Deeper Roots, Wider Branches: A Tu B'Shvat Celebration
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Deeper Roots, Wider Branches: A Tu B'Shvat Celebration

Gather in community with Hazon DetroitThe WellCongregation Shaarey ZedekJewish FerndaleRepair The World: DetroitMoishe House Royal Oak for an experiential Tu B’Shvat seder (ceremony) that will re-connect us to the environment and take us on a journey from the physical world to the spiritual world. We will delight in p’ri ha-etz (the fruit of the trees), and celebrate the season together with music and poetry, meditation, and learnings from dedicated environmental changemakers and activists. 

Event fee: sliding scale of $10-18. Scholarships available.
REGISTER at this link. https://secure3.convio.net/jewish/site/Ticketing;jsessionid=00000000.app328a?view=Tickets&id=102763

Please contact Ilana Unger for question: 
ilana.unger@hazon.org, 303-957-6807

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/909822669164860/

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Cheer on the Pączki 5k Run!
Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

Cheer on the Pączki 5k Run!

One of our favorite times of year in Hamtramck is Pączki Day! The Run usually passes by Bank Suey around 10:10-10:30. Stand on our corner and cheer on the 5k runners then come back inside to warm up, listen to polka tunes and eat Pączki from our neighbor New Martha Washington! 

More on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1798124736896586/

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Democracy In Development
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Democracy In Development

Democracy In Development: CDBG Forum for Hamtramck/Detroit District 3

The basics on Community Development Block Grants
**Free & Open to Everyone**
This is an informal public forum on CDBG funding in Hamtramck & Detroit. Join us to explore what you'd like to see CDBG funds used for in your community! We'll be focusing on Hamtramck, and welcome our neighbors in Detroit District 3 to contribute to the discussion. 
We'll talk about what a "Community Development Block Grant" is, what types of projects are elligble, and how citizens can take advantage of this process to ensure grants are being used for things we want and need in our downtowns. If you are a citizen who wants to be involved in the process, and have your voice heard, this is for you! No economic development experience is necessary!

More info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1422002421230371/

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SHOP SUEY December
Dec
9
12:30 PM12:30

SHOP SUEY December

The second Saturday of each month, we host a local marketplace from 12:30-6:00p!   

Featuring: 
--Book Suey: community book shop! 
--Sparklegarden: rings & jewelry by local metalsmith
--Bandhu Gardens: Bengali food made a few blocks away
--Hedgewitch Holistics
--The Luckenbooth Detroit
--3~Ring Traveling Apothecary
--Tonic & Juice
--Detroit Kombucha Brewing Co.
--The Wandering Flamingo
--Alley & Eye
--Interstate Arts: Good Bones Poster Project
--Lemonspoon
--More vendors to be announced ASAP! 

The marketplace features goods from Hamtramck/Detroit area small businesses/makers/food creators/etc. We have food items, clothing, books, music, jewelry, etc! More info on Facebook! 

**If you are a vendor and want to apply for a future market, please fill out this form.** 

See the Shop Suey tab for more info! 

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Creative Many: Protecting your Practice
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Many: Protecting your Practice

Creative Many is hosting a season of professional practice programming. On November 30 join us for Protecting Your Practice. 

Protecting Your Practice
This session introduces financial management and legal protections for artists, designers and creative entrepreneurs. For this workshop we will focus on accounting/financial preparedness, insurance, contracts, and intellectual property.

PRESENTERS:

  • Linda Mensch Attorney, Leavens, Strand & Glover, Chicago, IL

  • Ben VerWys CEO and Senior Financial Advisor, Action Point Financial, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Courtney Harge Member Advisor, Fractured Atlas, New York, NY

See CM's full Fall 2017 Events + Programs Guide here.

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SHOP SUEY November
Nov
11
12:30 PM12:30

SHOP SUEY November

The second Saturday of each month, we host a local marketplace from 12:30-6:00p!   

The marketplace features goods from Hamtramck/Detroit area small businesses/makers/food creators/etc. We have food items, clothing, books, music, jewelry, etc! Check out the calendar for more info about specific vendors each marketplace date! 

**If you are a vendor and want to apply for a future market, please fill out this form.** 

See the Shop Suey tab for more info! 

