If you’ve taken a stroll along the River Walk, ridden your bike on the Dequindre Cut, enjoyed the carousel at Rivard Plaza, sat down to take in the breathtaking views, or simply feel a sense of connection to the vision of the continued transformation of Detroit’s beautiful riverfront.

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy invites you to be a part of the conversation as we discuss some of the exciting new developments along your riverfront.

Be a part of the transformation!

Reserve your spot to attend by contacting info@detroitriverfront.org or (313) 566-8248.

Attendees will be entered to win several terrific prizes from our riverfront partners.

Location UAW - GM Center for Human Resources
200 Walker Street
Detroit, MI 48207

Join the Detroit Historical Society for an evening of remarkable history, Detroit-centric food and fabulous entertainment with the Re-Opening Gala at the Detroit Historical Museum from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17.

“This is a very exciting time at the Detroit Historical Society," said Bob Bury, CEO and executive director of the Detroit Historical Society. “We’re proud to welcome our donors and patrons for a sophisticated evening, as we celebrate the completion of the newly renovated Detroit Historical Museum.”

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by WJR Radio Host Paul W. Smith and featuring Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Bob Bury, and Honorable Co-Chairs Maggie and Bob Allesee, Marcia and Eugene Applebaum, Marlene and John A. Boll and Ann and James B. Nicholson, who will present the newly renovated museum to the city for the first time.

Guests will enjoy the sounds of The Contours, Ben Sharkey and Marion Hayden, while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and a strolling dinner prepared by gourmet caterer Forte Belanger.

From 7-10 p.m. guests will stroll the museum and its new exhibits, including Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy, The Allesee Gallery of Culture, The Gallery of Innovation and the Kid Rock Music Lab, as well as the revamped and enhanced Streets of Old Detroit, Doorway to Freedom and Motor City exhibits.

Three levels of tickets are available, offering each patron a unique event-going experience ending at 11 p.m.:

Legend Ticket – Legend level guests will enjoy an intimate VIP soiree and ribbon-cutting ceremony, as well as the strolling dinner and live entertainment, for $1,000 per person. Legends are invited to enjoy the entire celebration, starting at 6 p.m. Patron Ticket – Patron level guests are invited to mingle with Detroit legends, enjoy live entertainment and a strolling dinner for $500 per person. Patrons are invited to join the celebration beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Next Generation Ticket – Next Generation level guests will join an after-hours party featuring Detroit-made bourbons and beers, dessert, late-night snacks and live entertainment, with dancing, for $150 per person. Next Generation ticketholders may join the festivities at 9 p.m.

The Re-Opening Gala begins the countdown to the official public re-opening of the Detroit Historical Museum on Nov. 23. The museum has been closed for renovation since May, as part of the Society’s Past>Forward campaign, a fundraising effort to raise $20.1 million towards new and expanded exhibits, technology upgrades, educational offerings and enhancements to the Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the Detroit Historical Society Collection. The upgrades and improvements funded by the campaign represent the first major renovations of this scale since the museum was expanded in the 1960s.

To purchase tickets to the Gala or to learn more about the event, visit detroithistorical.org or call 313.833.1801.

Detroit Historical Society

The Detroit Historical Society is a private, nonprofit organization located in Midtown, the heart of Detroit’s cultural center. Founded in 1921, its mission is to educate and inspire our community and visitors by preserving and portraying our region’s shared history through dynamic exhibits and experiences. Today, the Society operates the Detroit Historical Museum and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. In addition, the Society is responsible for the conservation and preservation of more than 250,000 artifacts that represent three centuries of our region’s rich history. Through its museum exhibits, school tour programs, community-based programs and history-themed outreach efforts, the society serves more than 100,000 people annually. For more information on the Detroit Historical Society, visit detroithistorical.org.

Last year a vacant patch of land in Detroit’s West Village was transformed by a group of local artists, foodies, designers and writers into the Tashmoo Biergarten, a pop-up, European-style Biergarten. After serving more than 7,000 people and raising funds for the Villages Community Development Corporation (CDC), Tashmoo returns, kicking off the fall season on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th at 1420 Van Dyke Avenue, in Detroit’s West Village. Hours of operation are from 12 – 9 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday, through Oct. 28th.

Now in its second year, the family-friendly event provides a venue for both Detroiters and beer drinkers from everywhere to enjoy a cold brew, and come together. Tashmoo Biergarten will pop-up for three weekends in October and feature a rotating selection of beer by Michigan brewers, local food vendors, a corn hole court, and ample board games such as chess and checkers to keep patrons entertained throughout its run.

“Last year’s event was so successful, that we’ve been able to return with a larger list of vendors and more partners,” said Aaron Wagner, co-founder of Tashmoo. “As a part of this year’s fun, we’ll be taking Tashmoo ‘On the Road’ to Atwater Brewery on Oct. 20, participating in the Villages Fall Festival on Oct. 27 in addition to adding Treat Dreams, Avalon Bakery and Detroit Vegan Soul as new food vendors to our roster.”

This season’s dates are listed below. Tashmoo will be located at 1420 Van Dyke Ave Detroit MI 48214 unless otherwise noted above.

Oct. 13-14 from 12 – 9 p.m.
  • Vendors for Oct. 13th include People’s Pierogi, Avalon, Porktown Sausage and Treat Dreams.
  • Vendors for Oct. 14th include People’s Pierogi, Corridor Sausage and Treat Dreams
Oct. 20-21 from 12 – 9 p.m.
  • On Oct. 20th Tashmoo will be at Atwater Brewery for Atwater Brewery’s Blocktober Fest.
  • Vendors TBD
Oct. 27-28 from 12 – 9 p.m.
  • On Oct. 27th Tashmoo will be a part of the Villages Fall Festival and Oct. 28th will be the Tashmoo closer as well as the close of Detroit Beer Week.
  • Vendors TBD
“Pop-up retail is a great way to get attention on our area and demonstrate how successful more permanent retail can be,” said Brain Hurttienne, Executive Director of the Villages CDC. “West Village is getting more and more interest for retail projects, and things like Tashmoo only build on that momentum.”

The name Tashmoo has a rich history. It was an early 20th century Great Lakes steam ship, and the former lead engineer lived in a house that used to be on the Biergarten lots. Tashmoo was also a former amusement park on Harsen’s Island and is an American Indian word meaning “meeting place.” Plenty to talk about over a good bier. The atmosphere at Tashmoo Biergarten is family friendly featuring communal tables and benches, as found in traditional European beer gardens, made from recycled materials.

Tashmoo, year two- Meet up. Drink Bier.

Find out more about Tashmoo Biergarten at tashmoodetroit.com , or on Facebook at fb.com/TashmooDetroit.

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