It’s back, better than ever, and 100% virtual! The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival moves online this year for a Covid-safe experience with just as many laughs. Running February 17th through the 20th, you’ll have the chance to see rising star comics, listen in on fascinating discussions with Jewish humorists and writers, and immerse yourself in storytelling and history. Featuring renowned local, national, and international artists, the festival reflects a wide range of talent in the Jewish community.
Runs through February 17th-20th via online virtual events presented by the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park (No programming on the 18th). Click HERE for events, tickets, and more info.
Minnesota winters are not for the faint of heart, but at Parkway 25 luxury apartments in St. Louis Park, there are plenty of opportunities to lean into the snowy season. Our neighborhood offers not only an exciting dining and shopping scene, but also unparalleled recreation, trails, community events and much more. From ice skating to sledding and snowboarding to cross-country skiing, curling, skijoring, you can make the most of the winter in Minnesota.
Click HERE to check out Discover St. Louis Park’s comprehensive guide to winter activities and discover something new!
At Parkway 25 luxury apartments in St. Louis Park, Thanksgiving is a holiday of abundance, a celebration of family and friends and an indulgence in our favorite foods and traditions. But as the pandemic wears on, more people are struggling to put food on the table than ever. If you’re looking to give back over the long weekend, the following food banks and local organizations are accepting volunteers and donations.
Located in beautiful St. Louis Park, Parkway 25 Luxury Apartments offers modern living at its best. Our neighborhood is filled with shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation options, while being perfectly city-adjacent — just a short drive or bike ride to bustling Uptown Minneapolis, and located near major freeways, lakes, parks, and so much more. Check out some of our neighborhood location amenities below then visit www.parkway25.com to learn more.
– Just a short walk from Bde Maka Ska and Lake of the Isles
– Close proximity to downtown Minneapolis and Uptown
– Nearby bike and walking trails at Cedar Lake Trail, the Greenway, Kenilworth Trail, and more
– Grocery and shopping within walking distance
– 30 minutes from MSP International Airport
– Easy access to freeways and bus lines
– Close to award-winning restaurants, breweries/distilleries, and entertainment
Get into the holiday spirit by supporting St. Louis Park neighborhood businesses! The area near Parkway 25apartments is brimming with cute shops, specialty spots, and tasty go-to’s that won’t disappoint.
Make the holidays that much merrier with the addition of a Dampfwerk Distillery cocktail kit and/or craft spirit! The perfect way to ring in the new year or celebrate with your pod, this St. Louis Park distillery is just one of many that need your support to stay afloat due to safety closures. Imbibe, support, and celebrate with curated cocktails. Available for pickup, check website for details: Dampfwerk Distillery
This cute boutique in St. Louis Park is a gift-giver’s paradise, with tons of handmade must-haves by real makers and craftswomen (yes, it’s an all-lady operation!). From cute jars of artichoke lemon pesto to custom chalk paint to books, apparel, home decor, and much more, this fun shop has you covered. Bonus: Shop online for delivery or in-store: Mama’s Happy
Lunds & Byerly’s Gift Baskets
Looking to keep it simple? Your one-stop-shop for crowd-pleasing holiday gifting is at the SLP Lunds & Byerlys. Stop in or call the in-store gift shop to order or pick up a variety of fancy foodie gifts that won’t disappoint. From made-to-order custom gift baskets to easy grab-and-go selections, this option even offers delivery for an additional fee. Lunds & Byerlys
Known for their tasteful selection of jewelry by independent designers, giftable goods, and high caliber array of international chocolate, Max’s is a no-brainer when it comes to shopping local for the holidays. Stop into their St. Louis Park shop or order something great from the comfort of your couch: Max’s Jewelry
Give the Gift of Food
Everyone’s gotta eat, and with so many locally-owned, independent restaurants in St. Louis Park it’s easy to support! Keep it simple and load up on gift cards from your favorite spots to give as holiday presents. We suggest stopping by Parkway Pizza, Taste of India, Honey and Rye Bakery, or choose something near and dear to your heart (and stomach).
This year may not be the free-for-all that it’s been in the past, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still “scare” up a little fun at home or in the P25neighborhood.
If you’re looking to hit the town, there are a few events in SLP and surrounding areas that you can attend while observing mask and social distancing rules. On Thursday the 29th, flex your scariest knowledge skills at Serial Killer Trivia at Under Pressure Brewing (call ahead to reserve your spot). If technology is more your speed, REMVirtual Reality Lab has created a plethora of spooky VR content for 2-nights only ($100 for a Pod of 4 guests includes unlimited VR content, drink tickets, and of course, candy). For the kids, you can mask up and attend Goblins on Ice at the St. Louis Park Rec Center on October 30th, where indoor and outdoor ice skating (in costume) is encouraged!
