food and Hunger 5K run and walk, http://homecoming.umn.edu/community/ and end on Sunday, October 14 with the Thank U <http://homecoming.umn.edu/thank-u/>  event.  Campus neighbors are invited to participate.

The Thank U  event is intended to give back to the community that surrounds the University of Minnesota by gathering together for community service on Sunday October 14th, 2012, from 11am - 3:30pm.  Volunteers will gather on the Northrop Plaza (south entrance to Northrop Auditorium, UMN East Bank campus) at 11:00 a.m. to take part in a variety of community service projects.  All…