Dec. 2 – Tuba Christmas: a Vintage Band concert at Carleton’s Skinner Chapel
Dec. 6 – Winter Walk: celebrate the 20th anniversary of this downtown holiday stroll
Dec. 7 – First Friday Art Night: art walk to indoor exhibits, crafts, concerts and experiences
Thank you to Just Food Co-op and The Rotary Club of Northfield for sponsoring this month’s First Friday Art Night. Check out the printable schedule and map below for details. We’ll see you downtown for First Friday Art Night on October 5th!
The parking lot at Fifth & Washington behind Hogan Brothers will be closed this week for resurfacing. Vehicles will need to be parked on side streets until the project is finished. We should be able to start using the new and improved lot after this Friday, September 14th.
Northfield businesses now have a new way to connect with local college students. Recent Carleton graduates Liam Bradney, Ammar Babar, Aman Panda and Max Mattessich have designed a digital coupon app aimed at increasing the engagement between local businesses and college students in Northfield.
The Arts and Culture Commission of Northfield invites everyone to attend the 2018 Sidewalk Poetry Capstone Celebration at 7:00 p.m. on August 30, 2018 in Downtown Northfield on Bridge Square. The event is open to the public and will bring poetry lovers and sidewalk poets together to hear the poems read aloud, to meet the winning poets, and to hear music by Bonnie and the Clydes. Thanks to the Northfield’s FiftyNorth volunteers, the popcorn wagon will be open for business, serving delicious popcorn and cold drinks.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs so they can relax and enjoy the music and poetry of the night. A large map of the locations of the 2018 winning poems will be shared and the winning poems from all eight years of the contest will be on display. The City’s Department of Public Works will have poetry molds on display.
In 2011, Northfield launched its annual Sidewalk Poetry Project. In the eight years of the project, 71 poems – the creations of 49 local poets — have been selected for imprinting in over 220 locations across the community. Each one of the winning poems, imprinted into the concrete of our city sidewalks, is remarkable on its own; collectively, they offer a sense of the spirit of our community. The five winning 2018 poets are: Becky Boling, Avery Eastvold, Steve McCown, Julie Ryan, and Marie Vogl Gery.