Buffalo Soldiers and lues Freedom Festival
Sat. Sept. 16 1-4 pm
Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Association, 8886 Lahser Dr. (map)
Join us for our second annual Freedom Festival. This year we will be honoring the Buffalo Soldiers and celebrate with blues, African drumming, pony rides, food and more. Sponsored by the Detroit Parks Coalition, the Knight Foundation and the Detroit Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship & FORP
FORP Membership Meeting
Tues. Sept. 19, 6pm
Sorensen Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (map)
Meet our new program manager, Alex Allen IV, and learn about all the work we are doing to improve Rouge Park and how you can get involved! Come at 4pm for our Honeysuckle Happy Hour (see below) and help restore the Ma'iingan Wildwood Trail while enjoying beer or cider on us.
Honeysuckle Happy Hours
Tues. Sept. 19, 4-6pm (followed by FORP membership meeting) .
Wed. Sept. 27, 4-8pm
Come enjoy a drink on us (beer and hard cider) while helping to restore Rouge Parks nature trails by removing Honeysuckle and other non-native invasive plants.
Yoga in the Park with Yoganic Flow
Every Sunday at 9 am, through September 24
Brennan Recreation Area Yoga Green (map)
(between the basketball courts and playground)
Don't miss our last two sessions of the year 9/17 and 9/24.
Learn how to give your body and mind some love.
sponsored by the Detroit Parks Coalition and FORP
Detroit Aero Modelers Fun Fly
Sunday, Sept. 17 10am–1pm
Alex Jefferson Model Airplane Field (map)
(Monthly on the third Sunday, until Oct 16, 2023)
Come watch and learn all about model aircraft flying by experienced members of the Detroit Aero Modelers Club.
D-Town Harvest Festival
Sept. 23 & 24. 11am-5pm
D-Town Farm (map)
Activities include: horseback riding by Detroit Equestrian Play Therapy, Ancestral Foodways Learnshops with the Joy Project, Seed Saving Learnshop by zo, Hands on activities at the Watoto Village, Composting with Food Plus, Sovereignty Plenary and more. Featuring a special tribute for baba Malik Yakini, live music by Mollywop!, archery workshop by Baba Kundaja, african drum & dance by Nano Djapo, and an award ceremony for awardees of the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund.
National Public Lands Day - Prairie Restoration Work Day
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1-4pm
Prairie Pathway - South Trailhead (map)
Help remove invasive woody plants, collected wildflower seeds and clear overgrowth from the Prairie Pathway.
Fish & Tree Walk - sponsored by FORP
Sun. Oct. 8, 2pm
Ma'iingan Wildwood Trail, Sorensen Recreation Area (map)
Join naturalist Robert Muller and lifelong student of woody plants Don Drife on a guided walk covering the fish and tree species found in Rouge Park while hiking the newly rededicated Ma'iingan Wildwood Trail.