Weekend Activities

August 8, 2012

Well the big day is almost here and we wanted to post the activities for the weekend.  It all starts Friday night for our out of town guests at Temple Emanuel with Dinner before services at 5:00pm.  Your all invited to join us for Shabbat services at 6:15pm.

Saturday morning the services start at 10:00 and will conclude around noon.  We will then head over to the B.O.B for the afternoon party.  The party will continue until 3:45pm.

For those of you joining us from out of town, we are hosting a dinner at our home starting at around 6:30pm.

We are all looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Where can you park in Downtown Grand Rapids?

June 16, 2012

While there are lots of options downtown, here is a link to check it out. Parking Maps and Tips

What to do on a long Weekend

June 16, 2012

While Morgan’s Bat Mitzvah is on Labor Day weekend, there is a lot to do here in West Michigan.  Grand Rapids has a number of museums in town for the family.  These include:

  1. Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  2. The Gerald R. Ford Museum
  3. The Grand Rapids Public Museum
  4. The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
  5. John Ball Zoo
You may even want to check out a Baseball Game with our local minor league team the Whitecaps.  They will be in town this weekend.  They are the minor league team for the Detroit Tigers.

We are also within driving distance of some really great beaches and resort towns.  The beaches here are really sandy and at this time of the year will be nice and warm.  Some describe the beaches as being like Key West but only colder:-)

  1. Saugatuck
  2. Holland
  3. Grand Haven

If you choose to go to Saugatuck or Holland for the Day, there are dune rides that are really a lot of fun!  They will even stop at the top of one so that you can look out over Lake Michigan and the surrounding area.

We are also an hour away from Michigan Adventure Amusement and Water Park

So come plan to make it a long weekend and have some fun!

Other Hotels in the Area

June 16, 2012

While we have arranged a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott, Here are a few other places in town that you may want to check out:

  1. Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe, Gr. Rapids            (616) 774-2000
  2. JW Marriott, 235 Lewis Campus Dr., Gr. Rapids         (616) 242-1500
  3. Holiday Inn, 310 Pearl St. NW, Gr. Rapids                  (616) 235-7611
  4. Country Inn & Suites, 3251 Deposit Dr., Gr. Rapids   (616) 942-7000

Hotel Accommodations!

May 7, 2012

Well the time is getting close for Morgan’s Bat Mitzvah.  For those of you coming from out of town, we have reserved a block of rooms for the weekend.  If you follow this link, you can check out the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids and make your reservations. The hotel is located right across the street from The B.O.B.

Courtyard by Marriott Reservations

Welcome to Morgan’s Bat Mitzvah Blog!

August 7, 2011

Welcome to our family blog about Morgan’s Bat Mitzvah. We will be celebrating her Bat Mitzvah on September 1, 2012. She is starting to think about her theme and will begin studying for her torah portion this fall. Keep an eye out here for updates as we get closer to this important day in her life.