Wednesday, March 13, 2013
'IT WAS FREEZING'
The latest Fridley Harlem Shake video to hit YouTube looks downright chilly. See it above or at YouTube.com where Vin Parmessar posted it Saturday. Other Fridley Harlem Shake videos include: Do you know of another local Harlem Shake or other video with a Fridley connection? Leave a link in comments below or share a video yourself by uploading to this post.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Forecast says sunny and 15 degrees ABOVE zero for festival at Commons Park and Fridley Community Center on Jan. 26, 2013.
- On Patch
Wednesday, January 23
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Skating, Sledding, Hockey, Broomball—Commons Park has it all.
- On Patch
Saturday, January 5
Commons Park has it all but 10 other sites have ice too.
Commons Park has the most cold-weather options and facilities for fun in Fridley—Tony Huber calls it Fridley's Winter Park—but the City of Fridley's Parks and Recreation Department also maintains 10 other ice sheets in town if skating's your thing. Fridley's one warming house is at Commons Park, open weekdays 3–9 p.m.; and weekends, holidays and school-out days, noon–9 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Parks and Rec aims to have them ready for skating by Dec. 21, 2012.
If the frozen tip of your nose is telling you it might be time for outdoor skating, here's an update on ice rinks from Sue Johnson at the City of Fridley Department of Parks and Recreation: The recent snow storm has delayed the work necessary to get the rinks ready for safe, skateable ice. It requires 7–10 consecutive days of temperatures below freezing while putting the water down to get a 3”–4” layer of ice; however, when it snows, the Maintenance staff are asked to plow the streets and this causes a delay in preparing the ice for use now, and during the regular season, because ice rinks are the last to have the snow cleared. The Park Maintenance staff will be clearing the snow and flooding the rinks this evening (Dec 11). Keep in mind …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
At the Saturday event, the first in Minnesota, more than 100 gathered to raise money and draw attention to the fight against the neurological disease chiari malformation.
Monday, September 17, 2012
About 500 people attended the event on Eid Al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan.
Muslims from all over Minnesota traveled to Fridley earlier this month for an Eid carnival at Commons Park Eid Al-Fitr, a day when Muslims celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan, fell on Aug. 19 this year. But two organizations—The American Muslims for Palestine—Minnesota Chapter and the Al-Aqsa Institute of Minnesota—decided to host a Eid carnival on Sept. 1, 2012, a couple of weeks after Eid, as a way for families to come out, celebrate, eat and have fun. The event included freshly catered food (gyros, hot dogs, chicken shawarma, hamburgers), games (five bounce houses, a dunk tank and sack races), and henna and face painting. Some neighbors stopped by to check out the food and fun, according to Fridley resident Amina Maameri. On Eid …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Voting for this round of Readers' Choice awards runs from July 23 to Aug. 17.
It’s a great place to go for a walk or to let the kids play on the playground. Your favorite park lets you relax and be active at the same time. What’s the best park in Fridley to enjoy a little piece of the great outdoors right in your city? Does your favorite park offer winding walking paths? Or does it have a playground that gives children hours of fun and enjoyment on a beautiful summer day? The parks in the poll above came from readers' nominations earlier in the summer. Now you decide who will receive Patch's Readers' Choice award: Voting runs July 23-Aug. 17. You may vote once per poll.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Fridley Fire Dept. ladder truck provided a douse of fun.
Fridley's Wet & Wild Party lived up to its name at Commons Park Wednesday. See 80 photos from the event (like the four above) at the City of Fridley Parks and Recreation Facebook page. And Like them while you're there! Please add your own photos to this post!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The osprey nest high up at Commons Park was a busy place, even on a blazing hot day.
The osprey nest atop field lights at Commons Park in Fridley drew human spectators on a hot and humid afternoon Wednesday.