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Imagine 6th Avenue North

August 10 @ 11:00 am 5:00 pm

Imagine 6th Avenue North is a big, family-friendly block party for neighborhood connection and community organization. This free event is a fantastic way to experience artists, musicians, and local businesses from the neighborhood and imagine a better future together.

When the Minnesota Highway Commission (now the Minnesota Department of Transportation or MnDOT) routed and constructed Olson Memorial Highway over historic 6th Avenue North in the late 1930s and 1940s, it destroyed a vibrant Black and Jewish community corridor, often called the “Beale Street of Minneapolis.” Homes, businesses, jazz clubs, synagogues, churches, and community centers were demolished to make way for the highway.

Now, Our Streets has partnered with Harrison Neighborhood Association, Heritage Park Neighborhood Association, and other Northside partners to advocate for a restored 6th Avenue North.

At the Imagine 6th Avenue North event, community members will have the opportunity to learn more about the possibility of a highway-to-boulevard conversion, share their ideas for the future, and imagine what their neighborhood could be like without the highway.

Join us as we joyfully organize around the future of 6th Avenue North.

503 N Irving Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405 United States

Apply to be a vendor or participant at Imagine.

Artists, food vendors, musicians, organizations and local businesses are a key part of the celebration. There is no registration fee!