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Retail Boutiques, Pop-Ups, Galleries, Holiday Parties, Food, Music and more from Black Friday to New Years Day!


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December 1st (Holiday Fashions) 11am-4pm
December 8th (Handmade Holiday)  11am-4pm
December 15th (Stocking Stuffer Mayhem) 11am-4pm
December 22nd (Last Minute Gift Ideas) 11am-4pm

Location: 931 West Broadway Ave N. Minneapolis, Mn 55411

Literary Holiday Crawl: live readings and books 

Dec 1, 8, 15, 22nd from Noon-4pm the Minnesota Black Authors Expo presents live readings and books from local authors, sit back with a delicious latte and get literary!

Location: Sammy's Avenue Eatery 1101 West Broadway Ave N. Minneapolis, Mn 55411

MNBlackAuthorsExpo.com

 

Lunch Date With the Artists

Dec 1, 8, 15, 22nd from 1pm-3pm Breaking Bread is hosting Artists lunches. Get to know local visual artists on the Northside and purchase their art!

Location: Breaking Bread Cafe 1210 W Broadway Ave N. Minneapolis, Mn 55411

 

Goddess of Glass

4400 Osseo Rd (44th & Penn Aves N. Minneapolis, Mn)

100+ local artists on display. Look for specials and giveaways throughout the season! 

#ShopJXTA this holiday season! Shop unique, LIMITED-EDITION ceramics, t-shirts, baby apparel, and other gifts designed and crafted by by JXTA youth apprentices. Stop by the holiday pop-up shop in the gallery in the month of December to buy gifts directly from our youth artists. 

JXTA Gallery Pop-Up Shop
2007 Emerson Avenue North

Saturday, December 8: 10AM - 4PM
Saturday, December 15: 10AM - 4PM
Mon - Thurs December 3 - 20: 10AM - 4PM

Support the next generation of local artists. #ShopJXTA.


Small Business Saturday at Plymouth Avenue Art Studio

Plymouth Avenue Art Studio

2404 Plymouth Ave. N Minneapolis

Saturday 10am-6pm

 

Shirley Jones

Offering hand made jewelry.

Author M. Ann Machen Pritchard

Offering children books.

Bouquets N Such Floral and Gifts

Offering Retail Floral Service, Gifts, and Baked Goods.

- Zoe Keller

Offering art and handmade soaps.

- Connie Rance

Offering Flowers.

- Author, Naima Richmond

Offering art and books.

- Phyllis Chatham

Offering Cloth Dolls.


FREE Zumba class at Minneapolis Urban League

Free Friday Zumba with Val "I am Zumba" of Noir Elite Fitness

 

Fridays - December 7, 14, 21 and 28  

6pm-7pm

Minneapolis Urban League

( 2100 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, Mn 55411)

A high energy and fun dance party where you'll lose between 600 to 800 calories for an hour and have amazing fellowship! 

Dance to Reggae, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Meringue and Afro beats!  Bring a towel and a bottle of water.


- Shiloh Temple International ministries will be having free breakfast at 9:00am every Sunday in The Glory Cafe area.

- Shiloh Temple International ministries will be having free breakfast at 9:00am every week in The Glory Cafe area. All are invited to come and fellowship before Sunday School and the 10:45am Service. *Breakfast items may vary.

Sunday, November 25th    Sunday, December 2nd

Sunday, December 9th       Sunday, December 16th

Sunday, December 23rd    Sunday, December 30th

9am-10am

1201 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411


Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG)

Galleries

"Unbreakable: Celebrating the resilience of African Americans in Minnesota" and "GRACE"

An art exhibit featuring photography from Walter Griffin and paintings by Beverly Tipton Hammond, both local artists. An opening reception will be held November 1. The artists will be present and will have works for sale. Admission is free. The exhibit runs from November 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019.

- Where

Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG)

1256 Penn Ave. N, 4th floor, Minneapolis, MN 55411,

inside the Regional Acceleration Center (THOR building).

