Neighborhood Events

*Third Wednesday of the month – HHA Board meetings – Location TBA in consideration of COVID-19 (7:00 pm at the Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Campus, Hauenstein Center, H1 Community Room, on Cherry St., between Jefferson and Lafayette Avenues.) Meetings are virtual during Covid; contact the office for Zoom links.

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Wednesday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m.
Fulton Street Graveyard Walking Tour – Tour Guide Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours
175+ years ago, in 1838, the new village of Grand Rapids opened their first public graveyard – just 12 years after the arrival of Louis Campau. As the first and the oldest graveyard in Grand Rapids history, these humble monuments and graves commemorate fascinating lives of first generation G-Rap colonists. Aren’t you just dying to know WHO? Enjoy a dramatic narrative delivered by Caroline Cook, while we wander through this quiet place of remembrance. Hop aboard the time machine… and see where original pioneer settlers of Grand Rapids lay in rest.
Expect the tour to last between 75 and 90 minutes. Wear comfortable shoes; dress for being outside. Covid-safe precautions will be in place; please wear a mask. Walking Tour takes place rain or shine.

Tickets are $15; buy them here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fulton-street-graveyard-tour-tickets-145556813347

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*It’s My Parks Day / Pleasant Park Clean-Up, Saturday, April 17 10-1, in collaboration with the City of Grand Rapids and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

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Thursday, April 29th at 6:00 p.m., Heritage Hill Historical Tour. 

Heritage Hill Historical Walking Tour – with Tour Guide Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours

If you want to time travel – and step back into an era of graceful, elegant living and imagine life as an heiress to a furniture company fortune – then join us on Heritage Hill. This is the city’s oldest residential district and Michigan’s largest and finest concentration of nineteenth and early twentieth-century houses. These were the homes of mayors, bankers, attorneys, company owners, lumber barons, doctors, judges, and clothiers who shaped the city’s future. This was where the upper crust lived…on “the hill”. Our guide, Caroline Cook, will discuss both architectural features and personal histories of many of these exquisite treasures.

Expect the tour to last 75-90 minutes. Wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Covid safe practices will be in place; please wear a mask. Walking tour will occur rain or shine. Tickets are $15; please find the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heritage-hill-historical-tour-tickets-148826673587

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*2021 Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes – Canceled in consideration of continued Covid restrictions.

The Heritage Hill Annual Weekend Tour of Homes will resume the Third Weekend in May, May 21 & 22, 2022.

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Thursday, May 27th at 6:00 p.m., Heritage Hill Architectural Tour. (featuring different homes than the Heritage Hill Association History tour in October, 2020)

Heritage Hill Architecture Walking Tour – with Tour Guide Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours

If you want to time travel – and step back into an era of graceful, elegant living and imagine life as an heiress to a furniture company fortune – then join us on Heritage Hill. This is the city’s oldest residential district and Michigan’s largest and finest concentration of nineteenth and early twentieth-century houses. These were the homes of mayors, bankers, attorneys, company owners, lumber barons, doctors, judges, and clothiers who shaped the city’s future. This was where the upper crust lived…on “the hill”. Our guide, Caroline Cook, will discuss both architectural features and personal histories of many of these exquisite treasures.

Expect the tour to last 75-90 minutes. Wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Covid safe practices will be in place; please wear a mask. Walking tour will occur rain or shine. Tickets are $15; please find the link below:

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*Yard Sale Day is Saturday, June 5th, 2021

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*Garden Tour / Marketplace at Pleasant Park will be held Saturday, June 19th, 2021, 9-3

Buy tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heritage-hill-garden-tour-tickets-146831355537

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Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:00 p.m., Heritage Hill Architectural Tour. (featuring different homes than the Heritage Hill Association History tour in October, 2020)

Heritage Hill Architecture Walking Tour  – Part II – with Tour Guide Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours

If you want to time travel – and step back into an era of graceful, elegant living and imagine life as an heiress to a furniture company fortune – then join us on Heritage Hill. This is the city’s oldest residential district and Michigan’s largest and finest concentration of nineteenth and early twentieth-century houses. These were the homes of mayors, bankers, attorneys, company owners, lumber barons, doctors, judges, and clothiers who shaped the city’s future. This was where the upper crust lived…on “the hill”. Our guide, Caroline Cook, will discuss both architectural features and personal histories of many of these exquisite treasures.

Expect the tour to last 75-90 minutes. Wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Covid safe practices will be in place; please wear a mask. Walking tour will occur rain or shine. Tickets are $15; please find the link below:

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*Annual Meeting / Holiday Potluck will be held on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, at the GRCC DeVos Campus

 

 

 

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