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Register your National Night Out Block Party free by July 24

Posted on 25 June 2018 by calvin

Connect with your neighbors, celebrate summer, and get out in your community. Hold a National Night Out (NNO) Block Party on Aug. 7. Last year Minneapolis had over 1,500 NNO events, the largest number for any US city of over 250,000 people.

If you register your NNO Block Party with the City of Minneapolis by July 24, you can block your street for free. If you register from July 25 through July 30, there is a $100 fee. You will not be able to block off your street if registering after July 30. Register at

Invite NENA to your block party! Email with the time and location of your NNO event and we’ll make sure a NENA staff member or Board member will stop by.

Summer Concert Series
The ever-popular Nokomis East Business Association Summer Concert Series is back! Each free, outdoor concert is located at a small, locally owned Nokomis East business.

Get a multi-genre experience with the talented singer and guitarist Javier Trejo at Nokomis Shoe Shop, 4950 S. 34th Ave., on Sun., Aug. 5 at 4pm. Then take in the 60’s jams of The Caffeines at new performance space Off-Leash Art Box Theater, 4200 E. 54th St., on Sat., Aug. 11, at 7pm.

Nokomis East Business Grants
NENA is currently offering the Marketing Matching Grant and the Business Partnerships Grant, exclusive to businesses located in Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, and Wenonah neighborhoods.

Marketing Matching Grant
Businesses seeking to update their branding, website, marketing, or looking to attract more customers can apply for up to $2,000 for their project. This grant matches $1 for every $2 spent by the participant.

Nokomis East Business Partnership Grant
Two or more Nokomis East businesses that seek to engage in a short or long-term marketing or public engagement partnership can apply for up to $5,000 in matching funds.

Contact Program and Communication Manager Lauren Hazenson at or go to for more information.

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Upcoming meetings and events:
7/7/18, 12pm: Bossen Renters Party, 33rd Ave. and 58th St.
7/7/18, 9pm: Movies In The Park: “The Birds,” Lake Nokomis Park, 94955 W. Lake Nokomis Pkwy.
7/9/18, 6:30pm: NENA Housing, Commercial, and Streetscape Committee, NENA Office
7/10/18, 6:30pm: NEBA Board Meeting, McDonald’s Liquor Event Space, 5010 S. 34th Ave.
7/11/18, 6:30pm: NENA Green Initiatives Committee, NENA Office

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