12th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day to be celebrated Aug. 4th

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The 12th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day will be celebrated on Saturday, August 4. 

Events of all kinds will take place throughout the city of Detroit. A few highlights are listed below. For a full list of activities, go to https://www.arisedetroit.org/
 
DOWNTOWN & NEAR DOWNTOWN
BELLE ISLE ART FAIR
The third annual Belle Isle Art Fair features 100 booths of fine art across from the Scott Fountain.
Address: Belle Isle State Park, E. Jefferson at E. Grand Blvd.

RIVERFRONT WALK
"Bridging the Gap Bringing Communities Together" is the first run on the Downtown Detroit RiverWalk to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing together the surrounding Detroit communities. In addition, the 10K, 5K, and 1-mile run/walk will enhance social relationships, services and opportunities in the neighborhoods through networking and interconnection. 
Time: 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Address: Detroit Riverfront, 1340 East Atwater

JOB AND EXPUNGEMENT FAIR
UAW Local 22 and IBEW Local 58 are hosting a job fair featuring felony expungement with Judge Deborah Thomas. 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Address: 1358 Abbott Street

WESTSIDE
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD SCHOOL CLEANUP PROJECTS
Three hundred Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan employees will volunteer at 10 schools, including Mason Elementary-Middle School - A DPSCD School. 
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Address: 19955 Fenelon Street

GARDEN CLEANUP
"Demographic Inspirations - Detroit" will plant raised bed gardens and clean up Native Butterfly Meadow.  Food and beverages will be served. 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Address: 15368 Fairfield Street

BIRD BOOT CAMP
Detroit Audubon is holding the Detroit Bird City Bird Boot Camp! at Lifsitz Park. Participants will clean up Lifsitz Park, learn about neighborhood birds, and build bird houses. Detroit Bird City is a project sponsored by the City of Detroit and Detroit Audubon.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Address: 2670 Gladstone Street
 

BLOCK CLEANUP
The Sussex Block Club (Fenkell/Puritan) will improve 10+ homes in a couple of the neighborhood's hardest hit areas on Sussex Street, between Fenkell and Puritan. Volunteers will clean up debris, and do yard work and other home repair projects, as requested by the homeowners. 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Address: 15474 Sussex Street

HEALTH FAIR
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church will partner with the Women's Informal Network (WIN) to present the 1st Annual Health Fair, "Passport to Health." This will be a fun-filled day for the entire family! Free testing and other services provided: Diabetes, Cholesterol, blood pressure, eye exams, and more. The event will be held at Hartford Church.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Address: 18700 James Couzens
 
CLEANUP AND PICNIC
A.Y.S.I.A.C.D.C. is having a community clean-up and picnic featuring a bounce house for the kids, games, and refreshments. The community is welcome.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Address: 13321 Puritan Avenue

HORSE FESTIVAL
Saddle Up, Detroit! Detroit Horse Power will offer horseback riding and teach grooming, hand walking and other skills, as well as the social-emotional traits that horses teach people. The event will take place at Salsinger Park as a way to further introduce residents to the organization's proposal for a new urban horseback riding center on vacant land in the community.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Address: 14711 Linwood Street

PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
Sidewalk Detroit presents its Sidewalk Performing Arts Festival on 4th (3-10 p.m.). The festival is back for its 6th annual celebration of Detroit landscape and culture through performance and interactive art. There are no traditional stages - most performances take place in alleys, sidewalks, parking lots, the roofless warehouses of Artist Village, and on the street itself.  This year's theme is SOURCE ↔ FUTURE. Artists are invited to explore concepts related to the sources in our world that determine our future: how the two interact, flow and engage in an interplay of positives and negatives.
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Address: Lahser at Grand River

BICYCLE GIVEAWAY
The organization WRENCH will be repairing and giving away bicycles to neighborhood children ages 12 and under, in collaboration with the New World Community Church. There will be food and activities for the children.
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Address: 1350 West Willis Street
 
BACKPACK GIVEAWAY
"Restoring The Neighbor Back To The Hood" will hold its annual backpack giveaway at its Neighborhood Festival. This will mark the 12th year for this event, which also features a full day of youth and adult events.
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Address: 2243 Ferry Park Street

PARADE
Crary St. Mary's Community Council will hold the 12th Annual Crary St. Mary's Neighborhoods Day Parade on Puritan at Gilchrist and Oakfield streets. The parade will start and end at Kelly Park, followed by a community picnic.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Address: St Marys Street

ART FAIR
The Grandmont Community Association's Grandmont Art Fair gives local artists, entrepreneurs, start-ups and small business owners an opportunity to showcase, demonstrate and sell their products or services in Detroit's District 1 Grandmont-Rosedale community. The event takes place inside Ramsay Park and the festivities Include: Outdoor Shopping with 40+ Vendors; Fitness Fun Demos (yoga, Zumba, hustle dance, martial arts, hula, belly dancing, etc.); Live DJ; Food Trucks; Free Health Screenings; Massage Tent; and Children's Activity Tent (arts & crafts, face painting & balloon art).
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Address: 14800 Longacre Street

