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UPCOMING WALK ABOUTS
GERMANIC AMERICAN INSTITUTE
BENEFIT FOR UKRAINE
SATURDAY, May 21 | 4:45 PM
For our next Walk About, we will gather together to go to the GAI Benefit for Ukraine. Although our Walk Abouts are typically free of charge, there is a minimum donation of $30 to attend the benefit. The event goes from 5PM-7PM. We will meet at Summit Overlook Park at 4:45PM and walk to the GAI together. For more information and to make your donation now, CLICK HERE.
PREVIOUS WALK ABOUTS
Saturday, January 29
Although an illness prevented the small business discussion that was planned, attendees enjoyed a variety of treats and beverages at Claddagh Coffee, walked a bit around the neighborhood and ended up at the Gnome for a festive bonfire and a brilliant sunny winter day!
HOLIDAY LIGHTS STROLL
Saturday, December 18
We enjoyed a chilly but festive evening walk about on Summit Avenue with a few stops for cups of Holiday Cheer!
Saturday, November 20
Mason Riddle gave us some historical background information on Summit Overlook Park, Nathan Hale Park and Cochran Park!
ST. PAUL SIDEWALK POETRY WITH AARON DYSERT
Sunday, October 24
A super fun and informative walk about! Resident artist, Aaron Dysert, from the city of St. Paul taught us all about sidewalk poetry. Did you know the font and letter spacing is specifically selected to endure ice and shoveling?
OKTOBERFEST VISIT TO GAI
Friday September 10 & Sunday September 11
Our friends at the Germanic American Institute made time for us during St. Paul Oktoberfest!
DISCUSSION WITH JUNE BERKOWITZ from NINA'S COFFEE CAFE
Sunday, August 15
We were joined by local business owner June Berkowitz to hear about her experience as Nina’s Coffee Cafe owner. Many people know June as a neighborhood staple and wonderfully bright personality. We’re lucky to have her and Nina’s in Ramsey Hill. We made our way to Nina's and were treated with delicious handcrafted beverages! Thanks, June!
Hallie Q. Brown Center
Saturday, July 17
Our tour of Hallie Q. Brown was amazing. HQB Executive Director, Jonathan Palmer, led a very knowledgeable and in-depth tour of organization's rich history of community engagement. Landing on the Raising Rondo event, we got to see an extremely well-organized community center in action—delivering food and essentials to residents, and building trust across our neighborhood.
GERMANIC AMERICAN INSTITUTE
Saturday, July 10
Thanks to the Germanic American Institute and everyone who came out last weekend for our tour of the GAI. The Ratskeller was amazing and the homemade German cakes were delicious!
Sunday, May 16
A fun scavenger hunt into three RHA parks! A great way to get to know each other. Thank you Jacob and Andrea.
MAKINGS OF A DOCUMENTARY
Sunday, April 25
Thanks to guest member Dan Reed for joining us for "Makings of a Documentary"! Dan lead us on a tour of the neighborhood, past the JJ Hill House and talked about making the PBS documentary "St. Paul's Historic Hill: Salvaging a Gilded Past".
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD WALK ABOUT
Saturday, April 10
UW Eau Claire Professor, local musician and RHA member Joel Pace led us on a tour from Overlook Park to the Commodore and back around to the University Club of Saint Paul. It was an engaging Walk-About—filled with poetry, scat and deep knowledge of F. Scott, Zelda and their entourage. The tour of the Commodore and the University Club was a major reminder of the beautifully preserved history and architecture in our neighborhood.
RAMSEY HILL BUSINESS IMPRINT
Sunday, March 28
Thank you to everyone who joined, and to our guest Board Member and Neighborhood Business Liaison, Scott Griescbach. We took a bigger loop around the neighborhood, taking time to chat about the business footprint—from non-brick and mortar businesses, like the Arts & Culture group Irie Sol, to longstanding landmarks, such as Sweeney's Saloon.
RAMSEY HILL HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Sunday, March 14
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out for our most recent Sunday Walk-About! We were joined by RHA Board Member Mason Riddle for an informed and timely discussion on our neighborhood’s historic preservation efforts. We’ll make sure to keep those conversations flowing.
PARKS AND GARDEN WALK ABOUT
Sunday, February 28
Thanks to everyone that came out in the late winter snow for our Parks & Garden Walk-About! We talked about the history of Overlook, the future of Cochran and the increased use of Boyd Park. We ended with a great community gathering outdoors at the Gnome by a fire.