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Soundset 2019
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Soundset 2019

Soundset is the biggest single-day independent Hip Hop festival in the world, started by Rhymesayers Entertainment. In addition to presenting over 40 rappers and DJs annually, Soundset also features live painting, b-boy and b-girl dance competitions, skateboarding, live production showcases, local artist performances and a custom car show.

All ages are welcome to join us and celebrate our 12 year anniversary with ten hours of live music on five stages at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 26, 2019 Memorial Weekend.

More information: https://soundsetfestival.com/

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Electric Forest 2019
Jun
27
to Jun 30

Electric Forest 2019

During the next year the Electric Forest grounds will see many exciting improvements that include upgraded landscapes, areas with new grass, and infrastructure improvements across the site. Most importantly, a new multi-year Sherwood Forest conservation plan will take effect.

Protecting and curating the grounds of Electric Forest for generations to come is important to all of the Forest Family. The impact that comes with two weekends will need to be reduced for the new improvements to take hold.

With conservation and longevity in mind, #ElectricForest will be one magical weekend in 2019: ElectricForestFestival.com/see-you-in-the-forest-june-27-30-2019/

See You In The Forest, June 27 - 30, 2019! ⚡️🌲 #EF2019

Tickets here: https://electricforestfestival.com/tickets/

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Vujaday Music Festival
Apr
3
to Apr 7

Vujaday Music Festival

Following their successful debut earlier this year in Barbados, Vujaday Music Festival has returned to announce a stacked phase one lineup in preparation for their second year. The 2019 edition will take place from April 3-7 and will once again take place in different venues all across the stunning Caribbean island. This will give festival-goers the chance to take in a new experience and venue each day.

The phase one lineup for Vujaday 2019 features legendary Welsh DJ and producer Sasha, a DJ set from iconic Canadian electronic duo Bob Moses, Detroit house and techno staple Moodymann, All Day I Dream founder Lee Burridge, a live performance from the Detroit based sibling duo Octave One, Vivrant label founder and renowned Swedish musician Jeremy Olander, Brooklyn house duo Bedouin, Life and Death founder DJ Tennis, Berlin house aficionado YokoO, members of the fan-favorite Desert Hearts collective Mikey Lion and Lee Reynolds, American production duo and Crew Love members Soul Clap, Women on Wax founder DJ Minx, Sheik 'N' Beik founder Rechulski, respected Toronto resident Nitin, and fellow Toronto native and current Barcelona resident Jade.

Many more names will be added to the lineup in the near future. Vujaday will also be announcing what venues they will be taking over shortly, and have also announced they will be hosting a new daytime party series for the first time this year. Details regarding this exciting new addition to the already jam-packed Vujaday experience will be announced as the festival nears closer.


Venue highlights from last year included Bellevue Plantation, a 100-acre property built in 1735 that included a pool, polo fields, and lush gardens surrounding the property. Another favorite was Cornwall House, which allowed those in attendance to witness a breathtaking sunrise while overlooking the gorgeous Eastern Coast of Barbados. Other venues were located directly on the beach and gave those in attendance the chance to sink their feet in the sand throughout the event.

With its dedication to providing attendees with an experience they’ve never seen or felt before, Vujaday pulls all the stops to create an unforgettable journey for attendees. The event spans over the course of five days, allowing festival-goers to be fully immersed into the culture of Barbados while traveling throughout the island to experience the unique venues that Vujaday takes place at.

Early bird tickets for 2019 are currently on sale and can be purchased here. Super early bird tickets have already sold out. More info about travel and additional details can be found on the Vujaday website, and you can watch their 2018 aftermovie to get a better taste of what the festival has to offer.

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Black Power: African & African American Solidarity
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Black Power: African & African American Solidarity

  • pin UROC University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free. Public. All ages.
Conversations that love us.

Join www.BlackTableArts.com as we dive into a discussion on celebrating and unpacking what it means to be and love blackness across difference and diaspora.

