Rosa Parks Circle

GRJazzFest returns to downtown Grand Rapids

by (JJ Kaufman)

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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Catalyst Radio: Disability Advocates hosting downtown celebration Tues. for ADA anniversary

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-21-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This month marks the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and a celebration in recognition of the civil rights law that bars...

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Cat Video Festival at ArtPrize to unite cat owners

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 09-26-2013 under NEWS

This Friday, September 27, the Walker Art Center will bring the second edition of the Cat Video Festival to ArtPrize. They will show a 75 minute film of cat videos, separated into seven different categories. The last category is a people's...

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Wayne Baker Brooks wraps up Blues on the Mall 2013

by (magical)

Submitted 08-26-2013 under NEWS

It was a cool evening down at Rosa Parks Circle for the last Blues on the Mall concert of the summer. The Wayne Baker Brooks Band, from Chicago, Illinois performed on August 14. "This is our 23rd year of being the main sponsor of Blues on the...

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Don't mean a thing if it ain't got...

by (Tommy Allen)

Submitted 08-14-2013 under OPINION

If you love it, you must fund it. It is that simple.  This city and region has got by for far too long- and has had a long, good run- with FREE. The realities of producing events in cities are that cities are messy, chaotic and on rare...

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