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A Night on 48th – Nov 3rd, 2018

The celebration takes place at Turtle Bread Company on Saturday, November 3rd, from 7–10 p.m. Tickets purchased before October 27 cost $15 – $20 at the door – and include the buffet of food from Turtle Bread Company and Pizza Biga, live music, and a wine raffle ticket. Staff from Turtle Bread serves soft drinks, wine, and beer at the cash bar. Space in Turtle Bread is limited; tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Purchase your ticket online with the link below or by calling the office 612-721-5424.

 


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Question: When does the buzz about Night on 48th begin? Answer: Right after last year’s sold-out festive event. It’s not an understatement to report that people have fun at Night on 48th. They talk about it – and look forward to it – all year long. They relax, visit with each other and meet new people, sip wine and beer from a cash bar, eat tasty food prepared by Turtle Bread Company and Pizza Biga, listen to laid-back music, and shop the silent auction.

In addition to creating a night of pure neighborly fun, Night on 48th is our neighborhood’s primary fundraiser. It’s an event during which neighbors celebrate all that makes Field Regina Northrop an appealing area in which to live, do business, and have fun.

The funds that are raised through ticket sales, support from generous sponsors, and sales of items and services donated to the silent auction all contribute to the many activities and improvements that occur in our neighborhood.

Music

Music provided by AKOUO returns by popular demand. The band will again establish a relaxed ambiance for socializing and shopping. They describe their sound as “a collage of musical genres” including jazz, R&B, funk, gospel, country western, and rock, all of which was embraced with enthusiasm for the past several years by guests.

New this year: childcare

On a first-come, first-served basis for adults who reserve to attend Night on 48th, a limited number of spaces for childcare, for kids from ages 5 to 10, are available at McRae Park. There is no charge for this service but tips will be happily accepted. To reserve space for your child or children, send an email to mcrae@minneapolisparks.org or call the park at 612-370-4909.

Silent auction

Exciting items will be included in the silent auction including the always-popular stay at Pier 1 in Duluth.

Items donated to the silent auction provide the opportunity for guests to shop locally, support our neighborhood, and score attractive products and services from nearby businesses and individuals. The silent auction is also an opportunity for an individual or business to donate an item that puts your name in front of 125 people. To learn more, contact program manager Stearline Rucker in
the neighborhood office.

In addition to those who donate to the silent auction, the neighborhood greatly appreciates the sponsors of Night on 48th who make this annual event a big success, even before the first guest has entered the door! Please thank our sponsors when you patronize their businesses.

Our volunteer board members set up the event, provide hospitality during the event, and clean up afterward. If you would like to get involved to help host Night on 48th, please contact Stearline in the FRNNG office. (612) 721-5424; frnng@frnng.org

We’re eager to see you on Saturday,
November 3rd. Invite a neighborhood friend and join us to have fun and raise money to keep our community safe, connected, and beautiful. 

Operation Alley Clean-up for the Field Neighborhood

Attention residents of Field, (That’s south of 46th Street, West of Chicago ave) your Neighborhood Representative Mark Perrier has organized a trash pickup for your area on Saturday, September 29th. Need to get rid of some junk? All you have to do is leave it out by your ally by 9:00 AM on September the 29th and volunteers will be by to help clear it away. Please no hazardous material, paint, tires, oils or construction waste.

We also need volunteers! We will form two teams that will load junk into City provided garbage trucks. If you can help your neighbors out, gather at Field School 4546 4th Avenue at 8:45am. We plan to finish at noon and pizza will be served for lunch.

For more information or questions about what you can dispose of contact Field Representative Mark Perrier your at fieldprep@frnng.org

This will be the final neighborhood clean up event for 2018. Look for more opportunities all around the neighborhood in the spring!

Ineligible Items

  • Tires
  • Paint
  • Oils
  • Hazardous Material
  • Asphalt
  • Black Top
  • Bricks
  • Cement
  • Concrete
  • Concrete Tubs
  • Patio Blocks
  • Paving Materials
  • Plaster
  • Rocks
  • Sand
  • Demolition Debris
  • Flooring
  • Linoleum
  • Lumber
  • Pallets
  • Plaster
  • Roofing Materials
  • Sheetrock
  • Siding
  • Tiles

Examples of Items for Pickup

  • Old chairs
  • Clothing
  • Carpet
  • Dresser
  • Storm Doors
  • Appliances
  • Computers
  • File Cabinets
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Televisions
  • DVD/VCRs

For additional questions email fieldrep@frnng.org

 

D-Line at 48th and Chicago

Join Metro Transit on Thursday, September 13th to discuss and plan the D-Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stop planned for 48th and Chicago. (Note there was a typo on the mailed postcard. The meeting is NOT on Tuesday, as the 13th is on a Thursday. We apologize for the error) 

Date: Thursday, September 13th
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: St. Joan of Arc Church. 4537 Third Ave South – Door 1

Residents and business owners are invited to an informal open house to share their thoughts and observations to help Metro Transit guide the design and planning of the 48th and Chicago D-Line BRT station. While there are stations also located at 42nd and Chicago, 46th and Chicago, and 52nd and Chicago, the location at 48th and Chicago has been directed for further design study due to the complexity of the intersection.