We will hear from artists, healers, poets and dancers from across the diaspora discussing the things that get in the way of loving difference and how can we reach further for connection and relation. This is one of the conversations we are having to prepare for The Because Black Life Conference 2019.

It will be a beautiful room to be in.

Black Table Arts
Conjuring Other Worlds Through Black Art
Events | Planning Committee
BlackTableArts@gmail.com
“The only way to protect joy is to practice it” - Fred Moten

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Live Yo Best Black Life. | Podcast & Gathering
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Live Yo Best Black Life. | Podcast & Gathering

www.BlackTableArts.com

The idea is simple - black joy and conversation. The most important topics in our communities that dig deep and require love. How do we grow a (Black)mosphere? Join us at Moon Palace books for a dialogue with artists, organizers and healers.

Live Yo Best Black Life is a monthly podcast and community gathering brought to you by Black Table Arts. Public. All ages.

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POC Yoga + Potluck
Feb
16
12:30 PM12:30

POC Yoga + Potluck

POC Yoga + Potluck with James Orione

This class is donation-based so give freely in the way that best serves you and bring a dish to share if it moves you.

This event will give POC an opportunity to join together, move the body, breathe, and explore mindfulness practices. Following a 75 minute, all-levels yoga practice, there will be a potluck with free chai tea served to provide time for us to listen to each other’s stories, and learn how yoga practices can be used to heal, connect, and grow collectively.

For more details: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp

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Misha's Self-Care Pop Up
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

Misha's Self-Care Pop Up

Peace, Radical Self-Love, & Self Care! Join us for Misha’s 3rd Self-Care Pop-Up Event! I am privileged to be sharing space to promote healing with some of the most magical Healers in the Twin Cities. We will be offering healing to the Community at various capacities including: Affirmations, Books, Yoni Steams, Sacred Sacs, Mental Health Awareness, Women Empowerment, Henna, Massage, Make-Up/Lashes, Crystal Jewelry, I AM products, Juice Bar, Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, and Tarot. We will be offering moments of relaxation through deep breathing & Guided Meditation, Manifestation Boards, Accountibuddies & a Kid Fun table. Light food (some Vegan-Friendly) and beverages are provided (Donation-based). Entrance is FREE. Self-investment fees for healing services and products will be determined by the vendors at affordable prices. Wait, there is more! I have a surprise activity from yours truly, ME! “May your healing be as Magical as YOU!”

RSVP Here

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Intro to Yoga for People of Color
Feb
11
8:00 PM20:00

Intro to Yoga for People of Color

Intro to Yoga for People of Color with James Orione
Monday, February 11th 8-9 p.m., FREE

Interested in exploring the practices of yoga in a safe space for People of Color?

In this FREE Intro to Yoga class, you will learn and practice a variety of foundational yoga poses that can enhance your physical, mental and emotional well-being and support the healing of traumas experienced as a person of color in this society.

A regular yoga practice is known to:
-Improve mental clarity
-Increase muscular strength
-Provide a sense of connection to self and community

Come and experience for yourself what yoga can do for you!

Wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats will be provided. Please pre-register if possible, but drop-ins are welcome.

Free for all. No experience necessary.

For more details and to pre-register: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/main_enroll.asp

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Black Lines Matter: Where Black Writers Meet
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Black Lines Matter: Where Black Writers Meet

The first free, all ages, public classroom covering black poetry in the state of Minnesota.

Black Lines Matter is an experiment in living and writing. Gardened by www.BlackTableArts.com Located at The Loft Literary Center Room 303 (Take the elevator) is a regular black writing meet up

These sessions will be bi-weekly geared toward two things 1) Holding space for black writers to create, conjure and share new work . 2) Studying poetic craft through black writing pulling from historic and contemporary writers.

These are public sessions, anyone can come - though the agenda will always be black centered, organized and celebrated.

