Last weekend after the Farmer’s Market, I decided to indulge in the relaxation of Mears Park before heading home. Commonly there is entertainment of some sort hosted at the park, but this day it was low key at the Park. There is a great man-made stream that flows through the park that has stepping stones that cross the stream back and forth. Volunteers maintain the beautiful gardens that line the stream. Be sure to check it out if you find yourself in the area!
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If you are a regular follower of my blog, then by now you must know that the Saint Paul Farmer’s market is one of my favorite things about Saint Paul. If you are new to my blog, you can visit my old blog post to see many of the reasons I’m so fond of this particular market.
Saturday, the Farmer’s Market will be opening in their usual “spring through fall” location. They put together this wonderful map this year that I had to share with you all. The map points out exactly where the market is located and also convenient locations to park.
This year the Farmer’s Market has added a very helpful feature which is the “Load and Go Pick Up Zone”. Once you finish shopping, you can keep your goods at this loading area, go grab your car and drive up to the loading area where the staff will help you load your car. How easy is that?
They will also be giving away $50 gift certificates every 30 minutes from 8am-12pm. Good luck!
The Minnesota Museum of American Art is hosting “D.I.Y Printing *Press Not Required” through April 28th, 2013. This exhibition features twelve local artists that either use alternative means to make their art or have a small print shop to work from. According to the MMAA’s website,”All of the artists in the show remix traditional techniques such as screen printing, relief printing and stencils with non-traditional materials.” Admission is free and there will also be refreshments provided. If you’d like to give printing a go-around yourself, you will have the opportunity. The exhibition is open Thursday-Friday from 4-9p and Saturday-Sunday from 12-5p.
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I decided to check out the ice sculptures at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival this year. Good thing I went when I did because some sculptures had already begun to break apart from the couple days we had in the high 30′s. If I had waited one more day, there likely wouldn’t have been much to see.
This past weekend I went to the drive through light show that I blogged about here last year, Holiday Lights in The Park at Phalen Park. The displays light up at 5:30 and shut down at 10pm nightly through January 1st. The fee is $10 per car and rates are discounted to $8 Sunday through Thursday nights. I’d advise going during the week if you are able since it will likely be less busy. Remember that all proceeds go to Second Harvest Heartland, Union Gospel Mission, St Paul Parks Conservancy and Under Construction. Here are some pictures I took while we drove through. Enjoy!
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I never knew this train museum was in existence until I was invited to a 4 year olds birthday party over the summer. The Great Northern Railway’s historic Jackson Street Roundhouse that used to maintain steam engines, is now a museum and open to the public. Take a trip through history while visiting this interactive transportation museum. You are able to step into the past and take self-guided tours through historic train cars that are over one hundred years old (I think that was my favorite part). There are several train tables located inside the museum for kids to play with and other hands on activities as well. There is also a Caboose that operates that guests are allowed to take a ride on. This museum is fun for the kids and adults alike. It is a unique experience that you will likely not forget!
It is a great place for kid’s parties as well. As I said I first visited the museum because I was invited to a birthday party there. The meal we had was served on an old train car that was decked out with tables, stools and even air conditioning. It was definitely a one of a kind birthday party!
Everyone that works at the museum is a volunteer and they are all very kind and passionate about the rich history the museum encompasses. The admission ranges from $5-10.
Although I already have a blog about the Children’s Museum, one thing I did not focus on was the Rooftop ArtPark. Despite visiting the museum several times, I had never been to this particular part of it. This outdoor gallery was a pleasant surprise. The ArtPark is located on the fourth floor of the museum and has a great view of the city. Other features of this play area is the rockembedded stream, supplied with paint brushes for imaginitive play, A 12′ tall tree fort, and a sandy play area created inside a uniquely designed sandbox with beautiful mosaics enlayed. Last, but not least, is the art studio which offers different creative hands-on activities each day. The day I visited, the activity was spray paiting which involved walls of paper and spray bottles full of colored water – the kids loved it! This outside play area is only open during the warm months, so be sure to make time to check it out.
June 28th – June 30th, Mears Park will be home to the 14th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival! Take advantage of the beautiful forecast ahead and envelop yourself in the beats. This is a completely free event and will feature several performers playing on one of three stages. Some featured musicians include: Connie Olson, The Illicit Sextet, Street Groove, Gypsy Mania Hot Club and Barb Wire Dolls. Mears Park is located in the heart of St Paul in Lowertown at Sibley Street and E 5th Street. Parking is available on Kellogg Blvd, off of Broadway and additional lot parking is available near the event as well. Also, Metro Transit is offering free rides to the Fest, just download your pass off of the website. Here is a link to the Metro Transit pass and also the schedule with the performers line up.
It is that time of the year again. The James J. Jill House is gearing up for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year the hunt will take place on Saturday, April 7th at 10am. The event is for children ages 2-7 and takes place on the lawn of the historic home located at 240 Summit Avenue in St. Paul. For $6 ($2 for Minnesota Historical Society members), your little ones can hunt for eggs, win prizes and enjoy a snack. You will also be allowed to view the first level of the home. Reservations are encouraged, call: 651.297.2555. Also, each child must bring a basket. For more info on James J. Hill, click here.