5 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Summer
Today is the longest day of the year, so here are a few ways to make the most of your extra minutes in the Chesterfield and New Baltimore area.
Summer is officially here and if today's weather is any indication of the season to come, you may want to throw a few more ice trays in the freezer now.
Temperatures are expected to hit the low 90s today, with sunny skies all day long. At exactly 7:08 p.m., the sun will be at its farthest point north in the sky, directly above the Tropic of Cancer, and we will celebrate the summer solstice, or first day of summer.
Being that this is also the longest day of the year, here are five ways you and your family can make the most of your extra minutes in and around Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore.
Cool Down with Ice Cream
Fortunately for our taste buds and unfortunately for our waistlines, the area is home to several ice cream shops. Here are just a few:
Visit your favorite spot and be sure to nominate it for a Readers' Choice award when you get home.
Enjoy an Outdoor Concert
The Mall at Partridge Creek features Dave Hamilton today from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The concert is held in the mall's center court, near the movie theater, and is part of the Motor City Co-op Summer Sounds series.
Have the kids wear their bathing suits and stop by the pop jet fountains near Parisian to cool off before the show.
2012 Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival Opens in New Baltimore
New Baltimore's annual fishfly festival kicks off today, with the Midway opening at 3 p.m., the Queen's Pageant starting at 6:30 p.m. and live music running from 6-11 p.m. Find a full festival schedule here.
Picnic in the Park or Grill at Home
Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at Burke or Brandenburg, or stop by Kroger on the way home to grab some steaks for dinner. This week, Kroger has USDA Choice Boneless Ribeyes for $7.99 a pound and St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs are $3.49 a pound with your Kroger card.
Square Dancing at Lake St. Clair Metropark
Why not? Square dancing is held on Wednesdays, now through Aug. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lake St. Clair Metropark, formerly Metro Beach. A beginners’ class is held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and an advanced class from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The dancing takes place at the Thomas S. Welsh Activity Center. The event is free with a vehicle entry permit–$5 per car.