Sunday August 16th from 11am-5pm, Open Streets Mpls is taking over Franklin Avenue again from 28th to Portland, spanning Cedar Ave. and connecting Seward and Phillips! Read more about it here.
In the lead up to the event, and the day of, it’s takes hundreds of people and people power hours to make Open Streets happen. If you’re feeling the spirit and want to get involved, there are lots of important volunteer needs you can fill. At the moment, we need a crew of folks to visit the businesses along Franklin and hand out fliers letting business owners know how they can get involved with a spot on the street. Closer to the event, we’ll send another crew out to all of Seward to remind residents that the event is coming up. This is a fun and easy way to meet new people and support something awesome and community building.
Interested in volunteering? Email Beth from the Bike Coalition (the group leading Open Streets) at: email@example.com
Interested in sponsoring the event with programming on the street or a financial gift? Get the ball rolling by filling out this webform here.
Photo of bike helmet decorating at ArtiCulture. Open Streets 2014.
From the Midtown Greenway Coalition’s website:
6 p.m. – Midnight
Join us for the BIGGEST and BRIGHTEST night on the Greenway! Featuring more than 30 art installations and performances in and along the corridor.
The arts festival is free, while the bike ride has a registration fee and donations that raise funds to support the Greenway.
Register for the Night Bike Ride: Bike Ride Registration
See the list of performers, times, and locations here: Glow Artists
Volunteer for the Greenway Glow: Volunteer
We will also be organizing a “Family Glow” from 6 – 9 p.m., located in the Soo Line Community Garden (one block east of Lyndale). The free Family Glow will feature hands-on “make and take” art activities for kids. It will kick off the larger Greenway Glow arts festival that will be from 8 p.m. – Midnight throughout the Greenway.
Everyone is welcome to join us at the new Soo Visual Arts Center on Bryant from 8 p.m. – Midnight. There will be live music, gallery exhibis, and you can purchase tasty hot dogs and sausages from Prairie Dogs and drinks from bartenders from Bryant-Lake Bowl. Free admission.
Hope to see you on June 20th in the Midtown Greenway!
Specifically at the Vine Arts Center (27th Ave. & the Greenway)
Spinning Stories: Stories After Dark – Kate Kunkel Bailey “Currency” – Listen to tales by talented storytellers and ride along to hear more at two other locations along the Midtown Greenway. 9:30 p.m. and again at 11:30 p.m.
Vine Arts Center will also be featuring Night Gallery, art illuminating the darkness, painting with light, projection and shadow-play. Vine Arts will also have ambient bass music provided by Charles Milkey.
More information here.