Open Streets West Broadway returns for the third year on Saturday!
The 2018 Open Streets Minneapolis season continues this Saturday, September 15th with Open Streets West Broadway. Back for its third year, Open Streets West Broadway will take place from 11 AM to 5 PM on West Broadway Avenue from Penn Avenue North to Lyndale Avenue North. Last year Open Streets West Broadway attracted 5,500 people walking, dancing, and playing in the street.
Open Streets Minneapolis gives local residents a chance to experience their streets in a whole new way – by bike, skateboard, wheelchair, or on foot. Open Streets Minneapolis closes major thoroughfares to motor vehicle traffic and opens them up for programming and fun provided by local business, residents, and community groups. These family-friendly events are free for all to attend, and are a great way to better get to know your community.
Programming highlights at Open Streets West Broadway include Fit for Fun by NorthPoint Health and Wellness, Wakanda on West Broadway featuring North Minneapolis YouthFarm, and Uncaged aerialists.
Northside Greenway Now will host a Sod Block Party on the corner of West Broadway & Irving Avenue North to show folks what a greenway could be like in their neighborhood.
Open Streets West Broadway will also include a celebration of the new C-Line Bus Rapid Transit and the reopening of Penn Avenue through the Penn Avenue Improvements Project.
About Open Streets Minneapolis:
Since 2011, Open Streets Minneapolis has turned more than 20 streets into car-free, community-filled fun for a weekend afternoon. More than 101,000 people participated in 8 Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2017.
Open Streets West Broadway is hosted locally by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition. Open Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis event, hosted by Our Streets Minneapolis and presented by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Open Streets West Broadway is sponsored by MetroTransit, Minneapolis Telecommunications Network, AT&T, AARP Twin Cities, All Energy Solar, CenterPoint Energy, Hennepin Healthcare, Juxtaposition Arts, McDonald’s West Broadway, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, US Bank, Xcel Energy, and Youth Farm Northside. Details are available at www.openstreetsmpls.org and www.westbroadway.org/open-streets/.
About Our Streets Minneapolis
Our Streets Minneapolis is a community-driven organization that advocates for a city where biking, walking, and rolling are easy and joyful for people of all backgrounds and identities, in all parts of the city.
About the West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
The West Broadway Business & Area Coalition serves the heart of North Minneapolis with collaborative, inclusive, comprehensive market development through projects including the West Broadway Business Improvement District, Taste of West Broadway, FLOW Northside Arts Crawl, NorthMPLS, and Shop Northside identity campaigns. The West Broadway Business & Area Coalition also provides flexible resources and partnerships to support every level of business and entrepreneurial development.