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Serita’s Black Rose to Bring the Sounds of Soul to Downtown Holland

With powerhouse vocals and skilled musicianship, Serita’s Black Rose is making a name for themselves in the Grand Rapids music scene. The acoustic duo, made up of Serita Crowley and Jon Hayes at Downtown Holland’s Concerts In The Park, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 31 beginning at noon. Concerts In The Park is a lunchtime concert series event hosted by Downtown Holland every Wednesday through August 28 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in GDK Park
on 8th Street between Central and River Avenues. Concerts In The Park is free to attend and is proudly sponsored by Haworth.

A self-professed “Funkateer”, Serita Crowley of Serita’s Black Rose brings a raucous mix of funk, rock, blues, neo-soul and American wherever she performs. Serita, along with her partner Jon Hayes are at the band’s core, performing together for nearly two decades. As an acoustic duo, they play much of the timeless “feel good music” from the 60’s and 70’s that everyone can enjoy. Her fiery, blues- and soul-infused vocals will shake the ground beneath your feet.

Each week during Concerts In The Park, the entire community is invited to celebrate the many sounds of Holland with a free, family-friendly concert featuring a diverse line-up of musical performers. Bring a blanket, pack a lunch (or grab one “to go” from a Downtown Holland restaurant), sit back and relax as the sounds of jazz, folk, blues, Tejano music and more fill 8th Street!

For more information on Concerts In the Park, call 616-796-1210, visit our website at or follow Downtown Holland on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Children Can Receive a Free Book at the Kids Activities at the Holland Farmers Market

Members of the Holland Education Association (HEA) will join tomorrow’s Kids Activities at the Holland Farmers Market for the first time ever. Beginning at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 31, HEA members will encourage children to keep reading all summer long by handing out a free book to each child while supplies last! They’ll also help children create a bookmark they can take home with them. The Holland Farmers Market Kids Activities are
proudly sponsored by Higher Health Chiropractic.

The Holland Education Association is a proud group of teachers from Holland Public School District who are dedicated to providing the best education to school age children in Holland. As teachers, they believe it is important to promote education through community connections and by spreading the word about the importance of early literacy and reading.

The Kids Activities at the Holland Farmers Market are held every Wednesday morning through August 21. The Activities begin at 9:30 am with Market Story Time hosted by the Herrick District Library, followed by a free, educational and hands-on activity hosted by a local non-profit organization or business. In addition to the organized activity, bubbles, hula hoops and coloring pages are also available each week. The Activities are free to attend though a parent/guardian must remain present at all times.

Upcoming Kids Activities

August 7
Strategic Yard Games
Holland Recreation Department
Join the staff from the Holland Recreation Department as they encourage strategic thinking with a variety of family-friendly yard games that are fun for children of all ages!
August 14
Help Clean Up the Water Shed
Holland Museum
The Holland Museum will be here with a variety of inventive hands-on activities from their Spark! Lab interactive exhibit that focus on preventing pollution in the Great Lakes!
August 21
Mr. Potato Head
Holland Area Arts Council

During this popular activity, the Holland Area Arts Council will help kids create one-of-a-kind potato heads using potatoes from the Farmers Market, googly eyes, pipe cleaners and more!

About Higher Health Chiropractic:
Led by Dr. Andrew White, the team at Higher Health Chiropractic in Holland is driven by faith, proven by results and dedicated to creating an extraordinary experience for their youngest chiropractic patients. Higher Health Chiropractic is a neurologically based practice utilizing state of the art technology and FDA approved adjusting tools to help patients of all ages achieve their health goals. Visit them online at or call 616.294.8376 to make an appointment today.

About the Holland Farmers Market:
The Holland Farmers Market is located at 150 West 8th Street at the Eighth Street Market Place in Downtown Holland. The Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm from May 15 through December 21, rain or shine. Each season, the Holland Farmers
Market brings together over 100 local farmers and vendors, food trucks, street performers and special events. Be sure to shop early for the best product assortment! The Market offers free parking and an ATM onsite. Visit Market staff inside the front lobby of the Holland Civic Center Place for information on food assistance programs, including Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior FRESH and Project FRESH. Animals are prohibited at the Market, so please leave Fido safe at home!