It’s been a long time in coming but now it’s arrived: the Northfield Arts Town Website. It’s an event worth celebrating, so let’s do it. Saturday evening: music, beverages, and a circus tent atmosphere at High Noon Tattoos and Art Gallery in downtown Northfield. More info at http://northfield.artstown.us/town/ Read More
It’s the 7th Annual Girls Nite Out in downtown Northfield, MN. Gather your girlfriends for a fun night of shopping, giveaways, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments in downtown shops, boutiques, and restaurants. The evening peaks with performance fun at the Grand Event Center. So come on (down)town, girlfriends.
Friday, May 10th: Girls Nite Out, 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Downtown, Northfield; New Moon Trio, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Chris Anders, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Hogan Brothers Acoustic Cafe; Sweet Jazz, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., The HideAway; The Laramie Project, 7:30 p.m., Arcadia Charter School; Dan Israel, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; and Ova Younder, 9:00 to 11:30 p.m., Contented Cow.
Saturday, May 11th: Down By the River: A Tribute to Neil Young, 4:00 p.m. to late, Contented Cow; The Laramie Project, 7:30 p.m., Arcadia Charter School; and Art Vandalay, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge.
Sunday, May 12th: St. Olaf Orchestra, 3:30 p.m., Boe Chapel on the St. Olaf College campus; and Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow.
The NDDC’s Council-initiated, Staff-supported, Downtown Parking Conversation is coming up to milestones, roadside attractions, and destinations on the road to parking enhancement for Northfield. Supporters of a vibrant and vital downtown will want to explore these places of interest.
The draft report on the Downtown Parking Conversation is available for your review. You can find it at Parking Management for Downtown Northfield. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
There will be a video conference panel discussion about parking in downtown Northfield this Monday afternoon. Representatives of the stakeholder groups will share experiences and ideas. For more information, go to Parking Management for Downtown Northfield.
Finally, the final report on the Downtown Parking Conversation will go to the City Council on Tuesday, May 14th at their work session. More information on your local government is available at the City of Northfield’s website. Your City Councilors are interested in your thoughts about parking in downtown Northfield.
Taste of Northfield has taken place in June and July in past years. This year it’s going to be in May. Shake your late-winter blues off and join us in Bridge Square on May 30. More details to follow.
Up river (that’s the Cannon River) in Northfield is the Arcadia Charter School. This weekend, they’re doing The Laramie Project. It recounts the story of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming who was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die. This production is a mixed cast of Arcadia students and adults from the Northfield community. Students under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Up on the western hill, there is St. Olaf College. They’ve got a bit of a reputation…for their music. This Sunday, afternoon and evening, there’s a whole lot of music going on up on that hill. It includes a chorus and some singers, Norse brass, and some of that nationally-recognized St. Olaf Jazz. Check it out and see if the reputation is well-deserved.
Then there’s downtown. At least three places have live music on both Friday and Saturday nights. We are fortunate, here in Music City, Minnesota, so come on down(town) and enjoy it. Read More »