Build a bridge
with collaborative power

Let's make some noise

We’ve made great strides engaging residents, businesses and experts with the promise of an African American cultural enterprise district connected by a community land bridge. Let’s keep up the momentum. Let’s make some noise so we can build a bridge to better.

Upcoming Activities

Location:
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
270 Kent Street, Saint Paul 55102

A Summer of Discovery—Slow Roll & Family Dinner

Join Seitu Jones and community development experts on a walking/slow roll bike tour of Rondo’s past and future. We’ll start at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center parking lot and end with a community meal featuring Black chefs and food grown in our community gardens. 

Thursday, August 4 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Thursday, August 11 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Location:
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul 55104

A Summer of Discovery—Elders Brunch

Join T. Mychael Rambo, community artists, elders, aunties and “play cousins” as we continue to explore restorative development. We’ll explore best in class solutions from around the world with community development experts in housing, economics, job creation, architecture, energy, finance, transportation and public policy. Stay tuned for more Elders Brunches.

Saturday, August 6 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Saturday, August 13 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Saturday, July 23
12:00-5:00 p.m.

V-Fest

Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy great food, performances and conversations about healthy Black living. And don’t forget to stop by and see us at V-Fest.

Location:
Arts Us
1221 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul 55104

Location:
Hamline Park
1564 Lafond Avenue, Saint Paul 55104

Little Africa Festival

From the African Parade of Nations to African art, music, food and culture, there is something for everyone. Don’t miss it. And don’t forget to stop by and see us.

Sunday, August 7 from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location:
Golden Thyme Coffee & Café
934 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul 55104

Coffee with Keith Baker

Join Executive Director, Keith Baker for conversation and coffee. Share your thoughts and learn about the African American Cultural Enterprise District connected by a community land bridge. Registration required for each event. Limited in person slots available.

Monday, August 8 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Monday, August 22 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Monday, September 12 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Monday, September 26 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Monday, October 10 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Monday, October 24 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Location:
c/o Golden Thyme Coffee Café
934 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

Selby Ave JazzFest

With sensational soul food, sweet shopping, second-to-none local jazz and more, the Selby Ave JazzFest is a great way to spend your day. While you’re there, dance on by our booth.

Saturday, September 10 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Past ReConnect Rondo Activities
  • October 14-25: Rondo Community Library Sessions (over 50 participants)

  • September 11: Selby Jazz Fest (over 400 conversations)

  • July 7: Virtual Town Hall Meeting (over 80 participants)

  • June 10-29: 4P Funding Model exploration (58 experts from various fields and community members)

  • June 2-3: Community Benefits Workshops (40 participants)

  • May 24-27: Listen & Learn Zoom Meetings (120 participants)

  • April: Mass Mailing (9,000 postcards to all Rondo households and businesses in Summit University/Frogtown area)

  • February 2: Legislative Action (testified to the Minnesota House Transportation Policy Committee)

Together, we will create an African American cultural enterprise district connected by a community land bridge.​