The First Annual Hug Detroit Day Festival 2013
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Detroit, Michigan –The Iron Street Neighborhood Association in conjunction with Everette's Natural Hair & Beauty School and the Hug Detroit Movement proudly presents– The First Annual Hug Detroit Day Festival sponsored by the community. The festival will be held in on . Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 11:00am to 9:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Our Mission Statement:
Hug Detroit with Jus a little bit of Love" Mission is to continue embracing Detroit , with love, hope, peace & sincerity, by coming together in every aspect of our lives. Through business, travel, entertainment, recreation & our crises, under LOVE & RESPECT….We create a harmony in the city, that allows more room for improving ourselves and , our city. LETS GET BACK TO THE HUG & FIRM HANDSHAKE!
Create a day that provides an excellent opportunity for people from different backgrounds to connect and network with each other, by highlighting an appreciation for diversity, by promoting a greater respect and awareness of diversity, and by addressing issues of acceptance, peace, love and unity, that, in turn, will help serve as a continued step toward sustaining a lasting change across our city and community.t Well Being Center, the Nutrition Kitchen & Hug Detroit will be celebrating LIFE, FAMILY & LOVE on Sunday, August 25, 2013 with the kick-off of "Hug Detroit … With Just A Little Love Day". We will begin the day at 9:00 AM by blocking off Iron Street, Meldrum, Wight and parts of Mt. Elliott as we set up vendors, 3-4 stages for live entertainment.. The outdoor event will begin at 12:00 noon ending at 9:00 PM. We will have plenty of activities for the entire family including activities & workshops for the youth and elderly specifically. Oh, did I mention the theme song …“With Just A Little LOVE”
A song of declaration, celebration and compassion, with a direct heartfelt message that if we'd all respond and create life "with just a little love" the world would experience a healing like never before. This song will be formerly introduced and videoed at the Grand Opening and may possibly be the official video for the new hit house party single, “With Just A Little Love” by special guest, Sherry Scott, original female vocalist with Earth, Wind & Fire. Sherry Scott will also be performing later that evening along with Detroit's award winning Funky Blues Singer Thornetta Davis, Detroit Award winning Jazz Vocalist, Sky Covington, and the R&B Blues & Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist, PhilHarmonic (Phil Hale), all winners in the Detroit Music Awards and the Detroit Black Music Awards, also introducing the Hug Detroit Community Choir featuring ages 5 years to 85 year old local Detroiters , sharing their gift of song.
More Highlights of the day include:, FREE ADMISSION!!, FREE TEA , FREE WATER! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY LOCAL ARTISTS FUN FOR ALL AGES!Yoga Session , Face Painting, Chalking , Poetry Reading, Communication Exercises
Arts & Crafts, Back Pack Drive& Food Drive...
SIDE WALK PARADE: HUG DETROIT PARADE/ATWATER & DEQUINDER CUT
hug detroit parade/atwater &Dequindre Cut 11:00A
Formerly a Grand Trunk Railroad line, the Dequindre Cut is a 1.35-mile greenway that was developed to accommodate pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Opened in 2009, the Dequindre Cut offers a connecting path through the Riverfront, Eastern Market and residences nearby. The path runs from the Detroit Riverwalk and parallel to St. Aubin Street. The below-street-level path is surrounded by remnants of Detroit graffiti culture, with street art lining many of the walls along the greenway.
We are declaring August 25th as "Hug Detroit"... With Just A Little Love" Day and our goal is to make August 25, 2013 a record breaking lowest crime rate day because of all the HUGS & LOVE exemplified that day. Proceeds will be used for scholarships and the support of arts education in the community.
What's most exciting, is that we recognize there are many gifts, talents, passions, and companies/entrepreneurs residing within Detroit. If you'd like to be showcased please let us know immediately so we can do our best to schedule you in. If you'd like to be a vendor, volunteer, artist, performer, etc., please let us know a.s.a.p. either at the gathering, dropping by loft #133, or by contacting 586.362.7460 or 313-355-0352. Who knows, the very connection you've been trying to make might be right here in Detroit where you reside.
Come Thursday, July 8, 2013, 7:00-8:30 and hear how this event will be a blessing to you and the community as a whole and what it will take to make this event happen successfully. Please R.S.V.P by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, visiting us at Loft 133, or by calling 313-355-0352.
Respectfully yours, Sheila Hale, Sky Covington ,& the rest of the Hug Detroit Cast
D* Deep History
E* Evolving to new Ideas
T* Tackling Detroit problems head on TOGETHER!!!
R* Rising Together as a City
O* Opportunity for abundance...
I* Investing in our City
T* Teaching our youth to cherish our City. For they are our Future.