Linden Park at MLK Ave and S. Camilla Street
Hosted by MMDC, University of Memphis Design Collaborative, IRIS Orchestra, Peabody Vance Neighborhood Association, and City View Towers
Join us to celebrate the recent streetscape enhancements on MLK Avenue, explore park improvement ideas, and experience a special music and art performance with the Peabody Vance neighborhood community.
MMDC partnered with the City of Memphis on the redesign of MLK Avenue from Peabody Avenue to Fourth Street to create a safer and more accessible street for all users. The project includes a variety of safety features, including dedicated bike lanes, narrowed vehicular travel lanes, high visibility crosswalks, pedestrian bump outs and a traffic diverter at Linden Park. The project corridor also includes additional amenities like bike racks, bike repair stations, benches and trash and recycling receptacles.
The event at Linden Park will kick off with an "Act of Spontaneous Creation." Iris musician and violin professor from the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music (RESSOM) at the University of Memphis, Marcin Arendt, and celebrated local Memphis artist, Jamond Bullock, will collaborate to create a multimedia experience combining music and visual art in real-time. Attendees will then be encouraged to create their own works of art as they listen to an eclectic mix of music performed by a string quartet made up of local players including Iris Orchestra's Artist Fellows and musicians as well as Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music string students.
This event will also celebrate the culmination of a semester-long project conducted by the University of Memphis Design Collaborative (UMDC), a partnership between the School of City and Regional Planning and the School of Architecture. Students will share ideas for future park enhancements, informed by park users and precedent research, aimed at improving the park's functionality and creating a welcoming public space accessible to all users.
Damon is a popular social media writer and editor with Very Smart Brothas. We aim to transform the often upper and academic book reading experience and make it fun and enjoyable for all.
Ask Me Anything celebrates, explores and highlights the District’s commitment to openness, creativity and mutual respect for and support of all people. Further, it will enhance and facilitate one to one and inter-group interaction leading to the beginning of new relationships.
Hosted by the Memphis Friendship Foundation
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances in the Memphis Medical District.
Hosted by University of Tennessee Health Science Center Police Department
Spend an evening at the Woodruff-Fontaine mansion on an exclusive Twilight Tour that will transport you to the gilded age of 19th century Memphis. As the sun sets over Adams Avenue, slip into a bygone era and let yourself be swept away to a time when dinner parties and midnight soirees filled weekly schedules.
Enjoy your lunch break with live music at Health Sciences Park!
This event is Advance Memphis' singular, annual fundraising event that supports our work force development and economic stability programs for South Memphis through celebration of creative talents of (mostly) local professional and amateur artists, including artists from the Medical District, South Memphis, and our program participants. This year the event is combined with our 20th Anniversary serving the south side of the Medical District. Activities include an art sale (not auction) of a variety of art from diverse artists, local music, light food fare, and a panoramic view of the history of Advance Memphis.
A book reading and discussion with author Damon Young, a popular social media writer and editor with Very Smart Brothas.