Now that pandemic restrictions have begun to be lifted, Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA) is working on a series of outdoor events this summer to give residents a chance to gather together in a safe way. We have three events planned, each on a Thursday evening, in conjunction with a Story Stroll*. Come on down to the park, have a treat on FNA and read a story as you stroll through the park. All events will be held near the recreation center at Pershing Park. Distancing is encouraged for those who are unvaccinated for COVID-19. ALL AGES WELCOME!
July 15: Popsicles in the Park
Join us for a popsicle on a hot summer night!
Story Stroll (available July 14-19): Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell; Rafael Lopez (Illustrator)
July 29: Ice Cream Social in the Park
Enjoy a cone of Sebastian Joe’s ice cream (regular and dairy-free options available) while listening to a concert by Fulton’s own Overdressed duo. Bring a chair to sit and enjoy the concert. Overdressed duo holds regular concerts in the neighborhood. Check out their website (overdressedduo.com) for a concert schedule at 4909 Drew Ave S. Concerts are free and family friendly.
Story Stroll (available July 28- Aug. 2): Hands Up! by Breanna J. McDaniel; Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
August 19: Cookies in the Park
Join us for a cookie treat after dinner! Cookies by Quiet Cat Bakery, a local black-owned business.
Story Stroll (available Aug. 18-23): Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy; Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
* The Fulton Neighborhood Association’s Equity Committee, in collaboration with Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board and Hennepin County Library, are hosting the Story Strolls at Pershing Park. As you walk to the Fulton Farmers Market or take your kids for a swing at the park, stroll from page to page and enjoy the unique experience of reading a children’s book along the boulevard. Each story selected will feature a non-white protagonist with a variety of themes focusing on transforming a neighborhood through art, exploring social justice issues and celebrating Black joy and culture.