WinterFest at Palmer Park celebrates Black History & Love
Love is in the Park!
People for Palmer Park (PFPP) will celebrate love and Black History at its annual free family-friendly Winter LoveFest on February 10, 2024 from 2-5 pm. The pre-Valentine’s Day community event will be held in and around the historic Palmer Log Cabin.
Entertainment will include African dancing and drumming with Nano Djiapo African Drummers & Dancers, Reggae and Caribbean music with King Mellowman and Mellow Runners, and a youth violin performance with Detroit Youth Volume. There will be hot cocoa and hot beverages, cookies, treats, Black History games, arts and crafts, and much more inside the heated tents!
Outside, enjoy horse and carriage rides and winter sports (weather dependent). Storytelling and spinning wheel demos with the Queen of Hearts artist Lynette Halalay will be held in the cabin. Decorated with hearts and aglow with beautiful new chandeliers, restored woodwork and Victorian pocket doors, and shimmering stained glass windows, the Log Cabin will radiate with love and creativity.
THIS YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS:
Entertainment will be non-stop inside the heated tent
In the tent: Free hot cocoa & treats from McDonalds and Arts and Crafts for Valentine’s Day & Black History, Valentine card-making, Black History Bingo, games…and more!
Outside: Winter sports and activities weather permitting (snow shoeing) and Horse and carriage rides (suggested donation of $2 per child, $4 per adult and $5 per family is appreciated)
In the Log Cabin: Storytelling and giveaway of children’s books and Queen of Hearts Lynette will work magic on her spinning wheel.
PFPP has been restoring the historic log cabin as a center for community gatherings, education, and cultural enrichment.In the Cabin—which will be festively decorated--learn more about the history of the Cabin and Park, and how to get involved with People for Palmer Park.
Please bring: We will collect books for the Park’s Little Free Libraries (especially for children) to give away in our park’s Free Little Libraries.
We will encourage attendees to join us for more activities in the spring and summer — specially to volunteer at our Earth Day cleanup on April 27, and other events to beautify and uplift the park and the community.
Since 2011, People for Palmer Park has been holding free community celebrations to engage and connect neighbors and park users to encourage healthy living, love of nature and the environment, and to develop friendships and grow bonds between people of diverse backgrounds, ages, races, ethnicities, and identities. As a regional park, we strive to find harmony between urban and suburban visitors, and encourage volunteerism and participation to improve the park and quality of life for all.
PEOPLE FOR PALMER PARK OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE: As with all our events, we will have plenty of official PFPP merchandise for sale. Cash and credit accepted!
TO VOLUNTEER AT THIS EVENT, please visit palmerparkwinterfest2024.eventbrite.com
LOCATION: Winter Love Fest will take place in Palmer Park, in and around the Log Cabin which is located just north of McNichols (Six Mile Road) and just west of Woodward Ave. in Detroit.