NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Windom Park Carnival and Johnstock invite visitors to beloved Minneapolis neighborhoods

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The Windom Park/Pillsbury Community Carnival and Johnstock just a few blocks away offer an irresistible invitation to visit these beautiful communities, lush with gardens, flowering trees and friendly neighbors.

The Windom Park Carnival, 2251 Hayes (corner of Lowry and Johnson), is Friday, June 1, 5:00-8:00 p.m.  The focus of this year’s Carnival is GREEN.  Carnival planners have been working with local government, nonprofits, community organizations and area schools to  reduce waste – and to make future Carnivals zero-waste.  Partners include the City of Minneapolis Sustainability, Energy Renewable Society, Edison High School GREEN students, TAP MPLS have come up with a host of creative approaches to an all-green Carnival.

Proceeds of the Carnival benefit the Pillsbury MST Elementary School and Windom Park Citizens in Action, both of which support recreational and community events throughout the year.

After a visit to the Windom Park Carnival  there’s plenty of time to head up the street to Johnstock, an annual event held in the 2800 block of Johnson Street Northeast.  On Friday, June 1, kids can enjoy the Wizard of Oz on film. On Saturday, 10:00-6:00 merchants and artists will offer over fifty booths featuring arts and crafts, music and more.  At 11:00 and 2:00 the Tricky Troy Magic Show will entertain visitors of all ages.

A special feature of the afternoon is an open house at the famed Hollywood Theater, 2815 Johnson Street.  The theater will be open to the public 1:00-5:00 p.m.

All of the Northeast neighborhood events are free and open to the public.

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