The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is looking for passionate people to engage in our organization. Read about the opportunities we have to be involved below:
Now accepting Citizen Coalition applications!
Are you passionate about Downtown Kalamazoo and its success? Apply to be on one of our Citizen Coalitions! We are looking for diverse, engaged and thoughtful members to join our People, Place, Experience and Growth coalitions in 2020. Applications open until Nov. 1, 2019. Click here to apply.
Join in on the magic of the holiday spirit by volunteering your time at this year’s Kalamazoo Holiday Parade, November 16. Every position from float organization to balloon wrangling and even clean up needs to be filled. Are you 18+? Want to help spread a little holiday cheer?
Learn about volunteer opportunities and sign up here.
Exchange Place Alley Activation Feedback
The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is working with our Coalition members to create better connectivity and enhance vibrancy Downtown. As we look to activate other public spaces and alleyways like Bates Alley, we need YOUR input! Our next project? Exchange Place. Share your ideas here.
Kalamazoo Streets Design Project
Join the City of Kalamazoo for a hands-on design workshop to set community priorities in the street redesign process on Wednesday, October 23 at The Foundry (600 E. Michigan Ave.). This meeting will be held in open house format, come when you can and stay as long as you would like, with two short presentations at 6:30 and 7:30 pm.
The results of this meeting, walking audits, and bike surveys will guide the street design options, which will be reviewed and discussed at meetings 3 and 4.
SkeleTour | October 2019 | Bates Alley
Downtown is getting a little spooky, and a lot silly!
This October, downtown streets will be adorned with specially-crafted, one-of-a-kind skeletons for the first SkeleTour Downtown Kalamazoo! From wild and wacky, to spooky and eerie, these life-sized skeletons reflect local businesses and organizations unique to Kalamazoo.
Tag @DowntownKalamazoo in your #skelfie for a chance to win up to $300 in Downtown Dollars!
Kalamazoo Valley Museum Located at 230 N. Rose St.
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is FREE. It’s three floors of hands on exhibits and programming experiences based on history, science and technology. The Museum host six major traveling family-friendly exhibits per year on many topics. Open seven days a week M-S 9-5 PM, Sundays and most holidays from 1-5 PM.
Looking for the unique? Free General Admission for all; Regularly changing exhibits; Hands on crafts programs, monthly special events and programs; Newer Innovation Science Exhibit, Innovation Lab with many demonstrations; State of the Art planetarium; 2300 year old mummy; two major annual festivals including Storytelling and Fretboard, and new Statewide Astronomy Night, iconic yellow Checker Cab and much much more!
What’s New? Mindbender Mansion 2 exhibit now open with lots of brainteasers for individual and group play.
Also opening two new exhibits on October 12th is the “Filling in the Gaps: The Art of Murphy Darden” local artist, historian and collector of significant African American history; and Ripley’s Willard Wigan’s Microsculptures” the world’s smallest sculptures that are small enough to fit in the eye of needle.
How to be in the know? Please visit www.kalamazoomuseum.org for more information and details about all of the Museum’s offerings.