The Pink Fund Foundation Held ‘Dancing For Survivors’ Event At Campus Martius To Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Dancing For The Survivors dance party in Campus Martius Friday kicked-off Breast Cancer Awareness month and generated support for The Pink Fund, a metro Detroit based nonprofit organization that helps breast cancer patients financially...detroit.cbslocal.com
Man killed in shootout after targeting Detroit officers at late-night crime scene, chief says
A man was shot and killed by Detroit police after he targeted officers as they investigated a scene where five people were shot, led police on a 100 mph chase and instigated multiple shootouts, according to the chief.
Campus Martius in Detroit named one of the best public squares in the country
DETROIT – Detroit’s Campus Martius was recognized in USA Today’s 10Best Top Public Squares for 2021. 5 out of 10 on the list, following behind the Santa Fe Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. According to the website, a panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees. The top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Last month, the Detroit Riverfront was named the best riverwalk in America in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest.
Detroit's Rink at Campus Martius extends season to spring
click to enlarge Downtown Detroit PartnershipEven though the weather's warming up, one of the markers of winter in Detroit is here to stay a little while longer.On Tuesday, officials at the Downtown Detroit Partnership announced the Ice Rink at Campus Martius, originally slated to close March 7, will be extended an additional two weekends through March 21, citing popular demand and favorable weather conditions.They say it's the first time the Rink, now in its 17th year, will remain open through the first weekend of spring, which starts Saturday, March 20.Due to the pandemic, capacity is limited and masks and social distancing are required. The DDP advises guests to reserve tickets online or by calling 313-963-9393. Walk-up tickets are not available.Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for children 12 and under and seniors 59 and older, and $8 for military and first responders. Skate rental is $5.Through March 7, the Rink at Campus Martius is open 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.Starting March 12, the Rink will be open weekends only through March 21. Hours will be 3 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.0midnight Saturday, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.The Rink at Campus Martius Park is located at 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit.metrotimes.com
Families attend first night of drive-in theater in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – A new attraction in Downtown Detroit from Bedrock and Emagine is providing families entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic. Several families pulled up to the Monroe Street Drive-In Powered by Emagine on Friday in the Campus Martius area. READ: Bedrock, Emagine partner for drive-in movies in Downtown DetroitEmagine Entertainment CEO Anthony Laverde said the movie of the night was the 1993 film Jurassic Park. The drive-in movie attracted the Brooks family to come down. READ: Pop-up drive-in theater coming to Downtown Detroit“We’ve been cooped up for so long.
Campus Martius Park ice skating rink to reopen Wednesday
DETROIT – The outdoor ice skating rink at Campus Martius Park is reopening Wednesday, Dec. 9, according to Downtown Detroit Partnership. The rink was closed from Nov. 18 through Dec. 8 because of Michigan’s COVID-19 restrictions. The rink is open seven days a week and on holidays. Skaters are required to wear masks or face coverings as well as practice social distancing at all times. Capacity is also limited on the ice rink.
Campus Martius ice skating rink closes amid new COVID restrictions in Michigan
DETROIT – The outdoor ice skating rink at Campus Martius Park in Downtown Detroit will close for at least three weeks due to new coronavirus restrictions ordered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations climb throughout the state, the MDHHS enacted a “three-week pause” that ramps up restrictions for restaurants, bars, high schools, colleges and more. From Nov. 18 through Dec. 8, Michigan restaurants and bars cannot offer indoor dining services. Officials said an update to the order on Thursday extended restrictions to include both indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks. The Rink at Campus Martius Park is slated to reopen on Dec. 9, officials said Thursday.
Ice skating rink at Campus Martius Park opens to public with changes due to COVID-19
DETROIT – The ice skating rink at Campus Martius Park in Downtown Detroit opened to the public on Friday. This year, Campus Martius and Cadillac Square are going to look a whole lot different. Frankenmuth pulled their sponsorship from the downtown ice rink because of coronavirus. Instead, the Downtown Detroit partnership plans to support local small businesses in a different way. Detroit’s annual Christmas tree arrived at Campus Martius in Downtown Detroit last week.
