Grand Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is located on the Grand River about 40 miles east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2009 census, the city population was 193,710.
The major industry in Grand Rapids is home to five of the world's leading office furniture companies and is nicknamed the "Furniture City". The city and surrounding communities are economically diverse, and contribute heavily to the health care, automotive, aviation, and consumer goods manufacturing industries, among others.
During the first weekend in June, several blocks of downtown surrounding the Calder stabile in Vandenberg Plaza are closed to traffic. Festival features several stages with free live performances, food booths selling a variety of ethnic cuisine, art demonstrations and sales, and other arts-related activities. Organizers bill it as the largest all-volunteer arts festival in the United States because it is organized and managed entirely by volunteers. Vandenberg Plaza also hosts various ethnic festivals that take place throughout the summer season.
Grand Rapids has a humid continental climate, with very warm and humid summers, cold and snowy winters, and autumn and spring are quick but mild. Owing to lake effect snow from Lake Michigan, the city averages 64 in of snow per annum. The area often receives quick and sudden lake effect snowstorms , producing significant amounts of snowfall. Summers can be quite hot and the occurrence of heat waves is not uncommon.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
African Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 4301 Kalamazoo Avenue Southeast, - Grand Rapids, MI (616) 245-2981
Mahogany Island of Beauty - Category: Black Hair Salons - 956 Hall Street Southeast, - Grand Rapids, MI (616) 241-4490
Sistas Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2017 Eastern Avenue Southeast, - Grand Rapids, MI (616) 241-6805
Turning Heads Salon By Lolita - Category: Black Hair Salons - Full Service Salon
with Barber - 1221 Madison Avenue S.E. - Grand Rapids, MI (616) 356-2361
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
The Grand Rapids Times - Category: African American Newspaper - Post Office Box 7258, Grand Rapids, MI, 49510 (616) 245-8737
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Big G's Restaurant - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 2921 Eastern Avenue SE, - Grand Rapids, MI (616) 245-7572
Taste of Heaven at Mommas Place - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 817 Franklin Street, - Grand Rapids, MI (616) 241-5500
Tequila Restaurant - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 932 Division Avenue South, - Grand Rapids, MI (616) 246-0699
First Community AME Church - 500 James Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 459-0151 - (visit website)
Living Water Church of God in Christ - 1400 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Messiah Missionary Baptist Church - 513 Henry Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 458-2651
St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church - 101 Deleware S.E., Grand Rapids, MI (616) 452-7227 - (visit website)
Dr Grins Comedy Club - Category: Comedy Club - 20 Monroe Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 493-2626 - (visit website)
Monte's Lounge - Category: Lounge - 438 Bridge Street, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 774-5969 - (visit website)
No Weapon Inc. Edutainment - Category: Theater - No Weapon Edutainment is showcases plays P.O. Box 68512, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 723-7660 - (visit website)
The Orbit Room - Category: NightClub - REVIEW: "The Orbit Room broadcasts live every week by some of the top Hip Hop and R&B artists." - 2525 Lake Eastbrook Boulevard Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 942-1328 - (visit website)
Annual "Symphony with Soul" (Feb.) Held at Devos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 364-9000 - (visit website)
A special collage concert celebrating the richness of African-American musical and cultural expression.
Annual West Michigan Pet Expo (April) Held at Deltaplex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 364-9000
- (visit website)
Local entertainment. There will be a live petting zoo on site as well as on site adoption!
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