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.

Watch Recordings of the Candidate Forums and Charter Education

All of our election-related forums and educational sessions are now completed. You can watch recordings of any of them at your convenience.

Ward 13 Candidate Forum: 

MPRB District 6 Forum:

Charter Amendment Education:

Open Streets Lyndale on October 10

Open Streets

Open Streets Lyndale is back! On Sunday October 10, from 11:00am-5:00pm, enjoy a day on Lyndale Avenue with no cars (22nd St to 54th St). Walk, bike, or roll over to 53rd and Lyndale to visit us at our Neighborhood Hub in partnership with Tangletown Neighborhood Association. We’ll be serving up free popcorn, hosting kids activities, and sharing information about the great work that Kenny Neighborhood Association is doing. We’ll also have representatives from the Charter Education Team sharing nonpartisan information about the charter amendments, so stop by to learn more.

Get more information and the map of everything happening along the route on the Open Streets website.

Upcoming Candidate Forums and Charter Amendment Education

forumThe neighborhood associations of southwest Minneapolis are partnering to bring you a variety of election-related opportunities to meet the candidates for Ward 13 City Council, MPRB District 6 and learn more about the proposed charter amendments. More information and registration instructions are provided in the links below. These events are brought to you by Kenny, Armatage, East Harriet Farmstead, Fulton, Linden Hills, Lynnhurst, West Maka Ska and many other neighborhoods.

District 6 Park Board Candidate Forum
Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.
Hybrid in-person at Mt. Olivet Church or livestream

Ward 13 City Council Candidate Forum
Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.
Hybrid in-person at St. John’s Episcopal Church or livestream

Charter Amendment Education
Oct. 16 at 10 a.m.
Hybrid in-person at Mayflower Church or livestream

Proposed amendments: public safety, government structure and rent stabilization

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!