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NENA News December 2018

Posted on 18 November 2018 by calvin

Night Before New Year’s Eve 2018 set for Dec. 30
Want to celebrate the New Year with your kids but don’t want the late bedtime hassle?

The Night Before New Year’s Eve party is planned on Sun., Dec. 30, 5:30-7:30pm, at Lake Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy. It is a family-oriented event chock full of activities, including a “midnight” countdown at 7:15pm. The only cost of the event is a suggested $10 donation per family. Enjoy a kid-friendly dinner, carnival games, music, and dancing, marshmallow roasting over a bonfire, face painting, and much more! New to this year, NENA will be holding a food drive for the Minnehaha Food Shelf. Please bring non-perishable foods, toiletries, household, or baby items to donate.

Nokomis East needs volunteers for the Night Before New Year’s Eve. This event is fun for everyone who attends, including the volunteers, and it cannot happen without volunteer support. Volunteers working the event, in addition to being part of the fun, will get a free pizza dinner. Opportunities for families, groups, and young adult volunteers are available. Sign up to volunteer at or call 612-724-5652.

Annual State of the Neighborhood meeting 2019
The Nokomis East Neighborhood Association State of our Neighborhood community gathering is planned for Tuesday night, Jan. 15, 6-8pm, at Morris Park Recreation Center, 5531 39th Ave. S.

Come to hear from NENA, our business community, elected officials, and other community leaders. This neighborhood conversation will address several topics relevant to the Nokomis East community. NENA and our guest speakers will discuss plans to continue fostering a vibrant, active Nokomis East in 2019.

Save the date
The South Minneapolis Green Fair is being planned for Sat., Apr. 13, 12-4pm, at Roosevelt High School, 4029 28th Ave. S.

Commit to environmental sustainability as a part of your New Year’s Resolution! Cut your carbon footprint, reduce your impact on landfills, keep local plants and animals thriving, care for our lakes and streams by making some simple adjustments to your habits.

NENA, Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association, and Longfellow Community Council have teamed up to present the South Minneapolis Green Fair, an expansion of the popular Nokomis Green Fair introduced earlier this year. It will be an opportunity to discover sustainable lifestyle options in a relaxed, judgment-free, and interactive environment. Meet a variety of exhibitors, attend informative presentations, or try educational activities. Environmentally focused nonprofits or local businesses interested in exhibitor opportunities can contact Program and Communication Manager Lauren Hazenson at 612-724-5652 or

Love Nokomis East? Want to meet more neighbors? Volunteer!

Meet your neighbors and shape the future of the neighborhood in just a few hours. NENA needs a variety of volunteer positions, including community photographers, newsletter volunteers, and community outreach volunteers. Some volunteer positions can be modified to fit your availability or schedule.
Interested? Want to learn more? Contact Lauren Hazenson at or 612-724-5652.

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Upcoming meetings and events:
12/5/18, 6:30pm: NENA Housing, Commercial, and Streetscape Committee, NENA Office, 4313 E. 54th St.
12/1218, 6:30pm: NENA Green Initiatives Committee, NENA Office
12/20/18, 7pm: NENA Board Meeting, NENA Office
12/30/18, 7:30pm: Night Before New Year’s Eve, Lake Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy.


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