A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to contribute to WDET’s “How to Summer” guide. The Detroit public radio station created the season-long series to offer recommendations and tips on how to make the most of your summer in Detroit.
I shared five summer activities I’m looking forward to in Detroit. Here’s a brief snippet of what I shared in the “How to Summer” guide.
THE RETURN OF THE AFRICAN WORLD FESTIVAL
WHEN: August 20 – 22, 2021
WHERE: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
TIME: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
DETAILS: I’m so excited for the African World Festival (AWF)! The festival will have so many fun activities, like a marketplace (which will feature 150 vendors), Rock the Runway Fashion Show, African drummers and dancers, Watoto Village (a youth/family area), and more!
Special musical guests will include Grammy Award-winner Angelique Kidjo, Sunshine Anderson, and Tim Bowman, Jr. Click here to get the latest AWF news! I also wrote about AWF 2016 (our first time attending the festival!) if you’d like to read about the festival.
THE REOPENING OF ARTS & SCRAPS COMMUNITY STORE
Arts & Scraps community store recently reopened its doors to in-store shopping! Click here to find out the store’s shopping days/hours.
The nonprofit organization will also host Reconnect Reuse, free and open to the public. There are two events coming up so make sure you save the dates: August 14th and September 11th.
We took the kids to the July community event and they had a fun time! Follow Arts & Scraps on Instagram here for the latest updates.
BLKOUT WALLS MURAL FESTIVAL
Even though the inaugural BLKOUT Walls Mural Festival ended on Saturday, July 31st, you can always go visit the completed murals in the North End neighborhood!
VISITING ART GALLERIES
No matter the season, I always love going to art galleries and shows. It was tough not being able to view art in person and connect with artists last year. This summer, galleries like Norwest Art Gallery have reopened to the public!
A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Nina Simone art exhibition, and I loved all of the beautiful artwork! I missed the Flower Therapy exhibit, but I hope to see the next art show at the gallery.
Click here to see what new exhibits are coming to Norwest Art Gallery!
DETROIT ICE CREAM SHOPS
On the “How to Summer” guide, I also included my love for Detroit’s ice cream shops. You can’t have summer without ice cream! 🙂
Thank you to WDET for inviting me to contribute to the How to Summer” feature! You can read the full article here.
What are you enjoying so far this summer?
All photographs by Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit. Follow me on my Instagram!
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