Click here on any page to return Home.

Nokomis East!
Calendar Calendar
The Association
The Neighborhood
The Back Yard
Links & Resources
NENA Review
Photo GalleryNENA Photo Gallery
Contact NENA

Phone: 612-724-5652,  Fax: 612-724-2770

Nokomis East Neighborhood
Association, (NENA)
3000 East 50th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55417 Web site design and
programming by
NENA Staff

Serving Keewaydin, Wenonah, Morris Park, and Minnehaha
Longfellow Gardens
About NENA, its projects & programs, task forces, volunteers, mission & vision, and staff. Living, shopping, and working in Nokomis East. Issues and opinions, letters, the Lighter Side of Nokomis and more. Useful links and contacts.

Welcome to your neighborhood Web site. We hope you find these pages intuitive to use and worthy of your neighborhood and your time. Spend a few moments exploring NENA's site. Would you like to add content or opinions? Perhaps weigh in on a subject? Please contact NENA.

 Heads Up!
Updated Wednesday July 27

Calendar Upcoming Meetings & Events:  Board, July 24;  National Night Out, Aug 5;  Exec, Aug 14;  Housing Group, Aug 18;  Board, Aug 28. Calendar page

Road construction updateE. Minnehaha Parkway resurfacing starts the week of July 21: This work will involve milling and replacing top 7" of asphalt, minor curb and gutter replacement and the replacement of pedestrian ramps. Two sections: between Cedar Avenue and Longfellow and Woodllawn and 38th Ave. Expect detours and road closures. More infop and links (updated 7/21)

Click for more info.New ItemRESCHEDULED AGAIN: Annual Minnehaha Creek Cleanup - Lake Hiawatha Site, now Sept 7: The Minnehaha Creek Cleanup has been re-scheduled due to dangerously high water in Minnehaha Creek and surrounding lakes.The Minnehaha Creek Cleanup has outgrown its old boundaries and is expanding creek-wide to collect even more trash! Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, water bottle, trash bags and gloves. Following the cleanup, Leinenkugelís will provide a free BBQ lunch at Lake Hiawatha Park and, for those 21 or older with a valid ID, free Leinenkugelís beer (limit of two per person). There will be prizes for kids and adults, music and fun! Sunday, September 7, 9am until Noon. More info and registration (6/10)


 About Town
  Go to NENA's Facebook page

Weather box. Click for weather page.
  Web Extras   Monarch Festival
  Parks & Recreation
  Air Quality Index
  Creek Flow Monitor
  Recycle Schedule
  Crime Alerts (1/26/13)
  S. Mpls Housing Fair
Wards 11-12 Newsletters

Morris Park FestivalNew ItemRecent upgrades at Minnehaha Falls may have been damaged by flooding: Star Tribune article by Bill McAuliffe, July 14, 2014. "Recent rains and flooding have almost certainly damaged parts of $7 million worth of shoreline, walkway, vegetative and other improvements installed in 2010-11." Read the article (7/18)

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation logoGrand Opening of Minnehaha Park Playgrounds, July 31: North Plateau Playground 4 pm.   Wabun Playground 4:30 pm.   Special celebatory dance at 5:pm  with Charanga Tropical at the Minnehaha Park bandshell. More info. (updated 7/21)

Free showsMusic at the Falls: Minnehaha Falls bandshell. Shows start at 7pm
Wednesday, July 23 -- Rich Lewis Band, Accoustic R+B and Soul
Thursday, July 24 -- Mystic Order of Reverb and Twang, 50s rock, rockabilly, surf
Friday, July 25 -- Concrete Surgery, R&B Funk
Wednesday, July 30 -- The Slush Puppies, Jazzy pop quartet
Thursday, July 31 -- Charanga Tropical, Latin
Friday, August 1 -- War Poets, Rock/Americana.
Complete schedule
. (updated 7/21)

New ItemNokomis Naturescape Gardening, Tuesday, July 27.   Gateway Gardens Reminder: Saturday, July 26 is the next meet & weed, 9-10:30am. Volunteers welcome!    Read the update: Volunteer Gardens Info & More  (6/3014)


 NENA Bits

click for more on the Monarch classesNew ItemGrowing Monarch Habitat Workshop Thank you to all 67 people who attended the workshop.  It is wonderful to see urban and suburban residents willing to create much needed monarch habitat. (6/02)

Click for SMHF WebsiteSouth Mpls Housing Fair, Thank you to all who attended the 2014 Fair on 4/05. It was nice visiting with many of you! If you didn't get there, stop by the office to pick up a free copy of the contractors and services resource guide. Or stop by the website any time to check out the Fair's list of contractors, financial resources, archtitects and designers that specialize in our local area. SMHF Website. (Updated 4/07/14)

Click for the NBNYE pageThe Night Before New Years Eve: Thank you to everyone who attended Minneapolisí most popular, kid-friendly, early New Yearís celebration on December 30. It was a great crowd and a fun night for all!  Special thanks to all of you who volunteered your time for the event!  We wish all of you a wonderful 2014! (1/02/14)


Home improvement loansHome Improvement loans are back!: NENA has funding available for Home Improvement Loans through our administrator, the Center for Energy and Environment. The program offers low interest loans for eligible home improvements and City code violations. For more information on the Improvement loans, please visit the Center for Energy and Environment (, call (612) 335-5830, or email You may also pick up an application at the NENA office, 3000 East 50th St. (5/18)

The Emerald City Globe Award.Minneapolis wins 2009 Emerald City Globe Award  Our city was selected from 174 other candidates to receive the coveted 2009 Emerald City Award for its work in green promotion. Read the Press Release in the Lighter Side. (April 1, 2009)  There's more, like the Glowing Walleyes, the Sharks in Minnehaha Creek and the Viking Timbers in Lake Nokomis. They're all in the Lighter Side.


|   Home   |   Association   |   Neighborhood   |   Back Yard   |   Links and Resources   |   Calendar   |
|   NENA Review   |   Photo Gallery   |   Contact NENA   |   Site Map   |   Help   |