MAY DAY RETURNS MAY 1
MayDay 2022 will look different from MayDays past. This year, instead of a parade there will be an art-filled political and cultural festival on May 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Four Directions Family Center Parking lot, 1527 E. Lake St.
Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue will serve as the host for the MayDay political and cultural festival with support from Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Coalition (MIRAC). It will be a celebration of International Workers Day with an emphasis on immigrant rights. The Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue is a learning community of Indigenous people joined by the desire to learn, share and live the tradition of Aztec dance.
The Medicine Woman Mojiganga, a traditional Mexican puppet, will welcome festival goers. A stage will feature speeches by community activists. The festival will include performances by Ketzalcoatlicue Aztec dancers, music, local poets, and break-dancers. There will be participatory art projects for children and teens and games for kids ages 1-10 years old. A MIGIZI youth-crafted turtle puppet will make an appearance. Students at Roosevelt are getting involved, collaborating on MayDay 2022 preparations, as well.
GARDEN TOOL SWAP MAY 14
Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling and community partners are holding the second annual city-wide swap event of garden tools and plant-related equipment. From first time gardeners to those with green thumbs, all are welcome at this free event on Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bring your unused items to Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave S. You do not need to bring items to the event to take items home with you.
LONGFELLOW BLOSSOM FESTIVAL MAY 15
All in the neighborhood are invited to the Longfellow Blossom Festival, Sunday, May 15, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the intersection of 33rd St. and 34th Ave. Join the 3200 block of 34th Ave. S. and Christ Church Lutheran for a block party to celebrate spring, named for the beautiful crabapple blossoms that bloom mid-May in the neighborhood. There will be live music, food trucks, bouncy house, lawn games, and more.
MAY IS AMERICAN INDIAN MONTH
A Mother’s Day Powwow is planned for Saturday, May 8, 12-9 p.m. at Cedar Field, 2500 Cedar Ave. There will be singing and dancing, including a hand drum contest and a jingle dress healing dance. This event is free and open to the public. Honoring Our Life Givers Round Dance will be on Saturday, May 15, 1-7 p.m. at Cedar Field. The outdoor event featurssingers, dancers and a hand drum contest. A meal will be provided.
The Division of Indian Work Spring Feast is on Friday, May 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1001 East Lake St. The Division of Indian Work is hosting a community resource fair. Attendees can get food and learn about the resources and programs and see the work organizations are doing in their community.
CHURCH HOSTS ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE
Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church (4101 37th Ave. S.) will host its Annual Spring Rummage Sale, Friday, May 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Expect lots of great buys, from clothes to home goods and more. Sloppy Jo's and bars will be available for purchase.
TOYS ON EXHIBIT AT SQUIRREL HAUS ARTS
"Collecting Memories: A Love Story" is a fun interactive vintage toy gallery exhibition in the Longfellow Neighborhood, at Squirrel Haus Arts (2308 E. 36 1/2 St.). Full of quirky nostalgia and new perspectives, the exhibition is perfect for the whole family. Opening April 28, it runs through May 8, 2022. There will be a mini-Toy Swap and ComiCon on Saturday, April 30. Admission is free of charge. More at at SquirrelHausArts.com or SuperMonsterCity.com.
BUNGALOW HOME TOUR MAY 7
After a much-too-long absence, the Twin Cities Bungalow Club Home Tour returns on Saturday, May 7, for the Bungalow Club’s celebration of vintage houses. Pick up a tour map with the homes’ addresses and descriptions any time after 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the first house, located at 3212 22nd Ave. S. in Minneapolis. A special treat on this year’s tour is the E.L. Powers house, a 1910 Prairie Style masterpiece by architects William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmslie. The home’s owners have restored and enhanced vintage lighting throughout the main floor; introduced a new sympathetic kitchen and bathroom; and added interior elements that were included in the architects’ original blueprints, but not installed until now. More at http://www.bungalowclub.org.
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