Correction: The original version of this story stated that the Bde Maka Ska skate park would be at the pavilion location. That was incorrect. It will actually be in the north parking lot, closer to Dean Parkway and the Beach Club.
Superintendent Ed Graff yesterday announced that he would be leaving his position when his current contract runs out at the end of June. This comes following the three-week strike and a contentious School Board meeting this week that was briefly taken over by students. We posted a copy of the letter he sent announcing his decision over on on our Twitter page.
Melody published a piece at our website yesterday laying out the timeline and a few key pieces of information leading up to Graff's announcement, and Melissa will have a piece up later today breaking down everything that happened at that meeting.
Long-time readers know that we are BIG fans of the Futsal Society. We've written about them a couple times, from how park dedication fees are funding new futsal courts to live tweeting a night of action at the Whittier Park Futsal League.
Tomorrow night, you can support the league by checking out their fundraiser at Loring Social. The event is free and food will be available thanks to donations from Broders Cucina Italiana and Marty's Deli. The futsal players have already raised $1,260 on their own. The league is receiving donations through grassroots giving from family, friends, supporters of Futsal Society. You can donate directly to the league here or at the fundraiser. The league will also be celebrating their League Cup champions--a match that will be played tonight at 7 p.m. The Futsal Society's fundraising goal is $25,000. Let's help them get there!
Bde Maka Ska will be hosting a skate park pop-up this summer. The skate park will be located in the north parking lot, close to Dean Parkway and the Beach Club:
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LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
Looking to join a CSA this spring? Check out Earth Dance Farm. If you have another favorite that delivers to Southwest Minneapolis, send it to us and we're happy to share!
The state released its own version of an after-action report about their activities during the unrest following George Floyd's death. Among the takeaways: Engagement from the Minneapolis Police Department at the state's multi-agency command center was "insufficient." (Brian Bakst's Twitter)
Houndstooth, a future tavern in South Minneapolis that's been hosting pop-ups while looking for a permanent home, will be hosting a benefit dinner for World Street Kitchen's work in Ukraine on May 1. (Houndstooth)
Mia's newest exhibit is "a trip through time to highlight Black experience." (Fox 9)
A great shot of the Walker's Sculpture Garden. (Meet Minneapolis' Instagram)
COMMUNITY ACTION 💪
The Spark'd Studios in parks across the city have a bunch of fun spring break events for kids, from photo editing to beat making to creative writing and more.
The Public Works & Infrastructure Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the B Line Bus Rapid Transit Project and Lake St and Lagoon Ave improvements.
Homegrown Minneapolis, a citywide initiative that expands the ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods, is hiring a health program manager.
OUT & ABOUT 🛵
Check out the Country Show tonight at the Uptown VFW: Uptown Hoedown with Cole Diamond, Phantom Fields, & The 241s.
Go see Akal, a cool show happening at The Walker through this weekend.
Cloud Cult is playing with the Minnesota Orchestra for a few night starting this evening.