Detroit Kite Festival, new Historic District and more!

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Weekly Update | July 13, 2018

District 6 Neighborhood Tour attendees

Picture from our District 6 Neighborhood tour last Saturday, where residents were the tour guides!

What's happening Downtown?

City Council approvals:

  • A historic district designation to create the new Cass-Henry Historic District, which gives the Historic Commission more oversight over any future demolitions of buildings in the area
  • $2 million to support the Growing Detroit's Young Talent program through 2022. See how the program has improved school enrollment and graduation rates here
  • Emergency demolitions: 5954 Cecil, 5962 Cecil and 2398 Cabot 
  • $1.4 million in federal & state funding to support the New Freedom Transportation Services Program, providing taxi trips for people w/ disabilities in Detroit, Highland Park & Hamtramck 

What's happening in the Districts?

From Ford Meeting

On Monday, we co-hosted a community engagement session with Corktown leaders and Ford Motor Company. First of many!

Events and Meetings

  • 9th Annual Senior Citizens Info Summit hosted by Council President Brenda Jones. Erma Henderson Park - 8800 E. Jefferson, 48214. Call 313-224-1253 to RSVP.
  • Join Garage Cultural today as they kick off the annual Art on the Block Festival with a new mural installation at the Viaduct on Vernor and Newark. For more info, click here

Fun Stuff

  •  26th Concert of Colors presented by the Arab American National Museum! July 11-15, at various locations in Midtown. All FREE! More info here: [Mostly D6]
  • TONIGHT: Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corporation will be showing Coco in Scripps Park at sundown. Popcorn will be provided! [D6]
  • The Detroit Kite Festival is this Sunday on Belle Isle from 10am-6pm. There will be kite making, kites to borrow, kite performances, music, and food! FREE - For more information please visit


  • Want to learn English, Spanish or how to use a computer? SER Metro is hosting free, open enrollment classes in the District. Click HERE for more information. [D6]
  • Did you know? You can now report squatters on Improve Detroit. Download the app for free from the App Store or visit