KNA coordinates several events through the year such as the Annual Meeting (April), Kenny/Armatage Garage Sales (May), Kenny Ice Cream Social (June), the Kickin' Back at Kenny Summer Festival and Kickball Tournament (July) and the Buckthorn Bust (October/November).

We will also be scheduling several smaller scale networking events. Keep reading below and check back regularly for updates.

You can check out our Events Calendar by clicking here

We also have photos from past events here.

Kenny Ice Cream Social and Green Fair

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Come to Kenny Park for the annual Ice Cream Social and Green Fair! This celebration of summer happens on Thursday, June 20, 6-8 p.m. at Kenny Park next to the playground. We hope you can make it to our favorite event of the year!

Enjoy free Sebastian Joe’s ice cream and a fabulous concert from the Crosstown Community Band. Several flavors plus a GF/DF option will be provided. New for this year - meet some wonderful dogs from North Star Therapy Animals. The Lady Rainbow of Balloon will also be back at the park to delight neighbors with special balloon creations. Many thanks to City Church for sponsoring the ice cream! As always, they are a fantastic community partner in the neighborhood.

The Kenny Environmental Committee has really stepped up the Green Fair component of this year's event! The following organizations will offer information at their tables:

KNA Environmental Committee
Vote for your priorities for the neighborhood
UMN Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
Info booth and youth seed planting activity
Metro Blooms
Resources on raingardens and pollinator-friendly landscaping
Minneapolis Park Board Forestry
Ask an Arborist
Kenny Garden Club
Find out about activities of our local garden club
Minnesota Grown
Find locally grown foods
Ironwood Foraging
Learn about foraging and plants
City of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling
Learn about latest recycling information
Hennepin County - Stop Food Waste Challenge
Ideas for how to avoid food waste
Buy Nothing Facebook
For Kenny neighborhood
Where does our stormwater go?
Minneapolis Parks Water Quality Education
What keeps our water clean?
Home Energy Squad
Info on home energy audits, ideas and rebates
If interested in volunteering to help put on this wonderful event, click here:
Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with ice cream, education, music, and fantastic memories! Don't miss out on the excitement - mark your calendars and come be a part of the fun. See you there!

Annual Meeting & Board Elections

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Saturday, May 11, 11:00AM - 1:00PM | Kenny Park

Stop by anytime between 11 and 1 to learn more about KNA — the year ahead, neighborhood happenings, events, programs, goals, financials, and more! Free snacks and beverages to be provided. All are welcome! We’ll also kick off Board Elections, which run from May 11-17.

One of the best ways to support our small but mighty neighborhood is to serve on our Board of Directors! We’re always looking for volunteers to not only join the Board, but also committees and events. We have several openings on the Board this cycle — please consider joining us and make a difference for our community. CLICK HERE to learn more and to run for a position - it’s fun and rewarding!

Kenny Board Meet & Greet

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Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | South Lyndale Liquors & Market

Want to know more about KNA and volunteering? Stop in and chat with KNA Board members and neighbors who want to learn more about getting involved in our great organization. Also check out the community space at South Lyndale Liquors & Market and enjoy some free food!

We’re always looking for volunteers for events and the Board of Directors. We have several openings on the board — please consider joining us and make a difference for our community - it’s fun and rewarding! For more information and to sign up, CLICK HERE

Earth Day Cleanup


Saturday, April 20, 9:30 AM - Noon | Kenny Park

Celebrate Earth Day and the arrival of Spring! Check in at Kenny Park to grab some gloves and bags for your recyclables and trash, then spread out across the neighborhood. Help make Kenny a cleaner, safer place!

Earth Day Clean-Up has become the largest community service project in Minneapolis and takes place at more than 40 clean-up sites throughout the city. Since 2008, more than 23,000 residents have removed more than 165,000 pounds of garbage.

Kenny Neighborhood Chili Cook-Off

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Saturday, February 3, 2:00 PM | City Church - 1501 W 54th St

Do you make the best chili in Southwest Minneapolis? Want to test out that recipe before your Super Bowl party?

Join the Kenny Neighborhood Association for its inaugural Chili Cook-Off Competition!

This event is free to eat and compete! The winner will receive the highly sought-after 2024 KNA Chili Cook-Off Trophy, gift card to a local business, and bragging rights.

For more information and to register: