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THE DETROIT RIVERFRONT CONSERVANCY’S 7th ANNUAL “SHIMMER ON THE RIVER” FUNDRAISER RETURNS THURSDAY, JUNE 22
Shimmer to feature private concert with The Temptations Review, family fun fair and carnival rides along Detroit’s Riverfront
DETROIT (30 May 2017) – The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy announces the return of Shimmer on the River, the Conservancy’s largest annual fundraiser, on Thursday, June 22 from 6-10 p.m. During the gala event, the Detroit Riverfront will transform into a family fun fair and carnival featuring a private concert by The Temptations Review.
Presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, hundreds of guests, including business and community leaders, families and young professionals, will be treated to an unforgettable evening of music, performance art, gourmet bites, traditional festival food and free carnival games and rides with GM River Days serving as a backdrop.
“Shimmer on the River is a celebration of the Detroit Riverfront,” said Mark Wallace, president & CEO of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. “The proceeds from the event help to ensure that the Detroit Riverfront remains a clean, safe, and beautiful gathering place for everyone.”
This year’s Shimmer will be hosted by Co-Chairs Matt Simoncini, president, chief executive officer and director, Lear Corporation and Jason Tinsley, executive director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank along with the Shimmer Host Committee.
“I am proud to support a wonderful organization that is making our riverfront more accessible for our community,” said Matt Simoncini, president, chief executive officer and director, Lear Corporation and Co-Chair of Shimmer. “This event celebrates not only how far the Detroit Riverfront has evolved over the last 10 years, but also what’s to come.”
“I’m excited to be a part of Shimmer benefiting the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy,” said Jason Tinsley, executive director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Co-Chair of Shimmer. “It’s great to see millions of Detroiters and visitors come together to enjoy the riverfront each year.”
A VIP cocktail reception will take place earlier in the evening with a champagne toast. During this year’s celebration, the Conservancy will honor Thomas McNulty with the 2017 Shimmer Award for his many contributions to the riverfront revitalization efforts. During the early years of the Conservancy, McNulty was instrumental in providing financial structuring and business planning counsel for the organization. Prior to his work with the Conservancy, McNulty worked for 18 years at Henry Ford Health System where he retired as senior vice president and chief financial officer. McNulty has served on the boards of numerous non-profit and for-profit organizations throughout his career, including Leader Dog School for the Blind, Walsh College, Henry Ford Retirement Village and Sparky Anderson’s CATCH Foundation. He was also instrumental in the financial development of Wayne State University’s TechTown and the M1 Rail project. Tickets are now available for this magical evening and include: VIP at $250 each, which allows admission to the cocktail reception at 5 p.m.; General Admission at $150 each, which allows admission at 6 p.m. Each ticket includes admission for up to two children age 12-and-under. All guests will receive access to the private concert, food and family fun. Tickets for Shimmer on the River may be purchased by calling 313.566.8248 or online at .
The 7 th Annual Shimmer on the River is presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions. Other sponsors include, Platinum Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan, Lear Corporation, Quicken Loans; Silver Sponsors: Brickman, Chase, FirstMerit Bank, Greektown Casino-Hotel; Bronze Sponsors: Albert Kahn Associates, Arts, Beats & Eats Foundation, Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority, Invest Detroit, Jones Lang LaSalle, Mannik & Smith Group, Patti & Larry McLaughlin, Plastipak, Sachse Construction; Friend Sponsors: Bankable Marketing Strategies, Chip & Sarah McClure, George Johnson & Company, ITC, James Group International, Michigan Building Trades Council, The Parade Company, and in-kind support by lovio george.
About the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy
The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 with the mission to develop public access to Detroit’s riverfront and to serve as an anchor for economic development. As the permanent stewards of the RiverWalk and the Dequindre Cut, the Conservancy is responsible for raising the funds needed for construction, operation, maintenance, security and programming of the public spaces located along the riverfront. The Conservancy’s ultimate vision is to develop five-and-a-half miles of riverfront from the Ambassador Bridge on the west to Gabriel Richard Park, just east of the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle. Visit for more information.
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But our primary interest here is to pass on to you our acquaintance of the ceremony that is held every year in an attempt to drive this demon out of Detroit and stop this roller coaster of feast, then famine. We’ve only attended once, but it was quite memorable and we plan to be there again this year. We encourage you to go and assist in the effort but, if you do, you need to be mentally prepared if the Nain Rouge makes an appearance and tries to sway the crowds over to his point of view. He did this last year and he is a very smooth talker. Fortunately the hazy web of deceit he was weaving over the crowd was broken before it completely set in and the Nain was sent packing once again…at least for the time being.
We’ve added photos we took of Le Marche Du Nain Rouge to the 2017+ section of this website. If you dare to look upon his horrific visage, here is the link for that.
Should you have enough courage to actually show up and do mental battle with the Nain, you can find out more about it at the links provided. Good luck to you.
The Main Event
All are invited to join in the Marche, a parade made up of the citizens of Detroit. No registration required – just show up and join in the celebration.
