Join us this afternoon, Wednesday, September 12th, for the Whittier Business Association Meeting, 3-4:30pm at Glam Doll Donuts where topics will include an update on the Whittier Alliance Strategic Plan and the upcoming Eat Street Festival! All are welcome!
Join us tonight, Monday, September 10th, at 6:30 pm for the monthly Community Issues Meeting! We will be at Whittier Recreation Center (425 W 26th St.), and all are welcome to attend. Check out the agenda below!
As the centerpiece of the Eat Street Food Music & Arts Festival, September 15th, we will have live bands on one stage stationed between 26th and 25th Streets on Nicollet Avenue and multi-cultural dance performances throughout the day, each utilizing sound amplification systems. This will begin with the sound check process likely around 10:30--11:00 am and will conclude at 9:00--9:30 pm. For additional details, please review the full notice provided here.
Interested in a behind-the-scenes view of the inaugural Eat Street Festival? Join us as a volunteer! Each volunteer receives an event t-shirt and a food voucher for their time and efforts. Check out the below link for the remaining shift times and descriptions!
The Whittier Alliance Neighborhood Organization is organizing the inaugural Eat Street Food, Music, & Arts Festival, the ultimate celebration of the Whittier neighborhood. The festival will take place Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 1-9pm, on Nicollet Avenue between 25th - 27th Streets. Live music, performances, international fare, and activities from the neighborhood’s many arts and cultural organizations will collectively reflect and celebrate who and what Whittier is at its heart.
This free, family-friendly event will give festival-goers of all ages the chance to experience Eat Street in a unique way, with artisans and makers, food trucks, local organizations, visual artists, and Whittier restaurant favorites all lining the intersection of Nicollet Avenue and 26th Street.
A stage on the north end of Nicollet Avenue & 25th Street will host a variety of musical acts, spanning genres from Salsa, New Orleans-style Brass, R&B, to Indie, as well as a fashion show curated by Eat Street’s own B. Resale. The lineup includes Malamanya, McNasty Brass Band, Madison McFerrin, with local artist HALEY headlining the event. Between stage sets, an array of multi-cultural dance and music performances will take place throughout the street.
The Kids’ Fun Zone on the south side of Nicollet Avenue & 27th Street will feature Whittier arts organizations leading activities that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
In all, the Eat Street Food, Music, & Arts Festival will offer something for everyone as an event that showcases some of the many things that make the Whittier neighborhood special. At a time when area road construction and bridge closures are negatively impacting many in Whittier’s small business community, the Whittier Alliance has great hope that this event will bring much needed exposure and new patrons to neighborhood businesses, many of which are owned by immigrants and people of color.
This event is funded in part by the City of Minneapolis' Great Streets Program, and all proceeds will directly benefit Whittier Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in their efforts to produce this Festival annually. For more event details including vendor, sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities, visit EatStreetFest.com, Eat Street Food, Music, & Arts Festival, or contact the Whittier Alliance.
This year, we're partnering with Whittier Recreation Center to show Cool Runnings at Washburn Fair Oaks Park on July 25th!
We'll also have 2017 Whittier BIG IDEAS Grant recipient Trailhead Games running their Clean Energy Future Game for you all &Minneapolis Institute of Art's Mobile Mia facilitating arts activities.
Join us starting at 7 pm for fun with community partners at Washburn Fair Oaks. Film starts at 15 minutes after sunset, Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come early to grab a good spot! "Cool Running" - Four Jamaican bobsleighers dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, despite never having seen snow. With the help of a disgraced former champion desperate to redeem himself, the Jamaicans set out to become worthy of Olympic selection, and go all out for glory.
Thank you to everyone that stopped by to say hi and chat with us at Open Streets Lyndale on Sunday; we had a lot of fun!
We also want to give a HUGE thank you to local Aztec dance group Elohuatyotl Mitotiani & Minneapolis Institute of Art's Mobile Mia for partnering with us to provide some great entertainment. And we can't forget to shout out Our Streets Minneapolis for continuing to run such amazing local events! See you all next year!
The first official Housing Issues Committee Meeting will be June 18th, 6-8pm in Children's Theatre Company's Target Lobby (2nd Floor). Participants will help write a job description for the Housing Issues Chair, establish meeting structure and schedule, and vote to elect the Chair. We hope to see you all there!
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