Summer Food Truck Night this Saturday
Saturday, August 14
Our next neighborhood Food Truck Night is almost here! Five food trucks will be in the Armatage parking lot to take distanced orders. Swing by the ANA table for free paper marbling (seriously, it’s SO cool!), kids books generously donated by Jump! Library and an All Are Welcome Lawn Sign. Bring your blanket or chairs and find a spot in the park to picnic.
More info at armatage.org/summer-food-truck-night/ While our fabulous band had a family emergency and can’t make it, we’ll have music going throughout the event. In case of severe weather, we’ll post cancellations on Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor.
COVID Safety: please plan to distance, bring a mask to wear when ordering or stopping by tables, wash hands, and stay home if you’re experiencing any symptoms, were recently exposed to someone who has COVID-19 or are waiting on a COVID-19 test. Thanks for keeping our neighbors, staff, vendors and volunteers safe!
Statement from the ANA
If you have information to help identify those responsible, please report via 311. Video doorbell footage is also very helpful.
Community Listening Sessions on City’s Response to 2020 Protests: Today at 1:30pm
Minneapolis residents are invited to one last listening session about the City’s response to the protests in May and June 2020 as part of an after-action review conducted by the Hillard Heintze team contracted by the City.
During this session, the team members will introduce themselves and give an overview of the project’s objectives and anticipated outcome. Hillard Heintze facilitators will host breakout participation groups to hear the perspectives of all residents in attendance.
- 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 Register for the Zoom meeting here.
All Are Welcome Here Lawn Signs
Get your All Are Welcome Here lawn sign and proudly display to spread the message that ALL are Welcome in Armatage. The ANA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit so your donation is tax deductible and eligible for employer matching contributions.
Signs + stakes are $20 each and your donation goes toward supporting the ANA’s work in our community. Order online at armatage.org/allarewelcomehere/ and, if you’re in the neighborhood, we’ll deliver your sign to your front yard. You can also find us at an upcoming in-person sale date at Armatage Park (weather permitting) – neighbors are encouraged to join meetings:
- Saturday, Aug 14 from 4:00-6:00pm at the Summer Food Truck Night
- Thursday, Aug 26 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Playground Reopening Celebration
Armatage Playground Reopening Celebration
Thursday, August 26
Join the Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA), the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB), and Armatage Community School for a Playground Reopening Celebration! Enjoy free cold treats (donated by the ANA and Jonny Pops!) and celebrate with music and new play equipment!
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Remaining Collection Events
- 9:00am – 4:00pm on August 13-14: South High School, 3131 19th Ave. S.
Visit Hennepin County’s household hazardous waste collection event webpage to learn what items you can bring to the event, review safety guidelines, and see all 2021 events.
Get a Free COVID-19 Vaccine, Get $100
Haven’t gotten your COVID-19 yet? The strongest defense against the delta variant is through vaccination. Plus, the State of Minnesota is offering a $100 incentive for everyone age 12 and older who gets vaccinated by August 15.
Free COVID-19 vaccines are available at Minneapolis Health Department clinic. Walk-ins are welcome, and the vaccinations are free. You don’t need insurance, you don’t need an appointment and you don’t need an ID. Questions about the vaccines? Watch and share this video for 11 things you should know about COVID-19 vaccines.
Upcoming Free Clinics
- Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 3400 Park Ave. 9 a.m. to noon, every Saturday
- Steven’s Square Park, 1801 Stevens Ave. 4-7 p.m. Aug. 27
You can also sign up for the Minnesota COVID-19 vaccine connector in English, Spanish, Somali or Hmong to get contacted about vaccine in your area.
Masks Required for Municipal Buildings
There are new mask requirements to follow in response to rising COVID-19 cases:
- The City of Minneapolis now requires everyone over the age of two to wear a mask inside city municipal buildings. Read more here.
- For Hennepin County buildings, the requirement is that everyone age five and up wear a mask. See more about the Hennepin County guidlines here.
- The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board now requires masks for all staff and visitors ages two and older in all its buildings. Read more here.
Rent and Housing Assistance as the Eviction Moratorium Ends
This new law also prohibits a property owner or manager from evicting a renter if the renter has a pending application for COVID-19 emergency rental assistance at the state or local level until June 1, 2022. The renter must be able to prove that they’ve applied for rental assistance. Renters may apply for COVID-19 emergency rental assistance at renthelpmn.org or by calling 211.
If you have questions about your specific housing situation and how it relates to the end of the eviction moratorium, contact:
- Home Line’s tenant hotline: 612-728-5767 or homelinemn.org
- Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid: 612-334-5970
Free Pet Adoptions for Cats & Dogs Over 6 Months
- See cats ready for adoption or browse dogs ready for adoption. Animals six months of age or older have no adoption fee.
- Call 311 or 612-673-6222 to request an adoption appointment. Appointments are available Monday through Friday.
- Adopters must meet and spend time with the animal they want to adopt before completing adoption paperwork.
- Minneapolis residents must purchase a City pet license.
- To adopt you must be 18 years old with a valid form of identification.
- Minneapolis residents must also provide proof of their current address and of current rabies vaccines for other pets (cats, dogs or ferrets).
- Cats and small critters must leave in a carrier. You can bring a carrier or buy a cardboard transport box at the shelter. Dogs must leave on a leash. You can bring a leash and collar, or the shelter will provide a slip lead.
Drought Tip: Water Your Trees
Please water during the coolest part of the day to avoid evaporation and give the maximum benefit to our urban tree canopy! 📷 of Sheridan Ave next to Armatage School
Water Sprinkling Restrictions are in Effect
- Sprinkling lawns is NOT allowed from noon to 6 p.m. on any day.
- On calendar days that are even numbers (examples: July 26 or Aug. 18), the even side of the street CAN sprinkle lawns outside of the noon to 6 p.m. time window. Examples: 1238 Oak St. or 2574 Cedar Ave.
- On calendar days that are odd numbers (examples July 27 or Aug. 19), the odd side of the street CAN sprinkle lawns. Examples: 1247 Maple St. or 2561 18th Ave.
- Bushes and flowers may be watered with a hand-held hose as needed.
- Vegetable gardens and new sod (first two weeks from placement) may be watered on any day but not during the prohibited afternoon hours of noon to 6 p.m.
- Trees may be watered with a dripping hose, bucket or tree watering bag as needed.
Learn more including water conservation tips at www.minneapolismn.gov/news/2021/july/city-implements-even-odd-water-sprinkling-restrictions/