Aug 152015

ATTENTION: Save Beltrami Park!


Please mark your calendar for this important meeting regarding the future of Beltrami Park.  Originally, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) did not include Beltrami Park in this schedule of meetings.  At our insistence, MPRB added Beltrami Park to the schedule.

Help Plan the Future of
Northeast Minneapolis Parks
Parks Featured: Beltrami, Logan, Northeast

Thursday, September 17th
6:30-8:30 PM
Logan Recreation Center, 690 13th Ave NE

The Beltrami Neighborhood Council (BNC) will be at the meeting to present the facts (who uses the park, how many children are in the neighborhood, etc.).  We want to add your voice, experiences, and opinions to this presentation!  Tell the MPRB your story about how you use the park or why you want the park available for others.

If you want to the park to stay the same or better yet, improve, please come to this meeting!  If you cannot make the meeting, write a letter or email and we will include your comments with our presentation to the MPRB on September 17th.

Encourage your children to write a letter or draw a picture, too!  If you have photos of the park you would like to share, send them our way!  Need help getting started with a letter?  Call or email the office for a sample.

Send letters, drawings, photos, and/or comments to:
Beltrami Neighborhood Council
PO Box 18297
Minneapolis, MN 55418
612-229-8480 (text enabled)

-or- drop items off in the Beltrami Park Building’s Mailbox

Aug 152015

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Beltrami Summer Festival
Saturday, August 29th, 3-7 PM
Beltrami Park

Ice Cream & Popcorn
sPARKit  Mobile Trailer of Fun!
Musical Performances
Karaoke by Vegas Lounge
Castle Building & Remodeling Bouncy House
Grand Reveal of New Basketball Hoops
Information Tables
Open Drum Circle

Followed by Movie in the Park: Beetlejuice! at dusk.

We need your help!  Consider volunteering for an hour or two to help make this a great event. Sign-up with a friend to make it even more fun!

Volunteers get a super awesome, exclusive, Beltrami t-shirt!

Sign up here!

Jul 092015

Have clothes that need mending?  FREE Sewing Clinic!

Mending Holes
Fixing Seams

Thursday, July 16, 7 PM
Beltrami Park Building, 1111 Summer St NE
All ages welcome, youth must be accompanied by an adult

Bring an item of clothing that needs simple mending.
We will have some thread, needles and patching materials to use or you can bring your own.

Register: 612-229-8480 (text enabled),

Sponsored by the Beltrami Neighborhood Council & Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board

Jun 102015


Beltrami Home







The Beltrami Neighborhood Council announces 2% interest home improvement loans –  available now!

Beltrami Interest Subsidy Loan Program

  • 2% fixed interest rate on MHFA Community Fix-Up Fund
  • Maximum loan amount: $50,000
  • 1-4 unit owner occupied properties in Beltrami
  • Income limit: $99,500
  • Most interior and exterior permanent are eligible

Call now!  612-588-3033 or

Down Payment Assistance Also available from the City of Minneapolis

Maybe you’ve thought homeownership wasn’t possible, or you didn’t know where to start. Maybe you thought your credit wasn’t good enough or you haven’t saved enough for a down payment. We can help!

The City of Minneapolis is partnering with Minnesota Housing and the Minnesota Homeownership Center to provide access to down payment assistance, quality, affordable mortgages and free, non-biased housing experts that can help you become a successful home owner!

Learn more by visiting the City’s website.

Jun 032015

Beltrami Neighborhood Council Seeks a Community Organizer

Beltrami Neighborhood Council (BNC), located in Northeast Minneapolis, seeks a self-motivated & energetic community organizer. The BNC is a 501©(3), led by an 11-member Board of Directors and supported by a part-time Neighborhood Coordinator. The BNC hopes to engage its residents through increased door-knocking and face-to-face contact. Special attention will be given to reaching under-represented populations and those typically not interested in or available to participate in traditional meetings.

The Community Organizer position is a part-time, temporary position with 10 hours per week June – October. Applicants must be willing to work some weekends and evenings.

