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Downtown Ferndale is managed and maintained by the Ferndale DDA (Downtown Development Authority), a non-profit public entity that is focused on the revitalization of the downtown area.

Downtown Ferndale is managed and maintained by the Ferndale DDA (Downtown Development Authority), a non-profit public entity that is focused on the revitalization of the downtown area.

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Jazz + Art come together @ the Ferndale Library this Thursday.The Ferndale Library will host an opening reception on Thu...
11/30/2021

Jazz + Art come together @ the Ferndale Library this Thursday.

The Ferndale Library will host an opening reception on Thursday, Dec 2, for a new art exhibition featuring works by abstract painter and international jazz and soul artist and composer Kathy Kosins.
The event will include an exclusive live performance by Kosins, accompanied by Ian Finkelstein. Kosins is a composer of both music and art--appreciating both mediums as one and the same. Her paintings, which evocatively conjure the ebullience and unbridled creative expression of jazz through a dynamic melding of vibrant colors with streaks and shapes, will be installed inside the Ferndale Library’s vestibule and events space at the end of November.

The opening reception for Kathy Kosins’ exhibition will begin at 6 pm on Thursday, December 2. Attendees will have a chance to meet the artist, view her works, and be treated to a live musical performance by Kosins, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Kosins will be accompanied by musician/composer Ian Finkelstein, a classically trained pianist who has been performing jazz for most of his life. The reception will end at 8 pm that evening, but works will stay on display until December 12.

To learn more about this event and other events @ the library visit fadl.org.
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#downtownferndale #cityofferndale #keepitlocalferndale #ferndalelibrary #artinferndale

11/29/2021
YOU BELONG HERE

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Not Sorry Goods to create this limited edition tote bag with Downtown Ferndale's unofficial slogan, "You Belong Here."

These 100% cotton canvas totes are silk-screened and embroidered by Not Sorry Goods & the profits from this tote bag will benefit our friends Affirmations 🌈

Limited quantity available at their Downtown Ferndale shop & online 💕

Find more great holiday gift ideas @ frostyferndale.com.
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#notsorrygood #frostyferndale #shoplocalferndale #keepitlocalferndale

The DDA wants to give you the opportunity to create your own FREE ornament @ AR Workshop in Downtown Ferndale today!Brin...
11/28/2021

The DDA wants to give you the opportunity to create your own FREE ornament @ AR Workshop in Downtown Ferndale today!

Bring your festive spirit and creativity to AR Workshop on this special day to create your very own FREE ornament! *While supplies last

The workshop will be open from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Location: 207 East 9 Mile Road Ferndale

Pro Tip: Free Parking all day today!

Photo @arworkshopferndale

Learn more @ frostyferndale.com

#downtownferndale #shoplocalferndale #frostyferndale #keepitlocalferndale

The DDA wants to give you the opportunity to create your own FREE ornament @ AR Workshop in Downtown Ferndale today!

Bring your festive spirit and creativity to AR Workshop on this special day to create your very own FREE ornament! *While supplies last

The workshop will be open from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Location: 207 East 9 Mile Road Ferndale

Pro Tip: Free Parking all day today!

Photo @arworkshopferndale

Learn more @ frostyferndale.com

#downtownferndale #shoplocalferndale #frostyferndale #keepitlocalferndale

11/27/2021
Small Business Saturday in Downtown Ferndale!!!

Visit us at Allen and West Troy Street to celebrate Small Business Saturday. We're raffling off a $100 Ferndale Dollars Egiftcard every hour - enter by showing us something cool you bought in downtown! Or make your own diy ornament to hang on trees around downtown.

There's also still time to join the A Great Ferndalien Adventure 🌿 to win $500.

‘Tis the season to celebrate old traditions – and make new ones. #shopsmallsaturday.⁠⁠Whether you buy a festive sweater ...
11/27/2021

‘Tis the season to celebrate old traditions – and make new ones. #shopsmallsaturday.⁠

Whether you buy a festive sweater from a local boutique or grab hot cocoa from your favorite café, your support makes the holidays even happier for small businesses. ⁠

Come visit the Ferndale DDA tent located at the corner of Allen and West Troy for music, giveaways, and more. ⁠We’re raffling off a $100 egiftcard every hour courtesy of Giffels Webster and you can enter just by showing us something cool you bought in downtown! You can also paint your very own ornament to be hung downtown trees.⁠

