Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and watch out for ice!
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
CURA is now accepting 2019 Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (NPI) applications
The NPI programs at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) are currently seeking applications. The deadline is March 31, 2019. Download the guidelines and application.
The Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (NPI) makes technical assistance and small grants of up to $10,000 available to community-based, neighborhood or other place-based organizations located in communities of color and low-income communities in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs. NPI supports community-based partnerships that lead to increased engagement, power and influence of community members affected by racial, social and economic disparities…http://www.cura.umn.edu/NPI-main
Focus on Local Business:
Are you the owner or manager of a business in the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, or Longfellow neighborhoods? If so, you’re invited to take a moment to fill out this form. Longfellow Community Council is starting an on-going project to help draw focus to local businesses by spotlighting how unique and wonderful they are!
Longfellow Community Council (LCC) seeks approval of bylaw amendments and a plan modification to reallocate unfrozen Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds at the April 23, 2019 General Membership Meeting
Bylaws (additions are noted in bold)
Article VI. Board of Directors, F. OFFICERS,
d). Only members of the new Board will have a vote in the election of officers. The election for President will be held first. Only members who have served for at least one year of a term will be eligible to serve as President. In the event that no member interested in the position meets the eligibility requirement the full board will be responsible for resolving the issue. This may be done by appointing an interim President, waiving the eligibility requirement or an alternative remedy.
Reallocation of unfrozen NRP funds
In January 2019 the LCC Board of Directors approved the following:
Motion to approve the reallocation of a total of $345,971.64 ($172,985.82 in 2019 and $172,985.82 in 2020) to Phase II Administrative Support (Implementation and Administration 1.B.1.) from the following strategies:
1. Home Improvement Program (Housing 7.A.1.) – $106,805.47 ($71,805.47 of Action Plan Funds and $35,000 of Program Income)
2. Incentives for Sustainable Technologies (Housing 7.A.2.) – $70,000
3. Housing Development Incentives (Housing 8.A.1.) – $79,667.35
4. Commercial Revitalization Staff Support (Commercial Revitalization 10.A.1.) – $39,998.82
5. Improve Bicycle and Pedestrian Conditions (Commercial Revitalization 10.C.1.) – $18,500
6. New and Existing Business Staff Support (Commercial Revitalization 11.A.1.) – $31,000
Background: In February 2017, the Minneapolis City Council voted to restore $9,141,951.05 of frozen Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds to Minneapolis neighborhood organizations. Funds were required to be allocated in two-year cycles through the end of 2020. In 2017, the LCC Board of Directors and the General Membership approved an allocation of $345,971.64 to be used to fund NRP program/project strategies in 2017 and 2018.
The LCC general membership will vote the ratify the motion of the LCC Board of Directors. The Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) and Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCRD) require that Plan Modifications/financial actions greater than $25,000 require community notification and a community vote for approval.
Join the 2019-2020 LCC Board of Directors!
Residents and businesses of Greater Longfellow are invited to run for a seat on the LCC Board of Directors. There are 11 open seats including one seat for a local business representative. Joining the LCC Board is a great opportunity to volunteer in the community, join LCC committees and work with community members to develop projects, programs and activities to improve the community. No experience is necessary to run for the board. You must be at least 16 and willing to commit to up to 8 hours per month to participate in board and committee meetings and events. Board meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month. In order to run for a board seat all you need to do is attend the April 23rd General Membership meeting and have someone nominate your or nominate yourself. We encourage people from all walks of life to run for a Board seat. We value a diversity of opinion, background, economic status, culture, homeowners and renters. For more information you can find the Board member job description here or you can call or email LCC’s Executive Director Melanie Majors at 612-722-4529 ext. 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration has now opened for Transition Longfellow’s Veggie Basics class, which begins April 13 and is held for 4 Saturdays in April/May. Pre-registration is required. Registration and information can be found here: http://www.transitionlongfellow.org/veggie-growing-basics-class
Chard Your Yard w/ Transition Longfellow: Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning for Chard Your Yard, the Longfellow raised bed garden installation program. We’ve installed 183 raised beds in the past 6 years. With your help, we’ll install 24 more in 2019. The planning team writes a funding request and presents it to LCC, our neighborhood association, and then seeks volunteers, secures supplies, develops the routes, and delivers the program. Approximately one meeting a month from February through May. SIGN UP HERE.
Friday, March 22
Seminar with Ben Pincus @ East Lake Aikido, 3359 36th Ave S
Help us celebrate the first year of our dojo—come train at our inaugural seminar and welcome Pincus Sensei to Minneapolis!
The Magnolias and The Customers @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30 • Music 8:00 • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Two legendary touring bands – The Magnolias and The Customers – team up for an awesome rockin’ night at the Hook.
