Tag Archives | community-building

Want to Build Community Spirit? Let it Snow!

My husband and I were not even married yet when a primary pet peeve of his revealed itself. He said we had to shovel our sidewalk “so the cement showed,” from edge to edge. I wrote it off as some masculine obsession, akin to wasting a lovely Sunday polishing a car, until I took up […]

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A Walking Minute

  As I walk across Minneapolis’ lakes, my pace slowed* both by the resistance of snow and wind and by my fascination with every sight and sound, I think about scale a lot. There are drivers on the bridges above me, caged up in steel, bikers and wind surfers zipping past me, skiers who half […]

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The Annual MayDay Parade

Every year, more than 50,000 people are drawn to the Powderhorn neighborhood in south Minneapolis to participate in the festivities of the MayDay Parade. This is not your typical parade — the mission statement of the event is “to bring people together for the common good through the power of puppet and mask performance.” The event uses […]

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CANCELLED! streets.mn event – Backyard Ice Skating: The How-To and Why

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER! The rink is no longer ice.

Ever wondered what it takes to create a backyard skating rink? Is it really as simple as running the hose and waiting for nature to do its thing?

Marc Anders and Dana DeMaster have been flooding the yard for six years. In that time they’ve gained tons of knowledge about creating and maintaining a rink, as well as the ways that ice rinks build community and their role in place-making.

Come learn from the experts while enjoying ice skating, hot beverages and cookies, a fire pit, and conversation with others who are interested in friendly yards and community-building through the winter months.

Kids are free! $15 per adult. All ticket sales go to support streets.mn.

Lectures on rink-making at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. This is open house style, so stop by anytime between 1  p.m. and 5 p.m. Exact address provided with ticket.

Bring skates. We have limited sizes available to lend.

Our yard is ready for fun!

Having an ice rink isn't always fun.

Having an ice rink isn’t always fun.

That's big tarp.

That’s big tarp.

Getting this year's rink ready.

Getting this year’s rink ready.

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A Christmas Love Letter

When I was pregnant with my daughter my husband worked second shift, and five nights a week I was left to wrangle our then two-year old son by myself. After working all day I lacked the energy to cook, clean, and play with him. My solution was to find different people to feed and entertain […]

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