NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Community Sings this Saturday Corcoran Park


This appears to be the Weekend of 2nd Annual Events in Corocran neighborhood, with the 2nd Annual Community Sings at Corcoran Park and residents Re-Painting the Pavement at the park’s southwest intersection on Saturday.

The singing event is led by Bret Hesla & Mary Preus of Minnesota Community Sings, an organization dedicated to building community by through song, with guest songleader Antonio Machado. Community sings were popular during the early twentieth century, as thousands of people gathered in Minneapolis parks and vied for the honor of being judged the best singing park in the city.

Promoters note that Corcoran Park was voted “‘Minneapolis Best Singing Park’ by unbiased Corcoran residents just last month.” I can’t speak to the issue of how “unbiased” those residents may have been, but I can tell you from reports I heard of last year’s event that folks had a seriously good time!


Second Annual Corcoran Park sing

Cosponsored by Corcoran Grows

Saturday May 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Corcoran Park
3334 20th Avenue S, Minneapolis MN 55407
Held indoors in the community building.
The event is free with donations accepted
Hot dogs, cookies and drinks will be served. Participants may bring a dish to share.


For more Information:

Minnesota Community Sings


Neighborhood Notes are updates about what’s happening in Twin Cities neighborhoods, submitted by our volunteer neighborhood correspondents (and neighborhood residents), and not edited by the TC Daily Planet. Click to learn more about becoming a neighborhood correspondent.The opinions expressed in the Free Speech Zone and Neighborhood Notes, as well as the opinions of bloggers, are their own and not necessarily the opinion of the TC Daily Planet.