Walk the Talk: Car-Free Day and Film Premieres

Editor’s note: Walk the Talk is Streets.mn’s carefully curated, highly partisan collection of both serious and fun-loving events, community meetings and opportunities for engagement that we think will interest our readers. Email your ideas to Hawken Habig, one of our daily editors, at hawkenhabig@gmail.com.

World Car-Free Day at Dual Citizen – Thursday, September 22, 5 p.m.

Give up driving for World Car-Free Day on September 22! In addition, head over to Dual Citizen Brewing Company in St. Paul for a celebration hosted by Move Minnesota and Move Minneapolis at 5 p.m. that evening, marking a conclusion to their ongoing participation in the Car-Free MSP event series.

Change Your Choice Mini-Film Premiere – Thursday, September 15, and Thursday, September 29, 6:30 p.m.

Join Move Minnesota for a premiere of their new short documentary Change Your Choice. The film is about the Metro C Line, which opened in 2019 between downtown Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center, and its impact on the surrounding communities. The showing will be followed by a panel and reception. Screenings are at 6:30 p.m. on September 15 at Brookdale Library and September 29 at Minneapolis Central Library in Pohlad Hall. RSVPs encouraged!

Gillette Children’s Walk & Roll – Saturday, September 24, 9:30 a.m.

Gillette Children’s Walk & Roll event returns September 24, this time at Viking Lakes in Eagan. Gillette Children’s is a non-profit hospital specializing in treatment and research for rare conditions in children. Their annual Walk & Roll fundraiser takes participants on a 0.75-mile loop around the lakes to help bring funds and support to the community. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Downtown Saint Paul Mobility Mingle – Wednesday, September 14, 4 p.m.

Saint Paul Public Works will host a Mobility Mingle at Mears Park in downtown St. Paul on September 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. Part of #carfreemsp, the event will feature booths for Metro Transit, Move Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and many more, as well as food trucks and games. The event will provide information on mobility initiatives and construction projects in St. Paul; if you’re interested, learn more here.