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Join us August 28th for our 10th Annual Hug Detroit Day “ Family Day 10th Annual Day Block ( Free Concert ) Party Backpack | School Supplies & Can Goods ( Non perishable Food ) Drive.
The Hug Detroit Day Community Service, Hug Detroit Day, City of ArtZ, LEEP, Vanguard Community Development Corporation (CDC), Islamic Center of Detroit and many others present the Hug Detroit Family Day Block Party to celebrate the 10th Annual Hug Detroit Day.” Let’s continue to get back to the “hugs and handshakes”. After a much anticipated renovation, we are happy to announce the grand reopening of the Black Bottom Park, (https://detroithistorical.org/learn/encyclopedia-of-detroit/black-bottom-neighborhood).
The 10th Annual Hug Detroit Day Block Party/ Concert Backpack| School Supplies & Can Goods | Non Perishable Food ) takes place Sunday, August 28, 2022, in conjunction with an Art Exhibit and features live painting, musical performances and more. This FREE event will be held at the Black Bottom Park, 905 E. Milwaukee St., Detroit, MI. This year’s theme is “All Things Family”. It kicks off with a dance celebration featuring a collage of ethnic dancers. We will also host the 9th Annual Hug Detroit Day Spirit Awards at this year’s Hug Detroit Day “ Family Day ) 10th Annual Day Block Party & Backpack, School Supplies & Can Goods Drive ( Non perishable Food ), Check out the list of Hug Detroit Day Spirit Awards & the State of Michigan Spirit Awards recipients on our website, https://hugdetroitday.com. We have also added an amazing Fashion Show featuring Queen & Kingly garbs…
The Art Exhibit will be curated by Colibri Shontaa.
Event Directors, Unlimited Sky Production & LEEP
Donation Manager Darlene Calloway
May Mayberry will introduce the vendors of Black Wall Street.
Audra D Carson – Chief Beautification Strategist – Izzie LLC will be the head of keeping the park beautiful.
Mainstage festivities kick off at 6pm featuring
Queen Aduni & PhilHarmonic, Give ‘Em Hale
Sky Covington & Club Crescendo
The Celebrity Jam, one of the largest jam sessions in Detroit.
Additional acts below.
We have a great Line Up…
12 p Music DJ
12:30p Music DJ
1 p Lady Love Kicks off The 10th Annual Hug Detroit Family Day
Genesis Glass (Gospel) and more artist TBA
1:15 p Sam Burt aka Sammy Davis Jr.
1:30p In Case of A Emergency Lessons GUEST SPEAKERS
1:45 p Hip Hop
2 p Pianist Jim David
2:30 p Coco Butterfly
3 p – 3:45 p Award Ceremony ( Guest Speakers )
Opens the Award Ceremony Poet ONE SINGLE ROSE
4p Fashion Show “ Royalty” Kingly & Queenly Garments Conga Drums Ceremony
*Join the show with you best Queenly & Kingly Garbs* Hosted by Chamere Payton & Sky Covington
4:30 p Host & Comedian Mike Bonner
4:40 p Erogenous
5 p Smoke Jones Band
5:45 p Musical chairs
5 p Breaking Bread
Free Food & Backpack Giveaway/ Bags of Food Giveaway
( Islamic Center of Detroit )
5:45p Adult & Children Musical Chairs
6 p – 6:30 Poetry
6:30 p Ted Nagey
7 p Trumpeter Mason Bays Quintet
7:45 p Speakers
8 p-10 p Celebrity Jam Session : JAZZ & SOUL REVUE
Please feel free to bring small tents, picnic baskets, coolers, blankets and chairs. Dress comfortably. We will have family games to play. And a wonderful group of sponsors to make the day even greater.
Give EM Hale
Sky Covington & Special Guest
Lot’s to Do for Kid & Family
12 p Bounce House
1 p Face Paint 2p-7p
2 p Arts & Crafts 2p-6p
3 p Tug a War & Potato Sack Race 3p 3:30 4p
4 p Spades / Chess & Checkers
5 pFree Food | Free Ice Cream
6 p TBA
7 p TBA
“HUG Detroit Day” ( Hug Detroit Community Service ) was founded in 2013 by Nicole (Sky Covington) Freeman, CEO of Nicole Freeman Management and co-founded by Sheila Everette-Hale, CEO of LEEP (Linking Everyday EXTRAORDINARY People) and Everette’s Natural Beauty School, Inc. It is the vision of Sky Covington and Sheila Everette-Hale who shared their desire and passion to take one day out of the year to literally hug Detroit. We want to show appreciation for the inspiring accomplishments of this great city and the people therein … to thank those who stayed here through the storm and those who came to help us rise above and excel as we create a New Detroit and new ways of being and doing things together.
Sky Covington’s concept, “Let’s get back to the days of hugs and handshakes,” comes from a place and time when people made an effort to give a hug or handshake, just out of love and respect for their neighbor or friend.
For interviews and more information please contact Nicole “ Sky Covington “ Freeman at 248-383-3385 or Sheila Hale at 313-527-2884, email us at email@example.com and visit us at https://hugdetroitday.com . To make donations: https://gofund.me/5b0b074c