Weekly Roundup: Jul 31-Aug 6

Rusty-patched bumble bee on culver’s-root at UW–Madison Arboretum. Photo: Susan Day/UW–Madison Arboretum

Rebuilding Greater Longfellow

Longfellow Strong yard sign fundraiser

• Every Monday from 11am-1pm at the LCC Office | 2727 26th Ave S.
•. Fireroast Cafe & Wine Bar | 3800 37th Ave S.
• East Lake Liquor Store | 3916 E Lake St

Yard Signs available for $10 each
Cash or Venmo ONLY, username: LCC-Strong

(Sorry for any inconvenience.)


Rusty Patched Bumblebee (pictured above) ID Contest
Since the Greater Longfellow area is a Community Wildlife Habitat and a Lawns to Legumes Demonstration Neighborhood, it would be fantastic to find the species we are specifically trying to save from extinction:  the Rusty Patched Bumblebee.  The female workers should be out now, collecting nectar and pollen for the colony.  We usually have one or two sightings each year, but we don’t have any verified observations on www.BumblebeeWatch.org yet. 
So let’s have a little fun in our neighborhood.  I am personally offering a cash prize to some of the first people in the Greater Longfellow Area that can submit a verified Rusty Patched Bumblebee sighting to the Bumblebeewatch website or app.  Since this is coming from my own pocket, I’m afraid the awards are rather humble.  If anyone wants to add to these prizes, that would make this even more interesting.  Please text me directly with details.  Cash or gift certificates would all work just fine.
• $50 1st Prize:  First adult person to submit a fully vetted and confirmed Rusty Patched Bumblebee sighting through Bumblebeewatch.org (which will indicate where the sighting took place and on what date).  I don’t check the website every day, though, so please message me to let me know if you submit a sighting.
• $50 Kid Prize:  First young person under the age of 18 to get a fully vetted and confirmed Rusty Patched Bumblebee sighting on Bumblebeewatch.org.  The website doesn’t indicate if the observer is under 18 years old, so if you’re a parent or guardian of a young citizen scientist, please let me know when they get a confirmed sighting on BumblebeeWatch.org.
• $50 Grand Prize:  Whoever gets the most number of confirmed Rusty Patched Bumblebee sightings in 2020 will win this prize (so this won’t go to the 1 st Prize or Kid Prize winner, even if they have more sightings, but rather just trying to give someone else a chance to win even if they don’t have the first verified sighting).

(The BumblebeeWatch website or app has lots of tips for finding and identifying Bumblebees.  But the main thing is to create an account, upload one to three good photos of your sighting, and it will be vetted by highly qualified bee experts.  And don’t worry about identifying the Bumblebee – you can pick what bee you think it is, but you don’t have to know, the bee expert will take a look and officially identify the Bumblebee for you.  After they review it, they will identify it (if they can), and mark it as a “verified” sighting.)
Contact: Daniel Schultz
Longfellow Habitat Team
Email:  dschultz6@comcast.net
www.longfellowwildlife.blogspot.com 
www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife
www.bwsr.state.mn.us/l2l

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Upcoming & Ongoing Events

The Trylon Cinema​ is once again showing films. Last weekend we had audiences of up to 10 people (we have set our limit at 20). Remember, at this time masks are required in the Trylon Cinema. That means box office AND auditorium, mouth AND nose. Forget your mask at home? We’ll give you one! https://www.trylon.org/


Holy Trinity is continuing to do food distribution through August on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Information can be found at https://htlcmpls.org
People who collect large donations can find a spreadsheet with needs at:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PXaNt7169GwZxT3FC5xud_J2n9YLo6UaIKGimcAM5VQ/edit?fbclid=IwAR2bXAHIQJppia-Xit1Sa9Mci9QZZTEmPvH3AchRjii-RjyR8haU5Rz9pkI#gid=0
And a sign-up to volunteer can be found here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4da5a829a0f85-holy7
 