Make sure to come back at 630pm for the Holiday Tree Lighting featuring the Elf Tones Latin jazz band, free hot cocoa vouchers for Java Hutt, and a cash mob from Level One Bank!!!⁠ You can also be one of the first to buy our limited edition totes from Not Sorry Goods with proceeds going to Affirmations! The tree will be lit at 7 pm.⁠


The DDA Tent @ the dot:⁠
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM⁠

Tree Lighting @ The dot:⁠
6:30pm – 7:30pm⁠

Today: Saturday, November 27, 2021.⁠
221 West Troy Street Ferndale.⁠

Don't forget to look back through our posts from this week to see some of the other things going on in Downtown Ferndale today!⁠

#downtownferndale #cityofferndale #keepitlocalferndale

Holiday Bonus Bucks are back!⁠⁠Keep it local and get more for your $ by giving Ferndale Dollars this holiday season!⁠⁠St...
11/26/2021

Holiday Bonus Bucks are back!⁠

Keep it local and get more for your $ by giving Ferndale Dollars this holiday season!⁠

Starting this Saturday, November 27th, 2021 you can purchase $50 in Ferndale Dollars and get $20 extra dollars to spend before 1/31/22.⁠

This means that for $50 you can give someone a $70 gift!⁠

These "bonus" gift cards were brought to you by a generous donation from Giffels Webster. Matching funds are limited so do not wait to get your gift cards when they open up tomorrow.⁠

You can find out more, see a full list of shops + start buying gift cards tomorrow @ frostyferndale.com!⁠

Don't forget, tomorrow is #smallbusinesssaturday in Downtown Ferndale!⁠
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#cityofferndale #keepitlocalferndale #downtownferndale #ferndaledollars #holidaygifts #shopsmallferndale

Holiday Bonus Bucks are back!⁠

Keep it local and get more for your $ by giving Ferndale Dollars this holiday season!⁠

Starting this Saturday, November 27th, 2021 you can purchase $50 in Ferndale Dollars and get $20 extra dollars to spend before 1/31/22.⁠

This means that for $50 you can give someone a $70 gift!⁠

These "bonus" gift cards were brought to you by a generous donation from Giffels Webster. Matching funds are limited so do not wait to get your gift cards when they open up tomorrow.⁠

You can find out more, see a full list of shops + start buying gift cards tomorrow @ frostyferndale.com!⁠

Don't forget, tomorrow is #smallbusinesssaturday in Downtown Ferndale!⁠
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#cityofferndale #keepitlocalferndale #downtownferndale #ferndaledollars #holidaygifts #shopsmallferndale

The Plant House is hosting a Holiday Market for #smallbusinesssaturday!!!Shop small this holiday season and celebrate Bl...
11/25/2021

The Plant House is hosting a Holiday Market for #smallbusinesssaturday!!!

Shop small this holiday season and celebrate Black Friday + Small Business Saturday @ The Rust Belt Market.

They will have their usual 40+ vendors + a special gathering of makers in the center of the space.

This will include:
Alchemy Slow Living
Allen York Decor
Duende Collection
Feral Queen
FLF Shop
Folk Detroit
Inkcourage
KP Aromas
Little Saints
LMNT Studio
Lost Fern Goods
Northern Fern
Pawstries
Seeded in Detroit
Studio M. West
The Planted Life
Torch Lake Concepts

+ Extended Hours for #smallbusinesssaturday weekend:

-The Rust Belt Market will be open Friday the 26th 2:00-9:00, Saturday the 27th 11:00-9:00, and Sunday the 28th 11:00-6:00.

The Rust Belt Market + The Plant House are located at the iconic corner of Woodward and 9 mile in Downtown Ferndale (West).

https://www.planthouseferndale.com/planthouseandfriends

#planthouseferndale #rustbeltmarketferndale #cityofferndale #downtownferndale

Shop Small + Enjoy a FREE Brunch @ The Ferndale Elk's Club on #smallbusinesssaturday!!!The South Oakland Area Regional C...
11/24/2021

Shop Small + Enjoy a FREE Brunch @ The Ferndale Elk's Club on #smallbusinesssaturday!!!

The South Oakland Area Regional Chamber of Commerce had gathered makers from Oak Park, Hazel Park, and Ferndale + asked Hambo's to provide brunch for a community-focused gathering that they are hosting at the Elk's Club in honor of Small Business Saturday.

