Nokomis East Neighborhood Association

Annual events coming this summer


National Night Out Aug. 2
National Night Out (NNO) will be on Aug. 2 this year. NNO takes place every year on the first Tuesday in August, and is organized by registered block club leaders. Events are held in neighborhoods across the city. Our city leads the nation for NNO participation. Every year, thousands of residents take part in the festivities.

Nokomis East 'Crazy Days' returns as 'Nokomis Days'
Local businesses and the Nokomis East Business Association (NEBA) are bringing back this local favorite during the weekend of Aug. 5-6. Activities include an outdoor concert night on Friday, sales and information booths all day on Saturday on 34th Avenue, and sites throughout Nokomis East. Visit to learn more and participate!

Nokomis East Giving Garden Invites You
Are you interested in gardening, building community, and raising food for good local causes? You should get involved with the NENA Giving Garden at Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls (5212 41st Ave. S). The next upcoming work day is scheduled for Aug. 13! Email for more information.

NENA is Hiring
NENA is currently searching for a new full-time bilingualcommunity organizer. This position will work with NENA’s executive director and communications manager to implement the organization’s outreach and engagements initiatives, including work with cultural communities, renters and grassroots leadership. Help us spread the word! Applicants can apply by visiting

Start Planning Your Spring Projects
Check out the housing resources available through NENA for homeowners, renters, and residential property owners in the four Nokomis East neighborhoods of Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, and Wenonah.
NENA offers up to $500 in matching grants for Curb Appeal and Home Security projects. We offer up to $7,500 through our Staying in Place grant program. And we also have a home improvement loan program with competitive rates and the home emergency repair forgivable home loans for income-qualified residents. Visit for more information.

Upcoming meetings and events:
8/25/2022: NENA Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Crosstown Covenant Church
9/10/2022: Minneapolis Monarch Festival, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Lake Nokomis


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