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Experience Minnehaha Avenue’s reopening!

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By robb, November 7, 2016 6:36 am

Join Hennepin County, local businesses, and community and agency partners to celebrate the completion of Minnehaha Avenue.  The November 12th event will start with a community open house at Adams Triangle (41st and Minnehaha Avenue) at 11 am. Refreshments, games, bike-safety checks, and more until 12:30.  At 12:30 there will be a group bike ride and tour of the improved Minnehaha Avenue – a chance to check out first hand the new bike lanes, pedestrian improvements, and streetscaping – finishing up at Lake Street near Wilson Law Group.

Running all day until 4 pm will be the 2nd annual corridor scavenger hunt — this year the Golden Bicycle Hunt at 20+ businesses along the corridor.  Pick up a card at Adams Triangle or any participating business!  Return your cards to Adams Triangle for a prize drawing at 4:30 pm!  The day will end at Lake & Minnehaha with a variety of specials at Downtown Longfellow area businesses.

Check the Experience Minnehaha Facebook page for more information.

Experience Minnehaha Avenue Event Flyer

Experience Minnehaha Avenue in one week

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By robb, October 16, 2015 11:26 am

Experience Minnehaha October 24 event flyer

Experience Minnehaha Avenue, featuring the Minne-Mile Nightmarket and Great Golden Pumpkin Search

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By robb, October 10, 2015 9:54 pm

Experience Minnehaha Avenue on October 24, 2015

A day and night of fun to support our local businesses.  Bring your friends, family and neighbors!  Celebrate the half-way mark for rebuilding Minnehaha Avenue!

12 to 5 p.m.        The Great Golden Pumpkin Search

Embark on a quest to find the Golden Pumpkin at 16 shops along Minnehaha Avenue and join in special activities along the way. Pumpkin-finders will be eligible for great prizes!

Where?  16 businesses along Minnehaha between Lake Street and Minnehaha Park – Grab a “pumpkin search” card at participating locations – Details to come.

5 to 10 p.m.        Minne-Mile Nightmarket and fall festival

Food trucks, artisan booths, beer, movies, and local vendors selling green, upcycled, ecological merchandise! Plus a ton of family fun with jugglers, bubble contraptions, a mini-arcade, bouncy house, and more (5 to 7 pm).  Live music from Liz Wilkinson & Andrew Scheiber, Dan Israel, and Jake Allen.

Where?  Adams Triangle, 41st St. & Minnehaha Ave. / Time Bomb Vintage, 4008 Minnehaha Ave.

More info –

Brought to you by the Longfellow Business Association, Longfellow Community Council, Hennepin County, Minnehaha Mile businesses, Patrick’s Cabaret.

Schedule of activities for Aug 22 Experience Minnehaha Avenue

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By robb, August 21, 2015 11:26 am

Our schedule for August 22nd’s activities:

Turquoise Vintage / 3456 Minnehaha Ave

  • 1PM to 4PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Emily Richardson, vintage beads and gemstone patterns
  • 1PM to 4PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Laura Burlis, found object assemblages

Paris Antiques / 3721 Minnehaha Ave

  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Cherie Burke, jewelry, mosaics, collages

The Fix Studio / 3725 Minnehaha Ave

Selam Coffee / 3860 Minnehaha Ave

  1. 12 noon to 2 PM:  House of Dance Twin Cities — breakdancing performance and instruction
  2. 2 PM to 4 PM:  Taja Will, assisted by Kathleen Pender – Site Specific Improvisation / Contact Improvisation

Sosa Foods / 3909 Minnehaha Ave

E’s Emporium / 3911 Minnehaha Ave

  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Ella Ritzman, hats and furnishings with vintage fabrics
  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Dan Goddard, wheel thrown, hand built ceramics

Time Bomb Vintage / 4008 Minnehaha Ave

  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Lisa Petersson, functional and curious home furnishings

Natural Built Home / 4020 Minnehaha Ave

  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Sally Lieberman, household textile goods
  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Megan Moore, cards, cardboard and gesso paintings

Junket:  Tossed & Found / 4049 Minnehaha Ave

  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Meg Erke, journals, block prints
  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Dave Holliday, bicycle taxidermy

Adams Triangle / 4100 Minnehaha Ave

Ballare Teatro / 4259 Minnehaha Ave

  • 10 AM to 2 PM:  Open house / Christopher Watson Dance Co. rehearsal

Aug 22 Experience Minnehaha Schedule

Experience Minnehaha Avenue on August 22

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By robb, August 20, 2015 3:27 pm

Join your neighbors for a series of fun, FREE, all-ages events along Minnehaha Avenue on Saturday, August 22 from noon to 4 pm! Enjoy dance performances and learn some new steps — from hip hop to break-dancing to Middle Eastern and drum performances. Performances/instruction will be outside along Minnehaha Avenue at the Fix Studio, Selam Coffee, Sosa Foods, and Adams Triangle.

In addition, LOLA will be hosting Pop-Up Shops at 6 vintage/reuse shops along the Minnehaha Mile shopping district. Artists will be in the shops from 1 to 4 pm.

Bike, walk, bus, (or drive) over to Minnehaha for music, dance/lessons, art, food, table tennis, bubbles – and a chance to support your local Minnehaha
Avenue businesses! More information on Experience Minnehaha Avenue activities can be found on the project Facebook page.

Experience Minnehaha Poster

Fix-it clinic at Longfellow Park

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By robb, February 9, 2015 12:11 pm

Hennepin County’s monthly Fix-It-Clinics provide an opportunity for residents to receive free, guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot, and fix their broken household items. Items could include small household appliances, lamps, clothing, electronics, mobile devices, and more.

Volunteer fixers who have skills in electrical, mechanical or electronics repair, wood working, sewing or general tinkering are essential to making the clinics successful. The clinic comes to Longfellow on Saturday, February 14 from 12 noon to 4 pm at the Longfellow Park Recreation Center at 36th Avenue and 35th Street.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Nancy Lo at or 612-348-9195.