Grand Rapids Public Museum

Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 19

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-19-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches small business grant program, announces temporary service adjustments The City of Grand Rapids has launched a new grant program for small businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic, it announced Tuesday. Eligible...

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Local observatory sees steady turnout, interest in 2020 with in-person, online astronomy events

by (Brett)

Submitted 11-18-2020 under NEWS

Another hobby embraced by many West Michiganders throughout 2020: amateur astronomy. Amid this year’s fluctuating restrictions on social activities in response to COVID-19, the Veen Observatory in Lowell was able to stay open to the public for...

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-08-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum reopening planetarium The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s (GRPM) planetarium will reopen this Saturday, the GRPM announced Wednesday. Its Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium – which hosts astronomy-based projections,...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-01-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre launches Drive-In Live Theatre Series Grand Rapids Civic Theatre (GRCT) is launching a Drive-In Live Theatre Series, it announced Tuesday. The series will take place at the DeltaPlex Arena's parking lot and run...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-15-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges face covering use as county's COVID-19 case rise continues With Kent County’s test positivity rate for COVID-19 rising in recent weeks, and a statewide face covering requirement to boot, the Kent County...

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Community updates: Monday, June 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-15-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum reopening in July The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will be reopening to the public in July, after nearly four months of shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 1, the museum will welcome back its...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, April 10 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-10-2020 under NEWS

Kent County enters the weekend with 250 confirmed coronavirus cases and 13 confirmed deaths. Statewide, there are now 22,783 confirmed cases and 1,281 deaths. These numbers, reported by the State of Michigan, are as of today, April 10. Shared in...

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Beyond Play: Art, Access, and Community Vitality

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-06-2019 under NONPROFITS

“Play is important... it’s not frivolous, it’s not just for kids, it’s crucial for development, it’s why humans are a creative species and it’s what pushes us to do new things,” says Alex Forist, the...

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ArtPrize 2017 top 20 finalist "Lux Maximus" interview with the artist

by (Jerry Wayne Newson)

Submitted 10-03-2017 under NEWS

ArtPrize juxtaposes expert juror selection with what moves and inspires people whose personal exploration of artistic expression may not have extended beyond crayons and coloring books, rewarding artists that touch the hearts and ignite the...

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Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition ditches cars to walk, ride or roll during sixth annual Active Commute Week

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 06-06-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to not start your engines. The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition’s (GGRBC) Active Commute Week takes place Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16. Whether it’s cruising on a bicycle or hopping on...

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