May
1
to May 31

Commute Challenge 2019

Commuters in Memphis are challenged to shift gears from riding alone to riding with friends, using public transit, walking, or biking to and from work. May is Commute Challenge month, and Innovate Memphis’ Commute Options initiative is designed to help drivers leave their cars behind and use healthier, less stressful, and less expensive means of transportation.

The benefits are plentiful. We all know not to text and drive, but you can text and ride. Passengers in a carpool or transit can get a jump start on their workday, check in with social media, or go old-school and read a book as they travel. Walkers and cyclists reap the health benefits of daily exercise. And all options bring relief from the hassle of finding a parking space, save money, and contribute to healthier bodies and a healthier environment.

To participate in the 2019 Commute Challenge, take a quick survey and Commute Options will send information about how to log your trips. Thanks to a partnership with the Memphis Medical District Collaborative, commuters can download and utilize Ride Amigos, a cutting-edge, easy-to-use app to manage and record commutes.

By joining the challenge, commuters become eligible to win prizes. During the 4-week event, Commute Options will draw winners weekly from those who registered a ride, rode a bike, carpooled, or took a transit. Prizes include gift cards to wellness studios and restaurants, and MATA passes. Companies and business are encouraged to participate as a team. The three top worksites will receive a pizza lunch.

Commute Options will celebrate the end of the Commute Challenge with a Wrap Party on May 31. All participants are invited to celebrate their commuting success over refreshments at one of Memphis’ wonderful downtown eateries. Top commuters and companies will be recognized for their achievements. Memphians are encouraged to sign up for the challenge to receive email updates and details on the Wrap Party.

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May
28
7:45 AM07:45

Bike Train to Work

The Commute Options Bike Train is making local stops throughout Midtown and Downtown to help get commuters to work, every Tuesday in May for the Commute Challenge 2019!

Choose a stop that’s close to you. Arrive with your bicycle a few minutes early & wait for the “train” to roll into the station. Then join the “train” & ride with us to work. Even if the train doesn’t pass directly in front of your worksite, you can still ride with us! Stations marked “EBS” will be at Explore Bike Share Stations. So, if you don’t have a bicycle, plan to rent one of theirs and ride bike share to work.

Route: Downtown to Rhodes College

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

A Celebration of Men

This event enlightens, inspires, educates, and encourages positive change within the community. Our goal is to applaud individuals that are doing amazing things in their families and communities to prevent crime and to mentor young men and children that are fatherless. Activities will include live music, games and more. Our mission is to inspire positive change in our community.

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Jul
24
4:00 PM16:00

3rd Annual Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Art Show & Auction

This art show and auction is a fundraising event for the UTHSC Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center, a pro bono, pediatric, student-run occupational therapy clinic that provides therapy services to local children with disabilities who are uninsured or underinsured. For the art show, children with disabilities across the Mid-South donate original art work that is auctioned off in a silent auction at the event.

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Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Hands of Mothers 2019 Annual Concert Brunch Fundraiser

This is a benefit concert celebrating our global community and the strength of women to overcome extraordinary obstacles. It is the primary fundraising vehicle for the Memphis-based nonprofit organization, Hands of Mothers, which creates economic opportunities for vulnerable women in Rwanda through education, training, business development and micro-lending.

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May
21
7:30 AM07:30

Bike Train to Work

The Commute Options Bike Train is making local stops throughout Midtown and Downtown to help get commuters to work, every Tuesday in May for the Commute Challenge 2019!

Choose a stop that’s close to you. Arrive with your bicycle a few minutes early & wait for the “train” to roll into the station. Then join the “train” & ride with us to work. Even if the train doesn’t pass directly in front of your worksite, you can still ride with us! Stations marked “EBS” will be at Explore Bike Share Stations. So, if you don’t have a bicycle, plan to rent one of theirs and ride bike share to work.

