Looking for Summer Minneapolis Activities?

Whether you have out of town visitors, are keeping the kiddos busy, or looking for fun date night activities, check these out!


*****Informational Resources*****

River Trip Planner

Visit your national park without a car! The National Park Service – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is very excited to share that their long awaited “River Trip Planner” is LIVE! www.rivertripplanner.org will help you plan a route anywhere in the park, identify bus, rail lines and the best points of access (river nodes) for popular river destinations. It is an easy-to-use Google-based map with embedded park destination and alternative transportation (bus, rail, bike, boat, and walking) information that builds on existing regional transit, recreational trails and river access. Have fun, stay fit and reduce environmental impacts while exploring your national park! For more information about destinations in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area go to: www.nps.gov/planyourvisit


St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board Web Site

The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board web site provides information about the history of the St. Anthony Falls area and history-related things to do (including web versions of the various walking tour brochures); visit http://www.stanthonyfalls.org.


Above the Falls Destinations Map

The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership has coordinated with Minnehaha Media (a division of Hedberg Maps) to produce the Mississippi River Map-Above the Falls Destinations — a complete map and resource guide to the river and surrounding neighborhoods from the I-694 bridge in Brooklyn Center/Fridley down to the Stone Arch Bridge in Downtown Minneapolis. The map is sponsored by Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership. Explore the rich cultural and industrial history of Minneapolis’ birthplace on the river and the neighborhoods that grew around it. Venture into the natural areas, parks and trails that straddle the river just north of downtown. Dine and relax at dozens of bars and restaurants in the neighborhoods of the North Loop, Northeast and North Minneapolis. All paths lead to the river – it’s time to rediscover the Mississippi! These maps are 12” x 18”, full-color (folded to pocket-sized), FREE and available at Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership events, their sponsors, select retail, restaurants and coffee shops, parks and recreation centers, schools, neighborhood and community centers throughout Downtown, North and Northeast Minneapolis and throughout the Twin Cities — over 80 locations. Please see the area of coverage: http://www.minnehahamedia.com/gw/missriver_mpls_upper/index.html.


Mississippi River Field Guide

Friends of the Mississippi River’s Mississippi River Field Guide gathers historical fact and folklore, information about ecology, natural history and industry, and tips for the river explorer or recreational user. Browse this site for interesting and fun facts about the Twin Cities area or use it as a guide for your own river adventure. For information: http://fieldguide.fmr.org


Minnesota Great River Road Information and Maps

The newest Minnesota Great River Road information pieces are six maps that have been developed for each of the six destination areas of the Great River Road. They feature a map on one side, with travel ideas on the reverse side. To see all six maps and access lots of other information about the Great River Road, visit http://www.mnmississippiriver.com.


Minneapolis Bicycling Map

The City of Minneapolis now has a great map available online that includes extensive information of interest to bicyclists, e.g., bike route locations, Nice Ride kiosk locations, points of interest and street conditions. There’s one version that you can print out and another that allows you to zoom in and pan around to view the information. Check it out at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/maps/pan/index.htm.



*****Informational Updates*****

West River Parkway Closed

A portion of West River Parkway will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time following last week’s mudslide. The street is now closed from Fourth Street South to Franklin Avenue.The closure also affects walking and biking trails through that stretch. A detour route has been established by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the City of Minneapolis’ Public Works. Traffic will be re-routed from West River Parkway to Riverside Avenue South/Franklin Avenue South. Detour signs for motorized vehicles, cyclists and pedestrian traffic will be posted. View the full detour route. The Minneapolis Queen and Paradise Charter Cruises will maintain their regular hours and services.


West River Parkway Closure for All Star Event

As a result of an invitation-only event being held at Mill City Museum and Mill Ruins Park, a section of West River Parkway will be down to one lane on July 13 and closed entirely on 14. For more information: http://www.journalmpls.com/news-feed/mlb-hosting-vip-gala-at-mill-city-museum-after-home-run-derby.



