50th Neighborhood Celebration May 30

IMG_4808-2This year, Field Regina Northrop is commemorating 50 years as a neighborhood, and we are going to celebrate like never before. Our annual spring neighborhood parade and gathering will be replaced this year with an all-day extravaganza at McRae Park for neighbors and friends of all ages. Events kick off on the McRae field on May 30th at 11 a.m. and continue throughout the day and into the night, closing with a special reception at Turtle Bread Company.

Screen Shot 2015-05-05 at 1.30.34 PMThis celebration will, for the first time ever, feature a full beer garden from 2:30-5 p.m. Sponsored by Pepito’s Restaurant and Adrian’s Tavern, the beer garden will be located in the permanent broomball court at McRae Park and will be equipped with high-top tables, a stage for live music, and service from our sponsors so you can enjoy visiting with your neighbors. In addition, a half-dozen food trucks and food venders will be on hand all day serving everything from fish and chips to dumplings to cupcakes.

From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the field stage, we have a program of familyfriendly live music, dancers and spokenword artists. The Aztec Dancers will be back this year, accompanied by several local jazz performances and the popularScreen Shot 2015-05-05 at 1.30.41 PM McRae Park Ballerinas with Miss Minneapolis making a special appearance to introduce guests to our stage. In the park, there is more family fun with a children’s play area complete with a bouncy castle, pony rides, a dunk tank, ring toss and other fun carnival games for kids.

A raffle to benefit FRNNG will feature prizes of a children’s-size and adult-size bicycle from Nokomis Cycle. More raffle prizes will be available as we get closer to the event. In addition, representatives from dozens of local businesses and groups that will be providing free demonstrations include massage, a bike repair station, Sword Club demonstrations, dog tricks, and even showing off some backyard chickens!

The party will continue on into the evening with a private neighborhood reception at Turtle Bread Company. Due to limited seating, the first 100 neighbors to RSVP will obtain a free ticket. Please RSVP by May 15 by emailing frnng@frnng.org, by calling the office at (612) 721-5424, or by contacting us on social media to indicate how many tickets you would like. To help celebrate our 50th anniversary, Turtle Bread will be giving attendees ages 55 and older a free glass of wine.

There is so much going on this year that calling it the Annual Neighborhood Celebration just doesn’t do it justice. This is a celebration of everything we love about Field Regina Northrop, together in one place, plus the 50 years of history and hard work put in by so many residents to make this the neighborhood we enjoy today. Join us on Facebook and Twitter for the lastest information about vendors, times and any new surprises.

4 thoughts on “50th Neighborhood Celebration May 30

  1. Jody

    Maybe this is a dumb question, but when is this? I couldn’t find a date on the Closer To Home paper, or here?

    1. Chris Schommer Post author

      Hi Jody, the date is May 30th, hiding in the headline. I will add it to the content as well. Hope to see you there!

  2. Caroline Neu

    Where do I RSVP for the Turtle Bread Reception? The link on the postcard doesn’t work. Thanks

    1. Chris Schommer Post author

      Hi Caroline, we are doing RSVP via email and the FRNNG office email is: frnng@frnng.org
      I can add you directly if you would like to just reply to this comment. Just let me know how many tickets you will reserve.


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