Soirée on the Greenway Returns With Live Art and More!

A sense of mystery and whimsy will fill the air as the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s popular Soirée on the Greenway returns to the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard. on Friday the 13th of September

 

The seventh annual Soirée on the Greenway is presented for the second year by Citizens Bank.  “Citizens Bank is proud to return as presenting sponsor for Soirée on the Greenway,” said Rick Hampson, president of Citizens Bank, Michigan. “The work that the Conservancy is doing along the riverfront is crucial to boosting the economic vitality of the Detroit community and their efforts are bringing together people from all corners of the city.”

The first 100 Soirée guests will receive complimentary one-of-a-kind masks created by artists across the country thanks to Ford Motor Company, the Mask Sponsor.  Masks will be provided to VIP ticket-holders and will be available for any guests who make a $25+ donation at the event.

 

As in previous years, Soirée features unique food, drink and interactive art.  Local food trucks YumVillage, Tres Leches ‘N Snacks and TruckShucka will tempt attendees’ taste buds with delicious menus based on the fall season, and award-winning chocolatiers Bon Bon Bon will present a Build Your Own Bon activity.  Atwater Brewery is providing a selection of beer and hard seltzer for event attendees.

 

The pedal-powered animal bikes by Detroit artist Juan Martinez that were a hit at last year’s event are back.  The bikes include life-sized renditions of a rhino, a bison and a 20-foot pangolin, each of which will be available for guests to ride up and down the Cut throughout the evening.  Dr. Nitro will also be on hand with fun science demonstrations and nitrogen-infused ice cream.  Additionally, the Boston Tea Room will offer guests free palm readings.  Guests to Soirée will also be invited to participate in an interactive graffiti experience by CANVASxDetroit.

 

Soriee on the Greenway takes place Friday, Septemeber 13th from 6 pm to 10 pm. For more information on tickets visit www.detroitriverfront.org/soiree

 

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