Route: Cooper Young to St. Jude

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Bike to Work Day
May
17
3:30 PM15:30

Bike to Work Day

Let’s roll, Memphis! Grab your bike and join us for National Bike to Work Day May 17th! We will have FREE breakfast stations in the District and around the city for you to grab some fuel for your ride. Sign up to participate and start earning incentives for logging your commutes. Then, let the good times continue to roll by signing up for the Commute Challenge 2019!

Stations:
ALSAC & St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(for employees of the institution only)
Baptist College of Health Sciences
Methodist Lebonheur Hospital
Southern College of Optometry
City of Memphis & Downtown Memphis Commission
Overton Park
Memphis River Parks Partnership
Crosstown Concourse

Register for the event here: https://groove.rideamigos.com/#/challenges/5cb9e204773271427bf98758

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May
17
7:30 AM07:30

National Bike to Work Day Bike Train

The Commute Options Bike Train is making local stops throughout Midtown and Downtown to help get commuters to work, every Tuesday in May for the Commute Challenge 2019!

Choose a stop that’s close to you. Arrive with your bicycle a few minutes early & wait for the “train” to roll into the station. Then join the “train” & ride with us to work. Even if the train doesn’t pass directly in front of your worksite, you can still ride with us! Stations marked “EBS” will be at Explore Bike Share Stations. So, if you don’t have a bicycle, plan to rent one of theirs and ride bike share to work.

Route: High Point Terrace to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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May
14
7:30 AM07:30

Bike Train to Work

The Commute Options Bike Train is making local stops throughout Midtown and Downtown to help get commuters to work, every Tuesday in May for the Commute Challenge 2019!

Choose a stop that’s close to you. Arrive with your bicycle a few minutes early & wait for the “train” to roll into the station. Then join the “train” & ride with us to work. Even if the train doesn’t pass directly in front of your worksite, you can still ride with us! Stations marked “EBS” will be at Explore Bike Share Stations. So, if you don’t have a bicycle, plan to rent one of theirs and ride bike share to work.

Route: Cooper Young to Crosstown Concourse

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3rd Annual Memphis Local Music Festival
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

3rd Annual Memphis Local Music Festival

  • 10 N 4th St., Memphis, TN 38103 United States (map)
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The Memphis Local Music Festival is a celebration of one of Memphis' greatest natural resources: local talent! This year marks the 3rd festival that we have produced. The Memphis Local Music Festival is a great, safe, and memorable experience that celebrates the vibrancy of the City of Memphis for all attendees, sponsors, and vendors.

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May
9
9:30 AM09:30

Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery Honors Fallen Heroes

  • Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery in Memphis is joining first responders to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. You’re invited to join this free service to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice at Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery on Thursday, May 9 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Park has proudly held this service for over 10 years.

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May
7
8:30 AM08:30

Bike Train to Work

The Commute Options Bike Train is making local stops throughout Midtown and Downtown to help get commuters to work, every Tuesday in May for the Commute Challenge 2019!

Choose a stop that’s close to you. Arrive with your bicycle a few minutes early & wait for the “train” to roll into the station. Then join the “train” & ride with us to work. Even if the train doesn’t pass directly in front of your worksite, you can still ride with us! Stations marked “EBS” will be at Explore Bike Share Stations. So, if you don’t have a bicycle, plan to rent one of theirs and ride bike share to work.

Route: Vollintine/Evergreen to City Hall to South Main

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Site Specific Installation at Wonder
May
5
4:30 PM16:30

Site Specific Installation at Wonder

Artists involved in ART 266: Expanded Methods Sculpture are to react to the character and structure of 340 B Monroe Ave., Wonder/Cowork/Create, and selected surrounding outdoor areas. For the past three months, the artists have been educated in contemporary and art historical uses of outdoor space and this is an opportunity for them to share their practices with the public. The event will showcase the engaging experiences the artists have created, and will have food and drink available.

