The Cleveland Neighborhood Association’s Board of Directors has moved their monthly board meeting to the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. However, due to the holiday break, we will be meeting on the third Tuesday, December 19th. All board meetings are open to the public!
CNA is gearing up for it’s Annual Party for Thursday, October 26th! If you are interested in applying to run for the board, please give us a call or shoot us an email and we will send one to you! The application deadlines to be on the ballot is October 23rd @ noon! You may nominate yourself at the Annual Party as well. There will be a delicious dinner served so bring your family and your neighbors! The Annual Party will take place in the Lucy Laney Cafeteria at 3333 Penn Ave N @ 6pm!
Your probably wondering about the picture above so here it goes….. CNA was awarded a grant from Hennepin County to engage North Minneapolis Residents on the Organics Recycling Program! Through this grant, we have chosen two community members to be trained to become master organics recycling ambassadors! They will go out into the community and survey, engage, and educate residents around the benefits of organics recycling!
Last but definitely not least, CNA Garden and Events Committee will be hosting it’s 2nd annual Harvest Party!! This will take place at Cleveland Community Garden on Lowry and Vincent Ave North on Sunday, October 15th from 5-7pm. There will be a pumpkin carving contest, a potluck, and Free Family Photos!
It’s been over a week since the Step Up interns left for the summer and it’s been pretty quiet around here. But the Committees are everything but quiet!
The Greening Committee continues to host their weekly Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday Mornings through September! They are also gearing up for two events: CNA’s Harvest Party & the 2 Wheel Harvest Tour.
The Crime and Safety Committee is currently working out the final details/guidelines of a proposed Surveillance Rebate Program which they will be presenting at the September 28th Board Meeting.
The Community Development Committee is in the process of moving our 2 different Home Renovation Loan options from GMHC to CEE. Please stay updated in order to be in the loop when these funds become available!!
Finally, the Youth Committee had a successful Party in the Park and gave away 100 school bags with school supplies as they engaged with the community about possible improvements to Cleveland Park. They did this in partnership with MPRB’s North Service Area Masterplan. They will be starting 2nd Friday Movie Nights October-February once again!!
Don’t forget to attend the 4th Ward City Council Forum that our Crime and Safety Committee will be hosting with Habitat for Humanity focusing on Crime, Safety & Housing issues. Contact CNA if you would like to have a table at the event. We hope to see you THERE!
Every Thursday this summer, Cleveland Neighborhood Association’s Greening and Youth Committees have partnered up with Lucy Laney Elementary’s 3rd Grade Summer Classes. Accompanied with their teachers, the 3rd graders walk with committee members to the Cleveland Neighborhood Garden to play and learn valuable life lessons such as: preparing healthy snacks, harvesting veggies and herbs, and understanding the value of growing and maintaining a garden. If you would like to volunteer and help out in and around the garden please contact the Greening Chair, Jaime Harris at:
With over 1500 people in attendance, Live on the Drive’s 2nd concert of 2017 was graced with Jayanthi Kyle’s soulfully sweet voice. With new food trucks such as; Whole Soul Lavender & Sage Eatery and Soul to Go, the flavor was more than savory! The children danced and played together near the stage and what better movie to end the night than “Fences” featuring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
We only have one more concert to go this summer, so make sure you come wrap up the summer right by coming to see; Lush Country on August 10th @ 6pm. The movie at Dusk will be “Moana.”
We had an awesome First Concert of our 10th Annual Live on the Drive Series!! Davina and the Vagabonds took to the stage with grace and energy! You could see many residents doing the boogie woogie, young and old! A resident counted over 1800 attendees, which happens to be Live on the Drive’s new record!! Children loved the new addition of Stella Bella’s Ice Cream truck and the parents indulged in old favorites such as Nonna Rosa’s Pizza and Sandy’s Hot Dogs. It was definitely an event to remember! We hope to see you at our next concerts on July 13th with Jayanthi Kyle and August 10th with Lush Country!!
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This year’s Live on the Drive will be Live Podcasted by no other than the nationally recognized: “SHED G”
One of the hottest and blessed entertainers to hail from Denver Colorado, Shedrick Garrett (Shed G) is a well renowned comedian, actor and radio personality known for his clean faith based comedy. Shed G brings a style of comedy that universally captivates audiences of all ages and races.
In 2000, Shed G gained momentum by taking his talents to Atlanta where he earned his credits on the big screen. He worked alongside Tyler Perry in hit movies like Madea’s Family Reunion, A Madea’s Christmas and Meet the Browns. Shortly thereafter he was featured on hit TV shows like House Of Payne, Meet The Browns and The Rickey Smiley TV Show.
Shed G has opened up stages for many music artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Anthony David, S.O.S Band, Earth Wind and Fire, The Temptations,Brian McKnight, Marvin Sapp, and Lalah Hathaway. He has also opened for fellow comedian’s Ricky Smiley, Dave Chapelle, Ron Tripoli, Dave Coulier and Lachlan Patterson.
In 2012 Shed G moved to Minneapolis to pursue his dream of being a radio host/personality where he joined the Morning Show on 89.9 KMOJ FM.
As a philanthropist, Shed G has a deep passion for helping youth. As an active board member of the nonprofit, Steps Of Strategy, Shed G plans events and create curriculums for the mentor program. He spends countless hours educating and providing tools to young boys helping them become successful men.
“Live on the Drive” Featuring: Davina and the Vagabonds on June 8th!