Josh, Ross, and Scott 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, even during these ever-evolving times.

 

 

 

Virtual Activity:

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.

 

Walk for Good Food-in Your Neighborhood

Wondering how to support the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis? The Walk for Good Food is one of the best ways to invest donations and energy that will impact thousands of low-income individuals. This year, the Walk will be held in accordance with social distancing guidelines and other directives given by public health officials and government leaders. Participants are encouraged to walk in their neighborhoods individually or with members of their household while maintaining at least a six-foot distance from others. The walk, which is usually a 5K, can be completed all at once or over multiple days.

 

Participants will receive an individual fundraising page that can be used to collect donations. Those not interested in walking can still create a fundraising page. For those not interested in online fundraising, donations can be sent to:

Access of West Michigan

1700 28th Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49508

 

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

Take part in the race at any place, 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.

 

Tulip TIme Virtual Run

Due to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) most recent recommendation of canceling all events of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks, we’ve made the extremely difficult decision to change the Tulip Time Run to a virtual experience. 

 

Virtual Entertainment:

Lionsgate: a Night at the Movies

Every Friday night through May 8th

A star-studded celebration of the theatrical filmgoing experience hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and brought to you LIVE. Benefitting the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, dedicated to helping people who work in the motion picture industry and currently providing financial assistance to theater employees furloughed by the COVID-19 crisis.

April 24th: Dirty Dancing, May 1st: La La Land, May 8th: John Wick

 

UICA Presents: Virtual Film Rentals

Available Now through May 11th

Enjoy any of the four movies UICA has shared for a one time $12 rental fee.

Where to watch: Bacurau, Once Were Brothers, Saint Francis, The Wild Goose Lake 

 

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:

African Cooking in Quarantine

May 2nd, 6-8 pm

Stuck at home with a little more time on your hands? Now, you can engage that adventurous and creative part of you with our online cooking classes, Afro Cooking in Quarantine. In these classes, you will learn how to cook African dishes from different African countries.

The instruction is FREE but has the option to purchase a meal prep kit (only available in Michigan) to go with your class. Your meal prep kit will be delivered to your doorstep 1+ day(s) before your class.

 

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.