89th Annual June Day, June 8th 2019
June Day is an annual event in North Rosedale Park that signals the beginning of Summer. Continuously for 89 years neighbors and friends have gathered at the Community House for outdoor fun. Think of it as a small town founders day with activities for children and adults. It is a way for everyone to come together and share in what we all love about our little slice of Detroit - Community! There is a parade through the neighborhood down Bretton where children decorate their bikes (prizes awarded!), blocks have floats (decorating a pickup truck with families in the back is a favorite), and our community partners share in the festivities. The afternoon is filled with outdoor fun with free and low cost activities. Challenge your neighbors in the pie eating contest or sack race! In the evening we will have a food trucks and live entertainment by the Detroit Social Club. Come one, come all.
The schedule for 89th Annual June Day is as follows:
June Day 2019
‘Celebrate Living in the City’
North Rosedale Park Community House Grounds // 18445 Scarsdale
7:30 a.m. – Run for the Roses Registration
June Day kicks off with the Run for the Roses. Join your physically fit (or getting fit) neighbors for an invigorating run or walk through the Park.
Register at the Community House starting at 7:30, 1 mile race starts at 8:00 am; 5K at 8:30 am. Medals go to the top winners in all categories.
8:00 a.m. – Run for the Roses Race
10:00 a.m. – Parade Registration, bike decoration, and line-up (Glastonbury & Bretton)
11:00 a.m. – Parade (along Bretton from Glastonbury to Shaftsbury)
Watching the Parade
Don’t forget to come out and watch the parade. The route is down Bretton from Glastonbury to Shaftsbury and back. We are inviting the Wayne County Sheriff's Department Mounted Division, a Detroit Fire Department Fire Truck as well as a Detroit Police Department Police cars in the parade…kids of all ages love police cars and fire trucks plus horses!! Also invited to march in the parade are your beloved Block Captains…come see which block has the best float! Kids are welcome to decorate their bikes and march in the Parade as well.
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Field Day
FREE Pie Eating Contests
FREE Field Games
FREE Art & Crafts for Kids
Field games and sumo wrestling for all to enjoy from age 1 to 100! There are pony and horse rides and a bounce house for the little kids as well as fun activities throughout the day! A new pie eating contest winner will be crowned! Will it be you?
There will be free arts & craft tent with all kinds of activities for young and young at heart.
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Lunchtime Kid-friendly Food Trucks
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Dinner Food Trucks
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - June Day Bazaar (Inside the Community House)
Food Vendors and a Variety of sellers- local artisans, neighborhood businesses, and more.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free Evening Concert by Detroit Social Club Blues Band (On Plaza)
No need to go home and fix dinner after a long day in the sun, have dinner and enjoy our evening entertainment! There will be food vendors in the Community House that will provide variety for even the pickiest eater. (optional) In lieu of selling tickets, requesting donations of new unwrapped toys for distribution at the Annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast (12/7/19)
The Detroit Social Club is an amalgamation of several talented Detroit-area musicians brought together to present an entertainment program that one doesn’t often see anymore. Have you ever heard of the “Chitlin’ Circuit” or bus tours or cabarets? DSC, as it is called for short, is a throwback to that time when in the course of one evening, you got some Blues, Motown, Memphis Soul, Dance/Pop and a little Jazz thrown in. They are a review…a jump down, spin around…soul stirring review!
So all of you funky soul brothers and sisters, come on and join your neighbors. It promises to be a FLY AND FUNKY GROOVE TIME!
Family Friendly music but alcohol may be available for purchase.
Volunteers are still needed for June Day!
If you have a few hours to spare on Saturday, June 8th, check out the volunteer schedule at http://www.nrpca.org/june-day . You can fill out a form online. You can also email TK (email@example.com) or Deena (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
Don’t know your schedule yet? No worries…we will also have on-site volunteer sign-up!
We have opportunities from set up first thing in the morning to race volunteers, field games workers, clean-up crew, concession stand workers, volunteers ticket taker help plus much, much more!
A fun way for teens to get community service hours!
June Day Sponsors Wanted!
You can sponsor a midway game, or ride for June Day! A sign will be placed on the game or ride, stating that it is sponsored by you. Sponsor the Run for the Roses Race, your sponsorship sign will be placed along the route. All sponsors will be acknowledged in the July Rosedale Tattler.