2021 Tree City USA

Carmel was named a 2021 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for its continued commitment to creating a community that places unique value on the planting and caring of trees. Much of Carmel’s beauty is derived from street trees. Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation Chief Executive says that “this dedication to urban forestry shows Carmel’s residents and peers that the city is forward-thinking and eager to combat the issues that cities and towns worldwide, are facing when it comes to air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being and energy use.”

Addendum and Hey Little Diddle will both add second locations at Carmel City Center this spring, growing the fashion and gift district in the Center. 

Addendum, a luxury lifestyle concept store specializing in tabletop, crystal and entertaining pieces, focusing on designer jewelry and home fragrances will add a second location within Carmel City Center this spring. The new second location will be a standalone MacKenzie-Childs shop featuring an extensive selection of their renowned courtly check tabletop, kitchen, décor, lighting and furniture pieces which are all hand-made and hand painted in upstate New York. The displays in the shop will mimic the new MacKenzie-Childs shop in SoHo, New York.

Actors Theatre of Indiana will welcome classically-trained, award-winning pianist Richard Glazier to the stage on May 5, 2022, as part of this year’s ATI LIVE AT FEINSTEIN’S season.

Richard Glazier - From Broadway to Hollywood’ will feature Glazier on piano performing songs from the Gershwin repertoire as well as tunes from the Great American Popular Songbook. All the while Glazier will capture the audience with tales of his childhood in Indianapolis.

Niche.com, which uses a statistical formula to rate the positive livability of cities across the nation, has once again recognized Carmel as one of the best places to live in Indiana and the United States in its most recent data published on its website. Using a variety of factors including local schools, public safety and an overall family-friendly vibe, the researchers recommended that anyone looking for a new home to live and/or work should look at Carmel.

Actors Theatre of Indiana is very excited to announce its 2022 ATI LIVE at Feinstein’s presents….lineup as they continue their second year of partnership with Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael in Carmel IN.   ATI will present live professional entertainment joining us from Los Angeles, to New York City, to right here in central Indiana at this inspiring and sophisticated cabaret venue where patrons can enjoy classic dining at its best. Our 2022 season will include cabarets that range in musical styles from Broadway to Hollywood to Tributes to Comedy with world premieres created just for our ATI patrons. 

Fight Invasive Species

Invasive species can be found across Hamilton County in our parks, roadsides, woods, trails and yards and their presence negatively affects our ecosystems. Invasive species are non-native plants that cause harm to the environment, human health and the economy. This spring, the Hamilton County Invasives Partnership (HIP) is working with local partners to encourage citizens to “fill up to fight invasives” with an invasives bucket challenge.

Do you have the biggest tree in Carmel? Carmel launches it's first contest to determine who has the largest tree in celebration of Arbor Day.

Carmel has been recognized as a Tree City USA for 27 years and a Tree City Growth Award winner for more than 20, for our dedication of preserving and increasing the number of trees in our community. This is due primarily to an aggressive street tree program that, last year, added 600 more trees to our streets and boulevards. Now we’re asking local residents to check the trees on their own property to see if they have the biggest tree in Carmel.

IDC Spring Open House

The Indiana Design Center is pleased to welcome the public to a Spring Design Open House from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Thursday, April 28, 2022. The Spring Design Open House is a wonderful way see and shop what’s new in the retail showrooms and talk with design professionals who can help solve your design dilemmas and connect you with the right products and design service solutions.

Check out the new sculpture at Main Street and the Monon Greenway. The life-size sculpture titled “Waiting to Cross,” which depicts a playful young girl holding onto a stop sign, is part of the J. Seward Johnson sculpture collection. In addition to its artistic value, the sculpture also serves as a functioning stop sign on the Monon Greenway at that intersection.

Actors Theatre of Indiana introduces their new video podcast “Lunch Break with Actors Theatre of Indiana.” This new video podcast will take place every other Wednesday at noon and can be found on the Actors Theatre of Indiana Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofIndiana/.

You can learn the latest in what’s happening in local and regional Theatre with the Actors Theatre of Indiana (ATI) Trio – Don Farrell, Judy Fitzgerald, and Cynthia Collins. These three will host the podcast and be joined by a variety of other guests.

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