COMMUNITY 2017-06-22T16:43:11+00:00
COMMUNITY
We are committed to community. We know that thriving communities have deep artistic roots and that creative expression can bring disparate people together. We know that neighborhoods are stronger, safer, and healthier when they’re built for people.
COMMUNITY EVENTS

Zeitgeist Halloweek!

October 22
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An event every day that begins at 4:00am, repeating until October 29, 2017

Hallo-Wee-Ones Movie & Treat Day!

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Zeitgeist Halloweek!

October 23
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An event every day that begins at 4:00am, repeating until October 29, 2017

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COMMUNITY Initiatives

PLACES FOR PEOPLE

A campaign in the Hillside to engage residents and entities around better street design that prioritizes people, not just motor vehicles. 6th Ave E and E 9th Street both have the opportunity for reconfiguration in the coming years, and both are currently major barriers, making it difficult, if not impossible, for students to walk and bike to Myers-Wilkins Elementary. ​We have facilitated community-created public artwork as a means of community-building and to increase the walkability of the neighborhood, as well as demonstrated on a temporary basis how different street features change the design of the streets, and the resulting use of the streets.

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PLACES FOR PEOPLE

A campaign in the Hillside to engage residents and entities around better street design that prioritizes people, not just motor vehicles. 6th Ave E and E 9th Street both have the opportunity for reconfiguration in the coming years, and both are currently major barriers, making it difficult, if not impossible, for students to walk and bike to Myers-Wilkins Elementary. ​We have facilitated community-created public artwork as a means of community-building and to increase the walkability of the neighborhood, as well as demonstrated on a temporary basis how different street features change the design of the streets, and the resulting use of the streets.

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PARKLETS

We piloted Duluth’s parklet program in 2014 and have since lead the program into permanent implementation in Duluth. parklets are pedestrian “mini-parks” that take over an on-street parking space to provide tables, seating, greenery, bike parking, or public art. They contribute to vibrant pedestrian culture, facilitate social connectedness, and promote lively street life in business districts.

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PARKLETS

We piloted Duluth’s parklet program in 2014 and have since lead the program into permanent implementation in Duluth. parklets are pedestrian “mini-parks” that take over an on-street parking space to provide tables, seating, greenery, bike parking, or public art. They contribute to vibrant pedestrian culture, facilitate social connectedness, and promote lively street life in business districts.

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BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN COUNTS

We partner with the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (our local transportation planning agency) to conduct annual bike and pedestrian counts throughout Duluth. Just as transportation agencies regularly count motor vehicle traffic for planning purposes, we need to do that for bike/ped traffic as well. The data informs us of current bike/ped traffic patterns, provides justification for the installation of bike/ped infrastructure, and give us baseline data to compare before and after usage of new bike/ped facilities such as bike lanes or sidewalks.

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BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN COUNTS

We partner with the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (our local transportation planning agency) to conduct annual bike and pedestrian counts throughout Duluth. Just as transportation agencies regularly count motor vehicle traffic for planning purposes, we need to do that for bike/ped traffic as well. The data informs us of current bike/ped traffic patterns, provides justification for the installation of bike/ped infrastructure, and give us baseline data to compare before and after usage of new bike/ped facilities such as bike lanes or sidewalks.

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DULUTH COMMUNITY BIKE FLEET

We manage a fleet of 40 bicycles with helmets, an enclosed trailer, and all equipment needed for bike education, as well as provide training and technical assistance to teachers and organizations that want to use the bike fleet for trail rides, bike rodeos, field trips by bike, and other bike education. The bikes can be checked out for free by any school or youth-serving organization in the community. During the summer of 2016, over 15 organizations used the bike fleet and served during the summer of 2016, 18 organizations used the bike fleet and served over 700 youth.

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DULUTH COMMUNITY BIKE FLEET

We manage a fleet of 40 bicycles with helmets, an enclosed trailer, and all equipment needed for bike education, as well as provide training and technical assistance to teachers and organizations that want to use the bike fleet for trail rides, bike rodeos, field trips by bike, and other bike education. The bikes can be checked out for free by any school or youth-serving organization in the community. During the summer of 2016, over 15 organizations used the bike fleet and served during the summer of 2016, 18 organizations used the bike fleet and served over 700 youth.

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We know that physical activity and fresh and healthy food are key parts of reversing the disparities that exist and that a family’s health should not be determined by the neighborhood they live in.

BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

In 2013 (and again in 2017) Duluth was awarded a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists. We lead the effort to apply for this national designation which takes the collaboration of many entities (CIty planning, engineering and parks, Duluth Police, Duluth Bikes, the Metropolitan Interstate Council, to name a few) to complete the lengthy and comprehensive application.

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BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

In 2013 (and again in 2017) Duluth was awarded a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists. We lead the effort to apply for this national designation which takes the collaboration of many entities (CIty planning, engineering and parks, Duluth Police, Duluth Bikes, the Metropolitan Interstate Council, to name a few) to complete the lengthy and comprehensive application.

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BUS BIKE WALK MONTH

Including the Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride occurs in May, we organize this month-long series of events that encourages the community in active transportation through education, fun events, family and community gatherings, engaging with elected officials and policy makers, and local businesses. The signature event on Bike to Work Day is a bike ride with the mayor from City Hall to a local establishment for a luncheon, which includes a keynote speaker and a “state of bicycling in Duluth” address by the mayor.

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BUS BIKE WALK MONTH

Including the Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride occurs in May, we organize this month-long series of events that encourages the community in active transportation through education, fun events, family and community gatherings, engaging with elected officials and policy makers, and local businesses. The signature event on Bike to Work Day is a bike ride with the mayor from City Hall to a local establishment for a luncheon, which includes a keynote speaker and a “state of bicycling in Duluth” address by the mayor.

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FAIR FOOD ACCESS CAMPAIGN

A collaborative project including Zeitgeist, Duluth Community Garden Program, Community Action Duluth’s Seeds of Success Program, Duluth LISC, CHUM, and community members which seeks to improve access to fresh & healthy food within the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The Lincoln Park neighborhood is a USDA defined “food desert” characterized by a combination of low incomes and low access to food retailers (there is no food retailer within 1 mile of the neighborhood). Current solutions include creating and supporting the Lincoln Park Farmers Market; increasing community garden space in and near the Lincoln Park neighborhood; empowering residents to grow, process, and prepare their own food through gardening and cooking classes; improving transportation options to and from current grocery stores; pursuing alternative grocery retail options for the neighborhood; and empowering the community’s capacity to address access issues through leadership and connection to employment.

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FAIR FOOD ACCESS CAMPAIGN

A collaborative project including Zeitgeist, Duluth Community Garden Program, Community Action Duluth’s Seeds of Success Program, Duluth LISC, CHUM, and community members which seeks to improve access to fresh & healthy food within the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The Lincoln Park neighborhood is a USDA defined “food desert” characterized by a combination of low incomes and low access to food retailers (there is no food retailer within 1 mile of the neighborhood). Current solutions include creating and supporting the Lincoln Park Farmers Market; increasing community garden space in and near the Lincoln Park neighborhood; empowering residents to grow, process, and prepare their own food through gardening and cooking classes; improving transportation options to and from current grocery stores; pursuing alternative grocery retail options for the neighborhood; and empowering the community’s capacity to address access issues through leadership and connection to employment.

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HEALTH IN ALL POLICIES CAMPAIGN

A collaborative project including Zeitgeist, CHUM, Cross Cultural Alliance of Duluth, NAACP, Generation’s Health Care Initiatives, and community members aiming to advance health equity in Duluth and Greater St Louis County. Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach that integrates health & equity considerations into policy decisions across local and county-level governments to ensure all policies have a beneficial impact on health & equity to improve outcomes of all people living in our community. We aim to do this through impacting institutions that shape our community including the City of Duluth, St Louis County, ISD709, our local hospitals, and area non-profits.

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HEALTH IN ALL POLICIES CAMPAIGN

A collaborative project including Zeitgeist, CHUM, Cross Cultural Alliance of Duluth, NAACP, Generation’s Health Care Initiatives, and community members aiming to advance health equity in Duluth and Greater St Louis County. Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach that integrates health & equity considerations into policy decisions across local and county-level governments to ensure all policies have a beneficial impact on health & equity to improve outcomes of all people living in our community. We aim to do this through impacting institutions that shape our community including the City of Duluth, St Louis County, ISD709, our local hospitals, and area non-profits.

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ZINEMA

Movie screens for presentations, conferences, meetings, or special events, seats 64 – 100.

TEATRO

Perfect for business rentals, conferences, meetings, and performances, seats 120.

ATRIUM

Open lobby area for receptions, birthdays, and much more, accommodates 75-100.

PRIVATE DINING

Beautiful lake view room on the 2nd level of the Cafe, accommodates 18-30.