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Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival

The annual Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival is a free and unique downtown art experience for residents and visitors that celebrates street art in all its forms. This event will feature scattered site street art installations by 16 artists along Nicollet and Hennepin Avenue.

The 2020 Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival is adjusting to provide social distancing and enhanced public health practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Street artists will have their work completed and ready for viewing on Sunday, August 16. Over the following few weeks, we invite you to downtown Minneapolis to view these scattered works of art at your own pace–whenever you are able–to provide ample social distancing.

We hope to see you for this inclusive and joyful experience in the heart of downtown Minneapolis!

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52nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade (canceled)

UPDATE: The 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled.

 

The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association welcomes your family to join us celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2020! The 52nd Annual Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, 6:30 p.m. The parade route is along Nicollet, beginning at 6th St and ending on 11th St. Free to attend and watch!

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zAmya Zone Script Reading

zAmya Zone is the latest work in progress by zAmya Theater Project — who use community based theater tools to build awareness and connection between individuals who’ve experienced homelessness and those who have not. Join us in the Nicollet Theater in the Round Amphitheater for the public, weather permitting. If it is cold we’ll move indoors to the The Commons off the library Atrium.

zAmya Zone is by Junauda Petrus – Nasah, and is inspired by content generated in Creative Expression Sessions at Hennepin County/Minneapolis Central Library. zAmya Zone borrows it’s name from the popular TV series the Twilight Zone and explores the surreal and strange nature of an abundant world that is somehow not enough.

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension—a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind, a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. In this dimension we are on beautiful earth, with abundant food and shelter for all. Yet, in this dimension, there exists the world of homelessness, displacement and poverty. A dimension where your class, your mental and physical health, your race, your ancestry could result in you not having a home, safety or care. Redlining and angry mobs, broken treaties with sovereign nations, settled land and enslavement, genocide and gentrification are apart of this legacy too.

You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of privilege and poverty, between haves and have nots, of shelters and high-rise condos. It is an area which we call the Zamya Zone.

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Pop-in to the Pop-up Open House

Pop-in to the Pop-up! Mpls DID had hosted open houses on the first Tuesday of every the month from 4–6p, this summer. Join us for our final Open House on Tuesday, October 1st. Stop by the DID Pop-up Satellite Office (first floor of Gaviidae Common between 6th and 7th streets) to chat with an ambassador, play games, enjoy free refreshments and learn more about our work downtown.

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Pop-in to the Pop-up Open House

Pop-in to the Pop-up! Mpls DID is hosting open houses on the first Tuesday of every the month from 4–6p, now through October. Stop by the DID Pop-up Satellite Office (first floor of Gaviidae Common between 6th and 7th streets) to chat with an ambassador, play games, enjoy free refreshments and learn more about our work downtown.

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National Night Out Kick-Off

Stop by the Mpls Downtown Improvement District Pop-Up Satellite Office at Gaviidae Common (6th and Nicollet) for our 6th annual National Night Out (NNO) Kick-Off event. Minneapolis is a national leader in NNO festivities, and we hope you’ll stop by and begin your evening with us.

City and county officials and law enforcement will be on hand as we foster constructive engagement between the community and law enforcement focused on neighborhood safety. Get to know our local officials while also locating where your neighborhood NNO event will take place later in the evening.

Activities include:

– Meet law enforcement
– Free treats and giveaways
– Live Street Show performances
– Play a variety of lawn games
– Children’s activities
– Find your local NNO event

Don’t miss out on this fun annual event #OnNicollet!

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Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival

Mpls Downtown Improvement District and Hennepin Theatre Trust are pleased to present the first annual Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival – the new signature downtown art experience for residents and visitors that celebrates street art in all its forms. Join us for an inclusive, vibrant and unforgettable experience in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. For more info, visit http://mplsstreetartfest.com/

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Mobile Library @ the DID Pop-Up Open house

Stop by the DID Pop-Up Open House (between 6th & 7th #OnNicollet) for a chance to visit the Mobile Library from Mpls Central Library! It’s your one stop to get a library card, check out a book, get crafty, and more! This innovative mobile library is one you’ll definitely want to check out.

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Mobile Library

Keep an eye out for the Mobile Library from Mpls Central Library! It’s your one stop to get a library card, check out a book, get crafty, and more! This mobile library is one you’ll definitely want to check out, and you’ll find it parked between 6th & 8th at the Farmers Market #OnNicollet.

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