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.

Save the Date! July 22- Kenny Summer Picnic and Celebration

bubbles 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, July 22

Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA) is hosting a fun evening for all ages at Kenny Park on July 22. Pack you own picnic dinner or purchase dinner from the El Jefe food truck. Bring a blanket, chair or use the picnic area for seating.

Once you’re done eating, head over to the KNA tent for a FREE dessert (popsicles or something similar.)

Then we’ll have lots of fun, family-friendly entertainment for all ages! We are welcoming DJ Dave Premack to spin some tunes and emcee special activities and dances (Simon Says, air guitar contest, Hokey Pokey, the Chicken Dance, etc.)

And if THAT wasn’t enough, we’re also welcoming a couple of entertainers for some hands-on fun. Sir Sydney Soapington, the Baron of Bubble, will delight the crowd with this bubble displays and will also have supplies for people to try out the art of bubble making. His partner, The Rainbow Lady of Balloon, will twist and create balloon animals or objects to take home with you!

If you’ve got one, please bring a yard game to share for some extra play time.

*Please note: we are not having bounce houses or carnival games as it is difficult to socially distance with those activities.

Kenny New Neighbor Meet Up and Dinner

new neighbor picnicAre you new to Kenny neighborhood over the past few years and would like to meet some of your neighbors and make some connections? Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA) has put together an event just for you!

6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 29
In the picnic area at Kenny Park

KNA will host a simple dinner (pizza, subs, cookies, etc.) for new neighbors at Kenny Park on Tuesday, June 29, 6-8 p.m., to give people a chance to meet and make connections with each other. We’ll provide the food and paper goods and ask that you bring your own drinks.

If you’ve lived in Kenny for only 3 weeks or even 3 years, this is for you! Neighbors are what make a neighborhood and we want everyone to feel welcome, included and involved.

If you are able, please RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can order the right amount of food. But please come whether or not you RSVP – you’ll enjoy the night off from cooking!

Video and Handouts for KNA Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care Forum

lawn careThanks to those who attended our latest Environmental Forum: Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care. The handouts are attached and you can watch the video here.

The Kenny Summer Solstice Ice Cream Social is BACK!! June 17!

ice cream cone6:30-8 p.m.
Thursday, June 17
in the back parking lot of City Church (1501 W. 54th St.)

Crosstown Band Concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

We are excited to announce that the Kenny Ice Cream Social is back for 2021! After not having the social for two years due to a rainout in 2019 and pandemic restrictions in 2020, we are ready to bring back the tradition of ice cream, a concert and outdoor fun. Please note the location for 2021 is the back parking lot at City Church (1501 W. 54th St.)

City Church and neighborhood volunteers will be on hand to scoop up cones of Sebastian Joe’s ice cream- yum! And if that isn’t reason enough to come, we’ll have a 10th year anniversary concert by the Crosstown Community Band and you can see the Kenny Community Garden, now in its 6th year. Kids can play on the church playground equipment. Be sure to bring a chair to sit and enjoy the concert. We can’t wait to see everyone IN PERSON on June 17!

Please help us spread the word and tell your friends and neighbors.

Video from KNA Forum: The Minneapolis Charter Commission and Proposed Amendments for 2021

Thanks to everyone who attended the Charter Commission Forum on 5/25/21. Here is a link to view the video recording:

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