Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront

Thursday, Jul 07, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
This event occurs every week Thursday and Friday until Fri Aug 12 2022.
Event Type : Family/Kids

Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront (R3) is the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s unique, interactive early literacy program.

With support from General Motors, R3 stretches six weeks throughout the summer and features readings by local celebrities, as well as business and community leaders.  The program also boasts live and interactive family entertainment, a healthy snack provided by the YMCA and free books provided by General Motors in partnership with the Detroit Public Library’s “Library on Wheels.”

Like last year, the program will take place at Gabriel Richard Park — a large riverfront oasis located off of Jefferson Avenue. at the foot of the Belle Isle Bridge. Additionally, state recommended COVID-19 protocols will be implemented if necessary to protect our visitors, volunteers, and staff.

The Conservancy thanks General Motors for the financial support for this program and for helping share the joy of reading with children and families in the community.

The 2022 program will run July 7 - August 12 with sessions taking place on Thursdays and Fridays at 10 AM and 11:30 AM. Each session lasts about 45 minutes. Participants must participate in the session to receive a free book. Pre-registration is required. Registration is now open for groups of ten or more children and individuals. Click below for registration.

Individual registration is for those bringing less than ten children and group registration is for those bringing more than 10 children.

Individual Registration Here


Group Registration Here

For more information email: [email protected]

When participating in Detroit Riverfront Conservancy's programs or visiting the Detroit Riverfront, please remember: The health and safety of visitors and participants is our top priority. Please stay home if you are feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Program participants are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands frequently and to respect the comfort levels of those around them.