All ages and free of charge come join us at The Loft Literary center as we search through language to celebrate, survive and fight. We are the garden we need to grow.

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#GOALGETTER (A Manifesting Self-Care + Vision Board Workshop)
Feb
2
10:30 AM10:30

#GOALGETTER (A Manifesting Self-Care + Vision Board Workshop)

  • 1101 West Broadway Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55411 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New Year - New ME or NAH?

Join The Zen Bin + Hersilincey for a self-care workshop about manifesting, executing goals & accountability of self all 2019! We will be creating vision boards or binders as well as doing self-reflective work to develop attainable goals to accomplish during this year!

Manifestation is essential to obtaining your dreams!

Brunch + All Supplies are included in admission

Tickets here

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Website Basics
Jan
23
1:00 PM13:00

Website Basics

  • Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you or your organization need a new website? This workshop will cover the basics of planning out a website redesign, things to consider and prioritize when you are building the new site, and an overview of some of the content management systems and other tools available to make your website easier to use and maintain. There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and work time, so feel free to bring your computers.

Presented by Ryan A. Ripley.

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Queens Read (Sacred Sisterhood Bookclub)
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Queens Read (Sacred Sisterhood Bookclub)

Queens READ was designed to be a safe space for QUEENS to come together and join a sacred bookclub sisterhood! If you are interested in joining a sisterhood of QUEENS and love to read - this is for you!

We will meet once a month on a Thursday night to discuss the book we read, share stories & grow as sisters!

January’s book is "THE WAIT" by DeVon Franklin & Meagan Good.

Please read the book prior to coming to joining us on January 17 at 6:30pm

Please RSVP Here

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Kaleem The Dream and the Ninja Assassins
Jan
10
to Jan 11

Kaleem The Dream and the Ninja Assassins

Titan Administration Records presents Kaleem The Dream and the Ninja Assassins.

Aside from Kaleem The Dream, esteemed rappers such as Try Bishop, Destiny Roberts, Juice Lord, Aubrey King, Knucky, Lewiee Blaze, and Tomorrow Genius will all be performing.

We’ll have Ms. Fiyah hosting and Special Guest Rico Tek, on the 1s & 2s.

Doors open at 8:30pm, performances start at 9:30pm and will end at 1:30am.

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Chill Vibez: Reloaded
Jan
7
to Jan 8

Chill Vibez: Reloaded

We are back and Reloaded- Takin Ova 2019
Chill Vibez: Reloaded featuring Top Notch Artists, Entertainers, Musicians, Businesses from the Twin Cities and Beyond


Hosted By Ashley Mari with $pecial Guests

DJ's Mixie DBest and DJ NanoByte

Music Performances from:
$kinny Hardaway
Kiya Karson Karson Blu
Hector Daniel Martinez Diaz Phuture Hi Def
Osiris Lane

Poetry from Salecia M. Barry Sunny theGreat.

Comedy from R Kendall Comedian Nephew Rob

Live Painting, Merch, and Connections all night!
POP UP $hops from KULTure & Designs by Taniguchi

$7
21+
Doors 8pm


Come thru!

Sponsored by Trippy Stylez AM Photography


Funds go back to Chill Vibez Ent- Paying Artists
Please send a message to be apart of the Vision.

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Meditation for People of Color
Jan
6
6:30 PM18:30

Meditation for People of Color

This is donation based: Pay what you can.
The Northside People of Color Meditation Group gathers to explore ourselves through mindfulness meditation, honoring the diversity of our shared cultural and spiritual experiences.

We seek to create a welcoming space where all people of color regardless of ethnicity, age, meditation experience, religious background, gender orientation/sexual preferences, or physical ability level feel a sense of belonging while cultivating mindfulness, wisdom, and joy in our community.

The gathering starts with a guided meditation followed by a facilitated discussion. This group is peer-led by Femi Akinnagbe and Chee Hallowell.

