Open Streets Detroit consists of two free public outdoor active recreation events scheduled for Sunday, September 25th, 2016 and Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 from 12pm-5pm. The events will cover nearly a four mile stretch of major roadway, connecting Michigan Avenue and Vernor Hwy. In this unique first-time event Michigan Ave. and Vernor Hwy will be transformed into a giant street park as the road is temporarily blocked to automobile traffic from Campus Martius to Vernor and Livernois. People will have the opportunity to bike, walk, jog, skate, and more through the car-free street.
Participants making their way through the street park will also have the opportunity to sample free exercise demo classes and activities located along the route, such as hula hooping, kickboxing, yoga, and more. In addition, outreach booths hosted by local businesses and community groups will provide resources for wellness and sustainable living. The atmosphere will be festive with music and performances, animating the re-invented public space.
Open Streets Detroit strives to improve community relationships, encourage livable public spaces, and generate more opportunities for cultural understanding through the creative use of streets and public spaces.
For more information on Open Streets events and resources, visit the national clearing house website: http://openstreetsproject.org/.
Grab an easel and join us for an impromptu day of public art, no matter your skill level. Artists will be practicing nature and landscape pieces on the shores of Belle Isle. Meeting is at noon and will continue for a minimum of 1 hour.
Bring a blanket, refreshments, a friend, SUNSCREEN and you art supplies!
Don't forget to hashtag your photos and posts with #popuppaintdetroit
Yarn Bombing is the act of knitting separate shapes and stitching them into a communal piece around a public object. Often you'll find trees, lamposts, fences and bikeracks that have been Yarn Bombed.
This weekend we are reconvening at our pop-up living room in Roosevelt Park to do more bombing! Beginners are welcome, but we encourage everyone to bring their own supplies.
-Medium to Thick Yarn (covers more area, faster!)
-Medium to large knitting needles
Join us for a nice Saturday out in nature, meet some nice people, and learn a new skill! Crochet, macrame and weaving also highly encouraged! We will have some guest "Teachers" also offering some skill trade lessons in the greenspace.
This will be recurring every other Saturday for the month of June, weather permitting!