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May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Encounter Memphis

Encounter Memphis is the first of what we hope to make countless other events like it. It will be a weekend of Meditation & Activation with TRUTHSEEKAH and other special guests. Each guest will be bringing something different to the event and creating their own unique atmosphere. From Gong Baths to an Essential oil Class, Meditation and Activation to a LIVE Podcast and music performance by Truthseekah. Time will be given so that everyone will have the chance to go out and grab a bite to eat and unwind a little. Truthseekah will then be closing out the event with a Group Prayer. This weekend event will help create an atmosphere for YOU to encounter Heaven.

- Each Special Guest will be taking 1hr to Speak and or Demostrate what they will be presenting.

- Truthseekah will be leading us in a special Meditation, along with Activation.

- Afterwards, those who purchased the 30m private consultation with Truthseekah, will be given the chance to do that.

- A Special Podcast Episode will be recorded LIVE, with The Gothic Mystic Joshua Fluman.

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May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Encounter Memphis

Encounter Memphis is the first of what we hope to make countless other events like it. It will be a weekend of Meditation & Activation with TRUTHSEEKAH and other special guests. Each guest will be bringing something different to the event and creating their own unique atmosphere. From Gong Baths to an Essential oil Class, Meditation and Activation to a LIVE Podcast and music performance by Truthseekah. Time will be given so that everyone will have the chance to go out and grab a bite to eat and unwind a little. Truthseekah will then be closing out the event with a Group Prayer. This weekend event will help create an atmosphere for YOU to encounter Heaven.

Truthseekah will be performing. Opening for him will be "Rapture Ready Production's" Newest Artist, GIV, alongside REN.

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May
3
7:30 AM07:30

Parent's Bike Train to Work

The Commute Options Bike Train is making local stops throughout Midtown and Downtown to help get commuters to work, every Tuesday in May for the Commute Challenge 2019!

Choose a stop that’s close to you. Arrive with your bicycle a few minutes early & wait for the “train” to roll into the station. Then join the “train” & ride with us to work. Even if the train doesn’t pass directly in front of your worksite, you can still ride with us! Stations marked “EBS” will be at Explore Bike Share Stations. So, if you don’t have a bicycle, plan to rent one of theirs and ride bike share to work.

Route: Idlewild Elementary to UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

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Yappy Hour in the Edge District
May
2
5:30 PM17:30

Yappy Hour in the Edge District

Grab your pups and head over to Edge Triangle for our next Yappy Hour. There will be FREE treats for your furry friends provided by Hollywood Feed Fresh Bakery as well as Pop-A-Roos Gourmet popcorn shoppe and High Cotton Brewing Co. beer on site for you.

Follow us to High Cotton Taproom for the after party! Guests at Yappy Hour will receive a free beer token good for that evening only!

Don't have a dog, but interested in adopting? Memphis Animal Services will be on site for you to learn more on how you can give a dog a fur-ever home!

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Goat Yoga
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Goat Yoga

Grab your yoga mat and camera -- this is an event you won't want to miss. Join us in Health Sciences Park for Goat Yoga on April 27th. We will have goats galore for you to snap a selfie with while also recharging your mind, body, and spirit. Spots are limited for this FREE event, but a $5 minimum donation is encouraged. All donations will benefit Memphis Animal Services. For your donation we will also provide a free MEMPopS popsicle!

Sign up on the Eventbrite link below. After you sign up, please be sure to check your email to sign the waiver to participate. Children 10 and up can join if accompanied by an adult.

Link: goatyogainhsp.eventbrite.com

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Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

When the Smoke Clears: Untold Stories

This event will shed light on some of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement via a poetic collaboration with award-winning spoken word artists. We will use the arts to create dynamic storytelling as local spoken word artists guest star as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott-King, Malcolm X, Betty Shabazz, Medgar Evers and Myrlie Evers, as well as the lovely songstress Mahalia Jackson.

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