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Night Before New Year’s Eve

Sunday, December 30, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy

The Night Before New Year’s Eve party, now in its 20th year, is a family-oriented, free event for neighborhood families. The celebration includes lots of carnival games with prizes, indoor bowling and the famous Nokomis Fish Pond. Families will also enjoy a kid-friendly dinner, a Kid’s Dance DJ, marshmallow roasting over a bonfire, New Year’s fortunes, a “midnight” (7:15 pm) countdown complete with noisemakers and much more.  To help cover the cost of the event, NENA suggests a $10 donation per family.

Food Drive

New this year, NENA will be holding a food drive for the Minnehaha Food Shelf.Please bring non-perishable foods, toiletries, household or baby items to donate.

Volunteer!

Nokomis East needs volunteers for the Night Before New Year’s Eve. This event is fun for everyone who attends, including the volunteers, and it cannot happen without you! Volunteers working the event will be treated to a free pizza dinner. Opportunities for families, groups, and young adult volunteers are available. Sign up to volunteer at http://bit.ly/NBNYE or call 612-724-5652.

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NENA Launches a New Business Grant Program

NENA is offering two new grants for Nokomis Area businesses: the Marketing Matching Grant and the Business Partnerships Grant.  The goals of these grant projects are to provide support for Nokomis East business districts, encourage business partnerships, and increase local customer traffic to our businesses.

Nokomis East Marketing Matching Grant
Businesses seeking to update their branding, website, marketing, or looking to attract more customers can apply for up to $2,000 for their project.  This grant matches $2 for every $1 spent by the participant.

Nokomis East Business Marketing Matching Grant Guidelines

Business Marketing Matching Application 2017

Nokomis East Business Partnership Grant
Two or more Nokomis East businesses that seek to engage in a short or long-term marketing or public engagement partnership can apply for up to $5,000 in matching funds.  This grant matches $2 for every $1 spent by the participant.

Nokomis East Business Partnership Grant Guidelines

Nokomis East Business Partnership Grant Application

Contact Program and Communication Manager Lauren Hazenson at lauren.hazenson@nokomiseast.org for more information.

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Welcome to Nokomis East!

NENA Mission Statement:
To better the quality of life and build a sense of community pride by sponsoring actions which help our environment, businesses and homes.

Illustration created by Megan Moore

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