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A Melanated Ménagerie Bubble Bust Part 2
Jan
5
5:00 PM17:00

A Melanated Ménagerie Bubble Bust Part 2

Help us Kick off this New Year of bringing you stellar POC Magic and come get Bubbly with us!

You come...buy a glass...get bottomless mimosas..and hang out with us three! Such a grand time.

Not only will you be having a blast, you will also be helping us raise moola for the coming year.

We seriously can't do ANY of this without Y'ALL!

**Bottomless Mimosa Cocktails $12 Unlimited!!**

**NOTE** This is not a Performance :)

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DJ Keezy Presents: The Klituation
Dec
28
9:30 PM21:30

DJ Keezy Presents: The Klituation

DJ KEEZY PRESENTS: The Klituation Door/Show is 9:30 PM. This is an 18 + show. Valid ID is required.

LINE UP: DJ Sophia Eris, DJ TaliaKnightLady MidnightMaria Isa, R.A.D,Manchita, Neekasodope, New Black City & Tygra

Hosted By: Angel Davanport 

Art by: 
One Trill Being
Nicque Naturals 
Joy Spika
Rita Rich Stitch
Martzia Thometz

Sale Dates and Times:

Tickets Here

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Northern Vogue Fashion Show
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Northern Vogue Fashion Show

The fashion of the North is not to be underestimated. For the 3rd season, by Niche and W Minneapolis - The Foshay present Northern Vogue to benefit Dress for Success - Twin Cities, a high-impact runway show celebrating excellence in Minnesota fashion.

6pm- VIP Social Hour
7pm- Runway Show 
8pm- Afterparty

Designers that have at some point called Minnesota home will present full original Spring/Summer 2019 collections: Kristi Vosbeck, Abby Schumacher & Maddi Topp, House of Nguyen, Coty Clothing, and Lamb Chops Apparel with others to be announced. This season a special student segment with 12 looks by 12 designers will be part of the show. The complete looks, including Minnesota-made jewelry, accessories, and footwear can be shopped straight off the runway immediately following the show. There will also be a segment walked by Inspiring Power Individuals/Couples/Families, locals in the spotlight who play and live with heart, demonstrating leadership and excellence on and off the proverbial "field", who give back to the community generously. Guests will meet the designers, and 10% of all sales will go toward Dress for Success Twin Cities. Generation Now DJs to provide beats for the VIP social hour and runway. The party will continue all night in The Living Room with with music by DJ Lenka Paris. Net proceeds from the event will benefit Dress for Success. 

**EARLY BIRD RATE - ORDER BY 10/31:**
$15 off VIP Front Row with code: VIP15
$10 off VIP 2nd Row with code: VIP10
$5 off GA Seated with code: GA5

The Living Room at W Minneapolis will offer limited, exclusive lounge-seating bottle service for companies and private groups of 6-12 for the Afterparty. Interested parties can arrange directly through The Living Room at W Minneapolis by phone at 612.927.3299 or through emailing Mike at wbarsevents@parasole.com.


Tickets Here


by Niche, Dress for Success, & W Minneapolis would like to thank our generous sponsors, to be announced soon.

Please direct press, media, features, social influencer, interview requests, and other media inquiries to Lindsey Higgins, LHiggins@byniche.co 

**All are invited to join the movement and start posting their favorite #ootds #ootns & streetstyle looks to #NorthernVogue! Images will be featured on screens placed throughout the event and some may be re-posted. You can also follow along with @byNiche for event developments and night-of & post-coverage.**

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Catch A Body
Nov
28
to Nov 29

Catch A Body

  • Loring Bar & Restaurant (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On November 28th, the product of Destiny Davis' mind will come to fruition! Join us for an art exhibition featuring local artists at Loring Bar & Restaurant and explore the redefinition of what it means to be a multifaceted and sexual Black body. 

