Live on the Drive - Back for its 6th Year - June 13 - 6 pm - 8 pm
The soulful Bruce Henry and his band will join with special guest Debbie Duncan to kick off the sixth year of Live on the Drive on Thursday, June 13 from 6 to 8pm. Bruce Henry is an extraordinary musician whose 3-octave range, pure voice and versatile vocal stylings have taken him to gigs on five continents. He has recorded for Disney, HBO and many national ad campaigns. He's performed with and opened for the likes of Doc Severinson, Roberta Flack, Chris Botti, Ramsey Lewis, Stephane Grapelli, Jimmy Jam and The Sounds of Blackness.
The free concert is held outdoors on the scenic Victory Memorial Drive at 34th Avenue North in Minneapolis, one of the most beautiful concert settings in the city. Mr. Henry's concert will start this season in style as we enter the sixth year of our wonderful community concert series. Be sure to pack a picnic, invite your neighbors, bring your friends and walk or roll to the concert.
20th Annual Ice Cream Social-Wednesday, June 26th 7-9 pm
Come out and Discover Victory
Come out and play with your neighbors at Victory Park and celebrate the twentieth year of building community in Victory. Eat ice cream and popcorn, ride the ponies, bounce in the Bounce House, have your face painted, and enjoy the performances of area musicians and artists. Learn about Tiny Fields, Crime Prevention, Rain Gardens, 44th and Penn/Osseo Road improvements, Ryan Lake improvements, Healthy Homes and more at our information tables. Special activities in celebration of our twentieth year are being planned including a Chalk Art Festival. If you are new to the neighborhood come and meet your new neighbors and pick up your Welcome Bag.
It's rain or shine this year! Victory Park is located next to Loring School at Thomas and 44th Ave N. In the event of rain most activities will take place in the Loring school gym!
Tiny Fields are Growing in Victory!
In an effort to promote accessibility to local foods and a stronger sense of community, ViNA has chosen five residents to participate in the Victory Tiny Fields Pilot Project. Each participant was given a kit including enough seed and seedlings to plant a 7' x19' space with a variety of vegetables, and a beginner's guide to vegetable gardening emphasizing sustainable gardening practices. The Tiny Field must be planted on a boulevard or in an alley. Tiny Fields can be found at Dowling and Upton, on the 3800 Block of Vincent, in the alley of the 4000 block of Vincent and the 4300 block of Russell. Follow the Victory Tiny Fields Project on Facebook.
Hennepin County Offers Two Options for 44th and Osseo Road
Hennepin County Public Works presented two options for the redesign of Osseo Road and the 44th/Penn/Osseo Road intersection at the May 22 ViNA meeting. The two options can be viewed here and here or at the June 26 Ice Cream Social where HC will have a booth to show the two options, answer questions and receive feedback from residents.
One design offers three traffic lanes with the center one for left turns only and the other offers one lane of traffic in each direction and bike lanes on either side. Both designs call for a center median carrying traffic on Osseo Road through to 44th Ave, eliminating a traffic signal at that intersection. Questions and comments should be directed to the Victory Neighborhood Association, email@example.com, if you are unable to come to the Ice Cream Social.