The Rapidian

Rosa Parks Circle

Imagining a world where love is the way

by (shaykraley)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

It was a mere 51 years ago that Mildred and Richard Loving, an African American woman and white man, inadvertently and indelibly changed the landscape of love when they fought all the way to the Supreme Court for their right to be married. On June...

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'Light Up Downtown' this Friday with WYCE, City of Grand Rapids, DGRI

by (WYCE)

Submitted 11-29-2016 under NEWS

WYCE 88.1FM, West Michigan’s Community Radio Station, will be heard throughout the winter season in downtown Grand Rapids. This Friday, December 2, 2016 is the kickoff to the holiday season with “Light Up Downtown” taking place at...

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Join in viewings of ArtPrize Awards Ceremony

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Halfway through the last week of ArtPrize Seven, excitement is building to the final Awards Ceremony and the announcement of the winners of both the Juror and Public Vote prize winners. The ceremony will be held on Friday, October 9 at 8 p.m at the...

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Go Orange on WOOD TV with Feeding America West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under

Feeding America West Michigan is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be part of the live audience during the WOOD TV 8 ArtPrize broadcast on Monday, Sept. 28. Our organization will be featured throughout the broadcast. Members of the live...

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GRJazzFest returns to downtown Grand Rapids

by (Jkaufman17)

Submitted 08-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

On August 15 and 16, the GRJazzFest will make its fourth annual run at Rosa Parks Circle. West Michigan’s only free weekend-long jazz festival provides an authentic jazz experience while pulling together disparate corners of the community....

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Rosa Parks Circle to fill with broomball teams this Sunday

by (deeMiner_b)

Submitted 02-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and the Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club (GRSSC) will be hosting a broomball tournament in Rosa Parks Circle this Sunday, March 1 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The tournament will consist of 16 teams...

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Rosa Parks Circle gets icy, open to skaters

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS

Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids is flooded every winter to create an ice skating rink open for public use. The four seasons place-based public space has once again been transformed into an ice rink now through early March 2015 depending...

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Window Wonderland Competition to light up downtown for holiday season

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

The Window Wonderland competition will begin its second year on November 13 as local art students partner with downtown businesses to create spectacular window displays over the holiday season. Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Kendall...

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Grand Rapids Original Swing Society to host Disney-themed dance in Rosa Parks Circle

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 16 the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society (GROSS) will host a dance night at Rosa Parks Circle beginning at 7 p.m.  The dance is open to the public for a donation. Participants who donate five dollars or more will receive...

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Acclaimed jazz musicians to take stage at Rosa Parks Circle

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-05-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 GRandJazzFest will take place at Rosa Parks Circle in celebration of International Jazz Day. The festival, sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation, will feature 10 diverse acts plus a student jazz-jam session...

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