Enjoy a strolling brunch while shopping local makers.

Bonus: Show a receipt(s) (min. $20) from any retailer(s) in our three communities (Oak Park/Hazel Park/Ferndale) to be entered into giveaways @ the event!

The event starts at 11:30 am on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

https://www.facebook.com/events/387798733081240?ref=newsfeed
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#elksclubferndale #smallbusinesssaturday #brunchinferndale #shopsmallferndale #southoaklandregionalchamberofcommerce

Shop Small + Enjoy a FREE Brunch @ The Ferndale Elk's Club on #smallbusinesssaturday!!!

The South Oakland Area Regional Chamber of Commerce had gathered makers from Oak Park, Hazel Park, and Ferndale + asked Hambo's to provide brunch for a community-focused gathering that they are hosting at the Elk's Club in honor of Small Business Saturday.

Enjoy a strolling brunch while shopping local makers.

Bonus: Show a receipt(s) (min. $20) from any retailer(s) in our three communities (Oak Park/Hazel Park/Ferndale) to be entered into giveaways @ the event!

The event starts at 11:30 am on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

https://www.facebook.com/events/387798733081240?ref=newsfeed
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#elksclubferndale #smallbusinesssaturday #brunchinferndale #shopsmallferndale #southoaklandregionalchamberofcommerce

Support Small! Story via Crain's Detroit Business
11/23/2021
Supply chain issues have small businesses in a pinch this holiday season

Support Small!
Story via Crain's Detroit Business

When it comes to ensuring there is enough inventory for customers this holiday season, Genuine Toy Co. owner Elle Dare is hoping for the best. Shipping and supply chain issues give her no choice."Even if I did want to get something,the toy companies are so far behind that it'd be next to impossible....

Don't miss out on The Great Ferndalien Adventure!LOCATION: Ferndale, MIDATE & TIME: Saturday, November 27th /12 pm-5 pmT...
11/23/2021

Don't miss out on The Great Ferndalien Adventure!

LOCATION: Ferndale, MI
DATE & TIME: Saturday, November 27th /12 pm-5 pm
TEAM TICKET PRICE: $30
RECOMMENDED TEAM SIZE: QTY 1-4 People
1ST PLACE PRIZE: $500

What To Expect On Game Day:

On Saturday, Nov. 27th (Small Business Saturday) The Great Ferndalien will be set up outside of the dot Parking Structure underneath a 10 x 20 tent supplied with portable space heaters and fun Ferndalien attractions, including Live Local Music, Photos w/ Fernies, A Ferndalien Kids Craft Table, Fernie merchandise, and MORE!

Yes, you can come by the tent if you didn't sign up for the scavenger hunt!

PS- The DDA will also have a tent at the dot on Small Business Saturday
+ there are lots of other great #shopsmallevents happening all week/weekend. Watch our posts and stories for the scoop!

Learn More @ frostyferndale.com

@AFerndalien
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#downtownferndale #frostyferndale #smallbusinesssaturday #keepitlocalferndale #greatferndalienscavengerhunt

Don't miss out on The Great Ferndalien Adventure!

LOCATION: Ferndale, MI
DATE & TIME: Saturday, November 27th /12 pm-5 pm
TEAM TICKET PRICE: $30
RECOMMENDED TEAM SIZE: QTY 1-4 People
1ST PLACE PRIZE: $500

What To Expect On Game Day:

On Saturday, Nov. 27th (Small Business Saturday) The Great Ferndalien will be set up outside of the dot Parking Structure underneath a 10 x 20 tent supplied with portable space heaters and fun Ferndalien attractions, including Live Local Music, Photos w/ Fernies, A Ferndalien Kids Craft Table, Fernie merchandise, and MORE!

Yes, you can come by the tent if you didn't sign up for the scavenger hunt!

PS- The DDA will also have a tent at the dot on Small Business Saturday
+ there are lots of other great #shopsmallevents happening all week/weekend. Watch our posts and stories for the scoop!

Learn More @ frostyferndale.com

@AFerndalien
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#downtownferndale #frostyferndale #smallbusinesssaturday #keepitlocalferndale #greatferndalienscavengerhunt

11/22/2021
DOWNTOWN FERNDALE

Did you see? Did you hear?
The Red Hook has fully reopened!

The cafe has been fully renovated and looks extra gorgeous.