A map of the proposed station will be displayed to allow for comments and to help identify problem areas. Metro Transit staff will provide information on the project background and existing ridership on this project.

This meeting is sponsored by Metro Transit.

Regina Neighborhood Cleanup Day on Sat. July 28

The FRNNG Community and Safety Committee is hosting a neighborhood cleanup on Sat. July 28 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. We need your help! The event will spruce up your neighborhood and give you a chance to meet and work with your Regina neighbors. 

We will meet at Evangelist Crusaders Church at 43074th Avenue at 10:00 am. The committee will assign streets to cover, and we’ll all work together to pick up loose debris and recycling materials from our boulevards and gutters.

To thank you for all your hard work, we are having BBQ afterward from 12:00-1:30 pm in the church parking lot. There will also be prize drawings! You can register for the cleanup by emailing reginarep@frnng.org or simply show up and join the fun!

Join us for the 2018 Southside Sprint!

The most popular amateur bike race in Minnesota is taking place this weekend. Come join your neighbors for the conclusion of the Big Waters Classic with the 2018 Southside Sprint on Sun. July 22. Each sprint starts at 48th Street and Chicago and follows a ¾ mile loop. The adult races kick off at 8:00 am and go until around 4:00 pm. 

The kids’ race is at 2:30 pm. It is free to register, and kids ages 4-12 can register to join the race on the day of the event. There will also be family friendly activities going on all day. Kids can make art with their race numbers, practice their sidewalk art skills and have their faces painted.

Come see more than 400 amateur racers showcasing their speed and skill! Get more details at https://bigwatersclassic.com.

Neighborhood Organics Recycling Workshop

Join your neighbors at the Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group’s summer organics recycling workshop on Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at McRae Park. Organics recycling collection provides a convenient way to compost food scraps and leftovers, food-soiled papers (such as paper towels and pizza boxes) and much more. There is no additional charge for residents who live in single-family homes, duplexes, and triplexes to sign up for a green cart through the City of Minneapolis. And there are free local drop-off locations for anyone who lives in an apartment building. Your household may also save money each month if you can switch to a smaller garbage cart due to participating in organics recycling.

Thanks to support from Hennepin County’s Green Partners Grow grant and the City of Minneapolis, attendees will be able to pick up a free countertop organics bin, compostable bags, container labels, and a lawn sign to show their organics recycling pride. Whether you’re new to organics recycling, interested but not sure how to make it work at your house, looking for tips and tricks, or want to get involved by volunteering to help more of your neighbors get started, you won’t want to miss this workshop.

Volunteers needed: We need volunteers to help more of our Field Regina Northrop neighbors get started with organics recycling! We’ll cover a few quick and easy ways to do this on July 17. If you’re not able to attend the workshop but want to help out, please email frnng@frnng.org (or greening@frnng.org ).

Meeting for the toddlers parade

Who’s looking forward to the parade this weekend? For any parents and toddlers planning to attend, please line up at on the corner of 48th & Chicago Avenue at 11:15 am on Sat. June 30. FRNNG Mom Emily Poskie-Wilson will be leading the parents and children in the parade. She will have a nametag, so you can spot her right away. See you Saturday!

Community Conversations of Equity and Inclusion Recording

If you missed the Community Conversations of Equity and Inclusion in our Neighborhood Schools you can now watch the entire event on YouTube. Recorded June 5, 2018 at Field Community School in Minneapolis, Minnesota The Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group (FRNNG) sponsored a public forum about community issues. Panelists Kandace Logan, Manager of Equity and Integration, Minneapolis Public Schools and Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis City Council Vice President, 8th Ward, joined moderator Kym Simmons, a Field School parent, to offer their perspectives on how to increase equity and inclusion in our neighborhood schools, and then took questions and comments from the audience.



Annual Parade & Celebration Rescheduled for June 30

Field Regina Northrop has rescheduled its annual neighborhood celebration to Saturday, June 30, at McRae Park. The event will go on rain or shine, and will move inside to Field Community School, if need be.

The celebration starts with a parade. The parade will feature marching drummers, dancers, local representa­tives and free candy for the kids. If you’d like to join the parade, come meet us at 10:45 am at the Field School parking lot (46th Street and 4th Avenue). The parade starts at 11 am and will kick-start the festivities at McRae Park.

The celebration will include many family-friend activities and will start around 11:45 am. There will be live pony rides, a giant inflatable slide & castle, live music, face painting, and more. Everyone’s favorite local bands will be playing , so come listen to the Field School Band, Night Stones and Mactir Irish Dancers. FRNNG will also be raffling off a Nintendo Switch and a 60″ Smart TV.

Let’s not forget about grub! There will be food trucks from El Burrito Mercado and Wha’ Jamaican Authentic Bistro. Plus free ice cream for everyone to enjoy.

Come on out and say hello to your neighbors, visit your park, learn more about your community and enjoy this much-anticipated warm weather!