Albert EL Fresco
Albert EL Fresco is a pedestrian-friendly area located in the heart of downtown East Lansing.
Both lanes of Albert Avenue, between Abbot Road and M.A.C. Avenue, will be closed to traffic this summer to accommodate the Albert EL Fresco space, which will feature outdoor seating and tables, rocking chairs, hammocks, decorative lighting, shade amenities and more. The space will also feature a variety of fun activities and games, including giant Connect 4, cornhole and more. Several events will also be hosted in the space and in other adjacent downtown East Lansing areas (see schedule below).
Open alcohol is not permitted in the space, but food and alcohol can be enjoyed at the approved outdoor dining areas operated by adjacent restaurants. Take-out food and non-alcoholic drinks can be enjoyed in the space.
Community members are encouraged to visit downtown East Lansing this summer to support local businesses and enjoy this popular pedestrian-centric space! All downtown parking will remain accessible during the Albert Avenue closure.
|Thursday, May 12 (Grand Reopening)||4-6 p.m.||The East Lansing Public Library's Mobile Pop-Up Library|
|Thursday, May 12 (Grand Reopening)||5-8 p.m.||Games and giveaways|
|Thursday, May 12 (Grand Reopening)||5 p.m.||Live music featuring The Swift Brothers|
|Thursday, May 12 (Grand Reopening)||6 p.m.||Performance by Cultural Explosion|
|Thursday, May 12 (Grand Reopening)||7 p.m.||Live music featuring The Carlos Perez Band|
|Saturday, May 14||10-11 a.m.||The Barre Code East Lansing - FREE outdoor Barre class; just bring a yoga mat or towel; all are welcome!|
|Saturday, May 14||7-8 p.m.||Live music featuring Taylor Taylor|
|Sunday, May 15||TBD||Yoga on Albert with Yoga State|
|Tuesday, May 17||Evening||Live music|
|Wednesday, May 18||10-11 a.m.||Yoga on Albert with Yoga State|
|Thursday, May 19||4-6 p.m.||The East Lansing Public Library's Mobile Pop-Up Library|
|Thursday, May 19||4:30-7 p.m.||Game night|
|Thursday, May 19||6-7 p.m.||Live music featuring David Wee|
|Saturday, May 21||9-10 a.m.||Yoga on Albert with Sara Joy Olsztyn|
|Saturday, May 21||10 a.m.- 6 p.m.||East Lansing Art Festival|
|Sunday, May 22||10 a.m.- 5 p.m.||East Lansing Art Festival|
|Tuesday, May 24||Evening||Live music|
|Wednesday, May 25||10-11 a.m.||Yoga on Albert with Yoga State|
|Wednesday, May 25||12-3 p.m.||Live music featuring Carlos Perez|
|Thursday, May 26||12-3 p.m.||Live music featuring Carlos Perez|
|Thursday, May 26||4-6 p.m.||The East Lansing Public Library's Mobile Pop-Up Library|
|Thursday, May 26||4:30-7 p.m.||Game night|
|Thursday, May 26||6-8 p.m.||Live music featuring Ryan Shadbolt|
|Friday, May 27||12-3 p.m.||Live music featuring Carlos Perez|
|Saturday, May 28||9-10 a.m.||Yoga on Albert with Sara Joy Olsztyn|
|Saturday, May 28||12-3 p.m.||Live music featuring Carlos Perez|
|Sunday, May 29||TBD||Yoga on Albert with Yoga State|
|Tuesday, May 31||1-6 p.m.||Sidewalk Sales in Albert EL Fresco|
|Tuesday, May 31||All day||Take-out Tuesdays begins (see below for more information)|
|Tuesday, May 31||Evening||Live music|
*Additional programming for the remaining summer months will be posted at a later date.
- Take-out Tuesdays: Every Tuesday this summer beginning May 31, community members who order take-out from a downtown business and enjoy it in the Albert EL Fresco space can enter into a drawing for the chance to win a $100 DNA eGift Card!
How does it work? Community members who purchase take-out from a participating downtown business will see a sticker on their take-out with a QR code. After scanning the QR code with their phone and making sure that they follow Downtown East Lansing on Instagram, community members can take a photo of their take-out, post it to their Instagram story and tag @downtowneastlansing to be entered into a weekly drawing to win a $100 DNA eGift Card! DNA eGift Cards can be redeemed at any participating downtown business.
Also, during Take-Out Tuesdays, several downtown East Lansing retail and service businesses will be selling their goods and services from market tents set up in the Albert EL Fresco space.