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Named for the big park in its heart, Powderhorn is best known for the annual rite of spring that unfolds on its streets: the May Day Parade and Ceremony, under the direction of the neighborhood's venerable Heart of the Beast Theater. This spectacularly colorful grassroots spectacle, with its gigantic puppet-floats and ragtag marching bands, honors the offbeat essence of the neighborhood, which is full of immigrants, social innovators, young dreamers, and veteran activists.

Powderhorn Features

Cooking Up Entrepreneurship in Twin Cities Incubator Kitchens

Incubator or community kitchens have been gaining momentum in the Twin Cities, bringing together food entreprenuers, ingredients, and innovation.

Joan Vorderbruggen: Reawakening Empty Storefronts to Their Community Potential

The first article in a new series on Twin Cities artists who build community, activate space, engage viewers, and stimulate interaction or dialogue with their work, and how their creative placemaking helps reveal and enhance community identity.

Hive Minds: Urban Beekeeping in High Places

The rooftops of some prestigious locations are buzzing as local institutions hop aboard the global urban beekeeping bandwagon. The idea is to play a role in restoring declining bee populations, with the help of the U of M and some intrepid honey-oriented entrepreneurs.

The May Day Parade: A Slide Show

The May Day Parade and Festival is our Mardi Gras--a heartfelt explosion of color, music, art, fun, and earth-friendliness after the weariness of long winters. Bill Kelley caught the parade action last Sunday in the Powderhorn neighborhood as Minneapolitans dressed up and rocked out to say goodbye to the cold.
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