Monday, August 8, 2011

Reading on the riverfront (#michlit) Friday and Saturday in Downtown Detroit

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Reading on the riverfront

Reading & RhythmReading & Rhythm on the Riverfront (R3) program presented by the General Motors Foundation and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is an extraordinary summertime program designed to promote literacy throughout Southeastern Michigan, as well as provide children and their families the opportunity to experience the beautiful and re-energized Detroit Riverfront.

The (R3) program debuted during the 5th Annual Detroit River Days Festival and continue on Fridays and Saturdays through August 19th. In addition to an afternoon selection by a celebrity reader, children and their families will also be treated to a complimentary ride on the Cullen Family Carousel, receive a healthy treat from the RiverWalk Café, as well as receive a free book from the Detroit Public Library's Library on Wheels. For more information, or to register your group, click here.

As the program continues, we look forward to welcoming, Roy Roberts (Detroit Public Schools), Matt Cullen (Rock Enterprises), Charles Pugh (Detroit City Council), Saunteel Jenkins (Detroit City Council), Sheriff Benny Napoleon (Wayne County), Cindy Pasky (Strategic Staffing Solutions), George W. Jackson, Jr. (Detroit Economic Growth Corporation), Carol Goss (The Skillman Foundation), Christina Lovio-George (Lovio George), Gary van Elslander (Art Van Corporation), Tricia Keith (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Rochelle Riley (Detroit Free Press), Carol Cain (CBS Detroit), Shirley Stancato (New Detroit, Inc.), Tonya Allen, (The Skillman Foundation), Kathy Paul (Compuware), Kimmie Horne (International Entertainer), and Laura Trudeau (The Kresge Foundation).

2011

READING & RHYTHM ON THE RIVERFRONT
PROGRAM OVERVIEW




Event: Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront (R3) is an extraordinary
summertime program designed to promote literacy throughout
Southeastern Michigan, as well as provide children and their families the
opportunity to experience the beautiful and re-energized Detroit
Riverfront.
The program is presented by The General Motors Foundation and
hosted by The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.
When: The program debuted during the 5th Annual Detroit River Days Festival
and will continue on Fridays and Saturdays through August 13th.
Where: Rivard Plaza located along the beautiful Detroit Riverfront will serve as
the backdrop for this interactive and family-oriented programming.
Highlights: Program highlights include summer afternoons of reading by a celebrity
reader, live and interactive family entertainment, free books from the
Detroit Public Library's Library on Wheels, free carousel rides, and
healthy treats for the children.
Who is
Invited: Metro Detroit area non-profit organizations and groups serving children
ages 3 to 10 are invited to register.
2011 Remaining
Schedule of Events:
Friday, July 22nd at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 & 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23rd at 1:00, 2:30 & 4:00 p.m.
Friday, July 29th at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 & 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 30th at 1:00, 2:30 & 4:00 p.m.
Friday, August 5th at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 & 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 6th at 1:00, 2:30 & 4:00 p.m.
Friday, August 12th at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 & 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 13th at 1:00, 2:30 & 4:00 p.m.
To Register: To register your organization or group, contact Bianca Williams at
313.566.8234 or bianca.williams@detroitriverfront.org



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