NE Neighborhoods Sale This Weekend

The NEighbors Garage Sale weekend in Northeast Minneapolis will take place May 10 & 11. Participating neighborhoods include: Audubon Park, Columbia Park, Holland, Marshall Terrace, Waite Park, and Windom Park.

Over 150 sales are expected this year!

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2803 Polk Variance Request

A potential buyer of the vacant lot at 2803 Polk Street has notified the association of his intent to seek a zoning variance for the construction of a house on that property. The variance would grant permission to build within the front yard setback along 28th Avenue NE.

The board will take up this issue at the May 6 meeting, starting no earlier than 8pm. All residents are welcome to attend.

Some relevant links:
CPED Land Sale Evaluation, February 7 2013 (pdf)

R2B zone requires 5000 SF minimum lot area for a new Single Family. As property is a "lot of record" per 531.100 (a), a Single Family Dwelling is a permitted use.

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May–June Newsletter

Download a PDF of the 2013 May–June ANA Neighbor here.

Also see our archive of past issues.

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Peter Pan Performance at NEMS

This Thursday, Friday and now a Saturday matinee added at 1pm! — come support our neighborhood thespians!

Illustration of pine forest


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March–April Newsletter

Download a PDF of the 2013 March-April ANA Neighbor here.

Also see our archive of past issues.

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Spring WingDing & Rain Garden Workshop Scheduled

The 2013 Spring WingDing, the neighborhood’s annual celebration, has been scheduled for Saturday, April 27th, at the Audubon Park Recreation Center, 1320 29th Ave. NE, from 11am to 2pm.

ANA, Northeast Middle School (NEMS), and the Recreation Center have collaborated to bring this event to life, with additional support from groups at Edison High School.

As in past years, the event will include exhibits, games, entertainment, and (lots of) food. There will be nature presentations from such organizations as the Audubon Society and the NE Urban 4-H Club, a demonstration of environmental-friendly household cleaners by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, and an arts-and-crafts demonstration by the East Side Co-op.

There will be a range of games for kids of all ages. In addition to indoor games for the little one, the Northeast Middle School (NEMS) Athletic Department will arrange outdoor sports or indoor contests (such as football throwing), depending on the weather. Some of these activities will serve as a fundraiser for the department.

As for entertainment, we’ll have a full day. Bands and choirs from both NEMS and Edison are schedule to perform, and there may be dramatic presentations, as well.

Finally, food:

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ANA Offers Rain Garden Program

The “Neighborhood of Rain Gardens”

Rain gardens are beautiful and environmentally significant landscaping features that are gaining popularity. For the second time, Audubon Neighborhood Association is partnering with Metro Blooms and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to educate Audubon homeowners about the benefits and beauty of rain gardens.

Audubon homeowners and property owners are eligible to participate in a neighborhood rain-garden program to manage storm water runoff in the Mississippi River watershed. Up to 30 properties in Audubon Park will be selected to receive onsite consultations, where a rain garden design will be created specific to the property owner’s location. The neighborhood association will provide the majority of the funding for consultations and installations, so the property owner will be able to install the garden at a very reasonable cost.

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ANA Announces NEMS Essay Contest

Celebrate Community! Write an Essay! Win a Prize!


The Audubon Neighborhood Association is sponsoring an essay contest open to all Northeast Middle School students.


  • Write an essay on “My Community and Me”
  • Word Limit: 500 words
  • Submissions should be typed
  • Drop your essay off in the school office or to Ms. Lurvey
  • Contest deadline: April 15, 2013
  • Contest is open to Northeast Middle School Students only.
  • 3 cash prizes will be awaded for the best essays:
    • 1st Prize: $50
    • 2nd Prize: $25
    • 3rd Prize: $10

Essays will be judged by the Audubon Eight Writer’s Group. Prizes will be awarded by May 15.

Winning essays will be published along with a photo and short bio of the winners in the Audubon Neighborhood Newsletter and on their monthly enews & Audubon Neighborhood website.

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5th Annual President's Walk

5thAnnual “We Love Our Presidents” Walk to be Held February 16
by Robin Sauerwein

Northeast Royalty leading a group of walkers along Central AvenueEach year the number of walkers increases. If you’d like to find out why, then put on your scarves and boots and join your neighbors on February 16 in an informative and fun walk through the Northeast neighborhood to learn about our nation’s leaders at the annual “We Love Our Presidents” Walk.

Northeast Minneapolis happens to be the area in the city where many of the streets are named after United States Presidents so it seems only fitting that Northeast mark the day in a special way with a walk through the neighborhood.

This year’s theme is presidential pets and White House animals.

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