Saturday, March 23
The Gated Community at Urban Forage @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 6pm
They’re back! South Minneapolis’s eminently listenable roots and Americana band. Playing all original tunes at your favorite cidery. Free show!
Older Adults Mental Health First Aid @ Community Healing Hub, 4101 37th Ave S • 8am
Participants MUST attend the full class time, and registration is required.
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Older Adults Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces the risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders, builds understanding of their impact and reviews common support options. The eight-hour course focuses on the unique experiences and needs of adults over the age of 65. It will give you the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and connect them to appropriate professional, peer, social and self-care.
Who Should Attend?
This community-based education class is intended for people who work with or care for older adults. Please note, this class may be too basic for those who work in mental health services.
Contact hours are available.
Lunch will be provided free of charge.
This class, valued at $170 per person, is sponsored and funded by Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church and Fairview Community Health
Restorative Justice Fundraiser: Wine & Beer Tasting @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Tickets are $25 in advance • $30 at the door
Sample beer and wine, enjoy treats from local restaurants, bid on the silent auction, and listen to jazz by Joel Shapira. A guaranteed fun time in support of a good cause whether you choose to sample wine and beer or not!
All proceeds benefit Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice.
Sunday, March 24
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session. Must be 21+
Slow Flow Yoga w/Val at CANDO • 10am
Join Val for a luxurious Sunday morning slow flow. We’ll practice meditation, gentle yoga, and some light vinyasa to wind down from your weekend, and prepare for a positive week to come! All levels are welcome.
Harry Potter Trivia Night @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St. • 7:30pm
Wands Up – okay Muggles, it is time to test your knowledge of our magical friends of Hogswarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Karina has worked tirelessly to create a riveting quiz for all. Teams of to 4 muggles or 2 wizards/witches and no use of the magic phone box!! Come early – dress in your team colors!!!
Slow Food Annual Gathering @ Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E 25th St • 4:30pm
Sit next to your neighbor, your farmer, your chef, your friend and share in good food. This year, we’ll share our dreams for a better food systems, and then discuss how we can work together to make it a reality.
This intimate event is geared towards candid discussion around our food systems. Who is doing work that inspires us? What are our greatest needs? What are the things we can do as individuals? Where is the greatest potential for impact through volunteerism? Where do we go next?
Yes, our situation looks bleak. But there are many people doing incredible work in the Minnesota food system. Find out how you can be part of the change. Take your worry and put it into action. Join fellow food lovers for an impactful discussion while eating food that’s good for you, good for the community, and good for the environment.
Appetizers, dinner, dessert, and N/A beverages are included with your donation. Beer and wine are available for purchase.
We welcome people of every age, background, race, class, education, and ability level. Good, clean, fair food should be accessible to everyone. Please donate what is generous for you. Any amount you contribute above the suggested donation supports Slow Food MN and keeps programming affordable for all.
A Magical Story Time @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age.
This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books. Come out to Boneshaker Books every Sunday between 11 AM and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are!
Let’s have some fun!!
Heart To Gold / Double Grave / Harper’s Jar / Marmalade @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave Mar 24 – Mar 25 • Doors: 7:30pm • Music: 8-11pm • $5-$10
This an *ALL AGES* event featuring:
• Heart To Gold
• Double Grave
• Harper’s Jar
Monday, March 25
Lowland Hum with Anna Stine at Moon Palace Books @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors: 7pm • Show: 7:30pm • All Ages • $15 General Admission
Please note: The Lowland Hum with Special Guest show on March 25th has been moved from The Cedar to Moon Palace Books (3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406). All original tickets will be honored at the door. All other show details remain the same. For questions, please contact The Cedar’s Box Office at 612-338-2674 ext. 0.
Lowland Hum: It’s 5:15 in the morning in an historic apartment building in downtown Charlottesville called The Pink Warehouse. Lauren and Daniel Goans, who you will know as the married, world-traveling, singer/songwriting folk duo Lowland Hum, are making their fourth full-length record, Glyphonic, in their studio apartment on the top floor. On top of a bookshelf above the window, there’s a plastic bin collecting black water that drips through a crack in the roof. The reason the Goanses are awake so early is to track guitars for their new album before the rest of Charlottesville rises. They’ll continue to track throughout the day, taking breaks only by force of noise intrusions: construction, trucks, and the quaking of the entire building as trains pass on the tracks within an arm’s reach of the back stoop. These early morning hours will prove dramatically valuable for the quiet they afford.
