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Tree Pruning – Leonard and Houseman

August 22, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Neighborhood Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City.  During this AWTT we will prune young trees to help them stay healthier, need less care and have fewer problems as they mature. You can register here.  No experience or tools are necessary to join us in helping these young trees get a good start.  We will meet at the northeast corner of Leonard and Houseman. WHAT: Maintain some trees that need our…

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The 6th Annual Family Fiesta

August 23, 2019 | 5:00 PM | Community Event

The 6th Annual Family Fiesta hosted by the Roosevelt Park Advocates is August 23, 2019. Get ready to enjoy a day filled with fun, community resources, food, and movement! Family. Friends. Food. Fun. FREE. What do these have in common? They will all be a part of this year’s Family Fiesta! Don’t miss out on all the fun at Roosevelt Park! Interested in volunteering?  There are plenty of ways to support this event.  Sign up here to help make this…

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Volunteer At Movies In The Neighborhood Park – Eastern Park

August 24, 2019 | 5:00 PM | Community Event,Volunteer Event

Are you interested in volunteering at Movies In The Neighborhood Parks?  Join our Movie Crew!  We need your help to ensure we have a great event.  Each volunteer will receive a FREE t-shirt. Duties will include: Assisting with set-up for the event, trash maintenance during the event, breakdown and clean-up after the event. Sign up the entire night or chose a shift that works best for you.  Register here. Set-up Crew – 5:00  – 8:00 pm Breakdown Crew – 7:30…

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Eastern Park – Movies In The Neighborhood Park

August 24, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Police Department and City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting free family-friendly movies in our neighborhood parks this summer!   Popcorn 🍿 will be provided by Celebration Cinema, water to quench your thirst will also be provided, as well as a free family-friendly movie 🎞. Feel free to bring along lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, but please no alcoholic beverages.   7:00 pm – Community…

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Tree Pruning – Hall and Sheldon

August 29, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Neighborhood Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City.  During this AWTT we will prune young trees to help them stay healthier, need less care and have fewer problems as they mature. You can register here.  No experience or tools are necessary to join us in helping these young trees get a good start.  We will meet at the northeast corner of Hall and Sheldon. WHAT: Maintain some trees that need our…

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Joe Taylor Park – Movies In The Neighborhood Park

September 7, 2019 | 6:30 PM

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks in collaboration with the Urban League of West Michigan and the City of Grand Rapids will be hosting a free family-friendly movie in Joe Taylor Park. Feel free to bring along lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, but please no alcoholic beverages.   6:30 pm – Community partners will be providing yard games, music, dance, entertainment, as well as recreational activities for all ages 9:30 pm – movie starts 🎥

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