You Are Invited to the Summer Picnic on Saturday July 13th

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Previous picnic file photo.

Please save the date for July 13th! We’re having our annual summer picnic at Boom Island Park, on a former Mississippi River island in the shadow of Downtown Minneapolis.

Come and meet the community writers, readers, and board members IRL. We’ll have a frisbee.

  • What: a fun summer picnic
  • When: Saturday July 13th, 11:30am – 2:00pm
  • Who: anyone, all ages from 0 years old to 100 years old
  • Where: Boom Island Park in Northeast Minneapolis
  • Why: because it’s going to be great weather

If you feel compelled, bring a pot luck item to share. We’ll have grilled sausages (veggie and meat) and beverages on hand for you.

Stay tuned for more info!

RSVP on Facebook here!

Fun facts about Boom Island:

  • It snowed there this year on February 10th
  • It is not an island, but it was once
  • It used to be covered in mountains of coal and/or piles of logs
  • There’s a weird small blue lighthouse nearby
  • There’s a cool old railroad bridge that connects it to Nicollet Island, which is a real island
  • It’s really flat, without many trees

Hope to see you there!

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Satellite proof that Boom Island is not an island.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.