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TEAM City Market

TEAM City Market

Every third Friday at noon

Are you passionate about Lansing? Are you full of cool ideas that would make this city and its riverfront a more bustling shopping and entertainment hub? Join the brand new TEAM City Market! You’ll get to meet with other inspired members of the community to brainstorm over lunch every third Friday at noon. But not only that, you’ll get to help implement these ideas that will help create the future City Market! Boost your resume, self-esteem, or just your #lovelansing status while having fun with a very small time commitment! Our next meeting is Friday, July 15th at noon. Take out lunch is available from Waterfront Bar & Grill and Red’s Smokehouse or you can bring your own.

 

 

Free Cooking & Nutrition Classes provided by MSU Extension

First session: Wednesdays, July 13th - August 17th, 4 pm - 6 pm. 2nd session: August 24th - September 28th

Throughout the class schedule, we'll cover healthy snacks, food safety at home, shopping smart, tips for eating out, and planning balanced meals. You will receive free groceries to make these recipes at home! Our class meets once a week for 6 weeks and lasts 2 hours. The class takes place inside the Lansing City Market.

To sign up, call MSU Extension: (517) 887-4588.

4th Saturday Crafter's Market

Every 4th Saturday through September

From 10 am until 5 pm, enjoy perusing the crafts of local artisans, including pottery, knitted items, jewelry, and more, every 4th Saturday at the Market. Craft booths may include map jewelry, vintage video game art, vinyl record art, felt art, and LuLaRoe women's and girls' clothing. 

Add to your experience by enjoying lunch at Red's Smokehouse or the Waterfront Bar & Grill, or pick up groceries you may need from Iggy’s In Convenience or Hills Cheese! 

Crafters will be set up on the lower riverside plaza (but be sure to check out our gift items inside!), and parking is just steps away. This event will be held rain or shine.
 

Jaws on the Grand

Friday, August 26th, 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

With our support and the support of Lansing's City TV and the Waterfront Bar & Grill, River Town Adventures presents JAWS on the Grand! 

Watch this thrilling classic movie outside while kayaking or canoeing over the dark waters of the Grand River. If you prefer to be on shore, bring a seat and watch for free from the outside plaza of the Lansing City Market or enjoy a beverage and food on the Waterfront Bar and Grill's patio.

To view the movie from the water, you can rent a boat from River Town Adventures! Single person kayaks are $10 and canoes or double kayaks are $20. Buy tickets to reserve your watercraft: https://squareup.com/store/rivertownadventures/.  Or bring your own kayak or canoe at no cost. Just remember that regulations state your boat will need to be equipped with a light on the front and back of the your boat. If you want your boat to stay stationary you may want to bring a small anchor and a rope that is at least 15ft long.

Grand Concert Series

6 pm on June 15th & 16th, July 27th & 28th, August 24th & 25th, September 14th & 15th

The Lansing City Market is excited to announce the return of our summer concerts on the riverfront. The Grand Concert Series is comprised of Jazz on the Grand on select Wednesdays this summer, with Blues on the Grand following on Thursday. The City Market and LEPFA have been working with local organizations, including the MSU College of Music, T. Rose Inc, and MICA, to give back to the community and provide more entertainment options for Greater Lansing residents. The event’s free admission is due to generous sponsorship by LAFCU, WKAR, Dominos Pizza, Emergent Biosolutions, Wolverine Development and Gordon Food Service. 

Bring a camping chair, but leave the food at home, because you can grab a drink and a burger at the Waterfront Bar & Grill, a sweet treat from Nom Nom Cupcakes, or bbq from Red's Smokehouse. Other select merchants will be open throughout the event.

Rain or shine!

The schedule of performers is as follows. All concerts start at 6 pm:

Jazz

June 15th - MSU Professors of Jazz, MSU Big Band Symposium Octet I & II (partnering with Lansing Parks & Recreation's Concerts in the Park) 

July 27th - Medium Rare, East Lansing High School Jazz Band

August 24th - Orrick Ewing, Lansing Community College Jazz Band

Sept. 14th - Phil Denny (and friends), Lansing School District Choral Ensemble

Blues                    

June 16th - Twyla Birdsong (and band), Everett High School Jazz Band 

July 28th - Thornetta Davis, DeWitt Jr High jazz band

August 25th - David Gerald, MSU Community Music School

Sept. 15th - Frog & the Beeftones