- Times

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 1pm-5pm   

Thursdays: 1pm-7pm

Saturdays: 9am-12pm

Northside Holiday Crawl Event Calendar

November 26th:

- Movie Day at Tooties on Lowry (featuring popcorn & beer specials)

  2pm - ???

  2706 Lowry Ave N. Minneapolis, Mn

 

November 28th:

- Timberwolves Vs. Spurs Game at Tooties on Lowry ($2 Michelob pints during game)

  7pm - ???

  2706 Lowry Ave N. Minneapolis, Mn

November 29th:

- Community Cooks Youth Night

   5:00pm-7:30pm

   1200 W Broadway Ave, # 250, Minneapolis, Mn 55411

November 30th:

- Warm Up to Winter - Winter Kick-off and Informational Dinner

   6pm-8pm

   1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55422

 

- Wine Not? at Tooties on Lowry ($5 Barbera & $4.5 Le Rime Pinot Grigio)

  3pm-6pm

  2706 Lowry Ave N. Minneapolis, Mn

 

December 1st:

- Shop Northside Holiday Boutique: "Holiday Fashion"

  11am-4pm

  931 West Broadway Ave. N Minneapolis, MN 55411

 

Literary Holiday Crawl

   12pm-4pm

   Sammy's Avenue Eatery (1101 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411)

 

Late Lunch With the Artists

   1pm-3pm

   Breaking Bread Cafe (1210 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411)

 

- Sandwich Making With a Cause

   11am-12pm

   1101 West Broadway Ave N. Minneapolis, Mn 

 

- 4th Annual Cookies With Santa Event

   1pm-4pm

   North Community YMCA (1711 West Broadway Ave. N Minneapolis, Mn

 

- Christmas on Broadway

   6pm-8:30pm

   Sanctuary Covenant Church (2018 Aldrich Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411)

 

- Sims: A Benefit Concert for Northside Music Education

   8pm-11:59pm

   Fine Line (318 1st Ave N, Minneapolis Mn 55401)

 

December 6th:

 

- #Full Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments Class 

(Class is now Full)

  7pm-9:30pm

  The Goddess of Glass (4400 Osseo Road
Minneapolis, MN 55412)

December 7th:

 

Cajun Twist Job Fair

   11am-3pm

   The Trail Head ( 1221 Theodore Wirth PKWY Golden Valley, MN 55422)

 

- 3rd Annual Nordic Julemarket

  3pm-8pm

  Utepils Brewing ( 225 Thomas Ave. N 700, Minneapolis, MN 55405)

 

- Holiday Magic: an Artisan Gift Boutique

   6pm-9pm

   The Goddess of Glass (4400 Osseo Rd (44th & Penn Aves N), Minneapolis Mn)

 

- Holiday on 44th

  6pm-9pm

  44th Avenue between Morgan and Upton Avenues North

 

- Black Christmas Tree Decorating at 4th Precinct

   6:30pm-8:30pm

   Minneapolis Police - 4th Precinct ( 1925 Plymouth Ave N. Minneapolis, Mn 55411)

 

- Annual Empowerment Bike Giveaway

   6:30pm-8:30pm

   2200 Freemont Ave N. Minneapolis, Mn

 

December 8th:

 - Childrens Gift Sale

  9am-1pm

  PCYC (2210 Oliver Ave. N Minneapolis)

 

- Holiday Magic: an Artisan Gift Boutique

   10am-3pm

   The Goddess of Glass (4400 Osseo Rd (44th & Penn Aves N), Minneapolis Mn)

 

Juxta Holiday Pop Up Shop

   10am-4pm

   Juxta Gallery Pop-Up Shop (2007 Emerson Ave. N Minneapolis, Mn)

 

- WeWannaRock Pop Up Shop

  11am-3pm

  Black Pearl, LLC  (1011 W. Broadway Ave  N. Suite 105 Minneapolis, Mn 55411)

 

