Launched in January 2018 by partners Attorney Ayanna Alcendor and Attorney Jehan Crump-Gibson, Great Lakes Legal Group is an African-American and female-owned law firm in Metro Detroit. The firm has two locations, one in Corktown and another in Oakland County. GLLG joined the thriving community of small businesses in Corktown in February 2018, with the opening of its 14th Street office at St. Vincent’s Corktown. The firm has been privileged to be a part of this diverse and historic community.Read More
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A restaurant is more than just a place to eat. It’s a place to connect, reflect on the day and unwind in good company. Corktown is one of our favorite corners of Detroit, so when the owner of Brooklyn Street Local agreed to us reinvigorating her space, we couldn’t contain our excitement.Read More
Detroit PAL launches Open Access Hours for the community at The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient. The initial Hours will be Monday through Thursdayfrom 11am - 2pm, beginning May 22nd. Detroit PAL will continue to look for additional hours for the community and kids.
Detroit PAL has a mission focus to build character in young people, so Kids will be First. Detroit PAL is also committed to Corktown and the greater community. Partnerships and opportunities continue for people young and old to enjoy baseball games and other activities at the site of the Old Tiger Stadium.
Opening Day for Detroit PAL youth baseball & softball leagues is Saturday June 9th at 10am. There will be many youth games during the week starting at 6pmfrom June through August. The MSBL (Mens Senior Baseball League) has games at The Ballpark on May 22, 29, 31 and June 5. There will be a Lacrosse Clinic for youth on Sunday, June 3rd at 11am. A listing of events will be posted at the newly launched Corner Ballpark Facebook page so you can stay updated on all opportunities for the community to enjoy the space and activities.
Detroit PAL is looking forward to a great summer. Detroit’s Future is in Play!
The Corktown Neighborhood Tour will be on Sunday, June 3, from 12-5pm.
This year’s tour promises to be one of our best! You will tour historic homes and buildings constructed during the 1840s to the early 1900s, well known Corktown landmarks like the beautiful Holy Trinity and the newly opened Old Tiger Stadium, and a much more!
You can pre-purchase tickets here. Tickets will be available at the Gaelic League, located at 2068 Michigan Avenue and The Farmer's Hand Market located at 1701 Trumbull Ave. Day of ticket sales begin at 11am on the day of the tour. Tickets are $15 and cash, credit or checks are accepted.
We're getting really excited for our 2nd Annual Spring Into Corktown on Saturday, May 19th! Our neighbors and local businesses are putting together a really community focused day and we can't wait to spend the afternoon with you.
All photos from Spring into Corktown 2017 by Sarah Barthrow Photos.
SPRING INTO CORKTOWN SCHEDULE:
1. MOTOR CITY MAKEOVER / 10am - 12pm
Volunteers meet at The Farmer’s Hand to sign in and enjoy complimentaryDetroit Institute of Bagels bagels and The Farmer's Hand coffee. Look for the The Happier Camper Information Station!
Participate in community togetherness with neighborhood flower planting and clean-up. Tools provided and donated by AmeriCorps and Brooks Lumber Co. & Ace Hardware - but if you have your own tools or supplies please bring them. Don’t forget your sunscreen and water!
2. FREE CLASSES AT DEAN SAVAGE PARK / 12-5pm
We’re filling the park with movement, instruction and learning all day for all ages - come join us!
12-1pm: Yoga with Citizen Yoga Detroit
1-2pm: Solar Panel Workshop with IBEW Local 58 - Detroit
2-3pm: Acro Yoga with True Body Fitness of Detroit
3-4pm: Hip Hop Class with Motor City Street Dance Academy
4-5pm: Pop Up Dance Party with Detroit's Morning Beats
Stop by and say hi to our Council / State Representatives at their Mobile Office. They’ll be handing out t-shirts and engaging with neighbors.
3. FOR THE KIDS / 1-6pm
Sponsored by Crossroads Consulting
Police Athletic League: 1-3pm
Come hang with Detroit PAL on the field at The Corner Ballpark. We’ll have field games and kite flying with Detroit Kite Festival sponsored by McShane's Pub & Whiskey Bar.
Stop by the creation station with Arts & Scraps where you can make hats and masks for the kids parade at 3pm lead by the Detroit Mounted Policealongside Heritage Works drummers.
The Spring Into Corktown parade path will begin at Pal, travel down Michigan Avenue and end at Bagley and Trumbull.
Family friendly activities at Bagley + Trumbull:
3:30-4pm / Story time
4-6pm / Face painting and games with Sandy's Land Entertainment, Remote Control Cars with Winner’s Circle Entertainment (sponsored by Ballet Real Estate), Germination Bracelets with 4H, Piñata with Mama Coo's Boutique
4. COMPLIMENTARY MCSHANE'S SHUTTLE & Corktown ExperienceHISTORICAL TOUR / 12-7pm
Hop on and off the McShane’s Buses throughout the day to enjoy a free historic tour with Corktown Experience. Includes stops at the Downtown Detroit Markets.
