Audubon Neighborhood Association

& Audubon Farmers Market

Northeast Minneapolis Minnesota


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Audubon Neighborhood Association Annual Community Meeting and Board of Director Elections

October 3, 2022

Time: 7pm to 8:30 pm

This will be a hybrid online and in-person meeting!

In-person Location: Audubon Park Recreation Center, 1320 29th Avenue NE

Childcare will be provided! Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting us at (612) 743-5943 at least five days before our event.

Contact Deborah Brister for more information deborah@audubonneighborhood.org

The 29th Ave Project


Our team has been working this year to bring the best improvements to 29th Ave we can. Unfortunately, at the beginning of this year, the city cut the full reconstruction it had been planning since 2017, instead opting to mill off and re-overlay the top layer of asphalt in the next few years. We believe this could have many adverse effects, including ramping up already rising issues of speeding and freight traffic, and challenging our goals for better stormwater mitigation and emissions decreases.


Our small team has been organizing to bring awareness of these issues to our partners in the city, including an Aug 18th meeting we held with neighborhood, city, and state elected officials. We have plans to ramp up those efforts in the coming months, as well as to work with Shoreham Yards and other groups more directly. Your feedback would be invaluable! We'd love to see you at our monthly meetings (3rd Tues each month); for details, email 29thaveproject@gmail.com.



Thank You Eastside Food Co-op for Sponsoring the Audubon Farmers Market!

Minneapolis Ward 1 Council Member Elliott Payne's Monthly Newsletter

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us!

Shop at one of our local, Hispanic-owned businesses and receive a free bouquet at the Audubon Farmers Market!

Businesses like Chimborazo, Adelita's, El Taco Riendo, Maya Cuisine, Durango Bakery, Sabor Cuencano, La Colonia, Panaderia Ecuatoriana, Sabor Latino...

Bring your receipt to the market and receive a free bouquet while supplies last!

Sign up to receive the Audubon Newsletters!



ADA Policy

The Audubon Neighborhood Association invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event organized by ANA. Should you require accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting us at (612) 743-5943 at least five days before our event. You may also contact us through Minnesota Relay Services at 1-800-627-3529 or by dialing 7-1-1.

Volunteer Opportunities in Audubon Neighborhood

Go to our Volunteer webpage

We LOVE our vendors at the Audubon Farmers Market! Come out and see what's new every Thursday from 4-7 pm!

Audubon Farmers Market New Location!!

Farm-fresh veggies, fruit, mushrooms, flowers, and honey produced locally; Delicious prepared and pre-packaged food; Northeast arts and crafts; Kids activities including the Power of Produce Club; Music, Community information, and much more every Thursday from 4pm to 7pm at our new location on 29th Ave and Johnson Street in the Merchants Parking Lot. Opening Day is June 9, 2022!

Be a Power of Produce Sponsor for Kids at the Audubon Farmers Market This Year!

We LOVE having our kids learn about healthy food at the Audubon Farmers Market's Power of Produce Program!

Audubon Neighborhood Association invites community members to help strengthen and build our PoP Club program. Sponsorships can be made at any amount and sponsors will be recognized in the market, on social media, and on our website. Each Sponsorship of $100 earns a space in the market for one week with a canopy (tent), table and chairs provided.

  • Your contribution is 100% tax deductible.

  • In 2021, over 200 kids became members of the PoP Club.

  • Between 60 and 80 kids visit the Audubon Farmers Market to pick up their $2 token each week.

Click here for more information

Audubon Community Meeting

Monday, June 6, 2022 at 7pm

Location: In-person at Audubon Park Recreation Center and Online Zoom Hybrid

Tentative Agenda:

  • Announce Audubon Board of Directors Mid-Year Election Results

  • Crime and Safety

  • Minneapolis City Council Update

  • Farmers Market Opening Day (June 9)

  • Audubon Businesses and Vacant Spaces

  • Volunteer Opportunities in Audubon


Energy and Water Assistance

The Minnesota Commerce Department encourages households that are struggling with utility bills to apply for the Energy Assistance Program, with up to $2,000 available to eligible households. In addition, as part of the Federal relief funding, there is assistance available for household to pay past due water bills. Households can apply for both programs through the Energy Assistance application. For more information and to find your local service provider, go to the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program webpage. There you will find links for the webpage in Spanish, Somali and Hmong as well as applications in Spanish, Somali, Hmong and Vietnamese. You can also call 1-800-657-3710 for more information.