- 5th Annual Winter Warmth "Give Back to the Community"

  12pm-3pm

  Farview Park (621 N 29th Ave Minneapolis)

 

- 3rd Annual Nordic Julemarket

  12pm-8pm

  Utepils Brewing ( 225 Thomas Ave. N 700, Minneapolis, MN 55405)

 

Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

   1pm-6pm

   Cleveland Neighborhood Association (3333 Penn Ave N. Minneapolis, MN)
 

- Hopewell Music Holiday Tea

  2pm-4:30pm

  Hopewell North (4350 Fremont Ave. N Minneapolis, Mn)

 

- Holiday Craft Market at Plymouth Avenue Art Studio

  10am-6pm

  2404 Plymouth Ave. N Minneapolis

 

- Shop Northside Holiday Boutique: "Handmade Holiday"

  11am-4pm

  931 West Broadway Ave. N Minneapolis, MN 55411

 

Sip, Shop & Soothe: A Holiday Self-Care Event

    11am-4pm

     The Healing Center (5201 Bryant Ave North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55412)

 

Literary Holiday Crawl

   12pm-4pm

   Sammy's Avenue Eatery (1101 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411)

 

Late Lunch With the Artists

   1pm-3pm

   Breaking Bread Cafe (1210 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411)

 

- No Ceilings Group Show Opening Reception

    7:11pm-11:11pm

    New Rules (2015 N. Lowry, Minneapolis, Mn 55411)

 

Trashy Little Xmas Show Lee's Liquor Lounge
   (Sold Out)

  7pm-12:30am  

   Lee's Liquor Lounge (101 Glenwood Ave N. Minneapolis, Mn 55403) 

 

December 9th:

Complimentary Breakfast
 

  9am-10am

  Shiloh Temple International Ministries (1201 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411) 

 

- North Loop Holiday Bazaar

  12pm-5pm

  Modist Brewing (505 N 3rd St. Minneapolis, Mn 55401)

 

- 3rd Annual Nordic Julemarket

  3pm-6pm

  Utepils Brewing ( 225 Thomas Ave. N 700, Minneapolis, MN 55405)

 

- Soul Bowl 

  5pm-9pm

  Breaking Bread (1210 West Broadway Ave. N Minneapolis)

 

- Holiday Magic: an Artisan Gift Boutique

   10am-3pm

   The Goddess of Glass (4400 Osseo Rd (44th & Penn Aves N), Minneapolis Mn)

 

December 15th:

 - Juxta Holiday Pop Up Shop

   10am-4pm

   Juxta Gallery Pop-Up Shop (2007 Emerson Ave. N Minneapolis, Mn)

 

- 24th Annual Visit With Santa

   10am-4pm

   Minneapolis Urban League ( 2100 Plymouth Ave N. Minneapolis, MN 55411) 

 

- Shop Northside Holiday Boutique: "Stocking Stuffers"

  11am-4pm

  931 West Broadway Ave. N Minneapolis, MN 55411

 

Literary Holiday Crawl

   12pm-4pm

   Sammy's Avenue Eatery (1101 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411)

 

Late Lunch With the Artists

   1pm-3pm

   Breaking Bread Cafe (1210 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411)

 

- Tooties "Mix and Mingle" Holiday Market

  12pm-4pm

  2706 Lowry Ave N. Minneapolis, Mn

 

December 16th:

- Wilson's Image 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Potluck

  4pm-8pm

  Wilsons Image (2124 1/2 West Broadway Ave. N Minneapolis)

 

- Capri Big Band

   3pm-5pm

   Capri Theater ( 2027 West Broadway Ave N. Minneapolis, Mn 55411)

 

December 20th:

- End of the Year Party: A Northside Greenway Affair at La Dona

   6pm-10pm

  La Dona Cerveceria (241 Fremont Ave N. Unit B, Minneapolis, Mn 55405   

 

- Annual Christmas Community Dinner

  6:30pm

  Shiloh Temple International Ministries (1201 West   Broadway Ave. N Minneapolis)

