It’s been a challenging summer with a historic drought and high temps. Still, many enjoyed events around Crystal – including our Airport Open House, Crystal Frolics and Night to Unite which were put on hold last year. Thanks to all who organized these and other events, and it was great to join in with you!

Crystal is excited to see small businesses opening, including Ambiance Cafe, which opened late August (former Caribou Coffee space)! I attended their launch party with the mayor, city staff/council, friends/family – and owners Tiesha and Jummal are excited to meet you!

Events & Updates:

New this year: Crystal Farmers Market is at Becker Park Tuesdays 3:00-7:00 through Sept. 28. Vendors are added every week – enjoy local produce, bread, crafts and more!

Sat. Oct. 2, 10:00 – Noon: Tri City Community Engagement Forum
The Cities of New Hope, Crystal, & Robbinsdale are hosting a Police Community Engagement Forum at the Crystal Community Center. Please join in on the discussion – your voices are welcome and needed!

The new police department is under construction and you can get updates at the city website. Completion is estimated by early summer of 2022.

Sat. Oct. 9, 8:00am – 3:00pm: Special Materials Drop-off Day – 8300 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park. Crystal residents can drop off items such as appliances, batteries, mattresses, scrap metal and more. Fees may be charged for some items and for details, click here.

Crystal Recreation offers activities for all ages: check out their program here.

As always, I welcome your thoughts, concerns and ideas to keep Crystal a great place to live. For council meeting updates, visit my recap page — and City of Crystal’s website to view meetings and council packets.