Join us this Thursday for the Annual Midtown Phillips Community Dinner!
Thursday, February 27
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Stewart Park Gymnasium
Stewart Park, 2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Enjoy a FREE community dinner catered by A La Salsa and Afro Deli & Grill!

Hear KRSM DJ Greg Fields!

Hear community speakers 
• Ann Madden Rice, Abbott Northwestern president, on Lease Renewal & Campus Improvements at Abbott
• Alberder Gillespie, 2020 Census Project Coord., City of Minneapolis, on We Count-2020 Census
• Angela Conley, Hennepin County District 4 Commissioner
• 3rd Precinct Inspector McGinty and Calvin Nobel, Minneapolis Park Police

Visit the Resource/info fair
• New American Youth Soccer Club enrollment 
• Want Mad Dads to do a street party on your block?  
• $20/hr jobs available with Minneapolis Census
• Learn about $400K coming for Stewart Park Improvements  
• Learn how to Compost & Recycle  
• Find out about our two community radio stations  
• Meet Minneapolis & Park Police  
• Ask questions about the Minnesota 2020 Census–We Count! 
• Register to vote!
• Hear updates on the Chicago/Lake Mobility Hub
• Learn about the 29th St East Safety Improvement Project

Join the Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association board!
(District Rep candidates must live or work within the neighborhood boundaries as listed below)
•  Midtown Phillips Board President
•  District 1: 24th-26th & Chicago to 12th Avenue 
•  District 2: 24th-26th & Bloomington to 12th Avenue 
•  District 4: 26th-28th & 12th Avenue to Bloomington 
•  District 5: 28th-Lake & Chicago to 12th Avenue 
•  District 6: 28th-Lake & Bloomington to 12th Avenue  
• At Large Representative (2)

For more information about being a board member, contact 763-310-4760


Held every second Tuesday of the month

Tuesday, March 10, 6:30-8 pm
Stewart Park, 2700 12th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55407


Board Introductions, Orientation to 2020 Projects, and Outreach Training



Tuesday, March 24, 6:30-8 pm
Stewart Park, 2700 12th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55407




Meet the new board!
Share your aspirations for Midtown Phillips!
What do you think MPNAI’s priorities should be for 2020?


Arts for All!
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 5 PM – 9 PM
The Center for Changing Lives Minneapolis - Lutheran Social Service of MN

2400 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts invites you to an Evening of Wonder to help support our programs that help bring arts to all. Live music, hands-on art, food, silent auction and more

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Apply for the Southside Green Zone Council

The Southside Green Zone Council serves as an advisory board to the City Council and Mayor on the implementation and evaluation of the Southside Green Zone Work Plan. The Southside Green Zone Council members will be responsible for attending meetings, holding the City of Minneapolis and related partners accountable to the timely and effective implementation of the work plan, informing and engaging community members on the status of the work, developing a fundraising plan and overseeing its success by guiding the Green Zone staff and advocating for resources and providing policy and program resource recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.


  • Seat 1:  Voting member. Southside Green Zone resident, Council appointed 2-year term beginning April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2021.
  • Seat 3:  Voting member. Southside Green Zone resident, Council appointed 2-year term beginning April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2021.
  • Seat 6:  Voting member. Southside Green Zone resident, Council appointed 2-year term beginning April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2021.
  • Seat 7:  Voting member. Southside Green Zone resident, Council appointed 2-year term beginning April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2021. 
  • Seat 8:  Voting member. Southside Green Zone resident, Council appointed 2-year term beginning April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2021.
  • Seat 15:  Youth Ambassador voting member. Council appointed 2-year term beginning April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2021.

Deadline: March 31, 2020.


Applicants must be residents living within the geographic boundaries of the Southside Green Zone of the City of Minneapolis. Explicitly support the successful implementation of the Southside Green Zone. Have been impacted by cumulative pollution; or demonstrate expertise in environmental justice, climate resiliency, or cumulative health impacts. Equitably reflect the cultural, linguistic, racial, and demographic makeup of the community that lives in the Southside Green Zone.

