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Hundreds marched to defend DACA recipients in Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NEWS

Hundreds of Grand Rapidians held a vigil and marched around downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in response to the Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that the Trump administration was going to rescind the Deferred Action for...

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Downtown wants ideas for reimagining Calder Plaza

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 06-21-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Have an idea to enhance the too-often uninviting and barren plaza that surrounds Grand Rapids City Hall and the Kent County Administration Building? Well, now is the time to share your idea with the community. After years of casual civic banter...

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Early hours: Outdoor venues provide art opportunities beyond official ArtPrize hours

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

There's just not enough time to see all the art: it's a common complaint during ArtPrize season. Whether it's due to a limited schedule or a desire to see more of the work, venturing out to outdoor venues on off hours can help solve this...

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City Lights Music Festival aims to entertain with light, sound show

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 07-18-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

What began as a one-day show with local artists has now evolved into the City Lights Music Festival, a two-day event featuring local, national and international artists. The electronic dance music (EDM) festival will be held at Calder Plaza on July...

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Pride Festival to celebrate support for LGBT community

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-13-2013 under NEWS

Pride Festival will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with the addition of the Grand Rapids Parade of Pride. Pride Festival will be held on Saturday, June 15 at Calder Plaza. The festival celebrates steps being made forward in the gay community,...

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Occupy Grand Rapids; march through downtown to meet at Calder Plaza

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-09-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Local artist and activist Scott Warren released video of Occupy Grand Rapids protestors marching through downtown Grand Rapids on their way to Calder Plaza. Approximately 50 demonstrators carried signs and chanted protest slogans expressing their...

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Occupy Grand Rapids General Assembly reads the NYC statement (video)

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-08-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Video of 10-08-2011 Occupy Grand Rapids general assembly reading of the NYC statement. According to reports on MLive.com there were about 350 attendees present during the early stages of the event.

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City Lights Music Festival coming to Calder Plaza

by (samantha.dine)

Submitted 08-10-2011 under NEWS

City Lights  Music Festival is coming to Calder Plaza on Saturday August 20. Eight performers will take the stage from 4 p.m.-12 p.m., including Steve Swift, Brandon Hill, Detroit Techno Militia, DJ Godfather, Superdre, Kalendr, Anthony...

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Google is Good for Grand Rapids & Grand Rapids is Good for Google

by (Suzanna LaCroix)

Submitted 03-22-2010 under NEWS

Families, business people, college students, politicians, unemployed workers, company owners, educators and high school students came out Friday, March 19 to Calder Plaza to support the nomination of Grand Rapids as a test city for Google Fiber....

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350GR - City Participates in International Day of Climate Action

by (dostafinski)

Submitted 10-28-2009 under NEWS

On Saturday, October 24th nearly 60 activists gathered at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, MI for the 350.org International Day of Climate Action. Overall 5,200 events in 181 countries happened on the 24th, marking it as the largest day...

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