North East Citizens Action
The Upper East Side
Michigan is known for its beautiful summers and colorful falls, what better way to enjoy the outdoors than walking through Ball Perkins Park. This park offers just over 80-acres of outdoor enjoyment and has been left as an undeveloped natural setting. Walking through Ball Perkins Park allows you to enjoy a natural setting while remaining in the city.
Another great amenity offered in the North East Citizen Action community is the Grand Rapids Public Library Yankee Clipper Branch. This branch is along the bus route and offers great activities for children and adults of all ages. A list of upcoming activities can be found on their website and there is always a new event to participate in. For additional reading and fun activities check out the East to West Readers.
The campus of Cornerstone University is located in the North East Citizen Action neighborhood and is home to a diverse group of students. This campus may be small but it has a beautiful nature setting and gorgeous architecture. Another location with amazing architecture is Frederik Meijer Gardens located just down the road from Cornerstone University. Frederik Meijer Gardens is known for their beautiful gardens that showcase a number of different items like sculptures, waterfalls, floral arrangements, and so much more. The highlight of the year happens when Frederik Meijer Gardens opens their butterfly exhibit to the public. Every March and April, the tropical butterfly exhibit features a dazzling displace of more than 50 species of butterfly as they hatch and begin their life.
With so many great things to do in the North East Citizen Action, the area offers some great schools for children to attend. The Kent Career Tech Center offers students the opportunity to specialize in specific programs to help prepare them for the future. This tech center is designed to prepare students for future careers, college, internships, and many other options. Other schools in the area include Knapp Charter Academy, North Point Christian Middle/High School, North Hills Classical Academy, and Plymouth Christian High School. All of these schools listed have 4 or more stars out of 5 stars for their community review.
The Best Cuisine In Town
For a fun new way to eat dinner, stop by The Melting Pot and try their fondue meal options. There are all sorts of options for fondue such as cheese and your choice of cooking style for meats and vegetables. Be sure to save some room for chocolate fondue at the end of your meal. You can dip food items like strawberries, marshmallows, bananas, and so much more into different types of chocolaty goodness. This experience is sure to be a fun one and can be a great experience for all ages.
Another highly recommended restaurant with 4.7 out of 5 stars is Licari’s Sicilian Pizza Kitchen. This family owned restaurant specializes in Italian food like pizza, paninis, pasta, and more. Featured on the Food Network in 2012, Licari’s also has catering available all types of events.
Another highly ranked restaurant in the North East Citizen Action neighborhood is Lai Thai Kitchen. This restaurant features authentic Thai food cooked by head chef Sawalee from Thailand. Not a fan of spicy food, there are spice levels for all types of taste buds. For more Thai cuisine, check out Thai Chef Restaurant with traditional Thai food and a cozy dining atmosphere. If you are looking for a new flavor, try their famous duck curry and fried rice dish. For a unique flavor, try the Japanese and Chinese foods at the Min Ten restaurant. With a hibachi grill and a variety of flavorful foods, this is sure to accommodate all your taste buds.
In the mood for a good movie? Stop by Celebration Cinema North and watch a newly released movie or watch an IMAX version of the hottest newly released movie. If you want to watch an interactive movie, try buying tickets for a DBOX movie that makes you feel like you are part of the movie while you seat moved front, back, and sideways.
Living in Michigan mean there is a lake in any direction, which makes fishing a great recreational sport for residents. Nomad Anglers Fly Fishing Outlet has one of their three stores located in North East Citizen Action for avid fishers. This store provides high-quality products for people who are devoted to fishing and even people who just like to fish for fun. There are also many opportunities offered by the company to learn how to fly fish.