Primary Responsibilities:

Outreach (85%):
• Door-knock households to promote the BNC, build relationships, and get feedback on current and future BNC activities
• Assist Neighborhood Coordinator in development and implementation of tenant outreach plan
• Identify and build relationships with block leaders
• Organize block meetings
• Promote and organize National Night Out events
• Assist in planning of Beltrami Summer Festival

Communications (5%):
• Create and distribute flyers as needed

Administrative Tasks (5%):
• Accurately document outreach efforts and results
• Work with Neighborhood Coordinator to fine tune outreach strategies

Meetings (5%):
• Attend monthly Crime & Safety meetings (4th Monday of the month, 6:30 PM)
• Meet with Neighborhood Coordinator weekly

• 1+ year experience community organizing
• Experience working with diverse communities
• Excellent people skills
• Ability to work independently, self-start and follow through
• Fluent in Spanish preferred
• Ability to work weekends and evenings (1-2 weekends a month, 2-3 evenings per week)
• Ability to lift 40 lbs, use stairs, and work in a variety of weather conditions


Email cover letter, resume, and 3 references to by midnight on June 12th.

May 212015

Renters Rights and Responsibilities Forum

May 30th 2pm-4pm

East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St. NE

This free community event includes:

  • A presentation from HOME Line, a non-profit Minnesota tenant advocacy organization on: legal rights and responsibilities of renters and rental resources to ensure a safe your family
  • Free one-on-one sessions with housing advocates available for individual or private questions
  • Spanish and Somali interpreters provided
  • Refreshments and snacks provided
  • Information about your local neighborhood associations on how you can get involved


Partners: HOME Line, City of Minneapolis Neighborhood and Community Relations Department, Northeast Community Development Corporation, Windom Park Citizens in Action, Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association, Bottineau Neighborhood Association, Beltrami Neighborhood Council, and Diamonds Coffee Shoppe

Mar 102015
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 Please join us for the BNC Annual Meeting!
Monday, April 6th: 6:30-8:30 PM
Beltrami Park Building
1111 Summer St NE


  • Nicollet-Central Streetcar: Project update and feedback on proposed stop locations!
  • RecQuest: Find out more about this project that directly impacts the Beltrami Park Building.
  • Annual Report: Hear what the BNC has been up to!
  • Volunteer Recognition: Come honor our star volunteers!
  • Elections: 6 seats on the Board of Directors are up for election.  If you live in Beltrami, you can nominate and vote!  The neighborhood needs you!  Call or email the office for information about joining the Board!
  • Snacks!
Please come and bring your neighbors!  This is an important night for the Beltrami neighborhood and your input matters!
Mar 092015

Spring 2015
Upcoming Events & Activities
Beltrami Neighborhood Council

At the Beltrami Park Building (1111 Summer St) unless otherwise noted.

Beltrami Crime & Safety Meeting and Block Leader Training
Tuesday, April 21: 7-9 PM
RSVP: or 612-229-8480 (text enabled)

Earth Day Clean-Up
Saturday, April 25, 9:30-Noon
Meet at the Beltrami Park Building to get supplies and help clean up our neighborhood!

Beltrami Community Art Show
Friday, May 15: 5-10 PM & Saturday, May 16: 12-8 PM
Be sure to stop by the Beltrami Park Building during Art-A-Whirl to check out our local artists!  Family-friendly event with interactive kid art table!  Interested in showing your art?  Contact us ASAP!

Find more information on the Community Garden page.

Let’s Get Gardening Kickoff Event
4/7 at 6:30 PM

Gardening 101
4/22, 6:30-7:30 PM

Straw Bale Gardening

5/5, 6:30-7:30 PM

Garden Club
Meets at the Community Garden
3rd Tuesday of May-September, 6 PM
All are welcome!


Toddler & Preschool Playtime
Wednesdays Noon-2PM
Yoga Flow for All Levels
7-8 PM, Tuesdays
3/10 & 3/17
4/14, 4/28

Open Drumming
7-9 PM, Fridays
3/6 & 3/20
4/3 & 4/17

Summer Activities

Beltrami Summer Festival
Saturday, August 29th
Featuring food, music, games and Beetlejuice screening at dusk!

Northeast Ride
Saturday, June 13
Starts at Beltrami Park!
Register online:

Summer Park Activities
More information at or by calling MPRB at 612-230-6400
Basics of Fire Starting (ages 9+)
Bocce for Adults Youth Bocce (ages 10-16)
Intro to Bocce (all ages)
Naturalist Roundup (ages 6-13)
Soccer Camp (ages 8-18)
Wilderness Survival Introduction (ages 9+)

Feb 232015

Beltrami Community Meeting
Regarding Proposed Development
Wednesday, February 25th, 7-8:30 PM
Beltrami Park Building

Please join us to learn more about a proposed development for 415-17 Taylor Street.  There will be a brief presentation followed by time for questions and feedback.

See a map of the parcels included in the proposal here: (415 Taylor is highlighted; 417 Taylor is the parcel just north.)

Questions?, 612-229-8480