Stop in and treat yourself to a latte and a peanut butter bar like we did, you won't regret it.

They are truly back and better than ever!

Hours:

Monday 7 AM–5 PM
Tuesday 7 AM–5 PM
Wednesday 7 AM–5 PM
Thursday 7 AM–5 PM
Friday 7 AM–5 PM
Saturday 8 AM–5 PM
Sunday 9 AM–2 PM

Red Hook is located on nine-mile (West) next to Margaux & Max + Vibe Credit Union.

Pro Tip: They have some special baked goods this week for the holiday!
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#redhookcafeferndale #cityofferndale #downtownferndale #keepitlocalferndale #frostyferndale

The Red Hook

Transgender Day of RemembranceTransgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance that honors the memory of al...
11/20/2021

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance that honors the memory of all the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Background:
Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed in late November in recognition of the 1998 murder of Rita Hester. Rita was a highly visible member of the transgender community in her native Boston, MA where she worked locally on education around transgender issues. On Saturday, Nov. 28, Rita was stabbed 20 times in her apartment. A neighbor called the police, and Rita was rushed to the hospital. She passed away from cardiac arrest only moments after being admitted. Almost two decades later, police still have not found Rita’s murderer (or murderers). In 1999, one year after Rita’s murder, advocate and writer Gwendolyn Ann Smith coordinated a vigil in Rita’s honor. The vigil commemorated not only Rita, but all who were tragically lost to anti-transgender violence.

In addition to the vigil, Smith launched the Transgender Day of Remembrance website to recognize and remember those whose lives have been lost to anti-transgender violence. Media coverage of Transgender Day of Remembrance often includes documenting lives lost to violence, as well as expounding on the all too frequent harassment, discrimination, and disenfranchisement transgender people experience on a regular basis.

Follow @goaffirmations to learn more about the LGBTQIA community in Downtown Ferndale.

#youbelonghere

Photo: @uberhubris

#downtownferndale #cityofferndale #lgbtqiaferndale #transgenderrights #transgenderremembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance that honors the memory of all the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Background:
Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed in late November in recognition of the 1998 murder of Rita Hester. Rita was a highly visible member of the transgender community in her native Boston, MA where she worked locally on education around transgender issues. On Saturday, Nov. 28, Rita was stabbed 20 times in her apartment. A neighbor called the police, and Rita was rushed to the hospital. She passed away from cardiac arrest only moments after being admitted. Almost two decades later, police still have not found Rita’s murderer (or murderers). In 1999, one year after Rita’s murder, advocate and writer Gwendolyn Ann Smith coordinated a vigil in Rita’s honor. The vigil commemorated not only Rita, but all who were tragically lost to anti-transgender violence.

In addition to the vigil, Smith launched the Transgender Day of Remembrance website to recognize and remember those whose lives have been lost to anti-transgender violence. Media coverage of Transgender Day of Remembrance often includes documenting lives lost to violence, as well as expounding on the all too frequent harassment, discrimination, and disenfranchisement transgender people experience on a regular basis.

Follow @goaffirmations to learn more about the LGBTQIA community in Downtown Ferndale.

#youbelonghere

Photo: @uberhubris

#downtownferndale #cityofferndale #lgbtqiaferndale #transgenderrights #transgenderremembrance

Come have a drink in Frosty Ferndale this weekend!Brooks Brewing wants to pour you a cold beer to enjoy @ their taproom ...
11/19/2021

Come have a drink in Frosty Ferndale this weekend!

Brooks Brewing wants to pour you a cold beer to enjoy @ their taproom or while you walk around Downtown Ferndale's #patiozones.

Don't forget to ask for a koozie to keep your hands warm! Jim Shaffer and Associates donated them so we could keep patio season going for a lot longer!

Hours:
WEDNESDAY 5 PM-10 PM
THURSDAY 5 PM-10 PM
FRIDAY 5 PM-11 PM
SATURDAY 4 PM-11 PM
SUNDAY 2 PM-10 PM

#downtownferndale #cityofferndale #brooksbrewingferndale #jimshafferandassociates

Come have a drink in Frosty Ferndale this weekend!

Brooks Brewing wants to pour you a cold beer to enjoy @ their taproom or while you walk around Downtown Ferndale's #patiozones.

Don't forget to ask for a koozie to keep your hands warm! Jim Shaffer and Associates donated them so we could keep patio season going for a lot longer!

