Family fun, art & workshops
Magical reading adventures with Brilliant Detroit at the Log Cabin.
DATES: 7/16, 8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 & 10/1
TIME: 2pm - 4pm
Weaving for Kids
Learn to weave with artist Michael Daitch at this free drop-in workshop at the Log Cabin. All supplies provided!
TIME: 12pm - 4pm
Weave dried plant materials w/ artist Abigail Loughrey at the Log Cabin.
Foraged Food Cooking
Join a class led by Chef Jeremy Abbey of Soil to Service on foraged plant cooking at the Log Cabin.
w/ Emily Rucker of Waste Bead Envy
Bagg Talks w/ Jasmine Johnson
Music & conversation to help face mental health & life's challenges.
Kim Fracassa leads painting & drawing w/ inks created w/ foraged plants & berries.
TIME: 2 - 4pm
Eco-dyeing & printing w/ foraged plants on fabrics by Mandisa Smith
TIME: 2 - 5pm
Made in Palmer Park Art Show
Artists of all age groups will be exhibiting work produced in the park.
ABOUT SENSATIONAL SUNDAYS:
People for Palmer Park (PFPP) was awarded a $30,000 NeighborHUB Grant from the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and General Motors to continue to transform the Log Cabin into a community center for creativity, imagination and engagement.
“Earth Tones connects music-making and the sounds of nature through artistic improvisation and intuition, and active listening. Each concert features two ensembles – a youth-led or emerging group and a more established jazz or improvisational group,” said Joseph Darling, a music curator who conceived the series and is a PFPP board member.
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES IN THE SERIES:
The grant will allow the PFPP Arts & Culture Committee to present free family-friendly programs with gifted Detroit musicians, visual artists, poets, and storytellers and outfit the Log Cabin for art shows, concerts and other cultural activities. The committee is also selecting local arts and culture groups to engage and present through its innovative Community Arts micro-grant competition.
Join us throughout the summer for these Arts & Culture Events for the whole family at Detroit's historic Palmer Park. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and picnics for afternoons (thru sunsets) of art, music and creative fun, food trucks, popups and more!
EVERY Wednesday, July 13 - October 26 from 4:30-7:30pm
SW Corner of 7 Mile and Woodward
Masks and social distancing encouraged
Join us each Wednesday at this lovely local market for farm fresh fruits and vegetables and more, rain or shine.
WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING ADDITIONAL PRODUCE VENDORS to round out the season.
Interested or know someone who is? PLEASE CONTACT our new Farmers Market Manager, Audrey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's an early peek at our vendor list:
The Palmer Park Farmers Market Manager will report to People for Palmer Park, Board President & Board Farmers Market Liaisons.
The Palmer Park Farmers Market Manager is a part-time position with the purpose to coordinate a weekly Farmers Market and manage the daily operations of the market from setup to tear down during the day of the market. Working in partnership with People for Palmer Park (PFPP), the Market Manager will develop an outreach plan and carry out a seasonal plan for Palmer Park Farmer’s Market. The Market Manager will need to identify and solicit vendors and provide consistent and clear communication with those vendors, including getting applications completed and payments received. Vendors may include farmers, food or dessert providers, flower or plant vendors, and more. The Market Manager will also maintain state contacts, and work with PFPP on community volunteers. The Market Manager will strategize to offer experiences that promote healthy and active lifestyles in and around Palmer Park by collaborating with community partners in the area.
Duties and responsibilities
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Nikolette Barnes at email@example.com. Application deadline extended to April 15, 2022.
Download a copy of this job description
FREE FAMILY CONCERT • BYO Chairs & Blankets
Saturday, August 21, 2021 • 1-4 pm
On the lawn next to the Splash Park Lot, Community House & Gardens.
Bring your own chairs and blanket.
The Palmer Park area has a rich history filled with music, culture, churches and synagogues shared by both Black and Jewish communities. Celebrate this legacy with People for Palmer Park and Detroit Unity Temple.
Charles & Gwen Scales Quartet
Gwen (vocals) and Charles Scales (keyboards) with drums and sax will perform an array of jazz, soulful, spiritual, and their own original music. Gwen and Charles have shared the stage with artists such as Patti LaBelle, Phyllis Hyman, Najee, and Hamilton Bohannon; and performed for Bill and Hillary Clinton,
various Detroit mayors and Michigan governors, as well as for crowds at the Detroit Jazz Festival, concerts in Japan and the United Kingdom, and regularly at Detroit Unity Temple.
Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi
Detroit-born Yale Strom (violin), Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals, baritone ukulele) and Greg Powell (bass) will perform Klezmer music, a 1000-year old Eastern European musical tradition played at Jewish weddings, parties, and holiday celebrations. It was nearly extinguished during the Holocaust. Yale is an award-winning filmmaker, violinist, composer, writer, photographer, playwright, historian, and one of the world’s leading ethnographer-artist of klezmer music. Elizabeth is an acclaimed vocalist and first woman to sing in NYC’s 125 year-old Eldridge Street Synagogue/Museum. They’ve performed throughout the U.S. and Europe in festivals, Carnegie Hall, jazz clubs, and synagogues.
SW Corner of 7 Mile and Woodward EVERY Wednesday
July through September from 4:30-7:30
Masks and social distancing encouraged
Visit Palmer Park Farmers Market on Facebook and Instagram.In partnership with Eastern Market, Detroit Community Markets and the City of Detroit Parks & Recreation Department, join us each Wednesday at this lovely local market for farm fresh fruits and vegetables and more, rain or shine.
WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING ADDITIONAL PRODUCE VENDORS to round out the remainder of the season. Interested or know someone who is? Here is this year's vendor application.