McShane’s, Eldorado / PAL, Gaelic league, Dean Savage Park / Trumbull + Porter, Bagley and Trumbull, Worker’s Row House, Downtown Detroit Markets, PJ Lager House / Brooklyn Street Local
5. AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD:
Mudgie's Deli & Wine Shop / 10am-12pm
Planting at Murphy Playlot
Mural and Exhibition
Eldorado General Store / 1pm-5pm
The Good Rug Pop-Up
Make.Do.Studio Pop-Up and Mini Workshop: Make & Take Necklace
1444 Michigan Ave / 6pm-8pm
Progressive Poetry Pop-up
Food vendors and spoken word. Nourishment for the body and soul. No cover.
Trumbull and Porter Hotel Detroit / 6:30pm-9:30pm
Performance by acoustic artist Jason Charboneau
Spring Into Corktown Brunch
The Happier Camper
Follow the camper traveling throughout the neighborhood!
Mama Coo's Boutique
First 20 customers receive a tote with spring goodies
Thrifty Fair Trading Company Pop up - unique jewelry and accessories from upcycled materials in a fun Bohemian Gypsy Style.
A big shout out to some our amazing donors and sponsors who make this volunteer-run event possible. Corktown Business Association, Rocket Fiber,Trumbull and Porter Hotel Detroit, McShane's Pub & Whiskey Bar, Crossroads Consulting, Heather McKeon, The Brooklyn Street Local, The Farmer's Hand, Eldorado General Store, The Happier Camper, Corktown Experience, Detroit Institute of Bagels, AmeriCorps, Brooks Lumber Co. & Ace Hardware, Mudgie's Deli & Wine Shop, Ballet Real Estate
Debra Walker, Corktown resident and 2018 board member, nominated the CBA for the Spirit of Detroit award presented by the City Council of Detroit for:
"Promoting the Business and Economic Climate of Detroit's Historic Corktown area"
On Tuesday, February 6 CBA board president Deveri Gifford along with board members Dennis Fulton, Erin Gavle, and Debra Walker accepted the award at the City Council meeting.
Board member Matthew Buskard hosted a celebration lunch at Bobcat Bonnie's with residents and CBA members.
Thank you to City Council for recognizing our hard work and CBA members for all your effort to make Corktown the community we believe in!
The Second Annual Corktown-a-Glow took place on Saturday, December 9th throughout Corktown, Detroit. The day-long event was filled with community spirit, Corktown history, a handful of falling snowflakes, and a dash of holiday magic. Seeing so many people of all ages coming together to engage and participate in the Corktown-a-Glow festivities truly made it a Detroit holiday event not to be missed.
Our neighborhood-wide events always focus on highlighting our storied neighborhood history, our wonderful residents, the hardworking businesses, and community wins like new bike lanes and public art. This year’s Corktown-a-Glow was no different and provided something for everyone. Free Corktown history tours provided by Corktown Experience accompanied the complimentary Nemo’s shuttle service throughout the neighborhood. Restaurants responded with surprise specials while shops threw parties and hosted activities. Photos with santa from Bondo Booth, marshmallow roasting by the open fire with The Farmer’s Hand, and Mudgie’s hot chocolate. All Free. Festive drum circles with Heritage Works, Christmas caroling with opera singer Giles Simmer. Even the mounted police made an appearance! People enjoyed collecting their raffle prizes from Corktown Businesses. And gathering gifts for our less fortunate Detroit neighbors. The day is a true glimpse into the embodiment of community.
Corktown-a-glow was created in 2016 stemming from this core idea; that creating spaces and experiences aimed at gathering people is a direct route to strengthening communities. As Detroit continues to grow, this idea is key to the city’s continued success. We’ve made community our purpose, having witnessed how it leads to positive change. It’s our shared heartbeat here in Corktown. As independent business owners, the Corktown Business Association wanted to do something that brought our neighbors together to celebrate the holiday season and to say ‘Thank You’ to the community that supports us all year round. We wanted to welcome new guests and visitors to our neighborhood, in hopes to embark on a new holiday tradition. We’re proud, honored, and humbled to announce that this year the Corktown Business Association was presented a Certificate of Appreciation from the Detroit Police Department for “its commitment to families in the city of Detroit.”
Our goal is working…but it takes a village to plan an amazing neighborhood wide event. Want to get involved? If you or your business would like to help us keep growing our mission and event we’d love to work with you. Please reach out to join our events committee, sponsor or volunteer for our 2018 Corktown-a-Glow! We can’t wait to hear from you.
A huge THANK YOU to our amazing sponsors and countless volunteers that helped make the 2nd Annual Corktown-a-Glow possible:
- Trumbull + Porter
- Prince Concepts
- Buhl Sport Detroit
- Brooklyn Street Local
- The Farmer’s Hand
- Eldorado General Store
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