Josh, Ross, and Mitch are coming to you this month from Millennium Park to encourage you to get out & safely enjoy the warm weather, virtual activities, local events, entertainment, and more. We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy, safe, and enjoying the sunshine this Summer in West Michigan!

 

As always, our team is here as a resource for any of your real estate needs.

 

In-Person:

 

Paddock Place Community Dog Walk

July 1st at 6:30 pm

Tailwagger Dog Photography will be there to take pictures of all the fun, and there will be FREE Furniture City Creamery Pup Cups handed out afterward. The walk will begin at 6:30 pm and will start and end at Paddock Place. Make sure to stick around afterward - Paddock Place now allows guests to eat and drink anywhere on the lawn, with their dogs, so make sure to stay, get a snack and a drink, grab some Adirondack chairs, and play lawn games!

 

The 86th Annual Hollyhock Lane Parade

On July 4th in Grand Rapids - Calvin and Alexander

Gather the family or some friends, put on your red, white, and blue mask! It's almost time for the 86th Annual Hollyhock Lane Parade.

Uncle Sam and Miss Liberty, portrayed by neighborhood teenagers Ethan Britton and Greta Vance, lead the parade and the Spirits of 76, Hannah Brubaker, Ruby Steger, and Zuli Lathouwer, costumed as Revolutionary War soldiers, accompany them.

 

BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise 

Through the Summer

Features more than 40 life-sized animal sculptures created with over 1.8 million individually colored building bricks.

The exhibition illustrates the importance of the preservation of endangered species by bringing important animal and habitat facts and statistics to life in an entertaining fun brick-built environment.

The sculptures will be located throughout the Zoo for guests to enjoy during their visit. Along with sculptures of animals not at John Ball Zoo, there are many John Ball Zoo favorites like the African lion, snow leopard, and ring-tailed lemur. After checking out these amazing sculptures, guests can then visit their live counterparts who reside at the Zoo to see how they compare to their building brick lookalikes!

 

Yoga on Blue Bridge

July 8,15, 22, 29

Get outside, get moving, and have fun with our awesome instructors! We're bringing free fitness to parks and public spaces across Grand Rapids this summer.

 • Participants must maintain 6 feet of distance from others

 • Bring your own yoga mat, water bottle, and towel if needed

 • There will be no public restrooms available in parks

 • Masks are not required during fitness sessions but are recommended when arriving and leaving 

 • If you are feeling ill, please do not attend

 

JFBL: Path for Peace Walk

July 11 at 12 pm

A 5.4 MILE WALK will represent the 54 miles protestors marched from Selma to Montgomery during the civil rights movement. We will honor them while making our way through several historical Grand Rapids neighborhoods. This will be an ALL AGES WELCOME event. Please join us in solidarity as we face racism head-on and show we are ONE UNITED COMMUNITY.

 

4 Mile Reptile Expo

July 25-26 10am-5pm

The 4 Mile Reptile Expo will be July 25 and 26  from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and 10 am till 3 pm Sunday at the 4-mile showplace 1025 4 mile road NW Grand Rapids Mi 49544 come to see a huge selection of reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, birds, feeders and pet supplies

If you would like more details, visit our website at www.KalamazooReptileexpo.com or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/southwestmichiganreptileshow/

 

Relax at Rosa 

Every Thursday from 12-1:30 pm from April 30 to September 10, 2020.

The sixth season of Relax at Rosa, held in Rosa Parks Circle during normal times, will begin as Relax at Home amidst the pandemic. The free, weekly lunchtime entertainment series - geared for Downtown workers - returns April 30, 2020, and features a diverse lineup of performers.

Follow Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. on Facebook to find each Facebook event and the corresponding live videos for each performance.

 

Virtual:

 

AM Yoga: Free Classes

AM Yoga, a favorite local studio of ours, is currently offering free, live-streamed yoga classes every week (oftentimes, nearly every day). Don’t miss out on this opportunity to prioritize your mental and physical health. Reach out to hello@amyoga111.com for more info and access to other classes and meditations.

 

Local Spins

July 1-July 6

Enjoy live streams of local artists for free in the comfort of your own home.

 

Singing in Place: Opera Grand Rapids

Every Thursday 

Enjoy opera while we shelter-in-place from the best seats in your house! Our four-part web series called Singing-in-Place features emerging artists giving short recitals from their homes.  Please enjoy this free resource made available to you every Thursday on our website and social media or check out past performances at https://www.operagr.org/singing-in-place/.

 

Virtual Camp Curious Summer Camp

June 15, 2020 - August 7, 2020

Campers will explore and investigate through hands-on activities while using common items in their homes, and artifacts and specimens in the GRPM’s Digital Collections. All programs are designed for campers to do work independently and at their own pace, with the primary focus being on the activities. All camps are led by GRPM educators.

 

Camps are offered at a reduced price, with one-day camps starting as low as $20 and three-day camps at $40. Discounts available for Museum members.

 

Experience: Gerald R Ford Museum Education & Learning

Explore the learning and educational resources at the DeVos Learning Center at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Explore many educational tours from home.

 

Visit: Grand Rapids Art Museum

Museums serve as important places for inspiration, reflection, and comfort. While GRAM has temporarily closed, we remain committed to our mission of connecting people through art, creativity, and design.

We invite you to browse our digital resources below, and follow the Museum’s activity on social media using the hashtag #grandrapidsartmuseum and find remote museum activities from around the world using hashtag #MuseumFromHome.