Join us for NeighborFest 2014


UST will host its 33rd annual NeighborFest on Thursday, July 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Monahan Plaza on the St. Paul campus. Join St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan and hundreds of your immediate neighbors for an evening of food, fun and conversation.

"Irish" is our theme this year, with music by the Walsh Family Irish Band, a demonstration of traditional Irish dance, green frosted cookies and washable shamrock tattoos. Free food will include ice cream novelties, lemonade cups, fresh fruit kabobs, and vegetables and dip. If you want to make a meal of it, bring a few dollars for a hot dog, hamburger or black-bean burger basket. In keeping with the Irish theme, Reuben and Rachel sandwiches will be available for purchase, too.

NeighborFest typically is a family affair, with a petting zoo that features a goat, pigs and more. In an effort to showcase the amenities available to campus neighbors of all ages, NeighborFest also will feature several information tables.

"We're excited to partner this year with the Irish Studies department, the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library and the Selim Center for older adults," says Amy Gage, the new neighborhood liaison at St. Thomas. NeighborFest attendees also will be able to register on-site for the Saint Paul Bike Classic, which begins on Sunday, Sept. 7, from St. Thomas' south campus.

Please tell us on Facebook that you are "going" to this event. Free parking is available in the Morrison ramp on the north edge of campus; enter from Selby Avenue at Finn. Neighbors are welcome to bring their leashed dogs (just bring bags to clean up after your pets).

For more information about NeighborFest, contact neighborhood liaision Amy Gage: 651-962-6123 or

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