Central Corridor Alive With Activity in July

July 5, 2011

From baseball games and block parties to conferences and community forums, July is bustling with activity both along and surrounding the Central Corridor. Many of these great initiatives are supported by Catalyst Fund investments (*), and we hope you'll consider attending an upcoming event to see the power of collaboration first hand.

Discover Central Corridor* presents University Avenue is Alive! at the St. Paul Saints Game
Join the St. Paul Saints on Zombieland Night and let everyone know: University Avenue is Alive! Purchase your tickets for this great event by going to www.saintsgroups.com and typing in the group password: zombie.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
7:05 p.m.
Ticket Cost: $18
1771 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul,

Friendly Streets Block Parties*
This summer, the Hamline Midway Coalition and Frogtown Neighborhood Association are working with neighbors to host a series of six block parties along Charles Avenue to introduce residents to a variety of techniques to make streets safer for all and gather information about what residents want to get out of their streets. Everyone is invited to come learn, share, create, and eat! For more information, visit www.hamlinemidway.org/friendly-streets. The first event will take place:
Friday, July 8, 2011
3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Charles Avenue between Syndicate and Griggs, Saint Paul

Ethnic Cultural Tourism Destinations Conference*
Minnesota is home to dozens of ethnic cultures representing common and distinctive group characteristics like traditions, nationality, religion, and language. Members of Ethnic Cultural Tourism Destinations Collaborative (ECTD) foster stronger communities by helping celebrate and share these unique cultures and histories with others. Through an innovative approach that leverages the best thinking from the fields of tourism, interculturalism and economic development they create places of opportunity for everyone. With this first-of-its-kind conference, the goal is to explore rationale, practices and results of efforts that capitalize on cultural assets while expanding local, regional and statewide economies through new visitors to those communities.
Click here for more information and to register.
July 13, 2011
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Black Bear Crossings on the Lake
1360 N. Lexington Parkway
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Unleashing the Potential of the Central Corridor: Building an Avenue with Creativity, Distinction and Economic Prosperity
A workshop and conversation with Charles Landry, a world-renowned thinker about what makes a city great and the role of “the street” in attracting, retaining, inspiring and building economic prosperity in the new global economy. Click here for more information.
Thursday, July 14
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Guthrie Theatre (Dowling Studio)
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis

The Big Picture Project: Aligning housing plans along the Central Corridor *
The Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation are hosting a process over the summer and early fall to create a coordinated plan for achieving affordable housing in the Central Corridor. They will lead a team of government, finance, community, and development representatives to create recommendations for the plan. Three community forums will give a wide variety of stakeholders a chance to inform the recommendations and the final plan. The first of these forums is July 20th. Click here for more information.
Community Forum I: Gathering What We Know
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Profile Event Center
2630 University Ave SE, Minneapolis