Join the neighborhood in a Socially Distant Pumpkin Give Away on Friday October 2 at 7 – 9pm at The Story Garden located at 35th and Humboldt Ave N.
During COVID 19 we are pulling back on the large activities that we do in Folwell. There will be no Harvest Festival this year, but the pumpkins have been grown and are ready to give away. We encourage folks to wear masks and if you don’t have one we will have some to give away.
There will be a bonfire keeping folks warm, candy to be handed out (with safe guards in place), and the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” playing on a screen!
You can pick up Litter Be Gone Supplies and register to vote!
Check out the bees, pick a couple tomatoes, and tour the garden.
Dress warm, come ready to hunt for your perfect pumpkin and be prepared to wait in line. (we will be monitoring folks at the pumpkin pile to reduce contact.)
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it on Monday night for the Annual Neighborhood Gathering and Election! If you weren’t there, we sure did miss you! It was wonderful to gather safely together as the weather turns colder, knowing that for the majority of the coming months, due to COVID-19 we will be meeting together over zoom.
We gathered in the newly renovated yard at 3701 Fremont Ave N. Folks gathered in the adjoining empty lot, among the garden and around the fire pit.
Thank you Cody Olson for coming and sharing info around the C-line that coming down Fremont.
Thank you Ariah Fine for helping with our neighborhood elections and ensuring that every vote was counted.
Thank you to Kathleen Acaso and the Green Team for all the Liter Be Gone supplies that got distributed!
Thank you to all of our volunteers who have done incredible work throughout the last year. We are SO grateful to each and every one of you. We hope you enjoy your gift card from Adorn by Kella with Markella Smith!
Folks enjoyed coming to tour the space, electing new Board Members, eating and getting to know one another, and then ending the night with a bonfire. It was so incredible being in our new space together!
Check out the photos and please give a warm welcome to our new Board of Directors! The community elected five new folks to serve on the board. Welcome Sara Merrill, Emily Flower, Beatrice Hawkins, Malory Leishman, and Gary Way. You can contact them on the “Get to know the Board of Directors” page on the website.
It’s here! The Annual Neighborhood Celebration and Board of Director Election!
Every year, residents of Folwell get together to celebrate and learn about what the neighborhood has been able to accomplish. It is also when the neighborhood elects a new Board of Directors.
We will gather safely together at 3701 Fremont outside in the back and side yard. Please bring a chair so you can comfortably enjoy the event.
Casual Hangout and Tour starting at 5:30pm. Program begins promptly at 6pm.
Dinner catered by Wha’ Jamaican. (Covid guidelines in place)
Tour the new space and share your ideas
Hear from our Elected Officials and get connected to the work happening across the city
New Board Member elections
S’mores and a bonfire; weather permitting
Have you thought about serving the community by joining the Board of Directors? We need dedicated folks who have knowledge, talents, and skills in finance, organizing, project management, communication, visioning, and fundraising. (Pssst, you can also join the board because you are passionate about your neighborhood. These skills are not requirements.)
Have you participated in National Night Out (NNO) before? Traditionally, it’s been an evening of connection, fun, laughter, and an opportunity for neighbors to meet one other.
Historically this event is held on the first Tuesday of every August. This year, due to the Coronoviurs, Minneapolis’s National Night Out has been rescheduled for Sept. 15, 2020.
The City has however approved permits to still be issued on Aug. 4 if if you decide you would like to keep the original date. You can register your NNO event here.
Looking for some great ideas on what to do during your event? Keep in mind ways to minimize contact and keep safe distances.
Actvities you can do together:
Beautify a common area
Presentation by an arborist (Dutch elm disease, etc.)
Collect for a food shelf
Sign all ages up for library cards
Use e-mail to communicate more with your block club
Nominate a block club or an individual for a crime prevention award
Voter registration drive
Plan a fall clean-up or bulb planting
Community impact statements or petitions
Simple Refreshments: Have someone serve food to reduce multiple contact points.
Bring your favorite snack
Coffee, tea, and dessert
Fruit and cheese plates
Pretzels and pop
Hot dogs and brats
Root beer floats
Ice cream cones/make your own sundaes
Lemonade and cookies
With COVID 19 numbers still rising, we thought we would put together a few helpful healthy hints in hosting a socially distant event to help protect one another.
Please wear a mask when you door knock to invite folks.
Collect phone numbers so you can communicate through text or calls (have them give you their number if they are comfortable and type it in your phone yourself.)
Paint a sign with kids on the block that reminds people: PLEASE SOCIALLY DISTANCE FOR THE HEALTH OF ALL PEOPLE
Offer free masks to neighbors who don’t have any.
Have hand sanitizer available that everyone must use before getting food.
Have someone serving food who is wearing a mask AND gloves so that there is no cross contamination.
Have snacks and drinks in individual servings, not large jugs or bags of chips to cut down on cross contamination.
Offer garbage, recycling, AND compost to help do our part in reducing waste.
If you are unable to get any of these items, please reach out the FNA and we can do our best to help secure masks and hand sanitizer. We also offer $50 to each Block party when you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org notifying us of your event. We deliver funds on night of the event.
If you feel any symptoms, please stay home. Symptoms can include high temperature, cough, loss of taste or smell, headache. It incredibly important for each of us to do our part to keep others safe. A reminder that you may be asymptomatic for several days after a possible exposure.
The Folwell Neighborhood Association (FNA) does not host their own event. We believe in the mission of NNO where neighbors connect more deeply with those on their block. FNA board and staff will be out to come visit your event and get to know you!
Do you have questions? We can help! Email us: email@example.com
Check out these pictures from all the fun last year! While we know it won’t be exactly the same, we believe in how creative folks are in their ability to gather but gather safely.