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MOCAD Teen Council Fright Night IV
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

MOCAD Teen Council Fright Night IV

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The Teen Council is a select group of young creatives from metro Detroit that come together to empower local youth and to provide safe space for other teens to have fun and explore the arts. With the help of museum professionals, these teens come together to plan and produce programming for youth and adults. There will be food, drinks, games, dancing and art making.

Permission slip required for entry. 

More info coming soon! 

Learn more about MOCAD's Teen Council here. 

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 Live Stream Party for Amir ElSaffar's Rivers of Sound Orchestra
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Live Stream Party for Amir ElSaffar's Rivers of Sound Orchestra

Live Stream Party for Amir ElSaffar's Rivers of Sound Orchestra

Doors at 7:00pm
Program at 7:30pm
Free & Open to the public. 

UMS will present a free live stream party of Iraqi-American trumpeter and composer Amir ElSaffar's live Ann Arbor performance here in Hamtramck. Free food will be provided first come first serve.

Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar has mastered disparate musical styles and created a singular approach to combining aspects of Middle Eastern music with American jazz, extending the boundaries of each tradition.

ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound Orchestra showcases 17 musicians from a broad spectrum of traditions, including Western classical instruments alongside oud, jowza, mridangam, buzuq, and dumbek; together, the group creates an entirely new musical language that transcends established notions of style and convention.

This is a flexible event open to all. Please feel free to come & go as you please. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult or sibling over 16. 

University Musical Society is an arts organization on campus committed to connecting audiences with performing artists from around the world in uncommon and engaging experiences.

Read more here: https://ums.org/performance/amir-elsaffars-rivers-of-sound/

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Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival: SHOP SUEY  + Intro To Storytelling
Oct
14
12:30 PM12:30

Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival: SHOP SUEY + Intro To Storytelling

Join us during Hamtramck Neighborhood Art Festival for SHOP SUEY + Intro to Storytelling

The second Saturday of each month, we host a local marketplace from 12:30-6:00p!   

Join us for a special edition during Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival. 

The marketplace features goods from Hamtramck/Detroit area small businesses/makers/food creators/etc. We have food items, clothing, books, music, jewelry, etc! Check out the calendar for more info about specific vendors each marketplace date! 

**If you are a vendor and want to apply for a future market, please fill out this form.** 

See the Shop Suey tab for more info! 

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Sep
9
12:30 PM12:30

SHOP SUEY: Hamtramck Marketplace

SHOP SUEY

The second Saturday of each month, we host a local marketplace from 12:30-6:00p!   

The marketplace features goods from Hamtramck/Detroit area small businesses/makers/food creators/etc. We have food items, clothing, books, music, jewelry, etc! Check out the calendar for more info about specific vendors each marketplace date! 

**If you are a vendor and want to apply for a future market, please fill out this form.** 

See the Shop Suey tab for more info! 

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Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Direct Flower Dying workshop hosted by Cranbrook Art Museum

Learn about natural dying techniques with fiber artists’ Mariana Pinar and Lyndsi Schuesler at our Direct Flower Dying workshop. First, bundle dye silk scarves using flowers and vegetables. While these steam to reveal vibrant colors and patterns, we’ll embellished tote bags pounding and pressing flowers to extract natural pigments; transferring the shape and color of the plants onto fabric. Each participant will leave with TWO completed projects – a scarf and a tote bag – and the know-how to explore natural dying techniques on their own.

Mariana Pinar is an artist and researcher from Granada, Spain. Her work deals with weaving and writing, but she also feels comfortable playing with yarn, fabrics, and dyes in many different ways. She just graduated from an MFA in Fiber from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2016 and currently works full time in her studio practice.

Originally from Salem, MA, Lyndsi Schuesler received her bachelor’s degree in Sculpture/3D Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 2011. She then worked with paper and other fiber materials in her own practice before starting her studies in Fiber at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2016. Her recent work utilizes wool felt to examine interaction and relation.

This workshop is supported by funds provided by the MCACA.

More information on Cranbrook's site! 

**We have several Hamtramck community tickets sponsored by MCACA, please contact us if you live in Hamtramck and are interested. Email Alissa@banksuey.com

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Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Be a Good Neighbor: Youth Story Exhibit (OPEN VIEWING HOURS)

This summer, two groups of local Hamtramck youth have been involved in civic engagement, hosting Youth Town Halls, promoting social cohesion, educating residents about street hygiene and public health issues, and beautifying Hamtramck. 

