The 2015 NE RIDE!

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Hello cyclists!

Make sure you SAVE THE DATE for the 4th ANNUAL NE RIDE! The ride will be held on June 13, 2015.

Please watch this site, the NE Ride site, and our social media pages for updates about the ride. We hope to see many new as well as familiar faces this year!

NECDC/MNSure Open Enrollment Events Successful!

On January 10 and February 7, the NECDC and MNSure collaborated on healthcare sign-up events for open enrollment in Minnesota’s healthcare exchange. At least two dozen people were either signed up, or later contacted for healthcare. We at the NECDC along MNSure were greatly pleased with the results. Actions like this are why Minnesota is one of the most insured states in the nation. Way to go to all those involved! Here a few pictures of the event.

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We’re on Instagram!

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The Northeast CDC is now on Instagram! Please find and follow us at northeastcdc to see and share NE Minneapolis photos! Also, the Northeast Ride is coming up June 14th and for all NE Ride posts, we’ll be using #NEride or #NERide. Please join us!

The 2014 NORTHEAST RIDE!

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The 2013 NE Ride, Photo by Angela Lundberg

The third annual NE Ride is happening on Saturday, June 14th! We at the Northeast CDC are excited to be organizing the ride again, and we hope that this year’s ride will be even bigger and better than last year! Registration is open RIGHT NOW and we are still currently looking for volunteers and sponsors.

For more information about the 2014 NE Ride, please check out our website: www.northeastride.org

We’re also on Facebook and Twitter.

Please join us and RIDE NORTHEAST!

2014 NORTHEAST CALENDAR UPDATE!

NEW DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2013

Keep those submissions coming in! :)

Designed by Kevin Cannon, 2013

Flyer by Kevin Cannon, 2013

 

2014 Northeast Calendar Contest!

Submissions for the 2014 Northeast Calendar Contest are open NOW!

You can submit up to 15 images (photography, paintings, drawings, graphic art, etc.) — one for each NE Minneapolis neighborhood and one for the cover. Help represent Northeast Minneapolis’ unique neighborhoods and win a spot in the calendar AND cash prizes!

THE DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1st!

Visit the Northeast Calendar website for more info:

calendar.northeastcdc.org

NE Ride UPDATE!

The date of the Northeast Ride has changed! The NE Ride will now be on June 22nd. Please take note.

Thank you!

www.northeastride.org

NEighbors Sale Weekend

Mark your calendars and start cleaning out your closets! The NEighbors Sale Weekend is coming up Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th.

What is it exactly? It’s a weekend of garage and yard sales across six of the neighborhoods in Northeast Minneapolis. Over 150+ sales are anticipated for this year. Neighborhoods included are Audubon Park, Columbia Park, Holland, Marshall Terrace, Waite Park and Windom Park. Households and businesses in the participating neighborhoods can register their sale at the Eastside Co-op or at windompark.org and will be included on the sale map/directory.

THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1st

The registration fee is $10 ($8 for Eastside Co-op members). Sale maps will be available the week prior to the sale at the Eastside Co-op and other area businesses, and also at windompark.org. Save your map for special offers throughout May at area businesses.

For sale info and updates visit:

Or call Andy Hersey at 612-710-3018.

 

The Northeast Ride 2013!

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The NE Ride, Minneapolis, 2012

For all of you who need a little something fun to look forward to during this frigid winter weather, we have some exciting news.

The Northeast Ride is June 22, 2013!

Last year was a great success and we had a large turnout of participants. Lots of people took part in the bike ride and activities at the various stops and the after-party that was held at Altered Esthetics in the Q.arma Building. So please, mark your calendars and join us again in June for the ride! And watch this site for more information on the event as it gets closer to June.

Here are a few photos from the 2012 NE Ride:

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 (Photos by Angela Lundberg)

Summer Updates from the Northeast CDC

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All of a sudden, summer has arrived! And with it, lots of fun & updates for you from the Northeast CDC.

Northeast Ride

Our first annual Northeast Ride was a smashing success, with over 250 registered riders touring through Northeast. Many thanks to the 50+ volunteers that helped register riders, facilitate the stops, and plan this event. I also want to sincerely thank the ride sponsors (over 40 different businesses and organizations!) You helped make this inaugural ride an incredible showcase for the Northeast community. I know it takes a certain degree of risk to support a first-time event, and we’re so grateful you saw the potential and helped make this vision come to fruition. Thank you!

The ride also got lots of great press, and if you missed the ride or want a recap, you can view a great video of the ride here on the Twin Cities Daily Planet.

