Pre/Post Events 2023

PRE/POST EVENT DATES: Wednesday, August 23rd – Friday, 25th

Sunday afternoon, August 27th – Tuesday evening, August 29th

More Fun and Fellowship

Join fellow attendees for fun, fellowship and sight-seeing before and after the conference!

Over 50% of attendees participate in the Pre/Post events! Please note, conference registration is normally required for participation in the Pre/Post Events. This year the following events are also open to those not registered for the conference: Wednesday kayaking trip, Henry Ford Museum trips on Thursday/Monday, FRIDAY: Detroit Art Institute, Riverboat Cruise and SPEED DATING, Sunday beer bike trip, the Monday Beach trip, and and the Tigers game on Tuesday, so feel free invite your friends!


Registration for Thursday Trivia and the Friday Speed Dating (and Sushi) Social open!! Register now!

Schedule of Events

Click on the individual days for more details and registration.

Wednesday, August 23rd

  • Afternoon Kayaking Trip (Ann Arbor) – (10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – 2 hours on the water plus travel time there and back)
  • Wine and Tango at Motor City Wine bar (Detroit) – (3:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.ish…)
  • Welcome Mass & Dinner in Downtown Plymouth – (5:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.…)

Thursday, August 24th

  • Visit to the Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village (Detroit) – (9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
  • Churches pilgrimage/Solanus Casey Shrine – (9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
  • Dinner and Trivia night at St. John’s Resort – (7:00 p.m.)
  • See BULLETIN BOARD on the GS24/NCSC app (registered participants) for other Thursday afternoon last-minute opportunities including: a tour at All Saints Shrine (200 relics) at 4pm, followed by a foodie tour. OR Gather a group and head to the Greek Fest for some delicious food!

Friday, August 25th

  • Detroit Institute of Art and lunch in Greektown (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Riverboat Cruise with lunch (Detroit) – (9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Hike at Kensington Metropark with lunch at Buddy’s Pizza, Novi (Detroit style) (9:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
  • Speed Dating Social! (by age brackets – 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm)

Sunday, August 27th

  • Visit to Frankenmuth (2:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Lunch at Buddy’s Pizza, Plymouth (Detroit Style) and Hiking at Maybury State Park (Northville)– (2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
  • Ann Arbor Afternoon – lunch at an Irish Pub and Beer Bike City Tour! (1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Monday, August 28th

  • Beach Trip to west coast of Michigan (Grand Haven and Holland – 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
  • Visit to the Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village (Detroit) (9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – can leave early if flying out in the afternoon)
  • Tour of “the Big House” (Michigan Stadium) and Mass at Domino’s Farms (9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.)

Tuesday, August 29th

  • Detroit Tigers Game (playing the NY Yankees at Comerica Park) – (4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – subject to update)

You can also organize with fellow NCSC attendees on your own to visit attractions in the area! Motown Museum comes highly recommended (open only Wednesday-Sunday) and you can savor some delicious Greek food down the road from St. John’s Resort at the Michigan Greek Festival!

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