This exhibit features sentiments written by all 20 of the participating youth on why Hamtramck matters to them. Join us to see & hear about their work and experience living in Hamtramck!

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Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Be a Good Neighbor: Youth Story Exhibit OPENING NIGHT!

This summer, two groups of local Hamtramck youth have been involved in civic engagement, hosting Youth Town Halls, promoting social cohesion, educating residents about street hygiene and public health issues, and beautifying Hamtramck. 

This exhibit features sentiments written by all 20 of the participating youth on why Hamtramck matters to them. Join us to see & hear about their work and experience living in Hamtramck!

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Jul
30
11:30 AM11:30

Detroit History Club's LUNCH AND LECTURE

THE GREAT DEPRESSION IN DETROIT: NEAR BEER, BANK RUNS, AND RUIN.

On a chilly Tuesday in October 1929, Detroit was rocked by the crash of the stock market. The crash and America’s response to it would soon plummet the nation into the Great Depression. Banks closed and businesses shuttered. Hoovervilles, script bills, and breadlines became common sights, and few cities felt the depression in a more unique way than Detroit. Factories laid off workers in droves. Henry Ford refused to believe it was happening. Prohibition made some men rich and cost others everything. From eating muskrat to carrying a few bottles of whiskey across the river, Detroiters learned to survive until Roosevelt's New Deal, World War Two, and the greatest undertaking of public works projects in our nation's history dragged the country back onto its feet. Join The Detroit History Club as we explore Detroit in The Great Depression.

This event will take place inside a building built to be the Merchants & Mechanics Bank of Hamtramck. Later the building changed hands, becoming The State Bank of America, Hamtramck in 1929. A run on the bank, criminal charges against a member of its board, and the Great Depression shuttered it in 1930. Today the building has found new life as Bank Suey, a privately owned community space. For lunch, you’ll enjoy a meal common to Detroit residents of the 1930’s: soup and homemade sausage with bread and “near beer” (after all prohibition was the law of the land). Our chef for this humble but delicious meal is Chef Gary Marquardt C.E.C. Chef Gary is a native Detroiter and the chef emeritus of the University of Michigan.  A two time Bocuse d'Or finalist. Chef Gary is currently chef instructor at Washtenaw Community College specializing in charcuterie and classical cuisine. He hold numerous awards in both ice sculpting and culinary competitions. The afternoon's lecture will be presented by The Detroit History Club’s own Bailey Sisoy Isgro. Following our discussion of the tragedies, adventures, and innovation of the Great Depression, Alissa Shelton of Bank Suey will speak to her family's rehabilitation of the former bank/Chinese restaurant (is the name making sense yet?) including a tour of the behind the scenes workings of a roaring twenties bank turned Chinese food restaurant turned community space.

$45-- Purchase tickets through Detroit History Club hereIf you are a Hamtramck resident, the first 10 Hamtramckans are elligble for a discount. Please use our contact form to recieve the code for your discount! 

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Jul
11
8:00 AM08:00

Google News Lab Training for Detroit's Freelance Journalists

Everyone uses Google, but how do you advance from being an "everyday" user to a power user? This workshop will focus on how technology can empower journalism and equip you with practical tips and techniques to help you get more from using Google. In this workshop, we'll cover an array of free Google tools ranging from reverse image search to Google Earth to VR/360 and more.

This event is hosted in partnership with Issue Media Group (publisher of Model D, Metromode, Flintside, Rapid Growth and Concentrate), The Freelancers Guild of Detroit and Google News Lab. It is designed to offer free training for local freelance journalists who want to hone their digital skills.

More info & RSVP link here. 
 

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Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

MAP LIVE

Doors open at 6p (Feel free to come early to view the portraits!)

On Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m., Bank Suey will host an open panel discussion with several of the people profiled in the MAP project, an event that will include questions from and to the audience.

When nearly half of all Americans do not know a Muslim and 80 percent of news coverage about Islam and Muslims in the United States is negative, there is a lot of misinformation. Not only is the coverage of Muslims negative, it is limiting, framing Muslims purely through a security lens and primarily talking about Muslims instead of to them. In an effort to educate the public on the American Muslim community, the Muslims for American Progress (MAP) project quantified the contributions of Muslims in the state of Michigan, pairing hard facts with human faces.

To learn more about MAP, visit muslimsforamericanprogress.org

 

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