Saturday, August 6, 2016 marks the Grand Opening celebration for the Grandmont Rosedale NeighborWay, a five mile walking/biking route throughout the community. Residents are encouraged to join us from 11 am to 12:30 pm at 16859 Stahelin (near McNichols) to partake in a series of free festivities described below.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Catered Lunch – Following a brief ribbon cutting ceremony, a free lunch will be provided, catered by Pasta Bowl.
Pony Rides & Petting Zoo – Have a soft spot for cute, furry animals? You’re in luck! Throughout the event, free pony rides will be available for children, and everyone is welcome to visit all 15 animals at the petting zoo.
Giveaways & Raffles – Enter for a chance to win a Fit Bit and a basket of goodies from local businesses. NeighborWay “Swag Bags” will be available on a first come, first served basis including t-shirts, reusable water bottles and key chains.
Live Music & Giant Yard Games– Check out the oversized checkers and chess boards or pick up a game of bean bag toss. Additional yard games, hopscotch and sidewalk chalk will be scattered about. The Steve Woods Trio will be playing live jazz music throughout the event.
DIA Walk & Talk – Take a guided walking tour with a DIA docent to learn about three DIA masterpieces. Replicas are stationed throughout a two block area.
Public Art Voting – Do you love public art? Want to see more of it in the Grandmont Rosedale community? Cast your vote for one of several proposed designs to be installed on the Grand River WorkPlace building.
Shuttle Tour – Catch a ride on our shuttle to see additional sites along the NeighborWay in a short, guided tour.
Art Crawl – Following the conclusion of the NeighborWay Grand Opening celebration, we encourage you to check out other Art Crawl events throughout the day including the Grandmont Art Fair and the Sidewalk Festival of the Arts. Find out more here.
The Grandmont Rosedale NeighobrWay connects a series of gardens, parks, public art, and other points of interest via a five mile route along existing sidewalks. The NeighborWay is intended to increase visibility of these community-based projects for both residents and visitors alike. In addition to art and greenspace, the NeighobrWay features benches, bike racks, picnic tables and more. Visitors may orient themselves to the route by visiting one of three info stations located at Stahelin (near McNichols), at the Grandmont Rosedale Community Garden (on Archdale just south of Grand River), and on Auburn at the entrance to Stoepel Park.
The NeighborWay Grand Opening celebration was made possible by the generous support of Project 561, Discover D1 Campaign, and Active Living Detroit.