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Kick-off Event 2022
Southfield Celebrates Black History Month 2022 Kick-off Event will take place on Saturday, February 5. The event will feature the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, a lecture by its founder Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, a Black-owned Business Marketplace and much more. The event will take place in the Southfield Pavilion at 26000 Evergreen Road from 4:00-9:00 pm. Admission is free. This program is suitable for ages 12 and up.

There will be a number or presentations and performances throughout the event including:
Hair wrap tutorial with Love Rose, owner of Wrapped in Love at 4:30 pm
Performances by Impulse Dance Academy, In the Zone Dance Studio (with drummer Marwan Amen-Ra) and Legacy Dance Studio
Spoken Word with Figure Skating in Detroit and The Delta Gems
Presentation by Black History 101 Mobile Museum founder Dr. Khalid el-Hakim at 7 p.m.
The Black-owned Business Marketplace will be open throughout the event for attendees to browse and support black-owned businesses from throughout the metro Detroit area.
DJ DeezyD will be providing music

Please note that all individuals must wear a face mask while at all Southfield Celebrates Black History Month indoor programs due to the continued increase of positive Covid-19 cases throughout the metro area.

Call (248) 796-4620 for more details.
Walk Through History 2022
This outdoor display features information signs describing some well-known and lesser known influential African Americans throughout Southfield and world history. Walk Through History will be on display along the walking path on the front lawn of the Municipal Complex (26000 Evergreen Road) from February 1 – 28.
Conversations & Cocktails 2022
Conversations & Cocktails is a special program acknowledging and celebrating the contributions of African Americans to society and the world with some of metro Detroit’s most notable poets and drummers. The event will take place from 7:00-10:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12 in the Southfield Pavilion. There will also be a cash bar and food available for purchase. General Admission tickets are $10 per person and are available for purchase at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk located inside the Parks & Recreation Building at 26000 Evergreen Road or online using the "Register Online Today" button below (search Conversations). This program features limited capacity and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Conversations & Cocktails will feature Alex Goss & Detroit Soul Rhythm Band performing R&B and Soul music from the 70’s 80’s & 90’s as well as spoken word with notable poets Rosemarie Wilson a.k.a. One Single Rose® and Bernita Bradley along with singer Anthony P. McGlaun and drummer Marwan Amen-Ra, hosted by Ber-Henda Williams.

Please note that all individuals must wear a face mask while at all Southfield Celebrates Black History Month indoor programs due to the continued increase of positive Covid-19 cases throughout the metro area.
Movie Night 2022
Southfield Celebrates Black History Month Movie Night, featuring the 2019 documentary The Black Godfather on Friday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. The film, directed by Reginald Hudlin, follows the life of music executive, entrepreneur and film producer Clarence Avant, as told by those who worked and lived with him.

Admission is free and refreshments will be available for purchase from Shelly’s Hot Dog and We Be Poppin Popcorn. Please call the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 for more information. This film is TV-MA (for disturbing violent images, profanity and brief nudity). Please note that all individuals must wear a face mask while at all Southfield Celebrates Black History Month indoor programs due to the continued increase of positive Covid-19 cases throughout the metro area.
Twisted Storytellers 2022
The Secret Society of Twisted Story Tellers® are back to close out Southfield Celebrates Black History Month 2022 on Friday, February 25 with a performance entitled Cancel Culture, hosted by Satori Shakoor. Doors open to the Southfield Pavilion at 6 pm for a 45 -minute Pre-glow meet and greet session with the performers followed by the performance from 7–9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and are available for purchase in person Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk or online anytime. Tickets must be purchased in advance due to limited capacity for this performance.

Please note that all individuals must wear a face mask while at all Southfield Celebrates Black History Month indoor programs due to the continued increase of positive Covid-19 cases throughout the metro area.
Winter Basketball League Grades 4-5
There is still time to enroll your son or daughter for our Winter Basketball League. The league is open to kids in grades 4 & 5 (based on current school year) and begins Jan. 22 at 9 am at the Beech Woods Recreation Center. The first couple weeks of this program will be used to allow the kids to participate in skills and drills together before teams are picked in February.
Register online below or call (248) 796-4670 for more details.
Winter 2022 P&R Activities Guide

Winter 2022 Activities Guide

Our Winter 2022 Activities Guide is out and registration is being accepted in person and online. The guide features dance, tennis, karate, fitness and ice skating classes along with senior programs, details on our 2022 Daddy-Daughter Dance and Southfield Celebrates Black History Month events and more!

Registration can be done online for many programs, just click the “Register Online Today” button. If you have any questions please call the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 or the Beech Woods Recreation Center Desk at (248) 796-4670 (M-F, 9am-5pm).

We’ve had some changes to programs listed in the Winter 2022 Activity Guide since it went to print:
• Beginning Tai Chi and Tai Chi Form - Jan 13-Feb 17 sessions have been canceled

Winter 2022 P&R Activities Guide

The January-March edition of The Southfield Scribe newsletter features details on the return of AARP Tax Aide (reservations begin January 18, 2022) and winter classes and programs. For more information please call Senior Services at (248) 796-4650.

Mask Up Southfield
In accordance with the City of Southfield’s updated mask policy taking effect on Tuesday, October 12, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a face mask (fully covering nose and mouth) before entering any city office or facility.

Southfield Residents Can Purchase Discounted Detroit Zoo Tickets

We are excited to announce that Southfield Parks & Recreation has joined the Detroit Zoo's Tickets & More Online Discount Program! You may buy specially priced tickets for the Detroit Zoo over the Internet with the added convenience of printing your tickets and then presenting them at the Zoo entrance. Purchasing tickets has never been easier!

You may purchase tickets online immediately by visiting your exclusive Detroit Zoo Tickets & More Discount Online Program ticket store in either of the following ways:

1: Click on our special Detroit Zoo link https://tickets.detroitzoo.org/affiliate.asp?ID=0F8E5784-1B1F-4FDE-8B69-108A9B125D7E This link will take you directly to our special "store" site without the need to enter a password.

2: You can also reach the site by going to https://tickets.detroitzoo.org and enter our exclusive Ticket Store User Name: Southfield parks and recreation

Please note: If you wish to visit the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, you will need to get a free, timed-entry pass. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis at main admissions gate only. We hope you and your family enjoy the Detroit Zoo this season! If you have any questions concerning the Detroit Zoo ticket program please call us at (248) 796-4620.