Taking back power in the minds, body and souls of ourselves with efforts to combat and deconstruct the oversexualization & censoring that the Black bodies have endured. A construct meant to demean and degrade us leaving us to unravel a self hate of our natural self. In this moment we will bask in our truth and all its glory.

Performances by:

GYM KANG- Lulu Champion
Khary Jackson
Kamilla Love
Shaiana Ginaè
MeanSTO-Sherri Nicole

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Astralblak: Record Release + Night Church
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Astralblak: Record Release + Night Church

Presented by Current 89.3 & Live Nation Astralblak Seeds release show + Night Church 3 Year Anniversary 18+ show Door/Show is at 8:00 PM. This is an 18 + Show. Valid ID is required.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Wed, 31 Oct 2018 at 04:27 PM

Minneapolis has a long history of distinctive R&B styles and flavors. Astralblak arrived in 2014 and began to expand on that with an eye on the future but with respect to the past: “I see it as the next chapter of the Minneapolis sound” says guitarist ∆RT P∆RTÉ. One of their first shows was playing a Clash tribute; months later landing on First Avenue's Best New Bands 2014. After bursting onto the scene the band took a hiatus and gathered to build collectively and contribute to the new vanguard of black music.

Astralblak is made up of five musicians/producers: MMYYKK, Proper T, Greg Grease, DJ Just Nine & ∆RT P∆RTÉ armed with various synths, drum machines, and instruments set out to bring a new, exploratory modern sound influenced by the greats of funk, soul, and jazz with electronic excursions, hard grooves, Afro-futurism and soulful melodies. Astralblak explores the psyche and searching for Black Excellence: “Astralblak is church, it's therapy, it's family, It's a space where we can express ourselves freely as black men with no limitations”, states multi-instrumentalist/vocalist MMYYKK. The band works in communal fashion and continually seeks a greater a truth. The band see the groups mission as part of a bigger movement “we see Astralblak as a vessel, a spiritual, sonic culmination of our experiences and influences from our ancestors”.

Of their enthusiastic live shows the Walker Art Center says of Astralblak “Fela Kuti jams with Parliament and smokes with the Art Ensemble of Chicago”. Astralblak has shared stages with innovators Thundercat, Shabazz Palaces, Tinariwen , Femi Kuti and Dam-Funk.


Night Church
Sunday Night dance mecca at Icehouse

Tickets Here

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IamGREATNESS Kids Fashion Show
Nov
24
4:00 PM16:00

IamGREATNESS Kids Fashion Show

  • Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ice Cream Bow Ties is excited to present #iamGREATNESS Kids Fashion Show. The event’s purposes are to promote and highlight youth fashion and entrepreneurship. The show will feature new designs from Ice Cream Bow Ties, StudTies and Black Excellence. Additional clothing & accessories sponsored by Children's Orchard Maple Grove & NTY Clothing Exchange. The event will be in honor of Donise White.

Ice Cream Bow Ties was founded in 2016 by 11 year old Aniki Allen. What started as creativity through play led him to discover a one-of-a-kind bow tie made out of Lego(R) pieces. Aniki is currently sharing his entrepreneurship journey with youths through his Yungpreneur Workshop with Aniki Allen. Ice Cream Bow Ties will be featuring their Brick Bow Tie Collection as well as THE HMONG COLLECTION.
www.icecreambowties.com

12 year old Sofia Berglund is the young Founder/Designer of StudTies. As a class project on innovation, she created a fun and unique accessory that would be the most exciting part of any outfit! Sofia is a fashionable young role model to many teens and will be featuring her uniquely handmade, statement neck wear pieces! 
www.studties.com

A born businessman- Houston White, owner of HWMR (Houston White Men's Room) which is a Coffee+Barbershop+Boutique. He is known as a strong pillar in the North Minneapolis Community and recognized as a community leader, entrepreneur and fashion icon. His fashion brand Black Excellence and #BE will be featuring kids/youth fashion and accessories. 
www.hwmr.us

Children’s Orchard has become well known for selling gently use, brand-name clothing and accessories for children. Children's Orchard gives moms across the country access to the latest brand-name styles for their children, special shopping events and promotions. The corporate office is located in Minnetonka, MN. https://www.childrensorchard.com/stores/maple-grove-mn/

There will also be two youth food vendors present.