Anna Stine: is an indie folk artist creating music that ponders the trials and triumphs that make us most human. Born in Tennessee to a piano teacher and an avid outdoorsman, Stine’s roots emanate through nature inspired lyricism and meandering piano runs that boast a soulful authenticity. Likened to the sounds of powerful female artists such as Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell, and Billie Holiday (Mike Pengra, MPR), Stine blends together her love of honest folk songs and haunting jazz melodies to create music that invites audiences to connect to their own stories. Anna’s experiences as a music therapist have given her a unique understanding of the ways that music can enrapture and transform us, and she seeks to manifest this through her intentional presence and performance.
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Belittled by her controlling husband (Richard Benjamin) and by their two spoiled daughters, Tina Balser (Carrie Snodgress) seeks solace in an affair with a writer (Frank Langella).
In the wake of the Feminine Mystique, DIARY is a film that captured a time period perfectly. But, contrary to many films, Perry’s film does not falter into pedagogy, but instead captures the human characters in a very loving and complex way. This film was never released on DVD and is out of print on all home video formats and we are very pleased to be presenting the film on a very rare 35mm print.
Uproar Comedy Open Mic – March 25th ft. Madi Tentinger @ 2610 E 32nd St • 7:30pm
SHOW IS FREE! Sign up 7:30pm • Show goes from 8pm to 9pm-ish
Each comedian will have 5 minutes for stand up comedy, character work, a comedy sketch, improv comedy, musical comedy and so on, as long as you’re trying to make people laugh.
The headliner for this installment is Madi Tentinger.
If you want to sign up in advance email: email@example.com and specify what open mic you’re talking about in the subject of the email , i.e.: “Uproar Open Mic”
With an incredibly tasty menu of cocktails and mocktails to choose from and our comedy open mic, we think you’ll want to be there regardless if you need to practice your jokes or not.
Let’s celebrate life with uproarious laughter and a toast!
Note* ANYONE is welcome to see the show.
Just remember, this comedy open mic is for black, brown, indigenous, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, transgender folk and womxn to work on their comedy.
We will not police your identity but by signing up you are stating you are within one or multiple of these identities.
Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages.
All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators.
Tuesday, March 26
LCC Development Community Meeting @ Longfellow Rec Center, 3435 S 36th Ave • 6pm
Community Meeting on Proposed Developments at Former Rainbow Foods Site and 4757 Hiawatha Ave. All residents of Greater Longfellow are welcome to attend, learn about these new projects, and provide input and feedback.
Presentations and Q & A from:
Wellington Management and Collage Architects – SE corner of 26th Ave S and E 29th Street (former Rainbow site) – Proposed mixed-use, mixed-income development. Site plans can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvgdxm3hio36nek/Midtown%20Corner_for%20Longfellow_2.25.19.pdf?dl=0
Reuter Walton Development – 4757 Hiawatha Ave – Proposed multi-family residential development. Site plans can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y6awoqhwkg1iaho/Hiawatha%20Apartments%20-%20New%20Versions%201.pdf?dl=0
Movie Trivia at Moon Palace Books! @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm • FREE
Jon and Jason host IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia, a monthly, cinema-centered trivia series at Moon Palace Books! Come early for drinks (happy hour 4-6pm) and dinner at Geek Love Cafe, have some laughs, and put your brain to the test for a crack at prizes. The Cafe is open during trivia as well. Everyone’s invited! Doors open at 5pm.
First Aid for Tick Bites @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 E Franklin Ave • 6pm
Explore holistic first aid care for tick bites, like homeopathics, essential oils, and diet with Monarda Thrasher of Tea for the People. #SewardClasses
Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series: Minneapolis @ Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E 25th St • 7pm
Join us for this month’s film, “This Changes Everything”. The films are free and open to the public, but space is limited – please reserve your seat!
What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?
Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
Bollywood Dance (FREE) at CANDO @ 7pm
OIBY, in collaboration with Bollywood Dance Scene and The Central Neighborhood, Minneapolis, is very happy to bring Bollywood Dance to the community. We offer FREE Bollywood Dance every 4th Tuesday of the month! Choreographer and Bollywood Dance Scene founding member Divya Maiya says, “Bollywood is inspired by various dance forms like classical, folk, as well as street dances. So it’s a huge mash-up of those forms along with hip-hop, belly dancing, and jazz. It does not conform to any strict format. People of all age groups can dance together. It does not require partners. It is over the top ridiculous and you need that to forget all the serious and grim happenings in your life.”
Wednesday, March 27
Death Comedy Jam – Open Mic with Chris Maddock @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • 21+
The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to present the Twin Cities’ longest running (15 years at Grumpy’s DT) comedy open-mic The Death Comedy Jam, every Wednesday throughout the month of March, 2019. Hosted by veteran local comic Chris Maddock, these events allow access to all levels of comedic experience, are free to the public and are directly following The Hook’s existing Free Music Wednesday (6-9pm) programming, from 9-11pm.
