Join us this Sunday September 22nd for Open Streets Nicollet! Open Streets Minneapolis events are free events that temporarily close major thoroughfares to car traffic, opening them up for people walking, biking, rolling, and playing. Check out the Open Streets Nicollet Facebook page or the event webpage for more details. Here are the things that I am most excited to see at Open Streets Nicollet!
1. KFAI - 90.3
Location: Nicollet and E 37th St
KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. KFAI is a non-commercial FM radio station operating on 90.3 MHz in Minneapolis and 106.7 MHz in St Paul. Join KFAI at Open Streets West Broadway for their remote broadcast with “Mostly Jazz”, DJs: Bill Cottman, and Yonci Jameson who will be playing America’s music from the classics to bebop and beyond… They have been playing every Saturday morning since 1995!
2. Cycling Without Age Twin Cities
Location: Nicollet Ave and E 37th St
Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a global movement. In the Twin Cities Chapter, they give rickshaw rides to residents of assisted living and long term nursing care facilities. At Open Streets Nicollet, CWA will offer rides to familiarize our communities with the program. As of March 2019 more than 1,600 chapter locations around the world offer Cycling Without Age from well over 2,500 rickshaw – and the numbers are still growing. Stop by for a ride and to learn more about how to get involved with CWA Twin Cities!
Location: Nicollet Ave and E 43rd St
Come check out Apoy, a Filipino restaurant in Minneapolis started by three friends with creative minds about a year ago! Apoy is the word for "fire" in Tagalog, the main dialect of the Philippines. The restaurant now offers authentic Filipino brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 11-2 pm! Stop by for a treat!
4. The Studio School
Location: Nicollet Ave between E Lake and E 31st St
Located by the Walker Art Center, The Studio School is a public, tuition-free school providing problem- and project-driven educational program for students in grades 9-12 in Minneapolis. They offer a studio-based visual and media arts, design, and engineering curriculum combined with rigorous, interdisciplinary liberal arts studies, and local, national, and world-wide service-learning opportunities for all students. At their tent, they will be distributing informational materials and offering a creative activity where participants can capture their Open Streets Nicollet experience by making some wearable art. Come check them out!
5. Kingfield Farmers Market
Location: Nicollet Ave between E 43rd St and E 44th St
The Kingfield Farmers Market takes place every Sunday from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. It is a produce-focused market offering a wide variety of fruits and vegetables along with prepared foods, coffee, hand made crafts, music, kids activities and more. Come by, and check out their recipes to prepare ahead!
6. Lyndale and Kingfield Neighborhood Associations
Location: Nicollet Ave between E 35th St and E 36th St
Be sure to say hello to the local hosts of Open Streets Nicollet, the Kingfield and Lyndale Neighborhood Associations! Here you'll be able to check in for volunteering, and learn more about how to get involved with your local neighborhood.
7. InnerCity Tennis
Location: Nicollet Ave and W 40th St
InnerCity Tennis coaches will provide fun obstacle courses along with a mini-court tennis station. InnerCity Tennis is a non-profit organization located in south Minneapolis that has 65 years of experience linking character, self esteem building, and physical education with inner-city youth. Find out more about ICT's tennis programs at their tent, and play to win prizes!
Open Streets Nicollet is hosted locally by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association and the Lyndale Neighborhood Association.
Open Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis event, hosted by Our Streets Minneapolis.