 

December 22nd:

- Shop Northside Holiday Boutique: "Last Minute Gifts"

  11am-4pm

  931 West Broadway Ave. N Minneapolis, MN 55411

 

Literary Holiday Crawl

   12pm-4pm

   Sammy's Avenue Eatery (1101 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411)

 

Late Lunch With the Artists

   1pm-3pm

   Breaking Bread Cafe (1210 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411)

Ongoing Sales and Events


Cookie Cart Holiday Packages

Introducing their new holiday packages - hand-packed gift boxes featuring Cookie Cart cookies with the option to add Peace Coffee and their signature blue Cookie Cart mug!

- Let It Snow               - Merry and Bright            - Holiday Cheer


Wilson's Image Barbers & Stylists

Wilson's Image Barbers & Stylists 

(2124 1/2 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411)

Tuesday - Friday: 9am -7pm

Monday 11am-6pm         Saturday 8:30am-7pm

 

Stop by Wilson's Image for hair cuts, eyebrow threading and retail.

Up Your Image

Offering woman and mens clothing from his Up Your Image brand.

The Bead Brother

Offering hand made bracelets, necklaces, etc. 

Johnnie Freedum

Offering leather, Chunky Wristbands.


H. White Men's Room

H. White Mens Room

(1500 44th Avenue N, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55412)

Tuesday-Thursday: 10m-6pm    

Friday: 9am-7pm      Saturday 9am-7pm

Stop by HWMR for haircuts and retail items.

- HWMR 

Offering woman and mens clothing and goods from their Be the Change, Black Excellence, HWMR Classic and SMaRT Art collections.

- Butters By Jay

Offering natural Whipped Shea Butters, soaps, sugar scrubs and other natural care products. 

- Bowtie Billionaire

Offering all-natural Beard Oil and other mens grooming items. 


Wendy's House of Soul

Wendy's House of Soul

(1021 West Broadway Avenue N. Minneapolis, Mn)

Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-7pm    

(612) 800-4535

Holiday specials include Sweet Potato Pound Cake, My Fathers Bean Pies, and other specialty deserts.

Check Facebook page on Black Friday for specials every hour on the hour.


Breaking Bread Cafe extended hours 11/23-24

Breaking Bread Cafe

(1210 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411)

Monday-Friday: 8am-3pm

Saturday-Sunday: 9am-4pm 

Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering is OPEN with EXTENDED hours on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday to kick off the Northside Holiday Crawl!

11/23 Friday: 8am-8PM   11/24 Saturday: 9am-8pm


Sammy's Avenue Eatery

Sammy's Avenue Eatery

(1101 W Broadway Ave Minneapolis, MN 55411)

 

Monday-Friday: 7am-7pm       Saturday: 8am-3pm

Sunday: 10am-3pm

 

Featuring gift cards and New Holiday Latte' Flavors! Egg Nog and Caramel Pecan.


Wolfpack Promotionals LLC

Wolfpack Promotionals

(2038 W Broadway Ave ste b, Minneapolis, MN 55411)

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm    

Shirts, hoodies, mugs and promotional gear - off the rack and custom made for you - featuring Alpha Wear BE and Bones Clothing, NorthMPLS. 100% uncut scented body oils. Large and small scale promotional printing of every kind.


Friedman's Department Store

Friedman's Department Store

(400 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411)

Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-6pm

 

Stalwart 19th-century store with casual, athletic & street-style footwear & apparel for the family.


1st Annual Northside Holiday Parade

The 1st Annual Northside Holiday Parade is Saturday, November 24th!

