Scott, Mitch and Abby are coming to you this month from their homes to encourage you to stay in and enjoy virtual activities, events, entertainment, and learning opportunities! We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and making new memories while at home during these interesting times. 

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

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Virtual Activities:

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.

Grand Rapids Virtual Triathlon 9.5

Everyday through the month of June

This event is a way for you to swim, bike, and run whenever it works for you during the month of June. You can choose to do any of the event legs indoor or outdoors and staged however works best for you. Complete a sprint, olympic or half triathlon, duathlon, or aqua bike. You can even do the swim-only event at those distances if you choose. Once done, you will have the option to upload your exercise data file to Sportstats new VIRTUAL TIMING website to be ranked against other competitors in your age group. If you choose not to upload a data file, you can simply mark your personal event as “complete” on Sportstats’ website to be listed with the finishers.

Run for Water 5k: MWEA Scholarship Virtual Run/Walk

Take part in the race in any place, at any pace! Pick any day in May and walk/run around your neighborhood, the high school track, a park, a trail, or even at home on a treadmill. Walk solo, with a friend, or get your family to join you (with appropriate social-distancing). All participants get an awesome medal and PDF bib for only $30! Add on a commemorative t-shirt for only $15. #MIRun4Water. 

Virtual Entertainment:
Festival of the Arts: Virtual

June 5th & 6th from 9am-6pm

Bands, solo artists ,and performance groups have until the end of the day May 15 to submit videos that are under three minutes long to be considered for inclusion in the festival. The videos will live-stream on partner WOODTV.com from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 5. An “encore” performance is planned for June 6.

Free, three-day community event that celebrates every discipline of the arts; dance, music, literature & media, visual arts, and design. Being a regional arts event, Festival of the Arts, represents eight counties including Kent, Ottawa, Ionia, Allegan, Muskegon, Mountcalm, Barry, and Newago.

Zoom Murder Mystery Party

Every Friday 8pm-10pm for $25/person

Enjoy an interactive murder mystery show from the comfort of your living room! With a live actor hosting you through the event, this is the closet thing to an authentic murder mystery theater experience during quarantine.

Relax at Rosa (Now Relax at Home)

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. 

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 Learning:

Virtual Heartside Historic Tours

June 10, 24, July 8, 22 August 5

Our tour guide, Caroline Cook, will be taking you on a 6-week virtual experience through the Historic Heartside Neighborhood. Each week she will share images and stories highlighting the origins, hospitality, culture, and history of Heartside—and you can return as often as you like! Individuals who join us for ALL 6 tours will receive a $25 gift card for a local business in Downtown Grand Rapids.

This online event series is FREE, but you must RSVP to participate!

To participate, please register for the event via Eventbrite to get your ticket. After you register, you will be sent an email confirmation with your order number and a link to join via ZOOM. If you have any questions, please email hstichman@dwellingplacegr.org.

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.

Visit: John Ball Zoo

Looking to brighten your day and learn more about wildlife? Enjoy some of John Ball Zoo’s photos and videos of their animals on their Facebook page.