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Green Minneapolis Announces The Commons 2018 Summer Season Programming / Events
(Minneapolis, MN – May 16, 2018) Green Minneapolis has released The Commons 2018 Summer Season of programming and events. Green Minneapolis is under contract with the City of Minneapolis to operate, maintain, and program the 4.2 acre downtown green space.

2017 was a successful first full year of operation. The Commons hosted 68 free community events, fulfilling the vision of an active and vibrant downtown park, and welcomed over 500,000 guests, not including attendees of stadium events. The summer kicked off with Northern Spark, an overnight festival celebrating the Twin Cities’ thriving arts community, and concluded with a free performance by the Minnesota Orchestra with over 3,500 people from diverse communities gathered together to share an evening of food, music, and enjoyment.

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Go to the Immaculate heart of Mary and Sacred Heart of Jesus Ceremony!
The ceremony of Xopantla, the flowering of light, Immaculate heart of Mary and Sacred Heart of Jesus will be on June 15 and 16, 2018. We begin on June 15 with a Sacred Vigil and continue on the 16th with Aztec dance. There will be a community feast at 2:00 p.m., everyone is welcome to this non-violent, family oriented ceremony. If you wish to bring an offering please bring flowers, candels or any other donation to the ceremony.

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Check Out the Minnesota Sinfonia Family Lighter Side Concert at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival
The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional, non-profit chamber orchestra offering free-admission concerts and educational programs in and around the Twin Cities. All programs are accessible and welcoming to all ages.

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Let’s Go! Northside Storyville Community Film Screening + Discussion
We’re on a journey to tell real stories from real people.

Join us for a community screening of Northside Storyville! A first of its kind video series featuring North Minneapolis residents, entrepreneurs, youth and change makers.

On June 21st at the Capri Theater we’ll screen the first 6 episodes of Northside Storyville, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A with our filmmakers and episode features.

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It’s Finally Farmers Market Season! Hey Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market!
The Northeast Farmers Market adds to the livability of the neighborhood by providing a welcoming and accessible community market and gathering place. We contribute to the success of local growers and producers and foster sustainability in the Northeast community.

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Help Those in Need. Cook for Kids @ the Ronald McDonald House
Please join us to cook & serve Chinese vegetarian meals to about 70 guests who stay in the house.
— Please RSVP:
— According to the group guidelines of Ronald McDonald House, volunteers must be 14 years or older.

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One Garden at a Time: Creating Healthy Environments & Community
Strategic Focus: Environment

The Minnesota Department of Health leads a monthly learning opportunity for anyone who is interested in building resilience and promoting mental well-being. Learn. Dream. Plan.

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Have You Been to Music in the Parks? Check this Seasons Schedule Out!
Swing, Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Classical and much more. The MPRB summer concert season fills the air daily with music at five concert venues running Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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Awww Shucks. Minneapolis Repeats as Nation’s Best Park System, According to The Trust for Public Land’s 2019 ParkScore® Index
Minneapolis has the best park system in the United States, according to The Trust for Public Land’s 7th annual ParkScore® index, which was released today by the nonprofit organization.

Minneapolis narrowly edged…

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Sports Team Registration for the United Hmong Family’s 38th Freedom Festival is Open!

Find our full registration form on our newly launched website here:

Deadline to register is June 15, 2018.

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Join Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem for Experiencing the Racial Body and Mind
Friday-Saturday, June 15-16 • Unity Church
Resmaa Menakem and Robin DiAngelo will co-lead this rare opportunity to address both sides of the “dance” of racism. Together Resmaa and Robin will connect the mind and the body within the system of white supremacy and offer a map for healing.

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It’s Back! HmongTown Festival! Sports, Performances, Fashion Shows, Bouncy Houses?!
Last year’s festival was a blast and we had a great turn out! This year, we’d like to continue the great success and promote an even greater festival. This year, we’re adding a Volleyball tournament, along with KabTob and TujLub! There will be numerous stage activities, such as; an Elderly Pageant, Fashion Show, Kids’ Singing Competition, and many more! We’ll also continue our Parade! There will be inflatables for kids! FUN for ALL!! and yes, FOOD!

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Who’s Going to The Hmong Arts and Craft Fair? It’s Coming Soon!
The Hmong Arts and Craft fair will be held on June 23 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, located at 2410 Stillwater Rd E, Maplewood, MN 55119 from 11am – 4pm.

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Join us for the 13th Annual FLOW Northside Arts Crawl July 26-28
FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 26-28 2018. Since 2006, FLOW Northside Arts Crawl has become both a community celebration and premier art event in North Minneapolis. FLOW is a non-juried, self-guided tour of studios, galleries, theaters, commercial and vacant spaces over a mile and half of the West Broadway corridor. From b-boys to ballet, graffiti to graphite, rap to rhapsody, fine artist to artisan, practicing to professional, FLOW showcases the great art being made every day on the Northside. FLOW is a program of the West Broadway Coalition that showcase over 300 artists of all ages and experiences at 35 different locations with an exciting day of indoor and outdoor activities. Join us as we come together to create in community and continue to shine a light on the Northside through the arts.

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Always Excited for This! Little Mekong Market, Click the Link for More Details
Little Mekong is the Asian business and cultural district in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Located between Mackubin and Galtier streets along University Avenue, the district boasts a diversity of cultures, top rated restaurants and unique shopping experiences. Visitors come to Little Mekong to experience the unique culture and flavors of Southeast Asia.

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Get Out of the House for Juneteenth – Celebrating Freedom Day at Bethune Park
A community-led celebration at Bethune Park, the site of the first freedom day celebration in Minneapolis led by two of the original founders, Michael Chaney and Spike Moss. Join us for this exciting event.

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The Northern Spark Festival is Back This Weekend! Stay Up ALL Night, They Say it’s Lit!
Northern Spark is known as an all-night art festival that lights up the Twin Cities. This year, we’re trying something new.

In mid June, tens of thousands of people gather throughout the city to explore giant video projections, play in temporary installations in the streets, and enjoy experimental performances in green spaces.

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Read About Cycles for Change Apprenticeship Program. Apply? Umm, Yes Please!
Cycles for Change employed seven high school aged youth to learn bicycle repair, go on bike rides, speak to their neighbors at local community events about bicycling, and learn about transportation policy. Youth provided bicycle mechanic support at Cycles for Change’s Open Shop, where community members can drop in and access free bike repair. Youth also had the unique opportunity to support Cycles for Change in building out a new bike shop when the organization relocated their Minneapolis shop. Youth helped vision the space, plan the layout, and participate in the physical buildout of this new bike shop.

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Be Aware! Buses will replace Blue and Green Line trains June 15-18. It’s okay though, Metro Transit has it taken care of.
Beginning at 6:15 p.m. Friday, June 15, buses will replace Blue Line trains from Franklin Ave. to Target Field Station and Green Line trains from Raymond Ave. to Target Field Station.

Trains will resume by 3:30 a.m. on Monday, June 18.

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It’s Really Actually Pretty Bad… I-35W construction – Ride it out with us! Again, Metro Transit Comes Through with Some Much Needed Assistance!
Know how to navigate your way to, through and from downtown during the ongoing I-35W construction project. Minimize your stress by letting Metro Transit get you downtown and back on bus or the METRO Blue Line. Many routes will have transit advantages, making the move from your car to a bus or train an easy decision!

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