Register to participate in the parade here

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rock The Block Pre Parade Party: Music, Food & Fun at Freedom Square (2034 West Broadway Ave N. Minneapolis)


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Set Up/Float & Vehicle Decorating in the Capri Theater parking lot (2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411)


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Parade Line Up


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northside Holiday Parade Begins at 6:30pm on Oliver Avenue North along West Broadway


7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Float Judging: 3 Prizes Will Be Awarded


8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Parade After Party w/S'mores & Coco at Sanctuary Church Lawn/Lot


Northside Holiday Crawl Kick starts on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Pop Ups:

Friday, November 23rd & Saturday, November 24th

*Vendor locations subject to change


Black Friday & Small Business Saturday at The Trail Head

Trail Head at Theodore Wirth Park

(1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55422)

Friday and Saturday  10am-6pm   

Body Love Products

Offering Aromatherapy, bath and body products (Bodybutters, scrubs, lip balms, sprays, spa 2 go boxes).

When: Friday & Saturday

Simply Fabulous One Boutique

Offering Womens Fashion Forward Clothing.

When: Friday & Saturday

doTERRA Essential Oils

Offering Essential Oils.

When: Friday & Saturday

Black Star, a Cooperative of the Pan-Afrikan Merchants Association

Offering Books(Adults & Youth), Body & Haircare Products, Jewelry, Clothing, Consultations on Branding and Digital Commerce for Entrepreneurs, Promotional Materials for Afrocentric Education resources in the Twin Cities.

When: Friday & Saturday

Color Street

Offering Real Nail Polish Strips.

When: Friday & Saturday

B'YOUtique, LLC

Offering Fashion Accessories (jewelry, handbags, shoes, hats, scarves, bracelets, earrings, body jewelry etc).

When: Saturday Only

Adorn By Kella

Offering feather earrings, scarves, hats and bracelets.

When: Friday & Saturday

Thought Healing

Offering books, stones, crystals and african art.

When: Friday Only

Wolf Pack Promotionals

Offering Apparel and Accessories.

When: Friday & Saturday

Juxtaposition Arts

Offering T-shirts, Hoodies, ceramics, leatherworks, and other hand crafted items made by youth. 

When: Saturday Only

Edward Vogel Music Toys Books and Games

Offering Color and Play Piano Coloring Books.

When: Saturday Only

Midsommar Clothing Company

Offering Scandinavian Apparel: long sleeve and short sleeve shirts. 

When:  Friday & Saturday

Nature’s Syrup

Offering Natural skin and hair care products. 

When: Saturday Only

MEZAI

Offering jewelry and accessories.

When: Friday & Saturday

Posh Twenty4 LLC

Offering All natural bath and body, nail polish, tshirts, jewelry, and gift sets.

When: Saturday Only

Treasures By Char

Offering Paparazzi Accessories.

When: Friday & Saturday

Indulgence On Demand

Offering Pure oil incense, body oils, and creams.

When: Friday Only

Kingdom Jewels

Offering fashion jewelry.

When: Friday & Saturday

Healthy Helpful Insight

Offering T-shirt’s, Water bottles, bags etc.

When: Friday & Saturday

 


Black Friday & Small Business Saturday at NEON

NEON

(1007 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411)

Friday 4pm-8pm         Saturday 11am-6pm

 

Take Over Extensions 

Offering Brazilian Indian Mink Malaysia Hair Bundles, Take Over Edge Control & Mink Lashes, and Take Over Clothing Line.

When: Friday & Saturday

Fierce Hair & Make Up Lounge

Offering Lipstick, eyebrow wax, eyelash strips, etc.

When: Friday & Saturday

CHOCOLATE CHICK APPAREL

Offering Apparel.

When: Friday & Saturday

It’sMyBody Soap Co

Offering All natural edible body scrubs, lip balm, body budder, soap.

When: Friday & Saturday

AfroGypsy Jewelry:

Selling copper wrapped jewelry.

When: Friday & Saturday

Embellish

Offering Ready-to-wear African Prints for Men and Women.

When: Friday & Saturday

Rosalind R. Sullivan, Empowered to Empower

Offering Books, Journals, Professional Speaking & Coaching.

When: Saturday Only

Mr faulkners old fashioned hot dogs

Offering Hot dogs, polishes, chips, soda, water.

