This year, our community has embraced parks in ways that we have never seen before; over the last few months the number of visitors along the Detroit Riverfront and Dequindre Cut has well exceeded previous years. This rise in use of our public spaces has meant an increase in security and cleaning to ensure our spaces remain clean, safe, and beautiful—making our work and your support more essential than ever.
Though we wish we could be together in person this year at our annual fundraising events, we invite you instead to show your support for the Detroit Riverfront by joining us for #BeingApartTogether—a new physically-distant, socially-connected fundraiser.
This fundraiser is a celebration of the important role parks play in our lives, designed to provide new and special ways our community can experience our riverfront, all while #BeingApartTogether. Supporters will receive a package curated in partnership with Detroit's own City Bird, filled with limited edition riverfront items, locally-sourced gifts, and unique activities for outdoor fun.
Thanks to our fundraiser supporters, we will be broadcasting a special night of performances by local artists along the Detroit Riverfront on October 16th at 6pm, including In Transit, Al Bettis, Juuni, and New World Soul. The whole community will be able to enjoy the serenity of the river set to the perfect soundtrack of Detroit talent—all designed to bring the riverfront safely to our homes.
Leading up to this special virtual concert, our friends from the Detroit Experience Factory will be hosting a free virtual tour of the Detroit Riverfront. Be sure to sign up and enjoy this interactive and engaging tour of your favorite riverfront parks and landmarks.
Whether in your backyard or your favorite riverfront park, we invite you to support our essential work by #BeingApartTogether this fall!
Join the #BeingApartTogether Campaign
*Due to high demand, the first batch of #BeingApartTogether Packages has SOLD OUT—but do not worry! Order your packages now and you will receive them in the second batch, which will ship early December, in time to be the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones. Please contact us at Events@DetroitRiverfront.org with any questions.
Thank you to our 2020 #BeingApartTogether sponsors!
Essential Riverfront Heroes
Friends of Robert C. Valade Park
Champions of the Conservancy
Peter D. and Julie Fisher Cummings
Sarah and Chip McClure
John C. Carter
Matt & Karen Cullen
Eugene & Sheila Mondry Family Foundation; Mitchell & Diane Mondry Family
Larry & Patti McLaughlin
Roy & Maureen Roberts
Dequindre Cut Supporters
Bankable Marketing Strategies, Memoriam for Evelyn Johnston
Sandy & Lisa Baruah
Rachel Bendit & Mark Bernstein
Cassie Marie Brenske
Karl & Nan Couyoumjian