Detroit’s Christmas tree arrives at Campus Martius
DETROIT – Detroit’s annual Christmas tree arrived at Campus Martius in Downtown Detroit on Wednesday. With so much uncertainty happening in the United States, it’s important to take time to see that there are plenty of good things still happening all around us. Watch the video above and experience a minute and a half of joy during a stressful day. READ: More community coverageWatch the video above for the full story
Water main break leaves dozens without power in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – A combination of heat and old infrastructure caused a Downtown Detroit road to buckle and a water main to break Saturday night. The water flooded the basement of the David Stott Building on Griswold Street, near Campus Martius, leaving dozens without power. It happened on Independence Day at about 10:30 p.m. A water main burst along Griswold Street between Michigan Avenue and State Street, flooding the intersection. Bedrock released the following statement:The Stott building is currently experiencing a power outage resulting from a water main break late Saturday evening. We are currently evaluating the extent of the damage and have reached out to all building residents as we assess necessary repairs.
This “Shoe Doctor” is good for the sole
When James Reynolds was around 10 years old he would watch an older man shine shoes at the barbershop. One day the man noticed Reynolds observing him and invited him to practice shining shoes. While it’s rare to find a place to shine shoes, you can find James showcasing his shoe shine skills at Campus Martius, located in Downtown Detroit. People from around the world come to have their shoes shined by the “Shoe Doctor” himself. To learn more about the Shoe Doctor click on the video above.
Winter Blast returns in 2020 for one jam-packed weekend downtown
For the 15th consecutive year, Winter Blast is coming to downtown Detroit. Taking place the weekend of February 7-9, the activity-filled festival at Campus Martius is once again returning to its one-week format. Officially called the Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend presented by Soaring Eagle, the free event will have a variety of family-friendly activities, including a winter slide, ice skating, ice carving, and a ski area where visitors can get fitted for gear and learn the basics of skiing. Winter Blast will release the list of vendors and musicians at a later date. Since the festivals 2006 inception for Super Bowl XL, the event has grown in popularity, experiencing some of its best attendance ever in 2017 and 2018, Jon Witz, Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend festival producer, said in a release.detroit.curbed.com
Bust of former Michigan governor rediscovered at DIA after 93 years
As detailed in a story in the Detroit Free Press, the bronze bust of former Michigan Gov. The bust was displaced in 1926 as Woodward Avenue and Campus Martius changed, and eventually stored at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). During his two terms as governor (1873-1877), he established the Michigan Board of Health, among other initiatives. Probably not, Austin told the Free Press. But he was a prominent figure in Michigans history.detroit.curbed.com
Detroit-area foundations, businesses announce $1M endowment to Detroit Youth Choir
The Detroit Youth Choir received a huge surprise during their homecoming celebration on Friday. The fund, which will be established at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, will provide support to the Detroit Youth Choir in perpetuity. "The Detroit Youth Choir brought our entire region together to support Detroit's kids," said Wendy Lewis Jackson, Kresge Foundation, Detroit Program managing director. "Thanks to these generous funding partners, the Detroit Youth Choir and the rest of America can see just how Detroit shows its support for its young people." Full coverage: Detroit Youth Choir on AGTCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
WATCH: Detroit Youth Choir returns home after 'AGT' final
Local 4 caught up with the Detroit Youth Choir members at the airport. They looked happy to be home after an amazing experience at "America's Got Talent" in Los Angeles. DETAILS: Detroit Youth Choir homecoming celebration is today at Campus MartiusThe choir will perform with "AGT" winner Kodi Lee in Las Vegas in November (Nov. 7-10). Lee won the most votes to claim the title, while DYC came in second place. He will perform Nov. 7-10 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Detroit-area foundations, businesses announce $1M endowment to Detroit Youth Choir
The Detroit Youth Choir received a huge surprise during their homecoming celebration on Friday. The fund, which will be established at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, will provide support to the Detroit Youth Choir in perpetuity. "The Detroit Youth Choir brought our entire region together to support Detroit's kids," said Wendy Lewis Jackson, Kresge Foundation, Detroit Program managing director. "Thanks to these generous funding partners, the Detroit Youth Choir and the rest of America can see just how Detroit shows its support for its young people." Full coverage: Detroit Youth Choir on AGT
Detroit Jazz Festival 2019: Here's the schedule of performances
DETROIT - The 40th annual Detroit Jazz Festival is Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in Downtown Detroit. It's billed as the largest free world-class jazz festival. Stages will be set up at Campus Martius and Hart Plaza. Artists featured this year include:Stanley ClarkeMacy GrayRon CarterPat MethenyChucho ValdsUniversity of Michigan Jazz EnsembleMarialy PachecoELEWYellowjackets with Luciana SouzaConnie HanHere's the performance schedule for each stage (download here):Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.