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July 4 weekend busy in Lansing area

Broad Museum kids

There will be fun hands-on activities at the Board Museum at Michigan State University this Saturday, July 1. Photo from the museum's website

Chloe Gregg

By Chloe Gregg
Associate Editor

This weekend there will be tons of fun family-friendly events in the Greater Lansing area. From the art museum, to concerts and Fourth of July celebrations, city residents are sure to find something fun for their family to attend.

There will also be many protests against the Roe v. Wade ruling throughout the city during this weekend.

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU will be hosting its monthly “Family Day” on Saturday, July 1. This event is free for all, but preregistration is required and can be done on the website.

This event will be held at the art museum, located at 547 E. Circle Drive in East Lansing, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Director of Education Michelle Word said this event will be offered on the first Saturday of every month.

“First Saturday means Family Day at the MSU Broad Art Museum,” Word said. “Make creative connections with the MSU Broad’s exhibitions through free hands-on and interactive family fun throughout the museum. This Family Day we are exploring the theme ‘stretch!’

“We will be playing with materials that bend, stretch and move to make our own sculptures. Outside of the museum we will collaborate to make a growing art piece during the day. Let's explore movement as a way to express ourselves and the art we see.”

The Fourth of July Celebration is an event going on July 4 hosted by Lansing Parks and Recreation. This event has a few different sections to it, with the first beginning at 11 a.m. and including a parade that will proceed around the Capitol loop in Lansing.

The next event will be located at Adado Riverfront Park across from LCC at 300 N. Grand Ave. This will start at 8 p.m. and is a concert in the park. This event is free for residents to enjoy. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, a blanket to enjoy outside nature, friends, family, and great music.

Afterwards, there will be fireworks. More information can be found on the Lansing Parks and Recreation website.

A peaceful protest for Roe v. Wade will be held on the Capitol lawn during the Fourth of July parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. This protest is for people who feel that this country does not deserve a celebration after the Supreme Court Justice overturned Roe v. Wade and women’s access to safe abortions.

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