Spillover Open Mic @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 5:30pm
Modus Locus is excited to announce Spillover Open Mic every Wednesday from 5-7pm! Grab some food from May Day Cafe and Las Mojarras next door and settle in for some community entertainment.
STAR-Lite Training: Learning Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience in a Single Day @ Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, 2300 S 15th Ave • 8:30am-4:30pm • Pay what you can
STAR-Lite is a single-day, evidence-based training integrating neuropsychology, trauma healing and resilience, restorative justice, nonviolent conflict transformation, and broadly defined spirituality. All are welcome to join us at this training. Space is limited to 60. Optional 6.5 CEs and 5.5 CLEs available for $35. Please pre-register by March 24, 2019. For details and registration: https://slmar272019.eventbrite.com. Sponsored by www.mnpeace.org and ReCAST Minneapolis.
The Shackletons – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • FREE
The Shackletons: “Imagine Conor Oberst with a John Belushi attitude, fronting the Hold Steady.” – Jay Gabler (89.3 The Current) #FreeMusicWednesdays
Thursday, March 28
NCECA Reception Ideal Made Real: MN NICE @ Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave S • 5pm
NCECA 2019: https://nceca.net/2019-minneapolis-minnesota/
Ideal Made Real: MN NICE features the work of Alumni and Affiliate Artists of the Minnesota New Institute of Ceramic Education (MN NICE). MN NICE is a certificate program providing personalized professional development for artists serious about taking the next step in their ceramic evolution. The exhibition celebrates MN NICE’s fifth anniversary and embodies the Claytopia theme of the 2019 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference held in Minneapolis.
About the Artists: MN NICE alumni with featured Juried graduates: Vered Binyamini, Susan Feigenbaum, Risa Nishiguchi, Polonia Odahara Novack, Robyn Peterson, Marjorie Pitz, Kathryn Schroeder, and Susan Schweitzer; Affiliate Artists: Linda Christianson, Joel Froehle, Ursula Hargens, Mike Helke, Kate Maury, Emily Murphy, S.C. Rolf, and Todd Shanafelt. Juried by Monica Rudquist. Organized by Ursula Hargens and Denise Rouleau.
“Claytopia”: The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) 53rd annual conference will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 27-30, 2019. Since the 1960s, the Twin Cities region has played a pivotal role in shaping a renaissance in studio pottery and craft as cultural forces. Claytopia will engage regional, national and international artists, thinkers, curators, educators, and students to produce an array of exhibitions and experiences that build on, respond to, celebrate, and push against ceramic art’s diverse legacies.” – NCECA
Additional information: MN NICE: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/minnesota-new-institute-ceramic-education • NCECA 2019: https://nceca.net/2019-minneapolis-minnesota/
Legacy Ware: Dining with Dock 6 @ Dock 6 Pottery, 4206 E 34th St • 5pm
Dock 6 Pottery is excited to announce our exhibition running concurrently with NCECA 2019 in Minneapolis.
Reception: Thursday, March 28, 5–9pm
Show opens: Tuesday, March 26 • Show closes: Sunday, March 31
A dinnerware exhibition by the Dock 6 Pottery extended family of current and past employees, clay artists in their own right who’ve been influenced by working for owner Kerry Brooks.
As both a successful modern-day production pottery and a separate retail gallery hosting work by additional local artists, Dock 6 Pottery is an uncommon creature. It is perhaps only in a “Claytopian” society like ours here where both could be possible. Much like the founding fathers and mothers of the Minnesota pottery culture in the 1960s, Dock 6 Pottery owner Kerry Brooks has also influenced the next generations of clay artists in her roles as a successful production pottery employer and gallery host. Many of her employees are artists in their own right, and while the influence of their tenures at Dock 6 may not be obvious in their personal lines of work, all have been impacted by her legacy in one way or another. This exhibition will host dinnerware settings made by several current and former Dock 6 Pottery employees. We invite you to come and see this legacy in action.
Kerry Brooks | Instagram: @dock6pottery | www.dock6pottery.com
Maia Homstad | https://maiahomstad.wordpress.com/
Jennica Kruse | Instagram: @letsmakeroux
Ryan Ball | Instagram: @ryanballpottery | www.ryanballpottery.com
Ellie Bryan | Instagram: @blackbanjoarts | www.blackbanjoarts.com
Johnne McMahan | Instagram: @jl_mcmahan | www.johnnemcmahan.com
Joel Edinger-Willson | Instagram: @joelwillsonpottery
Heather Tourville | Instagram: @heathertpottery | www.heatherspots.com
Marie Brown | Instagram: @potterskeep
Thursday Trivia: Ceramics @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
In concert with the NCECA convention, we’re hosting a trivia Thursday which is all ceramics all the way through. Co-hosted by Clay Arts Vegas and UND.