Ward 8 Update: May 15 E-News and Early Mornings with Elizabeth THIS Friday, May 17

News of the 8th Ward

May 15, 2013

Congratulations Minnesota: Love is the Law! 

Yesterday, Minnesota made history, becoming the 12th state in the nation to ensure marriage equality is the law of the land!  Thank you to the thousands who worked hard, talked to neighbors, friends, and strangers, and organized – you have made this victory possible, and proven, as Senator Scott Dibble said, that “the values that unite us are stronger than those that divide us.”

The City of Minneapolis joins you in celebrating marriage equality and thanking chief authors Senator Scott Dibble and Representative Karen Clark.  At 12:01 a.m. on the first day that all Minnesotans are able to get married, historic Minneapolis City Hall will be open and available for couples wishing to tie the knot. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will be on hand and happy to officiate weddings that night.  More information is available here.  


See You This Friday: Early Mornings with Elizabeth!


Friday, May 17, 7:30 - 9am

Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave S

In the Pizza Biga Room

On Friday, May 17, we ask you to join us for a discussion of domestic violence prevention efforts in the City of Minneapolis.  We welcome an expert panel including Carol Arthur, Executive Director of the Domestic Abuse Project, Deputy Chief Kris Arneson, and Assistant City Attorney Michelle Jacobson. 

Since 2003, the City has been able to increase its conviction rate from 47.5 percent in 2003 to 72 percent in 2012. Please join us on May 17, at Early Mornings with Elizabeth, to discuss this critical public safety issue and what you can do to help recognize and prevent domestic violence.



Saturday May 18:  Central Neighborhood Clean Up:  Get together with your neighbors and clean up your boulevards and alleys!  CANDO will supply bags and gloves for you and your team; contact Please contact Hannah Kamath for more details by email, hannah@thecentralneighborhood.com.   Time and Location: You decide with your neighbors!

Saturday May 18:  Opening reception at Third Place Gallery for We are the Other (2012 - 2013) by Wing Young Huie, a public installation of 100 photographs exhibited in 19 storefronts--on windows, walls, and ceilings--along Chicago Avenue, from 32nd to 38th Streets in South Minneapolis. 

Opening reception at Third Place Gallery, 3730 Chicago Avenue South, Studio B, Saturday May 18th, 7 - 9 pm (9-11:30 pm ping-pong and karaoke).  Entertainment by Hai the Singing Barber (Tip Top Haircut), Original music by Scott Farrell (4 Points Body Gallery), Antonio Duke, actor, musician, and dancer Spoken word by Samm Farrell and Herb Abrams (Washburn HS).  This event is part of www.artsonchicago.org – website includes full calendar of events.

Walking Tours led by Wing (tours begin at The Third Place Gallery)

Saturday, May 18th  11 am - 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm - 5 pm

Sunday, May 19th  11 am - 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm - 5 pm

Saturday, June 8th   11 am - 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm - 5 pm

Saturday, May 18: A Thousand Voices in Powderhorn Park. On May 18, 5:30pm, Rain or shine!  Powderhorn Park, 3500 -15th Ave, 5:30 pm.  Join Minnesota Community Sings to reenact the mega-community sings of yesteryear, and build our modern singing movement! Gather near community center at the southeast end of the park. Rain site: same date and time, but we'll sing in the community center gym just east of the lake.  $5 per person requested to cover event costs.  

Saturday, May 18: Bigger & Better than ever: Judson Streetfest! 11 am-8 pm, 41st and Harriet. Event includes: Silent Auction with awesome gift certificates and prizes from many local restaurants and retailers, Local Art Vendors, Plant Sale, Games for kids including a Giant Slide & Moon Bounce (raising money for MLK playground!), food by Kings Wine Bar and all day music. More information at www.judsonchurch.org.


Sunday May 19 Kingfield Farmers Market Opens! 8:30 AM- 1 PM, 4310 Nicollet.