Indian Village home visit canceled for 2021,

Indian Village summer home tour canceled for 2021

A popular Detroit home visit to one of the city’s most beloved neighborhoods has been canceled for the second year in a row amid COVID-19. Indian Village, known for its popular summer tour which often draws thousands of people, had planned to move the tour to the fall, but earlier this month decided to cancel it altogether “out of caution,” said a tour representative. Corktown has already canceled its tour and Huntington Woods does not have a date set for 2021. Garden tours are moving forward this summer, however.

Boston-Edison Historic Concert Series Returns June 12

Home visits may be suspended, but COVID can’t stop a fun tradition in historic Boston-Edison: its Sounds of Music house concert series. He returns with the first concert of the season at 2 p.m. on June 12, a classical concert featuring Eliot Heaton on violin and Nathaniel Pierce on cello. It will be held in a historic Boston-Edison home, the address of which will not be revealed until after customers have purchased tickets. Further performances will take place on July 24 and August 14. Each concert lasts an hour and some COVID protocols will be in place. Masks will be mandatory and seats will be socially distanced. Bathrooms will not be available. Tickets cost $ 25 and a limited number will be available. They must be purchased in advance. Go to

Poll: Homeowners More Interested in Updating Outdoor Space Than Before COVID

Fifteen months after the onset of COVID-19, more homeowners – 82% in fact – are more interested in updating their outdoor living space than they were before the pandemic, according to a new survey. Brown Jordan Kitchens’ 2021 Outdoor Living Report in partnership with Harris Polls surveyed 2,011 adults in the United States, including 1,367 owners. The survey, released earlier this spring, found that 65% of American homeowners, aged 35 to 44, consider a full outdoor kitchen to be very important if they are designing an outdoor space. The survey also found that 83% of homeowners said lounging or sitting is an important feature of their outdoor space and over 66% said a fireplace is important. To view the report, go to

Learn to embroider with kits, workshops

Macrame has had its time. Now it’s the embroidery’s turn to shine. Post, a home decor store and art studio in east Detroit, offers embroidery kits as well as entry-level embroidery classes. Kits include hardware and step-by-step instructions. The workshops, many of which are available at the end of May, teach basic embroidery stitches and techniques. Each class costs $ 55 per person; Space is limited. Go to and click on “Workshops and more”.

Christina A. Kroll