Category: Community Published on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:44 Written by Michigan Chronicle
BLISS Event Series Creates Family-Friendly Experience
Detroit, Mich. – The Belle Isle Conservancy, in partnership with the Detroit Recreation Department launched “Belle Isle Summer Saturdays (BLISS)” last month, on July 20. The second date, scheduled for August 17 allows visitors to attend yoga classes, get bus tours of the island, have painting lessons, rent kayaks, purchase food from food trucks, and much more. All programming is being undertaken in partnership with Detroit area non-profits, small businesses, corporations, community groups and individuals.
In efforts to transform the island, several existing volunteer groups have combined to form The Belle Isle Conservancy (BIC). The Conservancy has begun to mobilize resources to reinvest in the park and provide a positive experience for thousands of park user who return year after year.
The Belle Isle Summer Series is made possible by the generous support of The GM Foundation and Kresge Foundation. Additional partners include: Project for Public Spaces, D: Hive, Detroit River Sports, Detroit Bus Company, Arts & Scraps, WDET, and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.
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