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New Center Park's summer of events

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New Center Park is a unique green space located on the southwest corner of Second Avenue and West Grand Boulevard across from the Fisher Building. Renovation of this existing "pocket park" into a flexible outdoor concert, activity, and concession venue was completed in 2010 and seasonal programming began that summer.

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œ New this year is The Classical Revolution Lunch Series. Every Thursday from noon until 1:00 p.m. live classical music will compliment your lunch. This is the only event series where people are invited to bring a sack lunch or shop at our local restaurants. The program continues every week through the end of August.

œ Wednesday Night at the Movies starts June 5th, presented by Henry Ford Health System & Health Alliance Plan, and media sponsor WDET. Gates to the park open at 8:00 p.m. and showtime is 9:30 p.m. This year's films have a Detroit focus, with "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Sparkle" starting the series. The third week features a perennial favorite, "Psycho."

œ Thursday Al Fresco Jazz & Blues. Thursday evenings at New Center Park have become a favorite. Folks of all ages are welcome to come out and enjoy a beer and live jazz and blues music. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and music begins at 6:00pm. This early evening series is designed for both people living in town and those that commute. Some not-to-be-missed performances will feature the Rhythm Society Orchestra with Paul King on June 13th, Will Sessions on July 25th, and the Hot Club of Detroit on August 15th.

œ Saturday Showcase presented by Metro Times. Our Saturday nights have been renamed and rebranded, but promise to be equally exciting. The showcase begins June 8th with the Stewart Francke Band, followed by Armando Vega with a muy caliente salsa and Latin jazz music performance on June 22nd. New Center Park will continue working with great events like the Concert of Colors and host a special preview to their festival on June 29th featuring Bomba Rica and M.A.K.U. Sound System. Also new to the series is Allons Records who will present "Holy Ghost Fire," an evening showcasing some of Detroit's most talented and long-running gospel groups on July 13th-not to be missed! The Saturday Showcase closes with a performance by the electrifying Celtic music duo, The Moxie Strings, who will open for award-winning singer-songwriter, Jill Jack. Each Saturday is a party celebrating some of Detroit's festivals, CD release parties, and more. Gates open at 8:00pm.

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