Imagine 6th Avenue North

Sun. May 15th | 1-4PM
Harrison Park
An interactive Mobile Museum Pop-up and Park Party

Before Olson Memorial Highway was built, North Minneapolis was home to a thriving business corridor known as 6th Avenue North. The community had easy access to grocery stores, shopping, barber shops, entertainment, and more. Today, that all is gone and we are left with a highway cutting through our neighborhoods... The story doesn't end there: we can still address the past harms and create a better future for North Minneapolis. This event is an interactive space for you to discover the history of 6th Avenue North and envision a future through Bring Back 6th. Join us for:

  • An interactive, mobile museum to experience the history of the corridor
  • Fresh Vision Grocery: Learn about Olson and pick out what changes you want to see on the corridor
  • Hustle Arcade: Play games and hear from local entrepreneurs
  • Live music by Jellybean Johnson at 3PM
  • Yoga class from Mangos in India at 1PM
  • Guided movement and meditation by Chance York at 2:30PM
  • "Seed bombs" and seed art by Youth Farm
  • Roller skating and rentals from Twin Cities Skating
  • Local vendor market by The Dream Shop
  • Gateway by local artist Athena Estimé & more

This concept will showcase the vibrant neighborhood that once stood in the location that is now Olson Memorial Highway, as well as the history of harm that was inflicted on North Minneapolis when the highway was built.

Beyond history, this event features an interactive space to envision a restored 6th Avenue North. You will be able to give your feedback, share your vision, and more at this engaging event.

This is event is hosted and created by Our Streets Minneapolis, the Harrison Neighborhood Association, and the University of Minnesota Heritage Studies Studies and Public History program.

All are welcome to attend this free and all-ages event. RSVP on facebook and share the event with friends.

Learn more about Bring Back 6th

Bring Back 6th is a community vision to improve Olson Memorial Highway and bring opportunities back to North Minneapolis. Read more.

 

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