Friday, July 31

Online Fun Friday Kids Art Camp w/ Rock Paper Scissors Goods @ 10am • ONLINE EVENT
Looking for something fun for your kids to do on Fridays this summer? Sign them up for our ONLINE Fun Friday Summer Art Camp! Each Friday we will use a new inspiration. Themes nature, animals, the ocean, space, etc to create various creative projects using paint, sculpture, weaving, printmaking and fiber arts. This class is suitable for kids 8-12. (Older kids can dedicate more time to making more elaborate projects.) Younger kids may need assistance at times but most projects should be easy to accomplish.) All materials each session are included. The class starts via ZOOM at 10AM CST and ends around 11:30AM. Here are the dates included- Fridays: 31, August-7, 14, 21
Once you register we will save your child’s spot so refunds are not available.Each week you will receive a kit with all materials for the sessions projects. Each session will have at least 2 projects.


Black Table Arts – New Membership Call, 6pm
Are you looking to get involved with an organization centered on art and black joy? Register here https://bit.ly/btamembers  

This is a space for black creatives all over the country to kick it and talk what matters most for black artists. This will also be a chance to invite people into the work Black Table Arts is championing.
We’ll talk pop culture, build community, spark new programs and bring your artistic practice to the movement for liberation! Even if you’ve never been to a Black Table Arts event this space is more than happy to welcome you.
Black Table Arts is an arts-based organization located in Minnesota. We give access to quality, art based programs that center education, social justice and artistic development to uplift black lives. Our mission is to raise volume in black life through the arts and organize toward livable futures. We do this to see cooperative communities become sustainable through the arts.
We are so excited to build with you all! All black people are welcomed in this space.



Virtual Music Trivia w/ Minnesota Orchestra @ 7pm • ONLINE EVENT
Join local trivia host Brian Ward and Minnesota Orchestra musicians on Zoom for a special trivia game testing your knowledge of all things music—both classical and beyond. This online event is free, but registration is required.
Register:  https://minnesotaorchestra.org/trivia
We recommend that you use two devices:
– Download Zoom on one device
– Download Kahoot on your smartphone 
or access via a web browser


Uptown Art Fair: Art Heals Mini Events w/ Local Motion Boutique @ 4-9pm
Over the weekend 10+ artists will help transform the back parking lot of Local Motion Boutique in Uptown to house individual artist tents and create a mini art fair shopping experience. Additionally shop wearable art in the boutique and check out the sidewalk tent sale.

Safety: To maintain social distancing and ensure a safe event for all, we are asking you to purchase a ticket so we can monitor and maintain a small number each hour at the event.  We ask that each visitor limit to 60min of fun, fashion, and art experiences.  The ticket price is $5 which can be donated to the event or can be applied to any purchase throughout the fair. To keep everyone safe masks will be required. There will be a greeter at the entrance who will be maintaining the numbers of people entering. We will plan for all to use our fabulous locally made hand sanitizer upon entry. We care about ensuring the health and safety of all, as we celebrate and support local together!

Saturday, Aug 1

Midtown Farmers Market Saturday Market @ 8am-1pm, Moon Palace Books
Fresh and local food and goods! Join us from 8am to 1pm for a safe and healthy market, right in your backyard. We are still in our temporary location with the help of our gracious hosts, Moon Palace Books!


Uptown Art Fair: Art Heals Mini Events w/ Local Motion Boutique @ 10am-7pm
Over the weekend 10+ artists will help transform the back parking lot of Local Motion Boutique in Uptown to house individual artist tents and create a mini art fair shopping experience. Additionally shop wearable art in the boutique and check out the sidewalk tent sale.

Safety: To maintain social distancing and ensure a safe event for all, we are asking you to purchase a ticket so we can monitor and maintain a small number each hour at the event.  We ask that each visitor limit to 60min of fun, fashion, and art experiences.  The ticket price is $5 which can be donated to the event or can be applied to any purchase throughout the fair. To keep everyone safe masks will be required. There will be a greeter at the entrance who will be maintaining the numbers of people entering. We will plan for all to use our fabulous locally made hand sanitizer upon entry. We care about ensuring the health and safety of all, as we celebrate and support local together!

