Downtown Dearborn E-Newsletter | August 27, 2021
HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN

"BOUNDLESS IMAGINATION" MURAL DEDICATION

The Pockets of Perception (POP) Design Team wrapped up their "Boundless Imagination" public art mural project at the corner of Schlaff and Michigan Avenue, by hosting a dedication ceremony Thursday evening to celebrate the success. The mural was made possible by the Dearborn Community Fund and Blick Art Materials, creating an amazing gateway to East Downtown Dearborn.

Congratulations to all the students who worked on the project, a symbol of true community spirit and how we are working together to create a vibrant Downtown Dearborn for all. Click the link below for the whole story in Metromode.


DEARBORN DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER FOR FLOOD DAMAGE ASSISTANCE WITH UPDATED HOURS

A Disaster Recovery Center is still open in Dearborn to help renters, homeowners and business owners affected by the June 25 – 26 severe storms and flooding. The The deadline for individuals to apply for disaster assistance is Sept. 13, 2021.

FEMA application assistance is being provided at the following location:

Henry Ford Centennial Library
16301 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday through Saturday

Representatives from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, and other state agencies are available to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant. A state-run, multi-agency resource center is also co-located with the recovery center in Dearborn, where additional state and local resources will be available.

Individuals do not have to visit a recovery center to register or receive federal assistance. These centers provide a location for applicants to submit documentation or discuss their case in-person with a FEMA representative. Before visiting a recovery center, survivors should register for federal assistance one of the following ways:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Using the FEMA App; or
  • Calling 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay). TTY users can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

Anyone requiring a reasonable accommodation (ASL interpreting, Braille, Large print, etc.) may call 800-621-3362 to request assistance in advance or ask the recovery staff at the center for assistance.

Applicants and staff in the recovery centers will be required to follow CDC COVID-19 safety guidance.

For more information about Michigan’s recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4607. FEMA assistance is currently available to residents in Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

SEEKING BUSINESSES TO PARTICIPATE IN FALL EVENTS!

We hate to admit it, but fall and the start of the holiday season is around the corner, and with it comes our fun fall and winter events! Are you interested in participating? Let us know and get in on the fun!

We are looking for businesses and organizations to participate in the following events:

  • Adopt-a-Tree Well - October 1 through October 31 - pick a tree well and help decorate it! Great opportunity for businesses and organizations to be recognized.

  • Trick-or-Treat on Saturday, October 30 (WDDDA from 2-4pm; EDDDA from 4-6pm) - become a trick-or-treat location. Pass out candy and comeback coupons to consumers.

  • Spooky Windows - October 1 through October 31 - decorate your window and create an engaging experience for families to walk downtown.

  • Shop Small from November 27 - December 5 - district-wide promotion to encourage shoppers to shop local this holiday season. ($25 participation fee/ special/promo offer required; and $25+value gift certificate or product.)

We hope to hear from you!

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
STILL TIME TO ENJOY MUSIC IN DOWNTOWN DEARBORN!

There are a few more chances to come down to City Hall Park to enjoy music.

Remaining Music in the Park and Silent Disco events include:

Music in the Park - Wednesdays - 7:30 p.m.
September 1 - Two Assets
September 8 - Mollywop!

Silent East Disco - Fridays - 6-10 p.m.
August 27 - Terrence Parker, Rebecca Goldberg, & Sxxy Sauce
September 10 - Vern English, Powdrblu & Raybone

Only 100 pairs of headphones are available for each event, so be sure to register to ensure you get a pair.

We hope you'll come finish out the season with us! Bring your own chairs, blankets, beverages and snacks and settle down for a wonderful evening of diverse entertainment. City Hall Park is located at Michigan Avenue and Schaefer in front of City Hall Artspace.

Due to recent construction in the park which rendered the grassy areas soft, performances will be held on the steps of City Hall Artspace near the corner of Michigan and Schaefer. Parking is available behind the building in a public parking lot off John Nagy Drive or in the parking deck off of Schaefer.


The Summer Music Series is proudly sponsored by the East & West Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities, Beaumont, Western Wayne Family Health Centers, Andrea Fitzgerald - Realtor at Keller Williams Legacy and SMART Flex.

**Subject to weather. Check our Facebook page or Instagram for up-to-date info!
THE DEARBORN FARMERS & ARTISANS MARKET IN WAGNER PARK EVERY FRIDAY!

A seasonal favorite, the Dearborn Farmers & Artisans Market continues to operate every Friday** through September, from 2-7 p.m. at Wagner Park (located on West Village Drive between Monroe and Mason Streets.)

Carefully selected vendors sell only seasonal, local, Michigan-produced farm products and goods, and feature a wide variety, including fresh flowers & produce, artisan baked goods, cheeses and meats, soaps, woodworking, pottery, and much more, including entertainment provided by local musicians.

Come check out this weekly event in the heart of Dearborn for a fun-filled day, and support our local farms and businesses!

Thanks to our presenting sponsors, West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, Beaumont, and many of our other supporting partners including Align Family Chiropractic, Western Wayne Family Health Centers, Glass Academy, Keller Williams Andrea Fitzgerald - Realtor, Rotary Club of Dearborn Heights and SMARTFlex.

**Subject to weather. Check the website or follow our Facebook page or Instagram for up-to-date info!
A FAMILY-FRIENDLY FAVORITE: MOVIES IN THE PARK!

Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to enjoy Downtown Dearborn’s free Summer Movie Series located at Wagner Park and City Hall Park on select Fridays through September.

Bring your lawn chairs and settle in for a fun night. Movies begin after dusk, with the movie to start as soon as the night sky allows (approximately 8:30 p.m.).

Due to the recent construction in the park which rendered the ground very soft, the location of the movie will be at the corner of Michigan and Schaefer near the City Hall Stairs. (This area is mostly concrete so for this reason we do not recommend bringing blankets).

REMAINING MOVIES IN THE PARK DATE:

Friday, September 3 – My Spy - CITY HALL PARK

Sponsored by the East & West Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities.

**Subject to weather. Check the Facebook page for up-to-date information.
TRANSPORTATION MADE EASY
GET AROUND DEARBORN WITH SMART FLEX!

SMART Flex works like a shuttle that comes when you want, where you want, within Dearborn. The service has multiple vehicles in the fleet, including a wheelchair accessible van. Hours of service are from 6am - 11pm, 7 days a week, and prices range $2-8 based on how far you’re traveling.
To access this service, download the SMART Flex app, create an account, and request a ride! It's that simple. Click the button below for the How-To flyer to get started!


SMART also provides FAST Bus service along Michigan throughout Dearborn with several convenient stops in Downtown Dearborn! To learn more about all of SMART's Mobility offerings click the link below!
2021 EVENT CALENDAR
313-943-3141
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