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DETROIT BUILT POP UP FEATURES OVER 25 DETROIT MAKERS AT THE MICHELE VARIAN STORE IN NYC

DETROIT BUILT POP UP FEATURES OVER 25 DETROIT MAKERS AT THE MICHELE VARIAN STORE IN NYC

In an effort to further promote the amazing talents that are helping to revitalize Detroit, “Detroit Built,” is a pop up shop in a shop, downstairs at Michele Varian in SoHo, NYC that will feature product designed and manufactured in Detroit happening over four weeks in the fall. PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to be involved to...
DOWNLOAD IT: DETROITCITY APP FROM GUIDESMOB IS YOUR NEW FAVORITE INTERACTIVE GUIDE

DOWNLOAD IT: DETROITCITY APP FROM GUIDESMOB IS YOUR NEW FAVORITE INTERACTIVE GUIDE

According to the Opportunity Detroit blog,  “the DetroitCity App, powered by Guidesmob and presented by Opportunity Detroit, opens up a gateway for both learning and exploring the city of Detroit. The app, available for iOS, provides you with an interactive guide to businesses, organizations and events around Detroit, whether you’re a current resident, a commuter...
THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

Detroit Design Festival is happening once again this year on September 23rd-28th in Detroit, Michigan. We are proud to be partnering with DDF to further extend their mission “to connect creatives with one another, introduce them to new markets and consumers, and expose Detroit’s creative talent and collective design aesthetic to national and global audiences.” #DDF2014 #designliveshere...
#NYC2DET CREATIVE CARAVAN BRINGS NEW YORKERS TO THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

#NYC2DET CREATIVE CARAVAN BRINGS NEW YORKERS TO THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

Have you ever wanted to explore Detroit? Meet cool new people? Check out what’s really happening in the Motor City? Here’s your chance! The #NYC2DET CREATIVE CARAVAN returns again! PLAYGROUND DETROIT  is offering a round-trip to Detroit from New York City with accommodation included to attend the Detroit Design Festival! This long weekend will be full of...
MOTOR CITY MACHINE IS BUILDING A GIANT RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE & WANTS YOUR HELP

MOTOR CITY MACHINE IS BUILDING A GIANT RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE & WANTS YOUR HELP

Motor City Machine is building a series of simple, but hilarious, machines, collisions, and reactions that set one another off—built in sections by teams from all over Detroit this summer for the first time. Every Detroiter is invited to partipicant- Faith groups, youth, artists, non-profits, businesses, are invited to partcipant to form teams and build...
DONATE NOW: DETROIT NEEDS THIRD WAVE MUSIC STORE TO OPEN FOR LOCAL MUSICIANS NEEDS

DONATE NOW: DETROIT NEEDS THIRD WAVE MUSIC STORE TO OPEN FOR LOCAL MUSICIANS NEEDS

Third Wave Music is one of the most recent semi-finalists in Hatch Detroit, a contest to support independent retail businesses in Detroit through funding, exposure and mentoring. Sister Pie was announced the winner yesterday, and although who doesn’t love a good pie? The music community in Detroit has been left with heavy heart. A fact for...
WATCH NOW: THE RIGHT BROTHERS RELEASE THE BAPTISM SHORT FILM FOR PASSALACQUA & SYBLING

WATCH NOW: THE RIGHT BROTHERS RELEASE THE BAPTISM SHORT FILM FOR PASSALACQUA & SYBLING

Passalacqua just released the full version of ‘The Baptism;’ a short film created by  The Right Brothers. First single from their new album ‘Church’. Created & Produced by  The Right Brothers Cinematography by Andrew Miller & Jamin Townsley Edited by Andrew Miller Starring Jax Anderson Bryan ‘Mister’ Lackner Brent ‘Blaksmith’ Smith The Hygienic Dress League Shot on location...
LISTEN UP: DULCINEA DETWAH RETURNS TO HER HOMETOWN FROM NYC TO PERFORM AT SIDEWALK FESTIVAL

LISTEN UP: DULCINEA DETWAH RETURNS TO HER HOMETOWN FROM NYC TO PERFORM AT SIDEWALK FESTIVAL

Dulcinea Detwah, an emcee and electronic music producer originally from Detroit, currently resides in Brooklyn. In 2011, she released her first EP Cool Kid, influenced by Detroit techno and has continued to create music with collaborations and live performances. Dulcinea Detwah returns to her hometown to perform at the Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts on August 2nd, 2014, alongside a stellar local line-up...
CHURCH: REVIVAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY FOR NEW COLLABORATION FROM PASSALACQUA & SYBLYNG

CHURCH: REVIVAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY FOR NEW COLLABORATION FROM PASSALACQUA & SYBLYNG

After more than two years of work, Detroit hip-hop duo Passalacqua and electro-rock duo SYBLYNG (Seth and Jax Anderson of Flint Eastwood) are releasing their collaborative album, entitled “CHURCH.” CHURCH: REVIVAL is the album release show, which will highlight their independent and collaborative work, as well as a collection of other prominent local and national musicians who influence...
THE BOYS IN THE HOOD: ROSA PARKS BOYS VENUE SPACE OPENS IN CORKTOWN WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDS & LEVIS

THE BOYS IN THE HOOD: ROSA PARKS BOYS VENUE SPACE OPENS IN CORKTOWN WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDS & LEVIS

The Rosa Parks Boys are making a name for themselves in the flourishing neighbourhood of Corktown in Detroit, MI. The crew behind this new venue space is Jim Tumey, Justin Bohl, and Francois Decomble, three roommates that who have known each other for years and currently live together near the venue space at 2051 Rosa Parks. Along with...
GO SEE: EMERGING SPACES GROUP ART SHOW FROM NEUE HAUS DETROIT

GO SEE: EMERGING SPACES GROUP ART SHOW FROM NEUE HAUS DETROIT

Neue Haus Detroit is celebrating its third iteration of exhibitions featuring artists, musicians and specialty food makers on Saturday July 19th at 7pm. Emerging Spaces “reflects a relationship between humans and technology, nature’s decay, and the behavioral patterns of the everyday experiences.” Featured artists include Bailey Scieszka,Paula Schubatis,Dessislava Terzieva,Maggie Piellusch, Caroline Caswell,Cassie McQuater.Mike Dias, Lindsay Farris, Hannah Chalew, Alexander Weyer, Eleni Zaharopoulos, Ellen...
SIGN THE PETITION: TELL THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO DECLARE SEPTEMBER NATIONAL DETROIT MONTH

SIGN THE PETITION: TELL THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO DECLARE SEPTEMBER NATIONAL DETROIT MONTH

PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO Declare the month of September “National Detroit Month.” Detroit birthed the American middle class. It served as the Arsenal of Democracy during WWII. Its cultural products – from cars to Motown to techno – have influenced modern American existence more than those of any other city. Beyond its historical contributions to...