Lansing 5:01’s The BLOCK:AID returns on Thursday, October 6 in Downtown Lansing

The non-profit hosts community events aimed to retain and attract talent to the Lansing Region Lansing, Mich. – For Lansing 5:01, keeping professionals in Lansing is key to the cultural and economic growth of the region. Building on their efforts over the last seven years to retain and attract talent, Lansing 5:01’s The BLOCK:AID returns this fall to showcase the best of Downtown Lansing to Lansing’s future on Thursday, October 6.Lansing 5:01 is a non-profit that partners with local employers and organizations to highlight Downtown
Lansing and the surrounding region through public events and dynamic programming aimed at students, recent grads, and young or returning professionals.
“We hosted The BLOCK:AID this past June, and it was a booming success. Thousands of community members visited Downtown Lansing last summer and this summer to experience the resurgence of the area and to support local businesses, artists, and vendors. We are excited to bring this event to life in the fall,” said Christopher Sell, executive director and founder of Lansing 5:01. “Lansing is a vibrant community, and our organization is committed to showcasing why Lansing is a
dynamic post-graduation destination not only during the day, but starting at 5:01 p.m., too,” Sell continued. The BLOCK:AID will take over three blocks in the heart of Downtown Lansing, and is brought to the community through a partnership between Lansing 5:01, Downtown Lansing Inc., and the City of Lansing. Presenting sponsorship support provided by Boji Group, Dewpoint, and Gillespie Group will help the event feature larger-than-life installations and activities, a fashion show, local artists, boutiques, small businesses, food trucks and more to transform Washington Square. The evening will feature the musical offerings of Ozay Moore, All of the Above Hip Hop Academy, Swift Brothers, jazz, and a live karaoke bar. The BLOCK:AID will begin at 5:01 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2022. Attendees can RSVP and learn more
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Programming for Lansing 5:01 is made possible by our generous employer partners and sponsors, including: AF Group, Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Auto-Owners Insurance, Boji Group, Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), City of Lansing, Dewpoint, Downtown Lansing, Inc, Emergent , BioSolutions, Eyde Development, Gillespie Group, Graduate Hotels, Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ingham County, Jackson National, Lansing Board of Water & Light, Lansing Brewing Company, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC), McLaren Greater Lansing, Michigan Arts and Culture Council, Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies, Michigan State University, MSU Federal Credit Union, Potter Park Zoo, Rathbun Insurance, Resch Strategies, Sparrow Health, TechSmith, and Townsquare Media. Lansing 5:01 is a nonprofit organization that aims to retain and attract talent to the Lansing region. The organization, run by a board of professionals and volunteers who call the region home, is committed to illustrating why Lansing is a dynamic post-graduation destination city not only during the day, but starting at 5:01 p.m., too. More information can be found at