By Sarah Carson/WAYN Radio
It was a chilly but beautiful night on the Detroit riverfront last Thursday. Students gathered for the weekly Thursdays in the D activity: a trip on the Diamond Jack River Tour. It took a little longer than expected to get started, from the amount of students joining the fun, the shuttles had to make extra rounds. Once the boat left the dock it was clear that the tour was going to be a good time.
As the boat made its way from the Riverwalk north of the Renaissance Center upstream towards Lake St. Clair, students learned about the industrial history of the area, along with more recent history, like what hotel the Beatles stayed in when they visited Detroit in the ‘60s! Contemporary landmarks like Kid Rock’s house and the Manoogian Mansion were also pointed out. The second half of the tour was largely a dance party, with several students forming a conga line and having fun dancing to the radio. The riverboat offered snacks, soft drinks, and even alcoholic beverages to those over 21, which added to the festivity.
Overall, Thursdays in the D really stepped it up with something new and different this week, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Bringing students to the Riverwalk and on the boat tour was a great way to introduce them to an area of Detroit they may not have explored before. Wayne State University students Katelin Maylum and Alisha Kennedy both looked forward to the experience. Maylum hadn’t known there were even riverboat tours offered on the Detroit River before that night.
This week, Thursdays in the D takes students to the Charles H. Wright Museum for Salsa Night! It’s free with a OneCard, and shuttles will leave from in front of Starbucks and University at 6 pm.
WAYN Radio is giving out tickets today for the Catz n Dogz show over at Sinbad’s tomorrow. Tune into Underground Sounds right now on waynradio.net Call in at 313-577-8948
Wayne State students, Detroit residents and lovers of the city celebrated, what we would like to call, the official end to summer with Dally in the Alley. Michigan Movement host, and General Manager at WAYN Radio Angelina Czarnecki got the chance to talk to some artist, vendors, and some first time “dalliers” as well as dancing the night away in the alleys of north Cass Corridor.
Dally in the Alley celebrated their 35th year and welcomed many new artist like Detroit rapper SelfSays. Performing at Dally for the first time, concerts in Paris and his musical style were all topics of discussion.
“The vibes (for Dally performance) were good, very positive, more and more people starting filling up the space. I was fortunate enough to play the Forest Stage, I guess that’s the big boy stage, and it was good, people got in to it nice response, and people had fun” shared SelfSays after his performance at Dally in the Alley.
So, we all know that Dally is the place to check out new music and local artist but it is also the hot spot to get some shopping done. Local vendors filled the streets and we got the chance to speak with Steven Bock from the Detroit Bicycle Company. Detroit Bicycle Company vended for the first time this year and appreciated the crowd vibe. Over at Dally they had a great display of bikes, leaving the crowd to take pictures and admire the style all night.
“Dally is a more independent, young crowd, and a good mix of people” Steven Bock Detroit Bicycle Company .
Another year has past but Dally will return and relive the crazy night in the alley.
Warriors it’s that time of the year to come and support your football team. The first game is September 15, against Lake Erie College at home 12 noon. Head over to Adams Field for not only the game but for some tailgating, giveaways, and of course good people!
Be one of the first 500 people in and receive a seat cushion for the game!
Warriors vs. Lake Erie be there. For more information contact 313-577-4280
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