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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
  • Open House & Conversation: 46th/Snelling Development Proposal

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Where: Hiawatha School Recreation Center, 4305 E 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA


    Please join Longfellow Community Council (LCC) for an Open House and Conversation on the Proposed Development at 46th St & Snelling Ave (the Capp Industries site). The event will take place at Hiawatha School Recreation Center, 4301 E 42nd Street.

    City staff from Community Planning and Economic Development, along with Steffanie Musich, District 5 Park Board Commissioner and Project Developer staff will be on hand to hear feedback and answer questions.

    For details, email or call 612-722-4529, ext. 13. RSVP to the Facebook event here:

  • NENA Board of Directors Meeting

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Where: NENA Office, 4313 E. 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55417


    NENA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, marking its beginnings in the mid-1980’s and incorporated in 1997, by residents and businesses to strengthen our four southeast Minneapolis neighborhoods.

    NENA is led by a 15 person Board of Directors comprised of community members, elected by the community at our Annual Meeting in April. We are a neighborhood-driven organization and thrive with a diverse group of volunteers and active committee participants

    Board meetings are the fourth Thursdays of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the NENA Office. (Board meetings in November and December are held on the third Thursday). Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

    The first 15 minutes of every Board meeting is set aside for neighbors to bring issues and ideas to the attention of the Board. All are welcome to attend the meeting and to address the Board!

    Access Board Agendas and Minutes:

    Interested in learning more about serving on the NENA Board of Directors?

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
  • The Psychology of Sustainable Behavior Workshop

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Where: Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA


    The Psychology of Sustainable Behavior - Workshop

    Are you someone who cares about the environment and wishes more people would make environmentally sustainable choices? Have you ever wondered how you can help people make those choices? You won’t want to miss this!

    Saturday, February 25, 2017
    9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Lynnhurst Community Center

    The Psychology of Sustainable Behavior: A skill-building workshop to support voluntary behavior change
    Developed and Facilitated by Dr. Christie Manning, Macalester College

    Building a sustainable community will come about through many human decisions, some large and consequential (e.g. what will our community put on the roads to mitigate ice in winter?), some small and seemingly innocuous (e.g. should I water my lawn today?). When people make these decisions, the environmental and social consequences are often not their primary consideration. Instead, choices and actions are driven by the set of circumstances and priorities they face in the moment. In this workshop, Dr. Manning will introduce a set of psychological guidelines, drawn from research studies, that help create situations where the sustainable choice is also the most obvious or appealing. These guidelines facilitate individual-level action, and build bridges to larger-scale, city-level systemic change.

    The workshop will offer several exercises designed to help you:
    1. Identify and overcome barriers that stop people from taking action.
    2. Understand your community’s identity and values.
    3. Build social norms for sustainability.
    4. Meet people’s deeper psychological needs.

    The workshop facilitator, Dr. Christie Manning, has spent the last 15 years applying psychological research to issues of natural resource use, social justice, and sustainability.

    REGISTER HERE. Registration deadline is February 17, 2017.
    Questions, email

    This workshop is organized and sponsored by several Minneapolis neighborhoods, in partnerships with City Council Members Linea Palmisano and John Quincy.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
  • Planning Meeting - New Nokomis East Community Food Garden

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Where: St. James Episcopal Church, 3225 E Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA


    Are you interested in gardening, building community and raising food for good local causes? You should attend the first meeting! Help our neighborhood add a third community garden – this one will grow food for you and for local food shelves.

    St James Episcopal Church on Minnehaha Parkway is expanding the onsite garden and is inviting neighbors to join. Everyone is welcome – first time gardeners to expert green thumbs. At the planning meeting, we will discuss the shared goals of the project, how the garden will be run and we will determine the name of this new green patch.

    Community gardens add beauty to the neighborhood and heighten people's awareness and appreciation for living things. In addition to growing plants, you will be growing community connections and meeting new neighbors.
    Planting the Seeds Planning Meeting
    Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017
    6:30 – 8:00 pm
    St James Episcopal Church, 3225 E Minnehaha Pkwy

    This is a project of NENA’s Green Initiatives Committee. All are welcome!

