The Grand Rapids Sister Cities International's community received the following statement from the City of Grand Rapids' official spokeperson: "We are mourning the loss of two trailblazers who helped forge the cultural identity of our community. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, City Commissioners, City Manager Mark Washington and City staff are extending heartfelt condolences to the friends… Continue reading Sad Announcement: Benjamin Amponsah
Join us for our 2018 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. We'll give an update on all we have achieved this year. Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. is graciously hosting the event in their community space located at 29 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids. There is a parking garage across from the building.… Continue reading Annual Meeting 2018
Support the Perugia Committee with their "Taste of Italy" raffle fundraiser.
Following is text from a version of this article which appeared in print on January 26, 2017, on Page A9 of the New York edition with the headline: "A Cult Car From Poland for a Hollywood Star." Detroit has its Mustang. Munich has its Bimmer. Bielsko-Biala will always have the Maluch. The Maluch, or little… Continue reading Bielsko-Biala mentioned in New York Times
Join Grand Rapids Sister Cities International at the Grand Rapids Public Museum's 11th Annual Ethnic Heritage Festival tomorrow, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 4pm. The Festival is a day-long celebration of music, dance, crafts and food representing the various ethnic groups that call West Michigan home. The City of Grand Rapids and the surrounding… Continue reading GRPM Ethnic Heritage Festival 2017
What are your plans for the summer? Why not travel to Perugia to learn Italian and live like the locals for a month? The Perugia Sister City Committee is pleased to invite YOU to apply for the annual Angela Andrews Ryan - UNISTRA 2018 Italian Language Scholarship! Every year, the Perugia Committee offers two (2) Grand Rapids… Continue reading Annual Perugia Scholarship Now Open
Two students, Shirin Hosseinzadeh and Gloria Magnini, from the University of Perugia were recognized by Mayor Bliss at the Grand Rapids City Hall meeting on December 6, 2016. Shirin and Gloria join a long list of Italian and American students who have participated in the ongoing exchange between the University of Perugia and Grand Valley State University's… Continue reading Exchange Students Awarded Scholarship
The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America invites you to join the new Grand Rapids PRCUA Malbork Dance Group! REGISTRATION – Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at DIAMOND HALL 439 Diamond Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan Registration fee $25.00 per dancer (ages 3 to 18) Classes begin Thursday, January 12,… Continue reading PRCUA Malbork Dance Group Registration Open!
You're invited to a free presentation by Rev and Keiko Ziak, Co-Founders of the Obon Society. The Final Chapter of WWII: Building a World of Peace, Trust and Friendship from the Ashes of War Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:00pm-4:30pm Grand Valley State University, Allendale Campus Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room Tuesday, October 25, 2016… Continue reading October 25 – Obon Society Presents
Grand Rapids Sister Cities International is proud to co-host a Perugian ArtPrize artist in partnership with Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park (FMGSP). Nicola Renzi returns to ArtPrize 2016 after exhibiting his work in ArtPrize 2011. His textile work titled "Every Journey Begins Closely" is prominently displayed at the Gallery's main entrance for the "Almost… Continue reading ArtPrize Visiting Artist, Nicola Renzi