Apr 28, 2017

Get Ready to Spring into Corktown May 20, 2017

Plant flowers, practice yoga, see Detroit’s newest statue, tour Corktown, more 

WHAT:                                           The Corktown Business Association and local business owners are ready to celebrate the season by planning a brand new event meant to bring families together, commemorate a new addition to the city and welcome shoppers, diners and visitors. Spring into Corktown is a day-long celebration expected to draw crowds to help beautify the neighborhood, enjoy fitness classes in Dean Savage Park, experience the unveiling of a statue on Michigan Avenue, entertain families with a Kid’s Corner at Bagley and Trumbull, and more. The event itself is free and includes a complimentary shuttle service to local businesses.

WHERE:                              Corktown, Detroit
WHEN:                               9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20, the public is welcome at Detroit’s first Spring into Corktown community celebration.

CORKTOWN:                                   9 a.m. Event begins with Motor City Makeover
Check-in at Roosevelt Park to volunteer.
Enjoy complimentary bagels and coffee, courtesy of 
Detroit Institute of Bagels.
Help plant flowers and beautify Corktown and enter a raffle for prizes.

11a.m. Statue Unveiling
Strategic Staffing Solutions and HATCH Detroit as Corktown’s newest art object by the Nordin Brothers of the Detroit Design Center is unveiled at 14th Street and Michigan Ave. The art installation will welcome visitors to Corktown. It honors the spirit of Michigan veterans. Don’t miss the official unveiling. 

Noon Experience free fitness classes at Dean Savage Memorial Park
Head to the corner of Trumbull and Porter streets to join in a yoga, fitness or dance class by the following:
12-1 p.m. Citizen Yoga
1-2 p.m. 
True Body Fitness
2-3 p.m. 
Detroit’s Morning Beats Dance

1 p.m. Kid’s Corner opens
Bagley and Trumbull next to 
The Farmer’s Hand marks the spot for family-friendly entertainment, carnival games, crafts, music coordinated by Hello Records and more. Kid’s Corner is open until 5 p.m. on May 20.
1-2:30 p.m. King Moore hosts a 12 and Under Poetry Open Mic on stage.
3-5 p.m. Visit Sandy’s Land Face Painting, play carnival games, complete crafts and meet the Fresh Food Fairy.

GET AROUND:                            From noon to 5 p.m., shop, dine and tour Corktown. A complimentary Corktown Shuttle Service, made possible by McShane’s, will be available to all shoppers and visitors in the Corktown area during Spring into Corktown. The shuttle will feature a history tour by Corktown Experience and offer stops at many local businesses in the neighborhood, including:

·       Dean Savage Park
·       Detroit Artifactry
·       Detroit Athletic Company
·       Eldorado General Store
·       The Farmer's Hand
·       Hello Records 
·       Mama Coo's Boutique
·       Metropolis Cycles
·       Roosevelt Park

FOUNDER:                                   Erin Gavle, owner of Eldorado General Store        

SPONSORS:                                 Spring into Corktown is made possible by the Corktown Business Association, Eldorado General Store, Hatch Detroit, MotorCity Casino and Hotel and Strategic Staffing Solutions.

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