This 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.
This 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 popular 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.