“We MUST Breathe” Pop Up Circus! w/ Vivid Black Paint • 11:30am • FREE
Mission: In collaboration with FLOW, VividBlackPaint aims to create space/moments for families, that are unrelated to COVID, rioting, death and disparity. We want to be a part of the healing initiatives.
This is not to overshadow or step ahead of social justice initiatives. So if you participate understand your purpose/intentions.
Provide welcoming space for kids, families, residents to know it is okay to smile, laugh, and be entertained in spite of the despair that is spreading nationwide.

Creating these spaces in times as uncertain as these, are vital to the mental health and social emotional development of our people. As we bear the weight from the police, COVID and general disparity on our hearts, lunges and souls… We MUST Breathe. More details here.


Yoga in the Park with Dallas @ 9:30am, Powderhorn Park 
We’re back in the park, on the west end near the stage. Bring a mat if you have one, otherwise, you can borrow one of ours. We’ll be spreading out, keeping distance. Please leave space for others as we arrange ourselves for class. Vinyasa style class with lots of options. Remember to care for your body and mind and community by coming together to move and breathe. 
Our class is held at the bottom of the hill very near the Powderhorn Park West Sanctuary. Please check out their current needs and bring requested supplies if you’re able: https://twin-cities-mutual-aid.org/?search=powderhorn+park+sanctuary


Yoga + Anti-Racism Conversations @ 10am
This is a in-person workshop. These events will be held outdoors, social distancing and other COVID precautions are required to keep us all safe and healthy. Bridges Through Yoga with the support of Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness presents Yoga and Anti-Racism Conversation Series. Come join us for this unique experience to be a part of the conversation and talk about yoga and anti-racism with founder of Bridges Through Yoga, James Orione. 
*This is not currently a series, dates below should be booked individually or together. 
Who: EVERYONE!
Dates/Times:  Saturday Aug 1 | 10am-12pm • Saturday Aug 8 | 10am-12pm
Where: 3900 Dowling Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55406
Suggested Donation: Make a donation of $20-$200 to reserve your spot paid directly to Bridges Through Yoga.
Please click the link below to REGISTER TODAY! https://www.devanadiyoga.com/workshops-class-series/ 
August 1, 2020 – excerpt from White Fragility by Robin Diangelo.
August 8, 2020 – excerpt from My Grandmother’s Hand by Resmaa Menakem.

If you cannot attend these workshops but would like to support this work, we invite you to make a donation to Bridges Through Yoga using the link above. James has an ongoing relationship with BIPOC students and staff at Washburn High School, South High School, and Stonebridge World School. The benefits of yoga are realized from sustained practice and your contribution will go towards making yoga available and accessible throughout the school year. Namaste!

90s Kickback Concert LIVE ♬ Concert w/ Orpheum Theatre @ 8pm
Live Stream 100% free https://pastelink.net/1tln4 Don’t Miss Out! ATTENTION: for easy Registration, please register now to keep from network busy or access full, before than performance begins

Powderhorn Art Fair Splash Market @ 10am
In addition to the hundreds of artworks you can shop on powderhornartfair.com, the Powderhorn Art Fair will present a splash market highlighting community arts!  Stop by the market to shop local artists and grab lunch from a food vendor.
COVID-19 Safety: Please be prepared to practice COVID-19 safety protocol.  Bring a mask, socially distance, and stay home when sick.  A maximum of 250 people will be allowed to enter the market at any given point in time. 

Splash Market Featuring Community Arts, 35th Street & Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN • Saturday, August 1 from 10am-5pm & Sunday, August 2  from 10am-5pm Support the Powderhorn Art Fair and PPNA by purchasing a 2020 T-shirt featuring the work of Art of Heather Friedli here: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/paf2020  *NOTE – Tshirts will not be available for purchase at the market.  Order a T-shirt through the fundraiser and it will be shipped directly to you!*

Sunday, Aug 2

Powderhorn Art Fair Splash Market @ 10am
In addition to the hundreds of artworks you can shop on powderhornartfair.com, the Powderhorn Art Fair will present a splash market highlighting community arts!  Stop by the market to shop local artists and grab lunch from a food vendor.
COVID-19 Safety: Please be prepared to practice COVID-19 safety protocol.  Bring a mask, socially distance, and stay home when sick.  A maximum of 250 people will be allowed to enter the market at any given point in time. 

