Neighborhood news - October 19, 2023

Taco Tour On Lake Street Oct. 21
The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is bringing back Taco Tour on Lake Street, an annual tradition since 1999. It will be on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will featuring more than 20 participating taco restaurants, taco trucks, and Latino-owned and BIPOC-owned businesses along Lake Street.
No Hollidazzle This Year
Holidazzle has announced that it will not be taking place this holiday season in Loring Park. This is a one-season decision that does not impact plans for the 2024 Holidazzle. “Downtown continues to see vibrancy and momentum thanks to collective uplift and significant private-sector funding and government support throughout the year, but the amount of funding available for Holidazzle was not enough to ensure the beloved holiday tradition will deliver the magical experience the community expects and deserves while keeping it free and accessible,” say organizers. Go to to share your Holidazzle memories and any ideas or comments you have as organizers think about the future of this event.
What Happens To Electronic Waste?
Learn about what happens to electronics, appliances and other tech waste on Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. during an online event sponsored by the Tangletown Neighborhood Organization. Panel guests will include: Maria Jensen, Recycling Electronics for Climate Action (RECA); Amanda Cotton, Electronics Waste Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency;and  Kellie Kish, Recycling Coordinator, City of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling.
CIC Fundraiser Oct. 28
Children of Incarcerated Caregivers (CIC) is a Minneapolis nonprofit organization that promotes the best interests of children when their parents are incarcerated or facing incarceration. The fall fundraising brunch is Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2600 Park Ave. Enjoy a performance by the inspirational Voices of Hope, an organization that provides choral singing opportunities to justice-involved populations.
Rethinking I-94 Survey Closes Oct. 31
Don’t forget to share your feedback by taking the Rethinking I-94 alternatives survey by Tue, Oct. 31. The survey, which has been open since mid-July, is being used to collect perspectives about the I-94 corridor alternatives and to understand whether MnDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) should consider additional alternatives before moving forward in the process. For more information, visit MnDOT’s Rethinking I-94 project webpage.
East Bde Maka Ska Safety Walks
The goal of these weekly walks is to build bonds and send a signal that our residents are working together to take care and stay safe. Walkers will receive a free Community Safety shirt and knit cap. Join the weekly events on Saturdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. starting from St. Mary’s north parking lot (3450 Irving Ave. S.). As of Oct. 16, walks on Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., from Duet Coffee (1477 W. Lake St.). 
East Bde Maka Ska Board Elections Nov. 2
East Bde Maka Ska Neighborhood Association is looking for dedicated leaders within the neighborhood to guide the vision, growth and engagement of our community. There are a variety of skills and expertise needed as board members. If you’re interested in learning more, please email The 2023 East Bde Maka Ska Annual Meeting is Thursday, Nov. 2,  6–8:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church (3450 Irving Ave S), Terrace Room. 


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