My Take On Detroit In September – Mousa Ahmad
The trial over the bankruptcy exit strategy for the city of Detroit hasn’t stopped residents of Metro Detroit from heading all across the area to participate in the many events that September has in store.
- 37th Annual Dally in the Alley (9/6/14): Ring in the new school year with the party that never ends! The Dally in the Alley event is scheduled from 11am – 11pm on the 6th, inviting everyone to enjoy food, beer, wine, music, art, and local vendors in the Cass Corridor.
- The Dirtiest Most Bizarre Art Show (9/6/14): Not a fan of partying in a alley? Head to the Old Miami in Midtown to witness over 30 artists, bands, DJs, food, and so much more.
- In Their Shoes 5K (9/13/14): The Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) has scheduled a run/walk event to help promote their programs and volunteer services across the city. For information on signing up or volunteering, please visit the NSO
- Run Wild for Detroit (9/14/14) & Zoo Brew (9/26/14): The Detroit Zoo has a busy month in September, hosting two events. The annual Run Wild event is participated by both runners and walkers in Detroit, looking to get a different perspective of the zoo and the surrounding areas. Likewise, the Zoo Brew is another popular social event, allowing locals to taste and discover Michigan craft beer. Tickets to both of these events can be found at the Detroit Zoo
- Detroit SOUP (9/14/14): This downtown favorite celebrates local ideas for Detroiter’s with a dinner and votes. Those looking to start up new companies and organizations can speak their minds at the Detroit SOUP, while listeners donate $5 to participate in a soup, salad, and voting process on who they thought was the most innovative. This event helps to promote community based development with crowd-funding, democracy trust, and fun. Find more information on the event at the Detroit SOUP
- NewCo Detroit (9/17/14 – 9/18/14): This event has been welcomed to its’ 2nd year in Detroit, opening their doors to some of the city’s most innovative companies. Over 56 companies will deliver presentations and showcases throughout the day, attracting both investors, job seekers, and Detroit enthusiasts. Find out how to register for the even at the NewCo
- Detroit Urban Innovate Exchange (9/24/14 – 9/26/14): The DUI Exchange is hosting their first national meeting to discuss the aftermath of Detroit’s bankruptcy. This meeting will discuss the happenings at a neighborhood level, and will be hosted by those leading small creative projects across the city (i.e., public art, markets, green alley, urban farms, etc.). To find out more about this meeting and event, head over the Urban Innovation Exchange