Splash Market Featuring Community Arts, 35th Street & Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN • Saturday, August 1 from 10am-5pm & Sunday, August 2  from 10am-5pm Support the Powderhorn Art Fair and PPNA by purchasing a 2020 T-shirt featuring the work of Art of Heather Friedli here: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/paf2020  *NOTE – Tshirts will not be available for purchase at the market.  Order a T-shirt through the fundraiser and it will be shipped directly to you!*


 

Uptown Art Fair: Art Heals Mini Events w/ Local Motion Boutique @ 10am-5pm
Over the weekend 10+ artists will help transform the back parking lot of Local Motion Boutique in Uptown to house individual artist tents and create a mini art fair shopping experience. Additionally shop wearable art in the boutique and check out the sidewalk tent sale.

Safety: To maintain social distancing and ensure a safe event for all, we are asking you to purchase a ticket so we can monitor and maintain a small number each hour at the event.  We ask that each visitor limit to 60min of fun, fashion, and art experiences.  The ticket price is $5 which can be donated to the event or can be applied to any purchase throughout the fair. To keep everyone safe masks will be required. There will be a greeter at the entrance who will be maintaining the numbers of people entering. We will plan for all to use our fabulous locally made hand sanitizer upon entry. We care about ensuring the health and safety of all, as we celebrate and support local together!

Monday, Aug 3

Supply Drive at YWCA Midtown @ Noon
YWCA Minneapolis is here for our neighbors in need. We have created a distribution hub at YWCA Midtown to ensure our neighbors have groceries, personal hygiene items and other supplies. We are collecting items Monday – Friday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at YWCA Midtown. Below is a list of items we are accepting for supply kits (new and unused only). No food is needed at this time. Donations will be accepted at the Minneapolis Sports Center main door entrance and staged in the south end.
Volunteer opportunities are available! Sign up for a shift at https://ywcampls.volunteerhub.com/
People can pick up food and supplies at YWCA Midtown (2121 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407) every Wednesday and Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Open to everyone!
Learn more at ywcampls.org/drive
Items Needed:
Feminine hygiene pads (light, medium, heavy) • Shampoo (full size) • Conditioner (full size) • Toothbrushes • Body wash/soap (full size) • Deodorant • Hand sanitizer • Liquid hand soap • Razors • Sunscreen • Toilet paper • Paper towels • Facial tissue • Dish soap • Cleaning spray • Sponge/scrubber • Laundry detergent • Disinfectant wipes
Baby Supplies:
Diapers (newborn-6 sizes)
Pull-ups (sizes 2T-3T, 3T-4T, 4T-5T)
Baby wipes
Men’s (small, medium, large, XL)
Women’s (small, medium, large, XL)


 

Tuesday, Aug 4

Midtown Farmers Market Saturday Market @ 3pm-7pm, Moon Palace Books
Fresh and local food and goods! Join us from 8am to 1pm for a safe and healthy market, right in your backyard. We are still in our temporary location with the help of our gracious hosts, Moon Palace Books!
 

Hiawatha Food Distribution – Everyone is welcome! w/ Hiawatha Collegiate High School @ 10am
To help maintain social distancing, please follow these rules during meal distributions:
• Upon arrival, please hold up a piece of paper or your fingers to indicate the number of children in your household.
• Please open your trunk so staff load the food there.
• Please clean out the vehicle trunk prior to arrival so the process runs smoothly.

Wednesday, Aug 5

New Plays, New Voices @ 7pm • ONLINE EVENT
What does it take to make a new play? How long is it from idea to production? How is the new play development world dreaming about the future? What does it take to make sure underrepresented voices and playwrights make it to our stages? Join us for a panel discussion on August 5th at 7pm central.

