African American kid playing with finger paints

African American kid playing with finger paints

Proceeds from event will support Eastside Community Network’s programming


Thursday Oct. 6, Detroiters will celebrate 30 years of the Eastside Community Network (ECN) spearheading community development on the lower eastside at, Detroit’s Best Party – the Eastside Extravaganza. From 7 pm – 11pm a mix of Detroiters, local dignitaries and celebrities will enjoy a night featuring live music from Grammy nominated, Brandon Williams, signature desserts from eastside restaurants and silent auctions at the Detroit Yacht Club.


ECN will also honor Matt Simoncini, CEO of Lear Corp., for his dedication and service to the eastside of Detroit, at a VIP reception starting at 6 pm.


“I’m so excited for this year’s Eastside Extravaganza! One of my favorite parts about this evening is celebrating the great accomplishments of east siders throughout the last year,” said Donna Givens, CEO and President of the Eastside Community Network. “Many businesses, community organizations, residents and activists are making great things happen on the east side of Detroit. This evening is a great way to celebrate these people but also just have a great night networking, dancing and having a great time together!”

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at


There are two ticket options available for purchase: VIP for $175 and General Admission for $100. VIP tickets include entry into the VIP reception honoring LEAR Corporation CEO Matt Simoncini, meet and greet with ECN CEO Donna Givens and celebrity guests and presenters, complimentary cocktails and general admission to the event.


About Eastside Community Network


The Eastside Community Network (formerly Warren/Conner Development Coalition) has been spearheading community development on Detroit’s Lower Eastside for over 30 years. Eastside Community Network works with partners on Detroit’s Lower Eastside to drive lasting, positive change in our neighborhoods and communities. This positive transformation is achieved through resident engagement, multi-sector collaborations, advocacy, leadership development and innovative approaches to land development.

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