This Saturday, June 14, marks a day we've been waiting excitedly for at Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota headquarters for a long, long time—the launch of the METRO Green Line. Adding another way to reach the Vandalia Street health center in St. Paul conveniently is cause for celebration, and celebrating is precisely what we plan to do.
Stations all along the new light rail line are hosting parties through the day, highlighting what makes the neighborhood at each stop unique. While you're riding the line (for free) to check them all out, hop off at the stop nearest PPMNS—the Raymond Avenue station—to see what the Creative Enterprise Zone has to offer.
Two stages will have back-to-back performances by local artists and musicians all day. Roving Mad Libs, pop-up public art, live mural making, human sculpture, and roller derby demonstrations are only a fraction of the many activities you'll find at the Raymond Station party. It's friendly for kids and fun for grown-ups, meaning it's an all around a can't-miss event.
And don't forget to stop by Planned Parenthood at 671 Vandalia Street. Volunteers will be passing out condom roses, a craft specialty of ours.
Check out this full list of Raymond Station goings-on, then come say hi on Saturday.