Learn more & Apply

It’s Free Movie Season at the Minneapolis Convention Center

Once a month through April, enjoy “Movies Under the Domes” in an auditorium at the Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis (Jan. 9, 2020) – For the second straight year, the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) is offering complimentary feature films one night a month through April, thanks to Movies Under the Domes, powered by Pepsi. The features set to be shown in one of the MCC’s auditoriums include “Toy Story 4,” “Green Book,” “The Lion King” and “Frozen II.”
Date night, family night or a hang-out-with-friends night, each Movies Under the Domes evening is free to the public. Movie-goers must RSVP through Eventbrite for General Admission tickets, as seating is limited. The first 100 people through the door for each movie will receive a gift from Pepsi.
Doors open at 5 p.m., with showtime at 6:30 p.m. Here is this year’s line-up:
  • March 19 – The Lion King (2019) (PG)
  • April 16 – Frozen II (PG)

Prior to the complimentary feature films, the Craft Bar and Lounge, located in the Convention Center, will be serving craft brews and food starting at 5 p.m. Popcorn, snacks and soda will also be available for purchase.



Deconstruction grants available to homeowners and developers

Salvage, reuse, and recycle building materials from your next remodeling or construction project

To help divert waste from landfills, Hennepin County has grants available to homeowners and developers to deconstruct buildings to salvage building materials rather than demolish them.

Big opportunities to reuse and recycle building materials

Many building materials have the potential to be salvaged and reused or recycled. In fact, about 85 percent of the materials in a typical demolition or remodeling project could be salvaged and kept out of landfills. But currently, only about 30 percent of building materials are reused or recycled.

Deconstruction involves carefully dismantling buildings to salvage materials for reuse. Commonly salvaged building materials include old growth lumber, doors, flooring, cabinets and fixtures.

Deconstruction provides numerous environmental and social benefits compared to standard demolition. Deconstruction prevents usable materials from going to the landfill, makes building materials available to the community, provides jobs, and supports local reuse retailers.

Grants help offset added time and labor costs

In a deconstruction project, a building is taken apart, mostly by hand, and materials are sorted into categories for efficient recycling and reuse. Compared to standard demolition techniques that use mechanical equipment to knock down structures, the additional labor costs and time with deconstruction can be a deterrent.

Homeowners and developers of residential properties can receive up to $5,000 to help offset the additional time and labor costs associated with deconstruction. Grants are available for demolition or renovation projects in Brooklyn Center, Edina, Minneapolis, and St. Louis Park that are 250 square feet or larger on structures built prior to 1950.

Learn more about the grants including eligibility and requirements at

For more information, contact Olivia Cashman at or 612-348-4843.


The U.S. census is a count of all residents in the United States taken every 10 years and is required by the U.S. Constitution. It is used to determine political representation and federal funding distribution for governments, including at the state and local levels. In 2020, it will determine how many congressional representatives Minnesota will have for the next decade. Getting an accurate and complete count of all residents is vital. The Neighborhood & Community Relations Department leads the City of Minneapolis' efforts to ensure a complete count.

Sign up here for the latest We Count news for the 2020 census.


Whether your home needs a new furnace or boiler, water heater, or you want to add insulation— now is a great time to get moving on those projects! The Midtown Phillips neighborhood has partnered with the local nonprofit, Center for Energy and Environment to provide 0% financing for your home improvement projects. 

Through this partnership residents have access to loans up to $7,500. These loans have flexible terms, so monthly payments will be affordable. Most exterior, major mechanical, or energy home improvement projects are eligible. Additional financing programs are available to help with those larger projects. 

To get started or for more information visit or call 612.335.5884. The Center for Energy and Environment is a Minnesota nonprofit that has been helping homeowners for over 35 years.


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