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Hug Detroit Day

Hug Detroit Day is an annual event dedicated to fostering community spirit, spreading love, and supporting
families in Detroit. Through music, art, and various activities, Hug Detroit Day celebrates the resilience and
vibrancy of the city while providing essential resources and entertainment for its residents.

Hug Detroit Ambassador

This year's Hug Detroit Ambassador is Lady Love, president of the Homage Awards,

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To make sure your children get a book bag, please register your children through Eventbrite.com

Schedule of Activities

12:00 - 1:00 PM:                                     

     Praise & Worship 

1:00 - 6:00 PM:

     Make & Take Arts & Crafts 

2:00 - 3:00 PM:                                       

     Free Food & Prayer (Until food runs out)

2:30 - 3:00 PM:

     POP Solutions & Spirit Awards

     Presentations

3:00 - 4:00 PM:                                       

     Musical Chairs Olympic (& other games)

4:00 - 6:00 PM:                                   

     Soul Equestrian" Detroit Equestrian

     Play Therapy Show with horseback

     riding

5:00 - 5:15 PM: 

     Fashion Show

6:15 - 7:00 

     Queen Aduni & PJHarmonic's

     "Everybody Wanna Be Loved"

     album release party

6:30 PM:                                                         

     Gift Giving (Backpacks, school supplies,

     uniforms & surprises)

7:00 - 7:45 PM:                                       

     Sky Covington & Club Crescendo

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"The Soul Equestrian Horse Show"

The Soul Equestrian Horse Show promises to be a heartwarming and educational experience, celebrating community, unity, and the spirit of Detroit.  Don't miss this unique event to witness the grace and majesty of horses while supporting a great cause. This year's HUG, LOVE & HORSES event is a special collaboration between HUG Detroit Day and Detroit Equestrian Play Therapy.  The event, "One Child, One Trainer, One Horse At A Time", aims to provide children from Metro Detroit with enriching Equestrian experiences.  The "Soul Equestrian Horse Show" will be a highlight, showcasing the beauty and skill of both horses and riders.  The show will feature elegant dressage routines, thrilling jumping displays and other Equestrian demonstrations, emphasizing the bond between humans and horses.  Detroit Equestrian Play Therapy is dedicated to providing children with hands-on Equestrian education and play therapy.  The organization is led by Queen Sabrina and Chief Grey Hawk, who bring extensive experience and expertise in social work, education and horsemanship. Non-profit SIMIYA 501 C3

The 12th Annual Hug Detroit Day returns this year with the theme "Hugs, Love & Horses," promising a day of celebration and community engagement. Sponsored by the Islamic Center of Detroit, WJZZ Jazz Radio, and The Preservation of Jazz (more TBA), this event aims to unite individuals and families from across the city for a day filled with love, laughter, and support. Sounds by Shubert Sounds. Stage Manage Tim Ellerbe.

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Partners & Activities

- Islamic Center of Detroit: Donating food and backpacks for distribution.
- WJZZ Jazz Radio: Donating the venue for the event.

- Detroit Equestrian Play Therapy Chief Grey Hawk and Queen Sabrina: Donating a horse and fashion show.

- Queen Aduni From LEEP/COAZ/Everette's and the Elizabeths: Donating an art and craft center.

- The Preservation of Jazz: Producing and booking acts for musical performances.

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To make sure your children get a book bag, please register your children through Eventbrite.com

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REGISTRATION is required to participate in Hug Detroit Day 2024, ensuring that all attendees receive their invitations and stay connected with future events. To register and learn more about the event, please visit

hugdetroitday.com or contact 248.383.3385.

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Our 2024 T-shirt is designed by Artist

Evelyn Pinkard

Click HERE to order yours prior to the event so you can wear it at the event.

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