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Explore Detroit’s Banglatown Neighborhood During Weekend Block Party

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Image credit: Courtesy of Powerhouse Productions

Detroit’s Banglatown is hosting musical performance, badminton games and a talent show during weekend block party.

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Map of Block Party happenings. Courtesy of Powerhouse Productions
Courtesy of Powerhouse Productions

Map of Block Party happenings.

Detroit’s Banglatown neighborhood is throwing a block party to showcase area homes and gardens this weekend. Arts non-profit Powerhouse Productions is organizing performances in buildings near Conant and East Davison that it has turned into communal spaces. Organization co-founder Gina Reichert says she’s been working on the so-called “project houses” for the past five years.

Squash house has maybe, like, been going on the longest, and it’s squash—like the sport and the vegetable. So the front part of the house will be a squash court like the racquet sport, and the back is a greenhouse for growing all different varieties of squash, the vegetable.”

-Gina Reichert, Powerhouse Productions

Reichert says there will also be a talent show, followed by food and dancing at a nearby sculpture park. She says the block party runs from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Marissa Gawel, Associate News Producer

Fan of road trips and roasted vegetables. Currently reports from WDET’s newsroom.

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