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2019 Downtown Northfield Taste Tour – June 20th, 5-8pm

Check back soon for the full list of destinations and unique tastes to try, and like the event on Facebook for reminders!

The Downtown Northfield Taste Tour is always a great time! In 2017, at our first annual food crawl event, hundreds of people savored and sipped their way through downtown, enjoying food and drinks at 12 different locations. In 2018 we made it longer, added beer and sold over 5,000 tickets to help support our local businesses and future NDDC programming.  This year we have over 15 restaurants, eateries, breweries, and more participating in the biggest Taste Tour yet!

First Friday Art Night – June 7th

It’s another jam-packed schedule for First Fridays in Northfield – join us for a fun evening of art and community!

1-9pm                             Drop-in watercolor painting demonstrations with Kathy Miller

You can find Kathy in her studio at 105 E. 5th St. (Lampe Law building, next to municipal parking lot).  Check out her work on her website, too!

5-7pm                             Artists on Main Street kickoff celebration @ Northfield Arts Guild – 304 Division St. (parking lot behind building)

Free and open to the public – light refreshments provided!  Come and meet the artists and learn about their projects that will be popping up around Downtown this summer/fall.

6:30-8:00pm               What does the Fox Say? “Slow Slow Quick Quick!” @ Northfield Dance Academy – 640 Water St.

Enjoy learning how to Foxtrot with instructor Brian Sostek!  Email northfielddance@gmail.com to register – $40 for couples, $20 for singles

7:30-10pm                   Mary Cutrufello Band @ Imminent Brewing – 519 Division St.

Cutrufello is hailed as a Texas honky-tonk heroine, a fiery Midwestern roots-rocker and a powerhouse acoustic performer.

8-10pm                          The Provisional @ the Contented Cow – 302 Division St. B

The Provisional is a Celtic rock duo consisting of Minneapolis-St. Paul musicians Tony Dennison and Brian Barrett.  Meshing styles of rock, punk, Irish rock and even a little Christian rock, The Provisional puts forth a unique style of music.

8-11pm                          Ben Aaron @ the Tavern Lounge – 212 Division St.

Born in 1987, Ben Aaron has been playing the guitar since the age of ten. He takes influences from the Folk Revival, Country Blues, and the New Americana music that’s sweeping the nation.

8-11pm                         The Chad Johnson Project @ Reunion – 501 Division St.

One of the most promising country crossroads artists in the upper Midwest, The Chad Johnson Project is the very definition of country rock. Blending country, rock, soul and blues to build a sound that is familiar yet completely his own.

8:30-11:30pm            Jason Paulson @ Froggy Bottoms Lily PADio – 307 Water St.

Jason Paulson is not your average country artist. He trades the glitz and gloss of contemporary country radio for honest storytelling. You may know him from his regionally popular band Grayson.

Also be sure to visit these ongoing Downtown art displays!

Title / Description                                             Location

Tied Together: Northfield H.S.                       Northfield Arts Guild Main Gallery

Honors Art Show

WHYLDFLHOURS:                                               Northfield Arts Guild Up Gallery

Paintings by Benson Ramsey             

Tranquility: Felted wall hangings                 Archer House Inn Gallery

by Jean Manrique     

Crosswords:                                                           Tandem Bagels Gallery

Drawings by Gwen Partin

Waist Deep                                                             Northfield Public Library (Division St.)

By the Young Sculptors’ Project

Sidewalk Poetry                                                  Printed on sidewalks throughout Downtown 

 

And save the date for these upcoming 2019 First Friday Art Nights

July 5  –  August 2  –  October 4                              
                  

Executive Director Search Extended

The NDDC Search Committee is extending the deadline for the Executive Director search to March 1, 2019.

Downtown Northfield is the heart of our city and if you have ever wanted to be a part of ensuring its vibrancy for residents, businesses, and visitors, your opportunity is now.

The Executive Director reports to the NDDC Board and is an active and engaged advocate for Downtown Northfield, Minnesota Main Street and Main Street America programs, especially in sharing information, goals and accomplishments of the NDDC to critical community and city stakeholders and partners. They serve as the primary program manager responsible for advancing the work of the organization’s committees, task forces and special initiative aligned to Main Street requirements and contractual agreements with the City of Northfield. This position is a part-time salaried role, requiring a commitment of 20 hours per week.

Interested candidates can review the detailed job description that outlines the expected responsibilities and qualifications, and submit a current resume or CV, and 3-5 professional references to NDDCSearchCommittee@outlook.com by the March 1, 2019 deadline.

NDDC Accepting Applications for Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) is accepting applications for the role of Executive Director.

The Executive Director reports to the NDDC Board and is an active and engaged advocate for Downtown Northfield, Minnesota Main Street and Main Street America programs, especially in sharing information, goals and accomplishments of the NDDC to critical community and city stakeholders and partners. They serve as the primary program manager responsible for advancing the work of the organization’s committees, task forces and special initiative aligned to Main Street requirements and contractual agreements with the City of Northfield. This position is a part-time salaried role, requiring a commitment of 20 hours per week.

Please review the detailed job description that outlines the expected responsibilities and desired qualifications.  The search committee has extended the search and will accept and review applications through March 1, 2019. Interested candidates should submit a current resume or CV, and 3-5 professional references to NDDCSearchCommittee@outlook.com.