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Apply for Neighborhoods in Bloom Flowers

Think Spring!  The Lansing Neighborhoods in Bloom program information and application are available HERE 

Groups can apply for mulch, soil, & flowers to plant in areas that enhance the neighborhood.  

Neighborhoods in Bloom Corridor Planting Day (along Pennsylvania Ave) will be Saturday May 12th and will include a dedication of the Penn4People Bridge painting project.

Neighborhood Planting Day will be held Saturday May 19th.    

Lansing Fire Department loads up flowers for planting in front of stations
Road Show

FREE Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Preparers

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for households with income of less than $54,000 in 2017.  

Call 2-1-1 for a site nearest you or visit

Each year thousands of people in the tri-county area are assisted in bringing back millions of dollars in tax refunds!


Lansing Save

LOVE Lansing 2018!  

Mark your calendar to join Mayor Schor May 8th, 2018

Event and Ticket information will be available soon.  

Nominate a local leader making an impact in your neighborhood!  Nominations for all the LOVE Lansing awards are open!  Find them HERE  Nominations are due 4/15. 


Mt. Hope STEAM School 4th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

 Thursday, March 22, 2018 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The Sycamore Park Neighborhood Association appreciates donations of all sizes but everyone is welcome, regardless of ability to contribute.
The meal will once again feature spaghetti sauce in both, meat and vegetarian versions, bread, veggies and cake. 
Unable to attend? Donations are welcome! Checks may be written to Mt. Hope Elementary (Note “Musical” in memo line) and delivered to Mt. Hope STEAM Magnet Elementary School, 1215 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48910.
Proceeds for this year fundraiser will be used for the Mt. Hope school production of Disney’ 101 Dalmatians.  To volunteer or more info, email

Boards and Commissions

Are you ready to be more engaged in the City of Lansing?  Consider serving on one of our many citizen boards and commissions.  

Learn how you can serve and apply HERE 

Contact Marilyn Plummer at for details.

Lansing Citizens Handbook

The Lansing Citizen Handbook is a handy guide to living in Lansing -- have a question and can't locate the answer in the guide?  Let us know and we will be happy to add! 

Send your feedback to  

Thank you for helping us continually shape and build these tools for Lansing.  Find them all at

Art Path coming to the Rivertrail this summer!

Learn about this exciting project with the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center HERE

First Summer Concert in the Park Announced!

Turner Dodge

Planning for 2018

By request of neighborhood leaders, below please find many dates that neighborhoods may want to participate in, partner on, or plan around in the coming year:

3/15                 Neighborhoods in Bloom Applications Due
3/22-23            March Neighborhood Roundtables -- BWL/City of Lansing Parks & Rec
4/7                   Lansing Lugnuts Opening Day Block Party Lansing Eastern Field Cleanup

4/11                 Walking Wednesdays Baker Neighborhood
4/14                 MSU Global Day of Service (Volunteers Available for Nbhd Projects)
4/15                 LOVE Lansing Award Nominations Due
4/24                 Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summit, 1st Ward Pattengill School
4/26                 Lansing Promise Dinner
4/26-27            April Neighborhood Roundtables
5/8                   LOVE Lansing Celebration Lansing Media Center

5/12                 Neighborhoods in Bloom Penn4People Corridor Planting Day 
5/19                 Neighborhoods in Bloom Neighborhood Planting Day
5/24-25            May Neighborhood Round Tables
6/2                    Be a Tourist in Your Own Town
6/9                   Mayor's River Walk

6/13                 Concert in the Park Turner Dodge House 3 Men and a Tenor
6/20                 Concert in the Park
6/21                 United Way Day of Action #ServeLansing
6/26                 Walking Wednesday on a Tuesday night -- Westside Neighborhood Assoc
6/27                 Concert in the Park  Ferris Park
6/28-6/29         June Neighborhood Roundtables
7/1                   Citizens Academy Applications Open****
7/4                   Independence Day Parade Neighborhood Strong 
7/4                   Concert in the Park
7/5-7/8             Common Ground Music Festival
7/9-7/14           Baker Neighborhood Rock the Block Event
7/11                 Concert in the Park
7/18                 Concert in the Park
7/25                 Concert in the Park
7/26-7/27         July Neighborhood Roundtables
8/1                   Citizens Academy Applications Due
8/1                   Concert in the Park
8/15                 Citizens Academy Applicants notified
8/23-8/24         August Neighborhood Roundtables
9/5                   Citizens Academy Begins (Wed. 6:30 pm  - 8:30 pm  No class 10/31)
9/10-9/14         Baker Neighborhood Rock the Block Event
9/14-15            United Way Days of Caring #ServeLansing

9/25                 Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summit, 2nd Ward, Forrest View 
9/27-28            September Neighborhood Roundtables
10/24               Final Walking Wednesday
10/25-26          October Neighborhood Roundtables
11/14               Citizens Academy Graduation
11/16               Silver Bells in the City
11/20               Lansing SAVE Night, Lansing Eastern Fieldhouse
11/27               Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summit, 3rd Ward, Pleasant View
12/13               2018 Grant Preview Day
*Neighborhood Roundtables meetings are offered 3x/month.  The Thursday meeting is at 6:00 pm and the Friday meetings are at 8:00 am and 12:00 noon.  All meetings are held at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center 600 W. Maple

**Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summits bring City of Lansing staff and community resources directly to citizens.  The event rotates around to each ward, but the entire city is always welcome to attend.  Event locations are being finalized and most are held at Lansing Public Schools. 

***Concerts in the Park are held on Wednesdays throughout the summer.  Locations and lineup are in development.

****The Lansing Citizens Academy will launch this year and will be a complement to the existing Lansing Citizens Police Academy  

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