SOUTHWEST DETROIT
PET CARE EVENT
Detroiters Helping Each Other will hold a Pet Resource Fair to educate pet owners on new laws involving the care of animals and keeping pets safe. There will be free neutering and spaying of dogs and cats, and free dog and cat food will be given away.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Address: 7304 Michigan Avenue

EASTSIDE
KIDS' BAKING CLASSES
Matrix Human Services is teaming up with the Doors of Success Foundation for "Junior Chef Baking Classes" taught by Celebrity Chef Dominic Arrington of Majah's Catering. Boys and girls, ages 8 to13, are welcome to participate. The kids will learn how to make healthy desserts that are fun and tasty. There will be two sessions, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., and 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Classes will start on time so participants should arrive 15 minutes early. Classes will be held at The Matrix Center in the kitchen located on the lower level. Registration is not required, but recommended.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Address: 13560 East McNichols Road

GARAGE SALE
Ravendale Community, Inc. and Eastside Community Network will host a Neighborhoods Day community Garage Sale at the Mack Market. There will be at least 25 tables filled with goodies for the entire family.
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Address: 14711 Mack Avenue

FOOD FESTIVAL
Build Institute will hold the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard Festival. A connector between Detroit's downtown neighborhoods and venues, the Dequindre Cut has much to see and do. Visitors can eat and shop at Dequindre Cut Freight Yard (DCFY). The DCFY features a Detroit-based vendor market curated by Build Institute, as well as a beer and wine garden, entertainment, and food trucks headed up by the folks from Brut Detroit, Yum Village, and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Address: 3017 Orleans Street
 

PATHWAYS TO SAFE SCHOOLS PROJECT
Regent Park Community Association will hold a big neighborhood cleanup in the area around Dorothy Fischer School. Volunteers will board up and remove blight, followed by a picnic at Boulder Bringer Park.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Address: Brock between E. State Fair and Rossini
 

FLOWER FARM DISPLAY
Join The Garden Detroit to learn about how cut flower farming can be an innovative way to transform blighted, vacant land into beautiful and productive landscapes. The Garden Detroit is a nonprofit organization that is developing its first cut flower farm demonstration land-use model - Detroit Abloom - on 12 contiguous lots in the middle of the 200 block of Manistique. The group is a pioneer of cut flower farming in Detroit and has learned how to grow over 120 kinds of flowers and market the bouquets in several venues. There will be hands-on learning about planting fall crops of greens, creating no-till beds, native plants, honey bee care, and mixed flower bouquet-making. Light refreshments will be served.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Address: 248 Manistique Street

NORTH END
SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY
Detroit Unity Temple & Holistic Development Community Center (HDCC) and New Detroit Unity Optimist Club are holding a Neighborhoods Day & Ice Cream Social with free backpacks, school supplies and ice cream.
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Address: 17505 Second Avenue

HEALTH FAIR
100 Black Men of Greater Detroit is hosting "Man Up! For Good Health," in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Historic Peoples Community Church. Man Up! is an annual, free health fair that concentrates on health screenings, education, physical fitness, nutrition and financial health.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Address: 8601 Woodward Ave.

JAZZ FESTIVAL
University Commons holds its annual "Jazz Extravaganza: Jazz on the Avenue," located at Mike's Market on Livernois at Seven Mile. The event features jazz artists, youth artists, dance troupes, cheerleaders, bounces, artists, and street vendors.
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Address: 19966 Livernois Avenue
 

KIDS' GOLF TOURNAMENT
Hollywood Golf Institute presents its annual youth golf tournament. Boys and girls, ages 4 through 14, will compete in the tournament at Palmer Park.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Address: Woodward & 7 Mile

MIDTOWN
CULTURAL CENTER FAMILY FUN DAY
Join the Detroit Historical Society, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Public Library, and Michigan Science Center for a family-friendly, outdoor event hosted on the Detroit Public Library's lawn at Woodward Avenue and Kirby Street. This year, all four cultural institutions are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Detroit Tigers 1968 World Series win over the St. Louis Cardinals, also known as the "Year of the Tiger." Come out and enjoy free giveaways from the Detroit Public Library, t-ball games for the little ones, the Michigan Science Center's interactive experience examining the Science of Baseball, fun food, and a special invitation to participate in the Detroit Historical Society's new Neighborhood Oral History Project highlighting the experiences of residents of all ages. Visitors can connect with the members of these amazing institutions and learn about what they have to offer this summer/ fall.
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Address: 5201 Woodward Avenue
 

HOUSE RENOVATION
The Detroit Association of Women's Clubs, Inc. will host a Barbecue, Cleanup and Yard Sale.There will be a backyard barbecue (hot dogs, hamburgers, bottled water, freeze pops for the children, etc.) and volunteers will clean up the interior and exterior grounds of the clubhouse. A neighborhood yard sale will take place in the parking lot.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Address: 5461 Brush Street
 

CHURCH FESTIVAL
Sacred Heart Church invites the community to its Annual Bazaar Weekend, August 3-5. One hundred percent (100%) of the net proceeds go directly to benefit the benevolent fund, which helps those in need.
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Address: 1000 Eliot
 

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