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Júntese con su vecindario el sábado, 14 de junio de 5-8:30 pm para el Festival del Pescado anual de Lyndale en el Acuario de Garfield (la 33 y la Garfield). En el Festival del Pescado de este año, tendremos tacos de pescado, música en vivo del Tom Hunter Blues Band, y otras actividades buenas.
Este año tendremos una celebración especial, porque Xcel Energy recientemente vendió el edificio y la persona que lo compró está planeando a convertirlo en una casa de una sola familia. Así que el evento del año que viene posiblemente será una celebración bien distinta.
Join your neighborhood on Saturday, June 14th from 5:00-8:30 pm for Lyndale's annual Fish Fest at the Garfield Aquarium (33rd and Garfield). At this year's Fish Fest, we'll have Fish Tacos, live music from the Tom Hunter Blues Band, and lots of great activities.
This year will be a special celebration, because Xcel Energy recentenly sold the building and the person who is buying it is planning on converting it to a single family home. So next year's event may be a very different celebration.
On Saturday, June 14th, the Lyndale Neighborhood will be celebrating our annual Fish Fest on the street in front of the Garfield Aquarium on 33rd and Garfield. To prepare us for the annual festival, I interviewed Lyndale’s Steve Lick to discover the origins of the fish murals and the celebration.
In the early 90s, Steve Lick and his friend Leisa Luis moved to Minneapolis from Colorado. Steve lived near the substation on the corner of 33rd and Garfield, and the building caught his eye. It was a bit of an eyesore in the neighborhood with boarded up windows, but he saw potential in it. The structure reminded him of the Shed Aquarium in Chicago, which he had visited as a kid. He imagined covering the boards with paintings of fish.
El Sábado, 14 de junio, la Asociación del Vecindario Lyndale celebrará el Festival del Pescado, nuestra carnaval anual en la calle en frente del “tanque de peses” en la 33 y la Garfield. Para preparar para nuestro festival anual, yo entreviste a Steve Lick, un residente de Lyndale, para descubrir los orígenes del mural de peces y la celebración.
En los principios de los 90, Steve Lick y su amiga Leisa Luis se mudaron a Minneapolis de Colorado. Steve vive cerca al sub estación en la esquina de la 33 y la Garfield, y el edifico le llamó la atención. Era tan feo, con ventanas cubiertas con madera, pero en ello él vio potencial. La estructura le acordó del Acuario Shed en Chicago, que había visitado de niño. Imaginaba cubrir la madera con un mural de peses.
Fish Fest is such a long-standing tradition in Lyndale that I don’t have much to figure out as the main LNA staff organizer for this year’s event.
We know, after so many years of this community-organized event, that what folks want is to come together for delicious fish tacos, music, and great conversation with their neighbors.
I’m excited to share the few details about the food, music, event and that will be changing for this year.
This year’s Fish Fest will take place on Saturday, June 15th from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. As always, the festivities will take place on 33rd Street between Garfield & Harriet Avenues – right in front of the Garfield Aquarium building.
We’re just starting to plan this year’s celebration, but we’re sure that great food, cool music, fun activities and your favorite neighbors will be part of this year’s event! You can also be sure that it will be a low-waste event, since we’ll be using compostable cups and utensils and we’ll have compost bins brought in from the City of Minneapolis.
This year’s Fish Fest will take place on Saturday, June 16th from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. As always, the festivities will take place on 33rd Street between Garfi eld & Harriet Avenues – right in front of the Garfield Aquarium building.
This year’s Fish Fest will feature Hot Club of Minneapolis, which will be a new musical act for the event. Hot Club of Minneapolis plays gypsy jazz and ws recently featured as a part of the Hosmer Music Series. El Meson’s famous Fish Tacos will be back. To help round out the meal, we are also asking people to bring cornbread or a dessert to share.
By Mark Hinds
This year’s Fish Fest will take place on Saturday, June 16th from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. As always, the festivities will take place on 33rd Street between Garfield & Harriet Avenues – right in front of the Garfield Aquarium building.
We’re just starting to plan this year’s celebration, but we’re pretty sure that great food, cool music, and lots of fun things to do will be a part of this year’s event. You can also be sure that it will be a low-waste event, since we’ll be using compostable cups and utensils and we’ll have compost bins brought in from the City of Minneapolis.
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Monday, September 226:30 pm to 8:00 pm
At the September General Membership Meeting we will be having a community discussion and vote on changing the name of General Membership Meetings and hearing from the Seward Co-Op about the new store being built on 38th street.
Friday, September 266:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join us on Friday, September 26th for Lyndale's annual Fall Gala! Featuring a wine tasting and exciting silent and live auction items. Come to have fun and support a good cause at the same time.
Wednesday, October 16:30 pm to 8:00 pm
HP&D Committee meeting is Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Lyndale Community Center (3537 Nicollet)
Tuesday, October 146:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:30 pm the Crime & Safety Committee is touring the Strategic Information Center of the police department.
Latest Community Updates
Nicollet Open Streets is coming to Nicollet on Sunday, September 14th from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm. Nicollet Avenue will be closed for motorized vehicles from Lake Street to 36th Street leaving the streets open for community members to experience Nicollet in a whole different way! Volunteers are needed for set up, table sitters, ricket sellers, game attendants, runner, ambassadors, intersection monitors, and clean up. We need you to make this event a success! Click here to sign up for a shift. For questions, contact email@example.com. Shifts run for an hour and 45 mintues, starting at 11:30 (10:30 for set up) leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the event!