The votes have been tallied, and the winner of this year's BIG Ideas Grant cycle is Lyn-Lake start-up Zest Ed and their "Craft Yourself" wilderness skills coaching program! Check out the press release below for more details and stay up-to-date on their project at www.zested.net.
TRUE GHOST STORIES from Twin Cities history with ghost expert Trilby Busch. Spend an evening in one of Minneapolis' 100+ year-old historic mansions, hear tales, enjoy wine and refreshments from local vendors, and take a mini-tour of the mansion - a nice way to start Halloween off right. Costumes encouraged but not required.
10/19: Gluek Mansion (2447 Bryant Ave, 55405) -- SOLD OUT!
10/20: Hudson Mansion (2400 Pillsbury Ave, 55404)
Tickets are limited and must be purchased ahead of time. Proceeds benefit the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (19th) and the Whittier Alliance (20th).
Adults only - $2.85 service fee
Building community is central to Whittier Alliance's mission. We are putting together a set of action items for our organization to pursue in the coming 5 years with support from neighbors, businesses, volunteers to more effectively engage with and support one another here in Whittier.
Do you have ideas for how we can build community together? We want to hear them!
Join us TONIGHT, October 8th from 6:30--8:00pm at Whittier Park (425 W 26th St.) to discuss ideas with your neighbors and the Whittier Alliance. See you then!
Join Whittier Alliance and Whittier Park this Saturday morning to enjoy some fresh air, fall colors, complimentary refreshments, and to do your part in keeping our neighborhood clean! This year's clean-up is partnership with the Litter Be Gone initiative, a week-long collaborative effort to make our city cleaner. As always, bags, gloves, and trash grabbers will be provided. Visit Litter Be Gone's website to learn more about their 2018 schedule of events. See you on Saturday!
All are welcome to join us this Friday, September 28th at 6:00 pm for a happy hour edition of Whittier Alliance's Environmental Sustainability Committee gathering! We are a group of active community members interested in identifying ways we can work together to make our neighborhood just a little more clean, a little more green.
We'll be at The Wedge Table (2412 Nicollet Ave) in the Community Room for a discussion on hybrid vehicles, our upcoming Fall Neighborhood Clean-Up (October 6th!), and how community members can request funding for 2019 sustainability-focused projects in Whittier. Faces new and familiar are always welcome!
If you're concerned about the housing climate in Whittier, join us on Monday evening for a jam-packed agenda at our Housing Issues meeting! We'll hear from Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender - Minneapolis City Council Ward 10 on the Renters' protections bill she co-authored with Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, a presentation from North Bay Companies on a proposed residential development at 2645 1st Avenue, and strategize next steps on other housing-related organizing efforts.
ALL are welcome to attend, even (especially) if you've never attended a meeting in the past. We'll be in the the Black Forest Inn banquet space accessible directly off 26th St. from 6:30--8:00 pm. Hope to see you!
Whittier Alliance is pleased to announce the two finalists for our 2018 BIG Ideas Grant, which will provide up to $4,000 to anyone proposing a project that would directly benefit the Whittier community! Following a volunteer panel review, the project proposals from Hennepin History Museum and Zest Ed were selected to be put forth to a community vote.
Check out the below link to read more about each specific proposal and cast your vote for the project you'd most like to see come to fruition for the Whittier neighborhood! Votes may be cast until Monday, October 15th; the results will be reviewed and the winner announced on Wednesday the 17th.
Please note that anyone can vote, however votes from those with a direct affiliation to Whittier will be weighed more heavily. Whittier Alliance is proud to support this community building initiative; if you have a BIG Idea for our neighborhood, be sure to keep an eye out for the Summer 2019 Request for Proposals!
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.