Visit Palmer Park Farmers Market on Facebook and Instagram.
*** NOTE: WE HAVE A NEW TEXT ALERT NUMBER! PLEASE READ BELOW! ***
TEXT ALERTS FROM PEOPLE FOR PALMER PARK!
Will tonight’s bike ride be cancelled due to rain?
Is the ground too wet this week for yoga or t’ai chi?
Now you can receive instant updates for our recreation programs and events, in text form RIGHT ON YOUR PHONE.
We have a new number for our text alerts. This is due to an exciting upgrade to a more robust system with better capabilities. But it does mean we need you to sign up again at the new number.
(This is a one time setup and will only take a moment...)
Text “PalmerPark” to the number 888-833-7575.
No quotes, no spaces. It is not caps sensitive. Now SEND.
You will receive a reply that looks something like this:
Msg&Data rates may apply.
Get 10msg/mos of Park Alerts.
Reply HELP for help, STOP to OptOut. 8883483778
Thank you for joining PFPP's PalmerPark keyword group! Please reply with your First Name. Txt STOP to OptOut
Reply with your first name only.
You will receive next msg like this:
Thank you for providing us with your First Name. Please provide your Email for further correspondence.
If you choose to provide your email, you will receive next msg like this:
Thank you! Your email provides us another way to keep you informed about Palmer Park.
Then you're all set!
ALL text alerts will be People for Palmer Park related (weather updates for recreation programs, event reminders), Not spam. Charges may apply, check your individual cellular/data plan.
SW Corner of 7 Mile and Woodward EVERY Wednesday through September 30th from 4:30-7:30. Masks and social distancing required.
Visit Palmer Park Farmers Market on Facebook and Instagram.In partnership with Eastern Market, Detroit Community Markets and the City of Detroit Parks & Recreation Department, join us each Wednesday at this lovely local market for farm fresh fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meat, cooking demos with Chef Mike, desserts and baked goods and bath/body/personal care items.
As part of a collaboration with Eastern Market and the City of Detroit, we are proud to be a part of the new Palmer Park Farmers Market which will be open every Wednesday, 4:30-7:30pm beginning July 8th through September 30th.
The Market will take place at the SW corner of 7 Mile and Woodward, at the Detroit Exploration & Nature Center. The Palmer Park Farmers Market is a member of the Detroit Community Markets and aims to make essential things accessible to the community while supporting our local growers & entrepreneurs.
Know that the market will be enforcing some very practical social distance policies to keep everyone safe.
Confirmed vendors for first market include:
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
To sign up: https://forms.gle/uHdfdQhzmjT2A7qC6
For more information and to follow the Market updates throughout the summer:
Facebook + Instagram: @PalmerParkFarmersMarket
Powered by Eastern Market, Detroit Community Markets, City of Detroit Parks & Recreation Department and People for Palmer Park.
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, OUR ANNUAL MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE STAY HOME AND SAFE.
Learn about our accomplishments from the past year, and the exciting updates on our plans for the future in the park!
We are seeking board of director candidates for election at this meeting. Specific areas of expertise we are looking to fill include but are not limited to: fundraising, preservation, legal skills, and membership. If you would like to get more involved as a member of the Board (you must be a current PFPP member), you can find more information by going to our member page where there is a link to our membership application.
For a list of current Board and Committee members, visit our Board/Committees page.
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"The Garden Blog: A Family Grows in Detroit" will follow one of our new garden bed renters and her family on their first bed-rental experience this season at Palmer Park.
Thieves, Animals and Not
By Amy Kuras
So my last post was this flowery piece about the deer of Palmer Park, and how much I loved spending an evening in their company.
Apparently they were not picking up what I was putting down -- while I was thinking "I am connecting with these beautiful creatures" they were thinking "is that lettuce?" Because when I came back to the garden a few days later, I found three out of four of my very productive romaine heads were sheared down to nubbins by what was pretty obviously animal, not human, means. Obviously I failed to secure my deer netting well enough and they pushed underneath and had a VERY fresh salad. I may have called them some names in my head and fumed "I thought we had a deal! I welcome you, you leave my (and my fellow gardeners’) stuff alone!"
And of course they munched the romaine and a little of the leaf lettuces planted next to it; the more bitter oakleaf red lettuce that was interspersed with the romaine wasn’t touched. They left everything else alone, though.
The next week, we got hit again, and this time wasn’t so funny. I’d noticed that week that my peas were finally getting ready to harvest and could do with a little more time, but I got excited at the prospect of sweet garden peas on our plates. I returned to the garden Saturday to do some chores and watering, and found someone had beat me to it. The netting around the peas had been pulled up and every single plump pod was gone, leaving only a handful that weren’t ready. I suspect human, not animal, activity because the plants were otherwise undisturbed, and no other plant had been messed with – and an adult human who knew exactly what they were going for at that, because only pods that were ready and no others were gone, something a kid would be unlikely to do.
I was pretty mad about it, not only because I’d put a lot of work into those peas but because the garden is such a space of community and happiness for me. The thought anyone would violate that was really hurtful to me – and in talking to my fellow gardeners I found some other folks got hit as well. I decided I’m putting a positive spin on it – maybe those peas went to someone who hasn’t been able to access fresh vegetables for awhile, or were pureed into baby food for a child who wouldn’t get chemical-free food any other way, or were part of a special meal for someone who used to garden but is no longer able to. And I hope that whoever they are, they don’t try it again.
Amy Kuras is Research and Policy Program Manager for Detroit Food Policy Council and member of People for Palmer Park.