Northeast Calendar

Speaking of new projects, the 2012 Northeast Calendar has been a big hit, and our plan is to make the 2013 Calendar even better. In fact, we are excited to announce that artwork submissions are now being accepted! A few key things to note about next year’s edition: The calendar will be larger – 14 months instead of 12. This way, each Northeast Neighborhood has their very own page in the calendar. Oh… and did we mention there’s now a 14th Northeast neighborhood??? That’s right – we’re excited to welcome Mid-City Industrial as a now-official Northeast neighborhood! Mid-City Industrial became an official neighborhood last year, and we’re excited to welcome them to the calendar too.  Are you interested in participating in the Calendar project as either an artist or a sponsor (or both?) You can find out more both about artwork submission and sponsorship at: calendar.northeastcdc.org.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District 

On April 12, along with the Northeast Chamber and Clay Squared to Infinity, we hosted the first of several “State of the Arts Districts” forums. We had a dialogue with community members and artists about opportunities for marketing and how to bring guests to the Arts District. We also discussed how to leverage the brand of the district to bring people to the area. Speaking of branding: we also updated the Arts District website with a shiny new updated, mobile-friendly, share-able version! You can check it out at:  northeastminneapolisartsdistrict.com

Jackson Street Artist Housing

In other news, things are moving along well with JacFlats. The Minnesota Housing Board supported full funding of our supplemental LIHTC request for JacFlats, which secures the current credit need for the project. In other words: things are looking promising as we work with our partners at Artspace for a summer closing! Our continued thanks goes to Artspace for their partnership on this project, and their leadership in making this community vision a reality.

Plant Swap

While updates and emails are great, we’d love to see you in person, too! Next week we’ll be at the Northeast Farmers Market nonprofit booth hosting a plant swap. Swap or donate anything related to plants: seedlings, splits, seeds, containers, indoor plants, gardening tools, books, and other supplies. We’ll be there Saturday June 16 from 9am-1pm. For more information, please visit: northeastcdc.org/?p=225.

It’s an exciting and busy time at the Northeast CDC as we launch new programs and meet the needs of the ever-evolving and ever-vibrant Northeast community. I encourage you to get involved with one of our projects as either a board member, volunteer or participant – we’re making great things happen! If you’d like to join our team or get more information on options, stop by the Farmers Market next week, give us a call at (612) 627-9366 or send us an email at: info@northeastcdc.org.

We look forward to serving Northeast Minneapolis together with you.

Sincerely,

Jamie Schumacher
Executive Director

PLANT SWAP!

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Share your green thumb!

Swap or donate anything related to plants: seedlings, splits, seeds, containers, indoor plants, gardening tools, books, and other supplies. Please bring labelled plants in containers.

DATE: Saturday, June 16, 2012
TIME: 9am -1pm
PLACE: Northeast Farmers Market, Northeast CDC booth – University Ave NE & 8th Ave NE
SATURDAY JUNE 16, 9am – 1pm

The Northeast Community Development Corporation (Northeast CDC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is promoting the economic development of Northeast Minneapolis in a manner that furthers the interests of residents and businesses.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Jamie Schumacher –
jamie-at-northeastcdc.org or visit our website: northeastculturalgardens.org

For a printable flyer, please click here: PlantSwapFlyer.

Arts District News and Events!

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As Minnesota “welcomes” an early spring, we’ve been busy bees working on supporting and promoting the Arts District and the businesses therein. Check out below for some news and upcoming events!

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Newsletter

The first monthly Arts District Newsletter went out last week, spearheaded by Josh Blanc from Clay Squared. You can view a copy of the newsletter by clicking here.

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District Committee Meeting

On Tuesday March 20th at 5:30pm the Arts District committee will be meeting. We meet roughly every other month to touch base on current projects and set our goals for the months and years ahead. If you’d like to get more involved or see what we do, please join us!

We meet at Altered Esthetics Gallery – 1224 Quincy Street NE.

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Arts District Forum

The first of several arts district forums will be Thursday April 12, 2012 at Chowgirl’s Parlor, 6:00pm. Join us as we discuss the current state of the Arts District, followed by a panel discussion on leveraging the district for your arts-friendly business. The forum discussion will features notes from Josh Blanc and Layl McDill, who opened a satellite store downtown for a successful holiday season.

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Social Networks!

In case you’re not already aware: the district has an active twitter account, as well as a facebook page. Follow us @NeArtsDistrict or like us on Facebook!

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The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District & the Arts District Committee is an outcome of the Arts Action Plan.

Currently managed by the Northeast Community Development Corporation, the Arts District Committee is comprised of NEMAA staff, Northeast CDC staff and interested community members. Additional support has been provided by Clay Squared to Infinity, Altered Esthetics, and the Northeast Chamber of Commerce.

Want to get involved? email info@northeastcdc.org.