Open Streets Minneapolis was back with a bang in 2016. This community event is an expanded version of a block party, where the City of Minneapolis blocks off a number of blocks and encourages community members to come out and celebrate summer together. This year there is a total of eight events, and the Twin Cities Road Crew, sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, attended two.
On Sunday, Sept. 18 hundreds attended the Nicollet Ave. Open Streets event. Standing on 42nd St., Nicollet Ave. gave the appearance of the Minnesota State Fair on Labor Day. The street was flooded with community members of all ages, who came out to enjoy the day with one another. Some vendors sold food, while others offered kid-friendly activities.
The Minneapolis Police 5th Precinct was also there, spreading the fun. They had safety tips and activities for everyone. Cabo and Indie, members of the Mounted Police Force, also made an
appearance. No doubt they got to enjoy some delicious corn after their job was done.
As always, the TC Road Crew was a big hit!
The Road Crew facilitated corn toss, word finds, a trivia wheel, and much more. Maizey joined in on the fun sharing her awesome dance moves and crazy antics. Between helping with the word finds and dancing to today’s biggest hits, Maizey sure had a busy day! There were endless smiles and lots of giggling!
To see where the Twin Cities Road Crew will be next check out their Facebook page.