Friday, June 22, 2012

FREE Summer Family Event at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House 6/23 with music, food, petting zoo & more

Families Kickstart Summer at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House with 1st of many family-friendly activities at the historic estate

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Ford House), in partnership with WRCJ 90.9 FM, will host Kickstart Your Summer!, a FREE day of performing art and imagination. The event is open to families of all ages and will be held in the Ford House Activities Center.

Guests will experience live entertainment from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Livonia Symphony, Oakland University musicians, Cantata Academy Chorale and Grosse Pointe Theater and more.

Children’s activities are being provided by the Detroit Institute of Arts and PuppetArt Theater, and the Ann Arbor Symphony will host an instrument “petting zoo” for children to explore all different ways to make music. In addition, more than 30 arts and educational organizations will be represented at information booths in the Activities Center.

Families will also be able to sample food from Ford House’s Cotswold Café, Dirty Dog Jazz Café and Fresh Farms Market.

WHEN: Saturday, June 23
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:  Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Activities Center
1100 Lake Shore Rd.
Gross Pointe Shores, MI 48236

This event is the first of many family-friendly events happening at the Ford House this summer. The estate will also host the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on July 13 & 14 for a special summer concert, a new art exhibit, Once Upon a Time: Grimmly Inspired, begins July 28 and the 2nd Annual Fairy Tale Festival happens Aug. 4. For a full listing of events, please visit

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is located at 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores.

Since 1978, Ford House has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to share in Eleanor Ford’s vision of preserving the estate for future generations to enjoy through interpretive tours, family activities, lectures, exhibits and gardens and grounds events.

For more information, visit or call 313.884.4222.


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