What you need to know:
This year, we kick off at noon at the main stage with a program of poetry, music, and carney revelry. Check it out!
The Marche du Nain Rouge proper begins at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Canfield St. and Second Ave., as revelers celebrate the spring equinox and lay a solid groundwork for hope for the upcoming year, just in case the Nain should try something dastardly.
This year, the Marche is back on Cass Avenue!
Revelers are encouraged to come masked or fully costumed; groups are encouraged to join in the fun with DIY chariots. CASH PRIZES will be presented to Detroit neighborhood groups with the best floats! Information coming soon.
There is no cost, just come out and have a good time.
Intellectual intimidation often keeps people from enjoying the art world. Park West’s mission is to demystify this false notion of exclusivity and make art available to everyone.
“This discussion is geared to create a newfound passion for art collectors of all kinds,” Park West Gallery Director David Gorman says. “To understand and decipher wine, one would go to a wine tasting. To understand the many facets of art collecting and decipher printmaking mediums, one would attend this discussion."
Call (800) 521-9654 ext. 4 to RSVP for the seminar, or email RSVP@parkwestgallery.com.
About Park West Gallery
Founded in 1969, Park West Gallery has connected artists to more than 2 million fine art collectors through cruise ship art auctions, art auctions in major metropolitan regions and via public art galleries in Michigan and Florida. Park West Gallery creates an entertaining, educational and welcoming environment that ignites a passion for the arts and offers an incomparable collecting experience.
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CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBITOR/SPONSOR REGISTRATIONWHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 5:30 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.WHERE: WATERFORD MOTT HIGH SCHOOL, 1151 SCOTT LAKE RD.
BRINGING VISIBILITY TO LOCAL BUSINESSES!
The 2017 Business & Home Expo is an easy, affordable way to give your
company maximum exposure and place your business in front of other local
businesses as well as the local communities at large. Gather qualified leads
and make quality connections while marketing your business.
Vendors have an opportunity to display and showcase products and services
face-to-face with potential new customers in your target market. Forget
chasing down cold leads. You will have the opportunity to make key business
contacts, network with attendees, exchange business cards, increase
business credibility and gather leads during the event.
NEW THIS YEAR- WE WILL BE HOLDING A BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS NETWORKING
OPPORTUNITY FROM 4:30 - 5:30 P.M.(BEFORE THE DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)!BRING PLENTY OF BUSINESS CARDS!
Russian National Ballet Theatre/Swan Lake January 23, 2017 at the Flagstar Strand Theater in Pontiac
Russian National Ballet Theatre / Swan Lake - January 23, 2017
Russian National Ballet Theatre Performs Swan Lake
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union's ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept new developments in the dance from around the world. The company, then titled the Soviet National Ballet, was founded by and incorporated graduates from the great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm. The principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet companies and academies of Russia, and the companies of Riga, Kiev and even Warsaw. Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception. In addition to their extensive tour history, beginning in January 2017 the company will embark upon a 4-month coast-to-coast tour of the United States. In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by Presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company. Ms. Radchenko is the founder of the Russian National Ballet Theatre, and she has focused the Company on upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia, with a repertory of virtually all of the great full works of Petipa: "Don Quixote," "La Bayadere," "The Sleeping Beauty," "Swan Lake," "Raymonda," "Paquita," "Coppelia" and "La Sylphide," as well as productions of, among others, "The Nutcracker," "Sylvia," and "La Fille Mal Gardee."
Holiday Certificates Now Available for Purchase!
DETROIT, MI, November 16, 2016 – Broadway In Detroit announced today that tickets will go on sale this month for five, Broadway blockbusters that will all be appearing at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre. These productions and their engagement dates are: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, February 21 – March 5, 2017; Circus 1903, March 14-19, 2017; RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR, March 21 – 26, 2017; Motown The Musical, April 18 – 30, 2017; and, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, May 2-14, 2017. Please note that all show dates may be subject to change.
Tickets for Motown The Musical start at $39 and will go on sale Thanksgiving Day, November 24 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Motown The Musical tickets can also be purchased at The Fisher Theatre Box Office starting Friday, November 25.
Tickets for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Circus 1903, RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time go on sale Sunday, November 27 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for these shows can also be purchased at The Fisher Theatre Box Office starting Monday, November 28. Tickets for Hedwig and the Angry Inch and RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR start at $39. Tickets for Circus 1903 and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time start at $35.
A limited number of premium seats for all shows will be available through Ticketmaster and at The Fisher Theatre Box Office. For group sales information please call 313-871-1132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about open captioned performances please call phone at 313-872-1000;0.
For information about each show as well as its performance schedule, please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com. Performance schedule, tickets prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
Broadway In Detroit Holiday Gift Certificates are also now available for purchase at The Fisher Theatre Box Office or online at www.broadwayindetroit.com.
Ticket buyers are reminded that The Fisher Theatre and Ticketmaster are the only official retail ticket outlets. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the theatres are unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and are unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.
The Broadway In Detroit Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.
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