Bring the kids out to enjoy a Live DJ, donuts and cider, and lots of candy! The Lansing Fire Department will be on site with a firetruck for the kids and the Lansing City Clerk's office is holding a mock election voting event inside so make sure your youth casts their vote! We are also holding a contest for the best costume for the kids (find the Village tent and make sure to send us your pic to be entered) and for the best-decorated trunk.
Contest and Election Winners will be announced after the event.
If you are interested in hosting a trunk, sponsoring, donating to, or supporting this event in some way please message us on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our events are made possible through the support of our wonderful community. You will have an amazing time, and this can also be a great way for groups, workplaces, and organizations to have a blast together.
For Trunk Hosts, decorating your car (or pop up tent) and attending in costume is highly encouraged (and really fun!) and there will be a gift basket prize for the best decorated trunk! We ask that each trunk brings enough candy for 100 kids at least (200+ is even better) at 2-3 pieces of fun size candy each.We will have some candy to provide to backfill, but supplies are limited.
We ask that trunk hosts have their vehicle in the parking lot no later than 5:30pm and can commit to staying the entire event (6-8pm).
The Village Lansing is excited to partner with Casa de Rosado Galeria and Cultural Center to host a Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop For students in Grades 6-12th. Students will be provided a sugar skull mold to decorate and take home, while also learning more about what the holiday is and why it is celebrated.
When: Thursday October 13, 2022 at 6:00pm
Where: The Village Lansing
Spaces are limited and it is forst come first serve. Sign your youth up today!
In partnership with LAFCU and Two Men & A Truck we want to help ease the financial burden for parents and teachers and to give back to the communities we serve by providing students with the supplies they need to have a successful school year.
Interested in donating? We are collecting backpacks and supplies and appreciate your help!
Please drop off donations July 18 - August 19 See the drop off locations and lists of needs below!
The Village Lansing is excited to partner with Mila Lynn, Artist in Residence at REACH Art Studio, Lansing, MI, and local artist Christina Castilla to host an Active Art Workshop to encourage positive self-expression and self-growth amongst Lansing Youth. To further personal growth, ASPIRE Relationship Education is also affiliated with this workshop by providing infographics on self growth and empowerment.
The workshop will provide flower seeds packages upcycled from the Broad Art Museum for participants to learn about self growth. Pots will be available on site to paint for registered participants. Attendees will also be able to express their emotions in creative ways by entering a tantrum tent. These tents will allow kids to throw paint in a safe, controlled environment while learning about their emotional expressions. Although these spaces are fun, be aware it can get messy so please dress accordingly!
This workshop is targeted for middle to high school aged students that have had limited access to creative activity in their public schools due to the pandemic. This event is free, located at The Village Lansing, and is a 2 hour event from 2-4 pm.
Directions to The Village Lansing:
This event will be following CDC guidelines for everyone's safety.
Registration is FREE!
Know your rights during police encounters. Learn what to do and what not to do when interacting with police. This is an interactive presentation that will leave the listener with easy to remember information that should be used during every police encounter.
This training covers civilian-police interactions, and provides practical advice for getting through a police encounter safely and calmly, with your rights fully intact. This training will be facilitated by Brian T. Jackson; public defender and 4th Ward City of Lansing Council Member. It is an hour and a half in length with time after for discussion.
This workshop will be held at The Village Lansing located at 3525 S. MLK Blvd. Suite G, Lansing, MI 48910. We are near the intersection of Holmes and MLK in the Kroger plaza facing MLK.
This event is over, please look out for our next one! In the meantime, check out the recording of the workshop:
Thanks to our wonderful Lansing community, our supporters, and our volunteers; we were able to host our 1st Annual Open House Celebration to celebrate the hard work of our Lansing School District class of 2020 right on our Michigan State Capitol lawn. We also put together an Open House Fund to disperse between the graduates that attended our Open House as a present from The Village Lansing and the Lansing Community with an ending grand total of $9,930!! This amounted to $150/graduate that attended and checked in with us. GRADUATES THAT ATTENDED/CHECKED IN please see our Facebook event for the pickup info. You may also message us if you're unable to attend to make other arrangements.
We held our open house the day that the Lansing School District held their drive up diploma ceremonies to make it easier for the grads to come either before or after. We welcomed 66 total graduates from Everett, Sexton, and Eastern along with their families and friends to enjoy food, fellowship, music, and of course memories, to simply celebrate them and their amazing accomplishment of graduating high school.
We also held a Youth March for Justice and hosted a sign making table to give our young ones the opportunity to be involved in making their voices heard.
This event was made possible almost completely through in kind donations and sponsors, which made it possible for the monetary donations to go right to the kids. THANK YOU to all that donated food, supplies, time, and of course money. You are all The Village!