Planning on staying in this Halloween? Good call. There are thousands of great seasonally-appropriate flix streaming online, but there are also some fun creative virtual events happening too. Explore the infamous haunted “Murder House” in LA online, with 15 cameras live streaming, special experts, and live paranormal readings over 3 days. You can always throw your own Zoom Halloween with your bffs, kids, family members and more — here are a few tips to making it memorable. Finally, make sure you’re indulging in your favorite seasonal treats and sips — whether it’s just for yourself or your whole family — the tasty details matter!
Pizza is the great unifier. Whether you’re getting together with friends, feeding the family, ordering lunch for the office, or throwing a party, (or, let’s be honest, vegging out on the couch alone), you can’t go wrong with a hot, fresh pizza pie. Luckily, St. Louis Park is home to a handful of tasty ‘za makers who can deliver to your front door. Here are a few of our top favorites:
Aside from being name twins with us, Parkway Pizza slings some of the tastiest ‘za in the region. The self-proclaimed “Best Pizza Ever” lives up to the hype with “Minneapolis-Style” thin crust pizza cut into cheesy, perfect squares. Get in on salads, pasta, and epic hoagies as well as a great wine and tap beer selection. Hit up their cute dining room or order for delivery or pick up. Pro tip: Parkway makes their own handmade Italian sausage — try it on a pizza or a sandwich!
Wether you like your pie New York or Neapolitan-style, Luigi’s has you covered. This authentic spot uses high quality imported and organic ingredients to make their signature pizzas, calzones, and salads — stop in for a bite, pick up, or have it delivered. Pro tip: Check their website for daily pizza and food specials!
A true Minnesota original, Red’s Savoy makes the grade with crispy thin crust and a sweet n’ savory sauce that’s been a secret family recipe since 1965. Their ‘Sota Style pizza shares a menu with other equally tasty selections including wings, sammies, salads, and pasta. Pro tip: no order is complete without a side of pizza fries!
Looking for some laughs this week? Look no further than the nearby Sabes Jewish Community Center, where the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival returns for the 11th year in a row. Running now through February 1st, you’ll have the chance to see rising star comics, listen in on fascinating discussions with Jewish humorists and writers, and immerse yourself in storytelling and history. Featuring renowned local, national, and international artists, the festival reflects a wide range of talent in the Jewish community.
Runs through February 1st at the Sabes JCC and the St. Paul JCC. Click HERE for events, tickets, and more info.
Tis the season for holiday cheer! Bundle up and head out into the cities to see dazzling light displays and participate in seasonal festivals and activities.
Each holiday season, the plaza of Downtown St. Paul’s Rice Park becomes a twinkly wonderland, with hundreds of thousands of white lights adorning the trees. Stroll through the park with your sweetie, then head over to Wells Fargo WinterSkate to take a twirl on the rink.
An experience well beyond just holiday light displays, the annual Holidazzle celebration pulls out all the stops with food, music, local vendors, and even fireworks in Loring Park. Check the event schedule and bring the family for outdoor fun in December.
Drive down historic Summit Avenue in St. Paul to take in the sights. Not only are some of the cities oldest, most impressive homes on this iconic strip, but so is the Governor’s residence. Many of the homes take great pride in their holiday decor, so take a cruise and enjoy. Guided and self-guided tours of the Governor’s residence are available.
Halloween is almost upon us, and at Parkway 25 Luxury Apartments we love to celebrate the season! Our beautiful neighborhood of St. Louis Park pulls out all the stops for Halloween, and we can’t complain. From community parties to seasonal shopping, we’ve got it all. Check out our picks for fun happenings in SLP and surrounding areas below:
38th Annual Halloween Party
@ The Rec Center
Westwood Hills Nature Center
3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park
Friday, October 19th
Show off your costume early at this family-friendly fest that includes indoor and outdoor activities, a live DJ, carnival games, trick-or-treating with friendly animal characters on the outdoor trail, and more. Register online early to secure tickets before they sell out.
@ Shops at West End
1621 West End Blvd
St. Louis Park Saturday, October 26
A bounce house? Trick or Treating? A craft area? All of these things and more can be found at the Shops at West End on the afternoon of Saturday the 26th. This kid-focused event will offer music, a balloon artist, games and prizes from the Twin Cities Road Crew, plus Trick or Treating at select stores. Free and open to the public.
Head to Lunds & Byerly’s in St. Louis Park to discover a wide variety of pumpkins and decorative gourds that make tasteful fall displays for your Parkway 25 patio or interior. Go the classic route with a carved jack-o-lantern, do something more contemporary with hand-painting, or simply group different varieties together in a bowl. Whether you go spooky or sophisticated, you can’t go wrong!
Click HERE for some pumpkin decorating inspiration
Haunted Houses & Special Events
Beyond the borders of SLP, the Twin Cities goes all-out for Halloween, with parties, costume contests, haunted houses, concerts, and special events of all kinds. Visit Meet Minneapolis’s site for a comprehensive guide to the best of the best, and have a spooooooky October!