Marcy-Holmes Monthly • August 2018




IN THIS ISSUE:  Why Serve? | National Night Out 2018 | Parking Task Force
Why do I serve on the MHNA Board?
“I serve on the MHNA board to help communicate neighborhood concerns to city leaders and decision makers in order to influence policy and program decisions for the betterment of the neighborhood and the city.
For me, the greatest benefit of being involved at the neighborhood board level is the exposure to the city’s planning processes, access to elected officials and city staff, and the opportunity to speak for the neighborhood’s residents to influence how the city serves its citizens.”
— Erich Wunderlich
It’s not too soon for YOU to think about running for the 2019 MHNA Board—whether you’re a new or long-time resident, renter, homeowner, elder or student, living on the riverfront, in Dinkytown, on 8th/9th, or anywhere in between.
Why should YOU run for the MHNA Board?
Because you want to flex your leadership muscles—or learn how to.
For 7 more reasons and to find out about running for election this October, visit the MHNA website or contact Nominations Committee chair, John Capecci,

Upcoming MHNA Meetings

Creative Placemaking
Mon, August 6, 6:30 - 8 pm
BrandSpeak | 201 6th Street SE

Land Use & Development
***Note special date***
Weds, August 8, 6:30 - 8 pm
University Lutheran Church of Hope
601 13th Avenue SE

Board of Directors
Tues, August 21, 6:30 - 8 pm
First Congregational | 500 8th Avenue SE

General Membership / Annual Elections
Tues, October 16, 6:30 - 8 pm
(refreshments starting @ 6 pm)
Pillsbury A-Mill | 315 Main Street SE





Community-Wide Meetings & Events

Care for the 6th Avenue Greenway!
August 9th and 30th - See Details Below

Help Fight Invasives Along the River — we are teaming up with Xcel Energy Volunteers on September 8th — See Details Below!

Southeast Library Events for August 2018

Dinkytown Farmers Market
Every Wednesday, 4 - 8 pm
University Lutheran Church of Hope | 601 13th Avenue SE

Minneapolis Music & Movies in Father Hennepin Park and Nicollet Island

2018 Northeast Dog Parade
Friday, July 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
across from Wilde Cafe & Spirits

Owamni Falling Water Festival
Saturday, July 28, 1 - 5 pm
Father Hennepin Bluff Park

Coffee with Your Council Member
Wednesday, August 1, 5 - 6 pm
Taraccino Coffee | 224 E. Hennepin

Student Housing and Police Exchange Meeting (SHAPE)
Monday, August 6, 1:30 pm
SE Christian Church | 960 15th Ave SE


2nd Annual Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association Yard Sale

Will take place Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. Official map — with locations, hours, and details about what people have for sale — will be available in the final week of September.

Click HERE for more information and to register your Yard Sale

3rd Annual September Ice Cream Social
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2 - 4 pm
Elwell Park 
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 11 am - 5 pm
14th Ave SE, University Ave SE,  and Oak St SE
Details HERE

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: Tuesday, August 7, 2018!


National Night Out is an annual event that encourages residents to get out in the community, hold block parties, and get to know their neighbors as a way to assist crime prevention. It's a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.

Join us for a night of fun, food, CAKE!, music, games and community building at Marcy-Holmes' National Night Out gathering!

Where: 500 block of 7th Ave SE
When: Tues August 7, 2018 • 6-8 pm

  • a Potluck meal: bring a dish to share, if you can!
  • a cake walk: bring a homemade or store-bought cake/pie/cookies to donate!
  • live music from neighborhood musicians!
  • Firetruck visit!
  • Fun activities for children!
  • Visit with old and new neighbors!
WE RECOMMEND BRINGING A FOLDING CHAIR (if you can) and PLATES & CUTLERY FOR YOUR USE. We will have paper products available, but would love to cut back on waste, if possible!  THANKS!  


8th Street SE  /
10th Avenue SE
Community Garden Care

Sign up to care for the garden for a week!

More info, and to sign up, click HERE


Although the date and time of the next meeting still needs to be determined (likely late August), the MHNA Parking Task Force is looking to meet in order to conduct a "training" session for the proposed "Proper Parker" program. Please stay tuned for updates about this upcoming meeting. If you'd like to be part of this project, please read below:
To improve safety and reduce the number of parking violations in the neighborhood, this task force is looking for residents to keep an eye on our streets and help flag vehicles that are blocking driveways, parked too close to stop signs/crosswalks, or are otherwise parked illegally. 

As a volunteer “proper parker,” you will place a flyer on the windshield of the car, informing the vehicle owner of his/her infraction. We need your help. 

Please fill out this form if you'd like to get involved with helping this project or for possible training dates.


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Nice Ride bikes will drop prices, expand fleet, go dockless in Minneapolis
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Former NBA Player, Minnetonka Native Kris Humphries Becomes First Crisp and Green Franchisee
Twin Cities Business • July 11, 2018

People consider re-branding of Minneapolis' oldest neighborhood (sic)
KARE 11 • July 11, 2018

Developer seeks funding for new affordable housing in Marcy-Holmes
MN Daily • July 15, 2018

Minneapolis Park Board seeks UMN feedback on long-term park plan
MN Daily • July 18, 2018

The fight over Minneapolis' controversial comprehensive plan proposal, explained
MinnPost • July 24, 2018

Gentrification study provides insight on changing UMN neighborhoods
MN Daily • July 25, 2018


Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic
Sat, September 8, Noon - 4pm
Brookdale Library | 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway

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Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association
500 8th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Chris Lautenschlager
Executive Director

Kerrie Workman
Project Manager

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