BLISS- Belle Isle Summer Saturdays

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 - 12:00am
This event occurs every week until Sat Sep 20, 2014. This event also occurs on Sat Jul 19 2014, Sat Aug 16 2014 and Sat Sep 20 2014.
Event Type : Family/Kids

The Belle Isle Conservancy, in partnership with the Detroit Recreation Department, launched a new program entitled Belle Isle Summer Saturdays (BLISS) to bring new energy to one of Metro Detroit’s most popular parks. In addition to enjoying all that Belle Isle already offered, visitors had the opportunity to attend yoga classes, get tours of the island, rent kayaks and bikes, purchase food from food trucks, and more. All programming was undertaken in partnership with Detroit area non-profits, small businesses, corporations, community groups and individuals.

The BLISS series welcomed thousands and was held July 20, August 17 and culminated on September 21st with a partnership with the renowned Tashmoo Biergarten that featured communal seating, music, food, Michigan beer, and games.

Partners included: The GM Foundation and Kresge Foundation, Project for Public Spaces, D: Hive, Detroit River Sports, Detroit Bus Company, Detroit Dog Rescue, Arts & Scraps, WDET, and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Project for Public Spaces, D: Hive, Detroit River Sports, Detroit Bus Company, Buffy’s Mexi-casian Grill, People’s Pierogi Collective, Arts & Scraps, WDET, Inspiration Yoga, and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.