Audubon Community Meeting Monday, April 4, 2022 at 7pm

Hybrid: Online via Zoom, AND In-person at the Audubon Park Rec Center

Tentative Agenda:

Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness

29th Avenue Task Force Update

Audubon Spring Festival

Farmers Market

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84572982788?pwd=NTZlakVyZ0JUTU9ERGtDc2NMLzlpZz09

Meeting ID: 845 7298 2788

Passcode: 706632


Audubon Community Meeting Online Monday, December 6, 2021 at 7pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84572982788?pwd=NTZlakVyZ0JUTU9ERGtDc2NMLzlpZz09

Meeting ID: 845 7298 2788

Passcode: 706632

Tentative Agenda:

Welcome by Audubon Neighborhood Association Board of Directors President, Anne Bechtel and Vice President, Jean-Luc Kamin

Introducing Newly Elected Board Directors: Christian Hokans, Elijah Schwartz and Dawna Strand

Neighborhood Crime and Safety Update, MPD Abdirashid Ali

29th Avenue Task Force Update

Home Improvement Grant and Loan Program Update

Discussion: How can we better engage with under-represented populations within Audubon Park Neighborhood?

2022 Audubon Event Planning Committee: Call for volunteer planners



Congratulations to our 2021/22 incoming Audubon Neighborhood Association Board of Directors!

What is your vision for Audubon Neighborhood? You can make it happen! Run for the Audubon Neighborhood Association Board of Directors on October 4, 2021 at 7pm!

Visit us on our Audubon Neighborhood Association Facebook Page

The Minneapolis Police Department has established a new tip line.

Call 612-673-5335 to provide tips to MPD about suspicious activity not requiring an immediate response, such as vehicles driving without license plates. If someone’s safety is at risk and an immediate response from police, fire or medics is required, call 911.

Food, Shelter, Mental Health Resources are Available!

WOW! Over 800 pounds of food collected for Eastside Senior Food Shelf

Our recent December food drive, led by Audubon Neighborhood Association President, Evan Benson (pictured here), was a huge success! We received over 800 pounds of food from Audubon Friends and Neighbors that we then donated to Eastside Senior Food Shelf. In addition, Castle Building and Remodeling also donated a generous $500.00 check! THANK YOU for remembering our Seniors. Your kindness is overwhelming!

ADA Policy

The Audubon Neighborhood Association invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event organized by ANA. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting us at (612) 788-8790 at least five days before our event. You may also contact us through Minnesota Relay Services at 1-800-627-3529 or by dialing 7-1-1.

Audubon Park Neighborhood is Challenging All Northeast Neighborhoods to:

The Northeast Storm Drain Challenge is On!!

Here in NE, all of our storm drains go straight to the Mississippi River carrying pollutants and debris with it. It's important to keep our Mississippi clean, not only for the plants and animals that call it home, but also because that's where we in Minneapolis get our drinking water from, along with millions of our neighbors down river from us.

Join us in adopting a storm drain near your house. Adopting a storm drain just means that you'll keep an eye on and clean it out with a broom and rake when it gets clogged with trash, leaves, and sand. Kids love to help and you feel like you're really doing something concrete to help our Planet and protect our water.

It's a friendly competition to see which NE neighborhood can adopt the most storm drains by the end of October. Do your part to rep your neighborhood! By this fall, we'll be able to measure the difference our efforts have made in keeping pollutants out of our Mississippi River! Go to Adopt-a-drain.org to sign up!


Support Audubon Neighborhood Association

The mission of the Audubon Neighborhood Association is to encourage interaction and involvement amongst the people in our community and its organizations; to foster the continuing improvement of property and businesses within its boundaries; to increase security and safety within the neighborhood; to convey to other organizations, including government and business, the concerns of the neighbors represented.

The Audubon Park neighborhood is bounded by St. Anthony Parkway, Central Avenue, Lowry Avenue and Stinson Parkway.