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.
- Published: 10 January 2024 10 January 2024
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: http://bit.ly/kennychilicookoff
- Published: 19 May 2023 19 May 2023
Come to Kenny Park for the annual Ice Cream Social and — new this year — Green Fair! This celebration of summer happens on Thursday, June 22, 6-8 p.m. at Kenny Park next to the playground. In case of rain, we’ll share messages here and on social media the day of the event. We hope you can make it to our favorite event of the year!
Ice Cream Social
Enjoy free Sebastian Joe’s ice cream, story time with Hennein County Master Gardeners at 6:30pm, and a fabulous concert from the Crosstown Community Band at 7pm. Several ice cream flavors plus a GF/DF option will be provided. Sir Sydney Soapington, the Baron of Bubble; and Lady Rainbow of Balloon will also be at the park to delight neighbors with artistic bubbles and special balloon creations. Many thanks to City Church for sponsoring the ice cream! As always, they are a fantastic community partner in the neighborhood.
While you enjoy ice cream, learn from Hennepin County Master Gardeners, Adopt a Drain, Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, Minneapolis Park Foresters, Electrify Everything, and more! Find ways to reduce your household’s environmental impact, improve our local water quality, and take action on climate change. Thanks to the Kenny Environmental Committee for organizing this exciting addition to our beloved annual event!
Special thanks to Field Outdoor Spaces and All Energy Solar for sponsoring the Green Fair — this event wouldn’t be possible without their generous support!
- Published: 21 March 2023 21 March 2023
Welcome to Spring in Kenny! We’re kicking off the Kenny Neighborhood Association Board Election & Annual Meeting with a community event at Kenny Park!
Find us by the Kenny Park playground and enjoy free treats and chat with neighbors while watching kids play on the playground. While you're at the park, you can also register to join the Kenny Board of Directors, learn what your neighborhood organization has been working on, and vote in the election. This event is part of the citywide neighborhood election day. Spring is almost here and we can't wait!
Voting in the Kenny Board Election will be open online from Saturday, May 13 at 11:00am at the Welcome to Spring event through Thursday, May 18 at 7:30pm!
Welcome to Spring in Kenny will serve our usual Kenny Annual Meeting! Swing by the KNA table to find neighborhood financials and committee information.
- Published: 21 March 2023 21 March 2023
Join the Kenny Environment Committee and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board for our annual spring clean-up of our neighborhood streets, Kenny Park and Grass Lake on Saturday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.!
Volunteers are needed! Meet at Kenny Park to pick up free gloves and bags from friendly neighborhood volunteers and then head out to your designated clean-up location. This is a great opportunity for adults, kids and teens alike.
No registration is needed and supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis so swing by early!
In case of rain, we’ll share event status on social media that morning. Clean-ups are happening across Minneapolis - see the full list here.
- Published: 04 January 2023 04 January 2023