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Ponyride Encourages Collaboration Among Artists and Entrepreneurs - Opportunity Detroit
January 3, 2017

Ponyride Encourages Collaboration Among Artists and Entrepreneurs

By: Allison Hendricks

Founded five years ago on the premise of perseverance and solidarity, Ponyride continues to create a unique space for artists and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and ideas. “We think of it as an incubator space,” said Noah Morrison, director…

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Menorah in the D Lights Up Campus Martius Park on Dec. 27 - Opportunity Detroit
December 22, 2016

Menorah in the D Lights Up Campus Martius Park on Dec. 27

By: Allison Hendricks

What started as a small gathering of 500 people, grew into a holiday tradition attracting as many as 3,000 guests to stand together in the heart of Campus Martius to celebrate the annual Lighting of the Menorah Ceremony. Located at…

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People’s Records Preserves the Sound of Michigan Artists - Opportunity Detroit
December 20, 2016

Peoples Records Preserves the Sound of Michigan Artists

By: Allison Hendricks

It was a bitter cold evening as I stumbled into Peoples North Records on Livernois. Instantly, the warmth of the store welcomed my wind-whipped hair and frostbitten fingers. On the turntable spun a lively Jazz record, turning out tunes that…

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Experience a Blast from the Past in Four Unique Detroit Antique Shops - Opportunity Detroit
December 14, 2016

Experience a Blast from the Past in Four Unique Detroit Antique Shops

By: Allison Hendricks

Antiques are a piece of the past, preserved in time and reminiscent of a simpler era. They’re the newest craze, from rustic bedside tables to delicate fine china. Collectors rejoice, as Detroit has a hotbed of unique antique and vintage-inspired…

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Evening on the Ave Offers a Unique Retail Experience Thursday, Dec. 8 - Opportunity Detroit
December 6, 2016

Evening on the Ave Offers a Unique Retail Experience Thursday, Dec. 8

By: Allison Hendricks

Get into the Holiday spirit with a night of shopping, drinks, music and more “as the shoppers rush home with their treasures,” during Detroit’s Evening on the Ave. This Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. join the…

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Winter Magic Weekends: Every Friday & Saturday in Campus Martius Park - Opportunity Detroit
December 5, 2016

Winter Magic Weekends: Every Friday & Saturday in Campus Martius Park

By: Allison Hendricks

Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit quite like holiday spirits! Join Campus Martius Park for Winter Magic Weekends, an event offering holiday drink tastings featuring festive twists on classic cocktails. Tickets start at $20 per adults 21 and up…

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Holiday House Open Now Until Dec. 23 on Woodward Avenue - Opportunity Detroit
November 29, 2016

Holiday House Open Now Until Dec. 23 on Woodward Avenue

By: Allison Hendricks

‘Tis the season to shop ‘til you drop! Holiday House offers a unique Detroit shopping experience featuring small businesses ready to take the retail spotlight. This retail experience brings awareness to independent brands while providing a convenient shopping center for…

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America’s Thanksgiving Parade Celebrates 90 Years of Entertainment - Opportunity Detroit
November 23, 2016

America’s Thanksgiving Parade Celebrates 90 Years of Entertainment

By: Allison Hendricks

Before you carve into your turkey, check out the annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade, presented by Art Van, celebrating 90 years of family fun and free holiday entertainment. Starting at 8:50 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, the three-mile parade will strut…

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Detroit Tree Lighting - Opportunity Detroit Blog
November 17, 2016

Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony Illuminates Campus Martius Park on Nov. 18

By: Allison Hendricks

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… especially in Campus Martius Park. Starting November 18, the 2016 Season of Winter Magic kicks off with the Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony and the opening of The Rink at Campus Martius Park.…