Mpls History Pub Crawl: Old St. Anthony

Minneapolis History Pub Crawl: Old Saint Anthony

Tuesday, July 8, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Discover Minneapolis’ oldest neighborhoods and satisfy your thirst with a history pub crawl of the east bank of the Mississippi River. The town of St. Anthony began in 1849, several years before its neighbor Minneapolis across the river. Although annexed by Minneapolis in 1872, the area’s unique character and history remained distinct. Hear about the people who lived and worked there and about the historic flour mills, churches, red light districts, Victorian residences, pubs, immigrant enclaves, commercial centers, breweries and more. The tour is on an air-conditioned bus and includes stops at a number of historic sights, including two watering holes housed in historic buildings. The tour includes three blocks of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility. Tours are held rain or shine. Ages 21 and up only. Drink purchases are not included in the tour price, but drink specials will be made available at participating locations. For more information visit http://www.millcitymuseum.org/tours. $25/$20 for MNHS members. Reservations required; call 612-341-7555 or register online.

Feb. Community Meeting: Let’s talk about transit!

Please join us on Monday, February 24th for a discussion with our local leaders and elected officials on transit in our area.

Whether you bus, bike, walk or drive, whether you ride light rail daily or have never taken any sort of public transit, you’re welcome to hear what our leaders have to say and give them feedback on what’s useful to you, and what’s not.

This event will be held at 7pm in our regular meeting spot, Clare Apartments, located at 929 Central Ave NE.

Help build this event – RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook!

NE Harvest Gathering


From the event’s Facebook page, “Join your neighbors for an evening dedicated to fostering community. Associate Justice Alan Page, Founder of the Page Foundation and Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, will be this year’s speaker. This FREE event will include live music, keynote speaker, dessert, and discussion. Come ready to meet some new folks and discuss authentic community.”

Click here for flyer and the Facebook event page.

Community Meeting Tomorrow – Logan Park Recreation Center at 7pm

Join us Monday, Oct. 24th at Logan Park Rec. Center at 7:00 pm for a community meeting to discuss proposed changes at Webster School, future development of 807 Broadway St NE, and much more. As many of you know, Minneapolis Public Schools is vacating the building at 807 Broadway St NE next year. This building, which borders St. Anthony East, is an important asset to the community and they need your ideas on how the building should be developed, as they will begin accepting bids on the property in coming months. Also, the School Board is considering adding programs to Webster School (425 5th St NE), making it either a pre K-3 school or early childhood education center. Again, this is a great opportunity for our community to influence a decision that has a significant impact on the neighborhood. We will discuss these issues further tomorrow night. Below  is a full agenda for tomorrow’s meeting. We look forward to seeing you there! Please email us or call 612-331-6514 with any questions.
Sean O’Neil
SAENA, Office Manager

St. Anthony East Community Meeting Agenda

Logan Park Rec. Center

Monday, October 24, 2011

7:00- 8:30 pm

  1. Welcome and Introductions- Jeremy Wieland
  2. Park Bid Selection
  3. Webster School and 807 Broadway Updates
  4. NRP Phase II Update
  5. 2ndPrecinct Advisory Committee/Court Watch updates
    1. Crime Prevention Specialist Lay-offs
    2. Neighborhood Walk Update
    3. Treasurer’s Update
    4. Approval of Minutes
    5. Other Business
    6. Adjourn



Special Community Meeting – This Monday!

Monday, September 26th St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association will hold a special community meeting to present and vote on St. Anthony East’s NRP Phase II Action Plan. This plan proposes how Neighborhood Revitalization Program funds will be used to develop the neighborhood’s housing, parks, community, and increase safety. The meeting will take place at Logan Park Recreation Center from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (690 13th Ave NE). We will present the plan to the community and hold a vote to approve it at the end of the meeting. Don’t miss this great opportunity to become involved in your neighborhood and help bring needed funding to make St. Anthony East a better place to live, work, and play. Below is the proposed NRP Phase II Action Plan.  Please do not hesitate to email us or call 612-331-6514 with any questions or input.


Best Regards,

Sean O’Neil

SAENA, Office Manager

Phase 2 Proposal

Habitat for Humanity: Old Third Town Homes Meeting Wed., Aug. 3rd


We invite you to learn more about the new Old Third Town Homes project this Wednesday, Aug. 3rd at Webster School. Please spread the word about this to anyone who you think might be interested in this opportunity. It is a great chance for renters in St. Anthony East to gain access to affordable homeownership. 


Sean O’Neil

SAENA, Office Manager  


Building community for over 20 years


Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program:

 Townhomes for purchase in St Anthony East Community    


Affordable Homeownership

–       Zero percent Interest rate

–       Mortgage payment between $600 – $800

–       Low closing cost

–       Must meet our income  and credit guidelines to qualify









Please call John at (612)305-7135 if you have any questions.