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Stevens Square Community Organization's award-winning music & movies series returns in 2016 with a selection of the most popular films we've shown during the past decade.

Please join us every Wednesday evening in June at Stevens Square Park, East 18th St & Stevens Ave.

Live music begins at 7:45 p.m. The movie starts at dusk.

Popcorn, soda, and snacks will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit SSCO.

Wednesday, June 1
"Back to the Future" (1985)

Wednesday, June 8
"Purple Rain" (1984)

Wednesday, June 15
"Labyrinth" (1986)

Wednesday, June 22
"Jurassic Park" (1993)

Wednesday, June 29
If any of the above dates is rained out, we will show that film on this evening.

For further information, call SSCO at (612) 874-2840.

Thursday, June 23: Community Safety meeting

Come and join your neighbors at the Stevens Square - Loring Heights Community Safety meeting!

Thursday, June 23
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
PPL Loring Nicollet Center
1925 Nicollet Ave


Introductions and announcements

Updates from law enforcement partners, with time for questions and answers

Crime Prevention Specialist Chelsea Adams
Neighborhood Probation Officer Corey Grandner
Community Attorneys Nikki Appelbaum and Matt Wilcox

Neighborhood-related safety ideas and concerns: open discussion

Block Patrol news

Update on current safety-related projects and ideas for next steps

Safety coordinator report


Everyone is welcome to attend and participate! Need to arrive late or leave early? No problem. As usual, refreshments will be served.

Note: At its July 28 meeting, the Community Safety committee will elect a co-chair to serve a two-year term.

For questions and further information contact: Read more »

Stevens Square Art Festival application

Hello neighbors!

We have started processing applications for the Stevens Square Art Festival (formerly Red Hot Art) booths for artists!  If you or someone you know would like to be a part of the celebration, please check out the link below to find out more about the qualifications! Read more »

2014 Community Safety plan

How can SSCO's Safety committee and Block Patrol be enhanced to better cope with the needs of the community? Click here to view the 2014 Community Safety plan.




2013 Building Safety Improvement Program

SSCO has amended the guidelines of its Building Safety Improvement program to include funding for surveillance camera systems. Through matching grants, this program supports the efforts of residential property owners and tenants to improve the safety and security of their buildings and surroundings. Please click here to read program guidelines and details.

Our neighborhood at a glance

Welcome to Stevens Square—Loring Heights, a vibrant neighborhood located in the shadow of downtown Minneapolis. A centrally-located park, tree-lined blocks of brick apartment buildings, and a post-card view of downtown make Stevens Square the Brooklyn of the Midwest. This geographically small urban enclave boasts one of the highest densities of any metro neighborhood.

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Block Patrol

Block Patrol is a group of trained volunteers who:
• patrol the streets of Steven Square - Loring Heights observing activity in the neighborhood.
• are interested in coming together socially to meet other neighbors and to learn more about the neighborhood.
• want to reduce criminal activity in the neighborhood.
• act as an extra set of eyes and ears for the police department.
• help organize residents as a preventive force to deter criminal and disruptive behavior.

Block Patrol is open to all individuals 18 years and older. Prospective volunteers must complete an application, agree to follow the established guidelines, and attend a two-hour orientation session and patrol. Volunteers are asked to participate for at least two hours per month. To join Block Patrol, contact Dave at (612) 874-2840 or Read more »

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The area south of what is the Minneapolis Central Business District was platted in 1856. Two property owners, Richard J. Mendenhall and Dr. Nathan B.Hill, owned most of the surrounding land which they developed as a residential neighborhood made up of a few large, single family homes. These large residential lots and "country estates" ensured that the Stevens Square area remained stable during periodic, speculative real-estate booms.