Hours:
WEDNESDAY 5 PM-10 PM
THURSDAY 5 PM-10 PM
FRIDAY 5 PM-11 PM
SATURDAY 4 PM-11 PM
SUNDAY 2 PM-10 PM

#downtownferndale #cityofferndale #brooksbrewingferndale #jimshafferandassociates

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Support local businesses this holiday season and shop small in Downtown Ferndale! Find more info on Small Business Saturday events in Ferndale here: https://loom.ly/dxIwMjY #Shopsmall #Frostyferndale #Proudsponsor
Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 We had a hardcore group of runners/walkers this morning that braved the cold rain 🌧 to complete the 5K… you all really earned that #HotToddy and #KrispyKreme 🍩 ! THANK YOU 🙏🏼to everyone that joined us and for your donations to Animal House of South East Michigan 😻 the broock run club meets every Sunday at 8:30am at The Broock in Downtown Ferndale #thebroockrunclub
Shop Small Saturday in Downtown Ferndale! Will you be coming to the tree lighting?
Made the article for photos 😊💀🖤🎶🏳️‍🌈 for Ferndale Pride Thank you Oakland County Times ! One of many top shows to date! -M.M. Link: Article: http://oaklandcounty115.com/2021/11/14/ferndale-pride-shares-love-and-activism/?fbclid=IwAR3csWnpKtaxY_CDwGYLu2eEum2iwEohI4DAV53kEW-h_MQ_MG6--Lt2H64 @oaklandcountytimes Ferndale Pride Downtown Ferndale #press #article #pridefest #pride #issue #musician #singersongwriter #detroitartist #mariamontoyamusic #MI #oaklandcountytimes #cproxmire
#ThrowBackThursday 👀👇 🤎 🖤 ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 🤍 Check out the awesome photos and post from our friends from Downtown Ferndale! We're so lucky to have our Center in one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly cities in the United States.
Have you voted for your favorite Downtown Ferndale Halloween-decorated window yet? Here's how...
Performing at this particular event was a goal of many, and I’m thrilled and honored to have made this years music line up for the main stage! I always wanted to play in front of you all and that moment happened. Thank you 😊 Next goal is to any other Pride event in the US would be a dream… I’m talking bout you @lapride 😏) experienced one of the best ones out there too. • Huge shout out to the city of Ferndale , the head of the organization, director and everyone who participated and helped prior to the result of one of the well known prides in the US! • S/o to everyone who was involved: Downtown Ferndale , Ferndale Pride , JuliaMusic Detroit Metro Times @kdesign_media @stevewestern The Larson Lens, LLC ( can’t wait to see the upcoming video you have lined up) @pridesourcemedia @ja_ja_jones ( press) and an amazing line up. * If I missed anyone, please let me know, so I can acknowledge them) • Music Acts: @maria_montoya.music Ella X @notreginaldhawkins @klashingblack @bentley_james @officialjsantino @sienaliggins @alisekingmusic @singoutdetroit Check out some great moments from that day. * Music Credit * Maria Montoya Music & R.Brewer - Can’t Fake It & We Are Who We Are • Produced by: Chuck Alkazian ( Pearl Sound Studios) Artist: Maria Montoya Music -singer Ian Marshall- Guitarist Happy to see a lot of you and re-meet some faces. @luna.banx @custom.mae @tystaketoday @tystaketodayofficial and many more. #MariaMontoyaMusic #DetroitArtist #Pop #PopRock #alternative #MI #Singer #Songwriter #Musician #travel #LosAngeles #FerndalePride #Ferndale
Brooks Brewing South - Ferndale Mango Did You Just Tart 👌
Puffs at The Ringwald plays from Oct 15 - Nov 1, 2021 at The Ringwald Theatre's new home inside of Affirmations in Downtown Ferndale. For more info and tix, head to: theRingwald.com ****Masks & Proof of Vax REQUIRED for Entry!!****
Our team had a great time at Ferndale Pride this weekend! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎 We enjoyed every minute of getting to meet all the lovely folks that stopped by our table and we’re proud to be able to support the LGBTQAI+ community, not only at this event, but every day. 🌈 Since 2011, Ferndale Pride has raised more than $250,000 for local charities. 💞 Pride crosswalk photo repost by Downtown Ferndale 📸
Shadow play, late afternoon, in the parking structure :)
Can you tell me what businesses will be open on Sunday July 4?