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FilterD Extra: Rainbow Blight parties for Roosevelt Park, celebrates Slow's five year anniversary


The world is invited -- we like how that sounds -- to a nicely curated outdoor party this Sunday called Rainbow Blight. The event will do many things: celebrate Slow's Bar-BQ's five year anniversary, raise funds to rehab Corktown's Roosevelt Park and plant more seeds for other sustainable development projects in Detroit.

To properly honor all of the above, what better than a cornhole tourney in front of the spectral beauty of the Michigan Central Station, soundtracked by music of Will Session Band, Guilty Simpson, Odu Afrobeat Orchestra, Lord Scrummage, Liars and more?

The cornhole toss-off is $30 per two-person team, with proceeds going to benefit Roosevelt Park.

There will be food on the premises, including pulled pork in the Slow's tradition, and more food from Mind Body Spirit. A semi truck with 30 taps of fine beer will stand by for all your liquid refreshment needs.

Also not to be missed: the Imagination Station, a nonprofit which is cleaning up two blighted properties on 14th street, is part of the party. One house is now a rotating public art space and the other will become a community media center. Nice work. Walk over and check out the opening of the first installation, "Salvaged Landscape," by artist Catie Newell.

The Mi Green Team will also be there. Look for the green tent. Vendors, nonprofits and others in the green industry will be present.

Sunday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Roosevelt Park is at the intersection of Michigan Avenue, W. Vernor and 14th. Kitty corner from Slow's.

Managing editor Walter Wasacz plans to follow the rainbow to this great party, where he expects the music, food and drink to be sublime -- and the cornhole competition even more so. 

Read more articles by Walter Wasacz.

Walter Wasacz is a writer and the former managing editor of Model D. You can find more of his writings here.
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