September 16, 2023

Thank you for joining the 5th Annual Summer Block Party

Our 2023 Summer Block Party was the best yet!

The Rice & Larpenteur Alliance thanks all the neighbors, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, performers, and partners who made the event possible.

Some event highlights included:

  • 200 free youth bike helmets from M Health Fairview.
  • 40 free haircuts from Haircut City, courtesy of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and KLJ.
  • Outstanding performances from Community School of Excellence Hmong Dance Team and The Blues Saloon Band.
  • Lunch from Costco Maplewood and Big Bill's Belt Bustin' BBQ. And samples from Thai Street Market.
  • Bounce house courtesy of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and Hiway Credit Union.
  • Tons of great giveaways and activities from our amazing partners.

View event photos here! (Photo credit to Kim O'Brien and Jane Forliti)

Upcoming Community Events

There's lots happening in Rice & Larpenteur this Fall! Check out these events from some of our local partners!

Show your neighborhood pride!

Free T-shirt with donation to the RLA

The Rice and Larpenteur Alliance relies on the generosity of donors and sponsors to keep us moving towards our shared vision for a safe and inviting neighborhood for all.

While supplies last - we are offering a FREE T-Shirt to show your neighborhood pride with a donation of $20 or more. Get yours at the Winter Warm-Up event on Dec. 2.

Multiple styles and sizes are available to outfit the whole family! Can't make it to the event? Email Kim!


Workforce Solutions

The Rice & Larpenteur Alliance is proud to partner with Ramsey County as an Inclusive Employer Champion. As part of this partnership we share helpful employer and workforce resources provided by Ramsey County.

Do you employ young people in your business?

  • Ramsey County is partnering with World Youth Connect, a local youth-led organization, to help bridge generational and cultural gaps between Ramsey County employers and the region’s young workforce.
  • As Minnesota’s most diverse county, Ramsey County is excited to support employers to be more inclusive youth and young adult friendly workplaces.
  • This opportunity is offered monthly and complimentary for any Ramey County employer to ensure their supervisors are well-prepared to adapt and succeed alongside the next generation of workers.
  • The Successful Employment Training (S.E.T.) is an opportunity for both new and existing supervisors and employers to learn essential youth and young adult onboarding, retention, and communication skills and strategies to ensure a positive work environment for all. 


Register to join our training and reap the benefits of our Successful Employment Training! 

Check out Ramsey County Means Business website for more economic and workforce development resources.

Save the Date

  • Winter Warm-Up Saturday, Dec 2, 2023, 11-1pm on the Maplewood Corner. Contact Kim for sponsorship and vendor opportunities

  • Business Networking Lunch and Learn Wednesday, Nov 8, 2023, 11:30-1pm, Location TBD

Local News

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The Rice and Larpenteur Alliance is a collaboration of the City of Maplewood, City of Roseville, City of Saint Paul, and Ramsey County. More information at
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