Community updates: Friday, Oct. 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-22-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids extends outdoor 'social zones' through Nov. 2022 Grand Rapids’ outdoor dining “social zones” will remain active through Nov. 1, 2022, after city commissioners unanimously approved their extension last...

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The Grand Rapids Art Museum welcomes spring with biannual Art in Bloom celebration

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 03-13-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) recently announced the return of its biannual celebration and competition, Art in Bloom (March 19-21). For one-weekend-only, visitors are invited to explore the galleries and view floral designs inspired...

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-26-2021 under NEWS

Festival of the Arts hosting ‘Plein Air’ event in June in downtown social zones Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids’ annual summer celebration of art, music, and culture, will be hosting a modified version of its event this June,...

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Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-28-2021 under NEWS

UICA reopening July 15 in new downtown location Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will be reopening on July 15 at its new downtown Grand Rapids location, it announced Tuesday. The over 40-year-old art organization will now reside in the...

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Passing the Mic: Heartside Downtown Neighborhood Association answers, "How are you preserving your neighborhood's unique history and stories?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-30-2020 under VOICES

Amy Brower, Executive Director of Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association, asks Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations: "In the midst of all this fast moving change and planning for the future, how are they . . . still preserving some of...

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Breaking Down Financial Barriers: Launching a Long-Awaited Financial Wellness Program

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Submitted 10-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

“It’s about more than money; we believe that factors such as relationships, emotions, and health impact financial decision-making" remarks visionary and founder of 1428 Financial Wellness and the My Money Academy, Dondreá Brown. In...

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Protest, riots, clean-up, and curfew: City of Grand Rapids enacts civil emergency proclamation

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-31-2020 under NEWS

Civil Emergency Proclamation Following a night of civil unrest and extensive property damage in downtown Grand Rapids, City officials held a press conference on Sunday afternoon to recap the events that occurred overnight, and plans for proceeding...

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Two women, Grammy winning conductor and African-American violinist, join Grand Rapids Symphony for music by Prokofiev and more, Nov. 15-16

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 11-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

In the world of Classical Music, fewer women than men are major soloists on violin or piano. Even fewer women hold posts as conductors or music directors. Fewest of all are the number of women whose music is performed regularly in the concert hall....

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A look back at Festival of the Arts' first 50 years

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 06-05-2019 under NEWS

Fifty years ago downtown Grand Rapids was in the midst of urban renewal. In June 1969, in front of the new Grand Rapids City Hall, a massive work of abstract sculpture by American artist Alexander Calder titled “La Grande Vitesse” was...

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City Connection - Transit Issues with Andrew Johnson

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Submitted 03-04-2019 under NEWS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

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