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New packaging for Ellis Island Tea
September 15, 2017

Ellis Island Tea’s Historic Recipe Meets Modern Marketing to Brew Success

By: Victoria Araj

In 2014, the Opportunity Detroit Blog introduced you to Nailah Ellis-Brown, an entrepreneur who turned a 100-year-old family recipe into a budding business, honoring her great grandfather’s wish that “the recipe is to be sold and not told.” Since then,…

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August 31, 2017

Detroit Hosts World’s Largest Free Jazz Festival Labor Day Weekend

By: Carrie Adamczyk

Dance away summer this Labor Day Weekend at Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans! The world’s largest free jazz festival is celebrating its 38th year and is taking over Woodward Ave. from Campus Martius to Hart Plaza. Over 100…

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The Buzz About Cobo’s Sustainability Efforts - Opportunity Detroit
August 28, 2017

The Buzz About Cobo’s Sustainability Efforts

By: Allison Hendricks

Whether you’re a local Detroiter, or an individual who has never stepped foot in the Motor City, the industrial renown of Detroit is understood by many. From its rich roots in factories and large warehouses to the environment of engineering…

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August 15, 2017

Wayfinding Skatepark Now Open in Downtown Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

Wayfinding Skatepark is now open at the corner of Farmer and Monroe, featuring six skate-able elements inspired by Detroit as well as a performance space and public art installation featuring the work of contemporary artist, Ryan McGinness. Born from a…

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July 27, 2017

Mo Pop Music Festival to Rock West Riverfront

By: Carrie Adamczyk

It’s no secret that some of the most famous music in the world originated in Detroit, so when it comes to live music and festivals – we know a thing or two. This weekend, the city’s appreciation for various genres…

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July 14, 2017

Inaugural Festival of Books Encourages Detroit to Turn the Page

By: Carrie Adamczyk

Mark your calendars, Sunday is booked! Come to Eastern Market on July 16 for the first Detroit Festival of Books. With over 150 vendors, stroll from table to table to the groovy sound of funk. The family- friendly and free…

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July 7, 2017

Slow Roll Detroit: Where Fun, Fitness and Friendships Meet

By: Carrie Adamczyk

Pump up the two-wheeler, clip your helmet strap, bring a friend and cruise up and down the streets of Detroit…with Slow Roll! Four Wheels and Seven Years Ago… Having rolled out in 2010, Slow Roll was formed to change the…

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June 28, 2017

Drop Some Knowledge at Live Trivia Nights

By: Carrie Adamczyk

If random facts fill your head, test your knowledge four days a week at different bars and restaurants in the heart of Detroit. Sporcle, a trivia company based in Southfield, hosts live trivia nights all over the state. Founded in…

Detroit City News
June 23, 2017

The 59th Annual Ford Fireworks to Light the Sky

By: Carrie Adamczyk

For a summertime celebration, come to the Detroit River on Monday, June 26, for the 59th annual Ford Fireworks to officially kick off summer in the city. With the theme of, “Detroit! Right Now!!,” the sky will be lit up with more than 10,000 fireworks highlighting the wonderful iconic skyline. The 25- minute show will begin at 9:55 p.m., but be sure to head into the city early for some pre-fireworks events.