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
  • NENA Housing, Commercial and Streetscape Committee

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Where: NENA Office, 4313 E. 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55417


    More Information:

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
  • 46th Street / Riverview Corridor Community Input Session

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Where: Dowling Elementary School, 3900 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA


    The Longfellow Community Council, the Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association and the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association are co-hosting a community information and input session on March 2, 2017.

    Come and learn more about the Riverview Corridor and plans for 46th Street from the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority.

    The public meeting is from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The meeting will be an open house format, with a short presentation from the county at 6:15 p.m. County staff will be present to answer questions throughout the meeting.

    Come with your questions and suggestions. This is an occasion to identify any concerns you may have about the project. You’ll have an opportunity to see the project design concepts and hear and exchange ideas with your neighbors and county staff.

    More info:

Saturday, March 4th, 2017
  • First Saturday Book Collection @ Nokomis Library

    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Where: Nokomis Library, 5100 South 34th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55417, United States


    First Saturdays of the month are collection days for donations of used books, at Nokomis Community Library.

    Volunteers who are Friends of the Nokomis Library will be on hand to receive your gently used books, CDs, DVDs and audio-books. We especially are in great need of children's books and books for young adults.

    We cannot accept your Reader's Digest compilations, magazines, text books, out-of-date computer manuals or out-of-date travel resource books. Please help us by recycling or disposing of these things at home.

    Thanks again for your donations which help the many clubs, author talks, programs and events we all enjoy at the Nokomis Library. Please join us if you have the time to assist in our book collections.

Monday, March 6th, 2017
  • NENA General Membership Meeting

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Where: Morris Recreation Center, 5531 39th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA


    The NENA Board of Directors has scheduled a General Membership meeting on Monday, March 6, 2017, to present the next steps of the strategic planning process. In December 2015, the Board passed the 2016-2018 Strategic Plan, and over the past year, has made significant progress.

    As part of the Strategic Plan, NENA has developed a multi-year strategy for funding housing, commercial, streetscape, environmental and community engagement projects initiated by the neighborhood. In March, the NENA Board will share with our community this funding strategy and ask for support from the community at the General Membership meeting.

    Highlights include adding an additional $100,000 to NENA’s home improvement loan programs; housing and renter outreach programs, including the new NENA Curb Appeal Matching Grant Lottery; green initiatives such as the new 50th Street Monarch and Pollinator Corridor Project and the Minneapolis Monarch Festival; community development projects in partnership with the Nokomis East Business Association and local businesses; and continued funding for neighborhood favorites such as the Annual Nokomis East Garage Sale Day and Nights out with NENA. Join us to learn about what NENA has planned for the upcoming years to benefit our neighborhood.

    As part of NENA’s multi-year funding strategy, the NENA Board is also recommending a NRP Plan Modification to move $115,000 to Environmental Programming and $25,000 to Community Development Programming. These funds will be reallocated from overfunded program areas including Housing Initiatives, Environmental Initiatives – Tree Planting, Community Engagement Initiatives and Staff Support. The Plan Modification requires minor language changes to allow for an expanded programmatic use of NRP funds.

    All residents, businesses and property owners in the four Nokomis East neighborhoods are strongly encouraged to attend on March 6, 2017, and help NENA plan for the future. In addition to the NRP Plan Modification, the Board will present proposed amendments to NENA’s Bylaws. Both proposals require a vote and approval from the General Membership.

    NENA General Membership Meeting
    Monday, March 6, 2017
    6:30 – 8 p.m.
    Morris Park Recreation Center - 5531 39th Avenue S.

    Questions? Contact NENA's Executive Director Becky Timm at 612-724-5652 or

    More Info:

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
  • NENA Green Initiatives Committee Meeting

    Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Where: NENA Office, 4313 E. 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55417


    More Info:

    GI Committee Meeting Minutes:

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
  • NENA Executive Committee Meeting

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Where: NENA Office, 4313 E. 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55417


    More Information:

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