Young heroes of the neighborhood painted the streets yellow and gold, leading the parade in masks and capes. A few hundred residents and community members joined Ben Schlatter’s steel drums, the Nightfire Drumline, and the kids of Flint River Houses for the Light Up the City – Neighborhood Art Parade on Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 pm at River Park Community Center, the first of the season.
Organized in cooperation with the Light Up the City – Porch Light Initiative, the event is sponsored by Neighborhood Restoration Coalition, Flint Neighborhoods United, Michigan State Police, the Flint Police Department, Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, Wal-Mart, and Consumer’s Energy, and led by artists Cinthia Montague & Candice Stewart with support from the Ruth Mott Foundation.
When: Thursday, May 22, 2014
6:30 – 7:30 pm: (Free) Appetizers & DJ set by Yahman Dennie
7:30 – 8:00 pm: Hero-Led Art Parade featuring Ben Schlatter Trio
8:00 – 9:00 pm: (Free) Jerk & curry chicken, rice & peas, plantains, vegetables, ginger & sorrel from Caribean Link-Up Restaurant, and New Orleans-style jazz set by Ben Schlatter Trio
River Park Community Center, 7002 Pemberton Dr., Flint, MI