Detroit Celebrates 'Neighborhoods Day'

neighborhoods day e1281126672223 Detroit Celebrates 'Neighborhoods Day'It’s an annual celebration of neighborhoods in Detroit.  Arise Detroit is hosting its 4th annual “Neighborhoods Day” this Saturday.

More than 100 community organizations will be hosting events across the city to highlight community pride and working together for a better Detroit.

The goal: to reconnect city residents with each other, learn about community programs and re-embrace the neighborly spirit that many grew up with years ago.

Neighborhoods have been encouraged to find their own activity that best reflects their community’s needs and interests. Last year, some groups had neighborhood parades, cleanups, picnics or anti-crime marches. Some groups gave out scholarships and others held recreational activities. Other neighborhoods host free health screenings from local health institutions.

Among this year’s events: a “funeral procession for violence” on Gratiot, east of Vernor. 

CLICK HERE to view a map plotting this year’s Neighborhood Day events.

For more information about Arise Detroit and Neighborhoods Day, call (313) 921-1955, or visit this link.

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