The parklet, which is located in front of Plaza Latina at 927 Payne Ave., was installed in early August and will remain until October.
Driving south on Payne Avenue, one may have noticed an odd, wooden structure in front of Plaza Latino at 927 Payne Ave., which now houses Mangos Restaurant, a Mexican restaurant that opened there in July last year.
Mai Vang and her son Kevin made and sold egg rolls during the 7th Street Live event on Aug. 13. Mai lost her hearing three years ago, leading to the loss of her jobs. The East Side mother of four sells egg rolls to pay the bills.
Mai Vang started the business to support herself, is now supporting others in need
“I woke up one day and I lost my hearing, like all my hearing,” said Mai Vang, a long-time East Side resident.
From left, Delena Zekarias, Aisha Mohamud, Nyalat Dojiok, Hafsa Mohamud, State Sen. Foung Hawj, Fatuma Jama, Nahome Zekarias, Andrew Parker, Ramla Zekarias, and youth council advisor Chia “Chilli” Lor. These members of the District 1 Youth Council and Youth Task Force hosted the first East Side Pride Open Mic on Aug. 16.
On the stormy summer evening of Aug. 16, East Side youth gathered at the East Side Freedom Library, nervously awaiting the arrival of poets and performers.
The Not Guilty Band was one the many performances that hit the stage during the 7th Street Live event. At right, many food trucks were available during the 7th Street Live event located along East 7th Street between Minnehaha Avenue and Forest Street.
7th Street Live, the Dayton’s Bluff music, art and food festival, enjoyed beautiful weather on Aug. 13. This was the festival’s second year and was organized by the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council and the East Side radio station WEQY 104.7 FM.