Great River Gathering – May 8th

Great River Gathering

Thursday, May 8, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Union Depot
214 Fourth Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55101


Presented by Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation, this annual celebration brings together an influential and diverse group of civic leaders and community members, all of whom share a commitment to the renaissance of Saint Paul and the Mississippi River valley. Be a part of this milestone year for the Great River Gathering as well as well as excitement around the opening of the Green Line with this celebration at Union Depot.


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Reception + RiverWork Exhibits


A storyboard of community development in Saint Paul, told through displays of more 50 self-selected organizations. The exhibit showcases environmental education and advocacy, water quality, green/sustainable design, urban planning, economic and community development, and, of course, revitalizing Saint Paul’s 17-mile stretch of the Mississippi River. Interested in being an exhibitor? Click here for more information and to register.


Dinner + Program


Featuring a tribute to the past 20 years and inspiration for the next 20, including keynote speaker Gil Penulosa, Executive Director of 8-80 Cities + world-renowned expert on creating vibrant cities + healthy communities for all.



$75 individual/$750 per ten person table




Build awareness with broad set of stakeholders from the city in a highly visible way. Consider being a part of the excitement surrounding the event as well as the opening of the Green Line as we celebrate at Union Depot. Click here for more information.

World’s Largest Game of Catch – May 14th

World’s Largest Game of Catch!

DATE:  Wednesday, May 14th

TIME:  11:30am to 1:00pm

WHERE:  Robert Street between 6th and 7th Street

Come one and all and join us for a tenant appreciation and kick off to the Saints baseball season!  Enjoy a brief program with city leaders in celebration of the new Lowertown Ballpark; massages from Sister Rosalind; two dollar lunch items and the chance for autographs from members of the 2014 Saint Paul Saints Team.  Please let your neighbors, employees and tenants know about this great event. 

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I 35E Cayuga Project closures/updates

The following closures are scheduled to begin April 16 as part of the I-35E Cayuga project:


·         The intersection of Cayuga Street/Westminster Street

o    Detour: Use Arkwright Street and East (Old) Cayuga Street


·        Mississippi Street between Phalen Boulevard and University Avenue

o    Detour: Use University Avenue and Olive Street


The closures are needed for area bridge and retaining wall construction and are currently anticipated to remain in place until mid-June. Access to all area businesses will be maintained.


An updated overall project area access map is attached and includes these upcoming closures; this will also be posted to the project website today. Closure information will also be included in the weekly I-35E construction update via Constant Contact.



Project Hotline: 612-284-1781

Project Email:

City Wide Cleanup Events – Starting May 17th

This year there are only six citywide cleanup events throughout St. Paul.  This is being done in an attempt to make it cheaper and easier for YOU to recycle, reuse and dispose of things you no longer want.

The first event will be Saturday May 17th, near the corner of Pleasant Avenue & Victoria Street below the Linwood Park.  It is open to all St. Paul residents and will operate from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As always, volunteers LIKE YOU are needed to guide participants through the process and help unloading when necessary. Shifts are only 3.5 hours long and include both a free lunch and free disposal of one load of materials (minimum $20 value!).  Shifts are: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and/or 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


  • Help residents with simple sorting of materials into dumpsters.
  • Help unload materials when necessary
  • Answer questions from residents


  • Clean up your community
  • Help the environment
  • Help those in need of reusable items
  • Get to know your neighbors
  • Free lunch!

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact the event organizers at (651) 222-1222 or and let them know what shift you can work.

2014 Citywide Community Cleanup Calendar Events
Community clean up events are open to all City of Saint Paul residents.
Volunteers are always needed.





 Contact Information

Saturday, May 17

Pleasant Ave.
(between St. Clair Ave. and Victoria St., enter from St. Clair Ave.)
8 a.m. –
1 p.m.
Summit Hill Association
651-222-1222 or            


Saturday, May 31

 Harding High School

8 a.m. –
1 p.m.

District 1 Community Council
651 578-7600 or             


Saturday, June 21  

Washington Technology Magnet
High School 

8 a.m. –
1 p.m.

District 6 Planning Council
651-488-4485 or              


Saturday, Sept. 20

MN State Fair Grounds (enter from Larpenteur Ave. just west of Snelling Ave.)

8 a.m. –
1 p.m. 

City of Saint Paul
651-266-6130 or



Sept. 27

Shepard Rd.  (between Davern St. and Alton St., enter from east)

8 a.m. –
1 p.m.

Highland District Council
651-695-4005 or            

 6 Saturday,
Oct. 18
Lake Phalen Beach House parking lot  8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
District 2 Community Council
651-774-2220 or