ROSEFEST: The dunk tank was full, the grills were fired up and ponies topped with smiling young riders paraded at Lyndale Farmstead Park July 19.
The 2nd annual East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Rosefest brought a festive atmosphere and thousands of people to the park at 3900 Bryant Ave. S. The festival featured carnival-type inflatable rides, grill fare, local vendor booths and live music.
Rosefest is a fundraiser for the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) and the programs it puts on. “We’re looking to support local business,” said Pamela Ann Meyer, the community-building chairwoman of the EHFNA.
This year’s festival hoped to bring in 2,500 people, compared to the 2,000 people that showed up the previous year. “We’ve refined the things that worked last year and also confined the festival to one area of the park, to create a neighborhood atmosphere,” said Matt Perry, president of the EHFNA.
City Council members were on hand, along with DFL representatives and non-profit organizations. In tandem with the festival, tours of the nearby historic Wirth House were offered, along with a neighborhood garden tour.
REMEMBERING BRODER: The Fulton Neighborhood Association discussed at its July 9 meeting ways to honor Tom Broder, the Southwest restaurateur who died July 5. There were no set specifics, but association members talked about creating a plaque. Broder was a former member of the association.
“Minneapolis lost a friend when he passed away,” said John Finlayson, association vice president.
Southwest neighborhood group meeting times
Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Armatage Park, 57th & Russell.
Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association (BMNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Bryn Mawr School, 252 Upton Ave. S.
Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) meeting: Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave. S.
Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA) meeting: Board meets every 1st Tuesday at Jones-Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Ave.
East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO): Board meets 1st Thursday monthly at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S.
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA): Board meets 1st Wednesday monthly at Lyndale Farmstead Park Building, 3900 Bryant Ave.
East Isles Residents Association (EIRA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Trinity Community Church, 1430 W. 28th St.
Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Pershing Park, 3523 W. 48th St.
Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Kenny Park Building, 1328 W. 58th St.
Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA): Board meets 1st Monday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.
Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 41st & Nicollet.
Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Linden Hills Park, 3100 W. 43rd St.
Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.
Lowry Hill East (Wedge): Board meets 3rd Wednesday monthly at Jefferson Elementary School, 1200 W. 26th St.
Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA): Board meets 4th Monday monthly at Painter Park, 34th & Lyndale.
Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association (LYNAS): Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at Lynnhurst Community Center, 50th & West Minnehaha Parkway.
Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO): Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at the Loring-Nicollet Community Center, 1925 Nicollet Ave. S.
Tangletown Neighborhood Association (TNA): Board meets 3rd Monday monthly at Fuller Park, 4800 Grand Ave.
West Calhoun Neighborhood Council: Board meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at Whole Foods (classroom), 3060 Excelsior Blvd.
Whittier Alliance: Board meets 4th Thursday monthly at the Whittier Community School, 2620 Grand Ave.
Windom Community Council: Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at Windom Community Center, 5821 Wentworth Ave.
For more information about Southwest neighborhood organizations, click on “Resources.” Send neighborhood news to Journal editor Sarah McKenzie at [email protected].