Jaequan Faulkner, Owner of Mr. Faulkner's Old-Fashioned Hot Dogs from Minneapolis as seen on The Steve Harvey Show, TeenVogue, CNN and many media outlets will be selling his world famous hot dogs. Only 13 years old, he gained world-wide attention this past summer when a complaint was submitted that he didn't have a permit to sell in front of his house. City officials along with local organizations stepped up to help him obtain a city permit and entrepreneur skills to continue his business. 

At the age of only 15 years old, entrepreneur, Jerilyn Mariee Sheppheard of St. Paul started selling brownies in front of her lawn, two years later she has created a gourment brownie business called Yumyum Brownies. A huge advocate for youth power, she have recently created Brownie Bears for kids in 1st grade to college level to encourage entrepreneurship and community involvement. Jerilyn will be selling different brownie creations!

Location & Time:

Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center
788 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

Time: 4-6pm
Doors open at 3:45pm. Show starts at 4:30pm.

Thank you to Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center we now have *NEW Ticket pricing:

$10 Adult

$5 Children (Ages 3-12)

Children 2 & under Free

TICKETS AT THE DOOR: $15 Adult $10 Children

Come celebrate Small Business Saturday 2018 by supporting youth fashion & entrepreneurship in the Twin Cities! Some designers will have merchandise for sale just in time for the holiday season! 

Hosted by: 

Jai Leibel

Music provided by:

DJ Huh? What??
Glorius L. Martin

Photography provided by:
Maivab Photography

Photo assistance:

GY Photography
GY Photography

Event decoration sponsored by:

N&MK, LLC.
MK's Food Passion Catering and Decor Planning

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Aaron Aye at the Fine Line
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Aaron Aye at the Fine Line

Minneapolis I’m coming home! Come see me live in concert. Let’s sell this out for the 612!

November 23, 2018 9:00 PM 
Doors Open: 8:00 PM
Presale: Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:00 AM
Public Onsale: Friday, October 12, 2018 10:00 AM

Tickets → bit.ly/2Pu23uY
General Admission: $15.00 advance / $20.00 day of show
Reserved Balcony: $30.00
18+ | ID Required

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40th Annual MN Hmong New Year
Nov
23
to Nov 25

40th Annual MN Hmong New Year

  • Saint Paul River Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab 2019! Happy New Year! Join the Hmong community as we celebrate 40 years. Let us come together to reflect, grow and dream for our future generations!
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**Location**
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55102

****Admission*****
$10.00 per individual @ door
$8.00 in advance (Call us at 651-447-2074 to pay for your tickets, and we’ll mail them to you in advance!)
FREE:
- Children below 42 inches
- Seniors 65 years of age (with ID)

**VENDOR Information**
Vendor Sales launching SEPTEMBER 8TH!
For more info, contact: Khue Yang (763-400-0153)
booth@mnhmongnewyear.org

**DANCE & TALENT Competitions**
Application Launch Date: SEPTEMBER 12TH!

**PAGEANT**
Miss Hmong MN and Miss Hmong Teen MN applications now available at www.theunitedhmongfamily.org/hmong-mn-pageant/

**Would you like to sponsor the #BIG40?**
Email: info@theunitedhmongfamily.org

Check us out at: www.theunitedhmongfamily.org 

Questions and/or concerns? Please Facebook message us or email us at info@theunitedhmongfamily.org
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The United Hmong Family, Inc. exists to preserve cultural identity through intergenerational collaboration, involvement of the Hmong clan structure and youth leadership.

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