Featuring Jeremy Cohen of the Playwrights’ Center, Nan Barnett of the National New Play Network, and Stacey Rose of Queen City New Play Initiative

Thursday, Aug 6





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Neighborhood Safety, Unity, & Resources

Mayor Frey moves forward with targeted approach to curb community spread in bars, restaurants
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey issued Emergency Regulation 2020-17, which delivers a targeted approach to curb community spread of COVID-19 in Minneapolis bars and restaurants. Frey’s executive action will effectively close bar areas in restaurants, clubs, and other indoor spaces. The Minneapolis Health Department is reporting a rate of 18 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 per day while the statewide rate has remained closer to 11 per 100,000.
The regulation takes effect 5 p.m. Aug. 1.


City Council declares racism a public health emergency
The City Council has approved a resolution declaring racism a public health emergency in the City of Minneapolis and committed to a series of action steps to dedicate more resources to racial equity work. The resolution notes that “racism in all its forms causes persistent discrimination and disparate outcomes in many areas of life, including housing, education, health, employment, public safety and criminal justice; exacerbated further by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis,” and “a multitude of studies connect racism to inequitable health outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), including cancer, coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, high infant and maternal mortality rates demonstrating that racism is the root cause of social determinants of health.” The resolution commits the City Council and mayor to recognize the “severe impact of racism on the wellbeing of residents and the city overall” and to allocate funding, staff and resources to “actively engage in racial equity in order to name, reverse, and repair the harm done to BIPOC.”  Read more about the resolution and action steps policymakers have pledged to take.

 National Night Out recommended date changes to Sept. 15 for 2020: The Minneapolis recommended National Night Out date for 2020 is Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Residents can find out if their block is already signed up by emailing crime.prevention@minneapolismn.gov. Registered block leaders received notices directly about closing their streets to hold their event, but a block without a block leader could still hold a COVID-19 safe event by spreading out across three or four yards to make enough space for physical distancing.

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


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COVID-19 Updates & Resources:

Minnesota peacetime emergency for COVID-19 extended: Gov. Walz extended Minnesota’s peacetime emergency through Aug. 12 to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 peacetime emergency protects Minnesotans against evictions and wage garnishment, provides expedited procurement power for personal protective equipment and other equipment, allows Minnesota to re-open society strategically while following the advice of public health experts, and protects workers from unsafe working conditions.
The governor points out that the emergency is not over, and we must continue necessary protections that are saving lives and keeping people safe. Working without the peacetime emergency would create a significant challenge and slowdown in the state’s response efforts and ability to provide emergency aid and economic relief across the state quickly – particularly with the current number of deaths and new cases. Forty-nine out of the 50 states are in states of emergency because COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to proliferate. Read the executive order.

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Ways to Help

How to donate food & supplies If you’re moved to support your community by donating food, the best way to reach hungry people is through food shelves. And the best way to help food shelves is with monetary donations. The dollars go much further through their own purchases, it prevents food donations from spoiling, and it allows the food shelves to purchase specific items that are needed for the community. Please note that Minneapolis Public Schools is not able to accept food donations or supplies at its food distribution sites or schools at this time. For information on how to support food shelves and meal sites, please visit the Health Department’s food donations page or view the pdf for specific needs shared by food shelves.


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Virtual concerts, events, tours, and children’s activities to entertain everyone during social distancing:

Mill City Times Puzzle of the Week: “Blue River”
https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/online-jigsaw-puzzle-player.html?url=aHR0cHM6Ly9saXZlLnN0YXRpY2ZsaWNrci5jb20vODMzOS84MjY0ODUzNDU4XzFlZjUzNzYxZjlfay5qcGc~
 
Aquatennial Memories and Videos
https://www.aquatennial.com/Aqua2020/
http://mspmag.com/arts-and-culture/aquatennial-2020-goes-virtual/
 
FLOW: Northside Ars Crawl 2020
July 31 – August 1
https://www.northmpls.org/flow
 
Digital Fringe Festival
https://www.minnpost.com/artscape/2020/07/minnesota-fringe-virtual-festival-is-coming-several-museums-are-now-open/
 

Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify Virtual Discussions with the Author
http://millcitytimes.com/news/local-author-carolyn-holbrook-to-discuss-her-new-book-tell-m.html
 
Virtual Minnesota Fringe Festival
July 30 – August 9
https://www.minnesotafringe.org/