When: Friday & Saturday

BriiNoir

Offering Artwork;paintings, and custom designs

When: Friday & Saturday

Mo's Fitness

Offering Detox tea, weight loss tea, fat burning cream, waist trainers, sauna sweat vest, and waist trimmer sports belt.

When: Friday & Saturday

Shaka Attack

Offering Animal storage bins, animal floor cushions and baby playmats, Headpiece craft workshop/kit

When: Friday & Saturday

A.L.G.A 9 NATURAL HAIR OILS

Offering Natural Hair Care Products

When: Saturday Only

Spoon & Theory Handmade

Offering Handmade accessories for all along with organic aromatherapy goods.

When: Friday & Saturday

Shanie’s Treats 

Offering Cake jars, sandwich cookies and cookies

When: Saturday Only

CMD Enterprises

Offering t- shirts and mugs.

When: Saturday Only

Asili Hair Boutique, LLC 

Offering Natural Haircare Products.

When: Friday & Saturday

Lene's Bling

Offering Jewelry from Paparazzi

When: Friday & Saturday

Lee & Louise Confections

Offering Cupcakes and other treats.

When: Friday & Saturday

Mars Jameson LLC

Offering Handmade cross body purses/ fanny packs and deco journals

When: Saturday Only

Christyles closet 

Offering Upscale Women’s clothing.

When: Friday & Saturday

Fresh N' Blessed

Offering Clothing/apparel.

When: Friday & Saturday

Viroma's Aromas

Offering Candles, Body Sprays, roll on perfumes Body Scrubs

When: Saturday Only

Lena Bean Organic Plus

Offering organic Body Butter

When: Friday Only

- Inner Peace LLC 

Offering Hand-Dipped Incense, Perfume Body Oils, Essential Oils & Small Gift Items

When: Friday & Saturday

 


Black Friday & Small Business Saturday at North Market

North Market

(4414 Humboldt Ave N. Minneapolis, Minnesota 55412)

Friday 4pm-8pm         Saturday 11am-6pm

 

Goddard's Gardens:

Offering herbal tinctures.

When: Friday & Saturday

Author Audrey R Brown:

Offering books/posters for her new release DoubleCrossed/ Payback is a B... 

When: Friday & Saturday

Highly Favored Desserts:

Offering plant based cookies

When: Friday & Saturday

Yumyum brownies:

Offering Brownies, cake jars, pies, and cover/stuffed fruit.

When: Friday Only

Paparazzi

Offering Accessories.

Butters By Jay

Offering natural Whipped Shea Butters, soaps, sugar scrubs and other natural care products. 

When: Friday & Saturday

Sky Blue Crush

Offering Locally made tshirts, hoodies, women’s sweatshirts, bags, dishtowels and other screen printed items

When: Friday & Saturday

- Jewelry by DeCosta

Offering Jewelry.

When: Friday & Saturday

Island Fusion Pepper Sauce:

Selling Pepper Sauce.

When: Friday & Saturday

Abracadabra Healing Hands:

Offering Massage, table candles, and Energy Work.

When: Friday & Saturday

Demery's Aromatherapy Spa Elements:

Selling Body wash, butter, sea salt scrubs, doggie shampoo, hand wash, gift baskets

When: Friday & Saturday

- Jewelry By Design 

Offering Hand Made Jewelry and Things.

When: Friday & Saturday


Small Business Saturday at Goddess of Glass


Breaking Bread Catering

History

The Northside Holiday Crawl is an evolution of Northside Holiday Boutique pop ups (since 2013) and Black Friday on Broadway (since 2016). In 2017 WBC, BLEXIT, NEON, ABEP and many other partners worked to boost sales and raise awareness of entrepreneurs and small businesses on the Northside, expanding the one-weekend event from Glenwood to 44th Ave. N. In 2018 we are expanding again to 6 weeks of events and promotions across North Minneapolis.