Photo Credit: James T Ebert 



Hey Neighbors! have you ever wanted to know how board members are selected onto UPDC Board, well then don't miss our annual meeting on November 6th. Come meet your grid representatives, eat deliciously and see what's been happening in our neighborhoods.

If you live in Union Park you are eligible to cast a vote for who represents you. 

Grid 1, Grid 3, Grid 5, Grid 6 Grid 7, Grid 9, Grid 11, At-Large Business, Skyline Tower, and At- large seat are all up for re-election

the deadline to apply for any open position is October 6th, 2019
Link to Application 
If you have questions please call: (651) 645-6887 or email


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019, 5 to 8 pm


It's our eighth year of Shop by Candlelight and it's always a big hit with all sorts of shoppers and restaurant-goers and their friends and families. As before, we will have luminaries line the sidewalks, parking free throughout the neighborhood, AND food and beverage refreshments at our shops. There'll be great deals in the participating fashion and vintage boutiques, consignment stores, restaurants, gift shops, florists, and health/fitness/sports stores along both avenues. In addition, our partners at The Excelsior Group LLC have arranged for shoppers and strollers to have a unique early tour of a model apartment at the Harper from 5:30 to 7 pm (150 Snelling Ave North, enter on Hague Ave), which will begin renting for 2020 occupancy. Be the first to see it!

Some of the great deals and welcoming treats:

Common Coast Boutique  ~  Sip and shop in our newly opened boutique with 10% off all clothing this evening; styles are relaxed but refined!

EggIPlant Urban Farm Supply  ~  Warm up with sample mini-cocktails made with handcrafted bitters from local Easy & Oskey Make Your Own Bitters Kits. Shop our DIY drink kit selection while you sip or gather ‘round the bonfire out front.


Everyday People Clothing  ~  Spend $25 or more and get $10 off; $50 gift certificate giveaway and wine & treats!
Harper Apartments  ~  We’ll show you around a model apartment in our new residential building that opens in early 2020; enter on Hague Ave from 5:30 to 7 pm.
Lula Vintage Wear  ~  25% off everything in store; snacks, drinks


Patina Stores  ~  Register for our raffle for a basket of MN-themed products; complimentary sparkling juice & cookies
Practical Goods  ~  free pair of candles with a $20.00 purchase
Spatial Effects Gallery  ~  Apple and Pumpkin bars and a 10%–20% discount on selected items
Spoils of Wear  ~  20% off throughout the store; live music, hot cocoa & Bailey's
Teeny Bee Boutique  ~  20% off toys and books

Skyline Sewing Club is Alive and Running!

Greetings Community Members,

UPDC and Skyline Community would like to thank you for donating items to the Skyline Sewing Club. The first day of the Club received overwhelming presence from Skyline residents.

There were 27 residents who were strongly interested in learning how to sew or going back to sewing as a favorite artistic Hobby. Because of this high demand, the club has been divided into two separate sessions to accommodate the large group.

Currently, the Sewing Club is in need of volunteer fellow sewing enthusiasts to help guide this lovely bunch to creating some magnificently sewn fabric articles.

If you would like to meet some of your neighbors and you love sewing, stop by Skyline Sewing Club on Tuesday from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Once again, Thank you for supporting the Union Park Community with your generosity and compassion.

Photo Credit: James T Ebert  

“The climate crisis is the defining issue of our time. Fighting for climate justice is about much more than protecting the environment, or moving away from fossil fuels. The moment humanity faces is an opportunity for re-imagination of how our world can function with justice, equality, and a regenerative relationship with the earth at the forefront.”

If this resonates with you, don't miss the chance to check out XIUHTEZCATL perform at this benefit concert for a more Sustainable Earth! 


Skyline Community's 


Want to experience the diversity of Union Park Community? then come out and meet new faces and make friends by joining the community of Skyline Tower in their yearly Fall Festival. The festival will be on November 12th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm in the Skyline Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to join! There will be music, fun activities, and refreshments to enjoy.

Join Study Buddies at Skyline Tower and be matched with a student to strengthen their academic skills while building a positive and lasting relationship. 
We provide tailored curriculum and activities to structure your time with your buddy, as well as tutor trainings and on-site staff support, to ensure you have the tools you need to make an impact.
Time commitment:
•    90 minutes weekly (Weekly attendance is important for this program for create positive outcomes)
•    Programming occurs Monday-Thursday 5:00-6:30
•    Volunteers commit to the length of a school-year
To learn more or sign up email 
Caitlin Ignasiak (Youth Program Coordinator) 

Union Park District Council Meetings

Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 6th,  5:30 - 8:30 pm
Library Technology Ctr Room 218,
1282 Concordia Ave, St Paul
Monday, November 11, 6:30-8:30 PM
Library Technology Center Rm 215
1282 Concordia Ave, St Paul
Monday, November 18, 6:30-8:30 PM
1821 University Ave W Suite 330
Environment & Parks 
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Merriam Park Rec Center
2000 St. Anthony Avenue
Neighborhood Involvement Committee
Monday, November 25, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Union Park District Council Office
1821 University Ave W Suite 308

Adult Winter Basketball 

Adult winter basketball registration 
is now open. Season includes ten league games and playoffs. Play begins Monday, November 25 for men's and Wednesday, November 27 for women's.

Ski & Snowboard Registration

Registration for downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and snowboarding lessons at 
Como Park Ski Center
 is now open!

Want to upgrade your winter gear? Check out our annual
 Gear Up! Equipment Sale & Fundraiser 
on Saturday, November 9 from 10am-3pm!


The Fund is now open and we can start accepting donations from neighbors. Thank you for your support in this endeavor to better serve our community. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. 

Community Benefits Fund

        For quesitons email: 

Summit Avenue Bridge over Ayd Mill Road Closes on November 4 for Bridge Reconstruction

Ayd Mill Road will be closed November 4-10, 2019 for bridge demolition

SAINT PAUL, MN – On November 4, 2019, Saint Paul Public Works will close Summit Avenue from Syndicate to Dunlap to all vehicle, bike, and pedestrian traffic until October 2020 for a year-long bridge demolition and reconstruction project. The vehicle and bike/pedestrian detours will be signed and use Grand Avenue. There will be no parking allowed on the northside of Grand Avenue between Syndicate and Dunlap for the protected bike path.

Photo Credit: James T Ebert 


This year, the Saint Paul Federation of Educators and its members have once again put forward a slate of contract proposals that are focused on giving Saint Paul students the schools they deserve. With a focus on bargaining for the common good, SPFE is fighting to improve student access to mental health supports, increase the number of multilingual staff in the district, and ensure that educator caseloads are reasonable and appropriate to meet each student’s individual needs. And how has the district responded to these proposals? Largely with silence.

Rather than engaging educators in meaningful dialogue and respecting the voices of professionals who work every day with the students of SPPS, the district has instead pushed to delay our proposals through the creation of committees – or has ignored us entirely. Our members have worked in, and lived in, our district longer than most of the administrators sitting on the other side of the bargaining table. We have seen the impact of committees of and delayed implementation of proposals in the past – and those results are unacceptable.

As we head towards the end of 2019 it is more important than ever that we show the district that this year we will not allow our voices to be silenced. Instead, we will continue to insist that the district work with us to build the SPPS that Saint Paul students deserve.

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