Daffodil Day Luncheon on Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Thanks to all the ‘early bird” daffodil lovers who made this a SELL OUT event.
Detroit Yacht Club
Belle Isle State park
One Riverbank Road,
Detroit, MI 48207
Registration, DYC at 11:00am
Seating begins at 11:45am.
Luncheon served at 12:00pm
Program will start soon after the meal is served.
For Directions to Detroit Yacht Club, click on photo.
Covid is still with us and cases have been increasing in the northeastern United States.
Please clean your hands and respect those among us that are wearing masks or socially distancing.
IF YOU FEEL SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME!
You can make a friend very happy by giving them your ticket.
PLANNING YOUR DAY
Are you are bringing a floral centerpiece to the luncheon?
Drop it off at the DYC between 9:30am and 10:30am.
Your centerpiece is a LOAN to the Daffodil Day Luncheon, you will be taking it home.
Remember, do not to take home a centerpiece you did not bring.
Belle Isle is now a Michigan State Park.
You may drive to a Detroit Yacht Club event without paying a fee,
due to an agreement with the DYC and the state of Michigan.
If you stop and park, it is possible a nice police officer will notify you a Park Passport is required and how to purchase one. An annual Michigan State Park Passport is $12. It gives you entry to all Michigan State Parks for a year. Many of you may have purchased this when you renewed your license plate.
If you did, a “P” is on your annual tab. The day fee for cars of non-residents is $9.
Piet Oudolf Garden
If you get to Belle isle early, you may enjoy a guided tour of the NEW Piet Oudolf Garden.
Trained docents will be present from 10:00am to 11:30am to guide you through the garden.
If You miss the morning guided tours, you may still visit the Oudolf Garden after the luncheon.
A nice extra would be a visit to the nearby Anna Whitcomb Conservatory. It is open until 5:00pm.
The photo below shows the Oudolf Garden Detroit soon after planting in the autumn of 2020.
The Nancy Brown Peace Carillon and Detroit River are to the right.
The Anna Whitcomb Conservatory is visible to the left rear.
The parking lot is visible in the lower right corner.
To learn more about the Oudolf Garden click the photo below.
Registration starts at 11:00am on the second floor lobby of the DYC.
After you receive your name tag, you can enjoy a glass of non-alcoholic daffodil delight.
At the cash bar, you may purchase a spring mimosa or other alcoholic beverage.
Information tables will have fliers about upcoming garden events.
Daffodils4Detroit Notecards and Daffodil Tiles
may be picked up, if pre-paid, or purchased in the second floor lobby.
A “selfie site”, with giant daffodils, will allow you to snap a reminder of Daffodil Day.
Shopping opportunities are set up in Peacock Alley.
Featured Botanical Artist of 2022, Megan Swoyer will offer scarves, notecards & other “objets d’art”
Rachel Lutz’s The Peacock Room will offer festive spring fashions. Don’t miss the hats.
Laurie Tennent, Featured Artist of 2021, will offer items from her
“Belle Isle Collection” created for Daffodils4Detroit.
The Daffodil Day Luncheon will begin at 12:00 noon.
It includes a Maurice Salad , Roll & Butter, Coffee or Tea, & Lemonade Layer Cake.
(A Vegetarian Option may have been pre-ordered.)
The luncheon will start with an invocation by the Rev. Gary Dawes.
Amanda Treadwell, with the Michigan DNR, will tell us about what is new on Belle isle.
Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield will greet us.
The main program will then be presented by Carolina Pluszczynski,
Ford Motor Corporation’s Detroit Development Director.
Program: Restoration of Michigan Central Train Station by Ford Motor
Michigan Central Train Station was until recently an urban ruin.
Ford Motor Corporation has spend a billion dollars transforming it into the
Michigan Central Mobility Innovation District.
This project will not just transform part of Detroit,
it will change the way people move around the world.