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Thursday in Detroit: Movement Festival set to return to Hart Plaza for first time since 2019

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Thursday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up.

Only one more day until the weekend — let's finish out this week strong!

Today is Thursday, May 26, let's check out Metro Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Movement Festival set to return to Hart Plaza for first time since 2019

This weekend, the Movement Festival will return to Detroit's Hart Plaza for the first time since 2019.

Due to COVID-19, Detroit’s long-running techno festival had faced cancelations and provided issues for Paxahau, the event planner who began organizing operations for Detroit’s Memorial Day electronic music festival in 2006.

According to Paxahau director of operations Sam Fotias, the Movement Festival's return has been a teaching moment for him.

“It’s been a crash course in learning about contingencies,” Fotias said. “Even the contingencies to our contingencies don’t exist anymore.”

The Movement Festival will run from May 28-May 30 at Detroit’s Hart Plaza. More information is available at movementfestival.com.

Detroit's David Whitney Building to undergo renovation, expansion

As announced by The Roxbury Group on Wednesday, the David Whitney Building in downtown Detroit is set to undergo a rebrand and expansion of its hotel space.

The project will add an Autograph Collection hotel and new food and beverage venues to the site, and is expected to be complete by late 2023.

According to the developer, work is expected to begin this summer.

Free swim lessons being offered to Metro Detroit kids this summer

Huron-Clinton Metroparks is partnering with other organizations this summer to provide free swim lessons to Metro Detroit children.

The goal is the address gaps in swim safety and help prevent water-related deaths and injuries.

Lessons will be provided at Brennan, Heilmann, Butzel and Patton pools with certified instructors from the American Red Cross.

To register, click here.

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