Ypsilanti

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Ah, Depot Town, Riverside Park, Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti is all about the perfect summer festival. Its walkable neighborhoods boast vintage housing to die for and its downtown historic district is the third largest in Michigan -- only Detroit and Grand Rapids have larger ones. Its independent music and art scenes are thriving, and it boasts a diversity and community spirit very few other Metro Detroit cities can touch.

Grab a sandwich at Beezy's Cafe. Catch an outre performance at the Dreamland Puppet Theatre. Down a Michigan brew at Frog Island or Corner Brewery. Check out the latest art show at Riverside Gallery or lust after an antique architectural find at Materials Unlimited.

At nearly 200 years old, this storied community's history has yet to be written. After all, name another city in Michigan that holds an annual summer festival dedicated to Elvis and the annual DIY fest, the Shadow Art Fair?
Rachel Blistein and U'nique Haywood.

YCS @ Work program prepares Ypsi students to pursue dream careers


A young program participant at FLY Creativity Lab.
Michael Jewett shows off a copy of Kind of Blue at WEMU.

Tour the WEMU jazz record library with host Michael Jewett


Aerica Hurt, her brother Victor Swanson, and her sister-in-law Yolandus Swanson at Parkridge Summer Festival.

Photo essay: What do you love about living in Ypsi?


The Sustainability Planning Subcommittee meets on Aug. 17.

Subcommittee begins work on Ypsi's sustainability plan


Beth Ernat at Ypsilanti CIty Hall
Pitch Ypsi organizer Kristin Gapske.
Kickball at the Summer Playground Program
No More Parties in AA poster.

No More Parties in AA festival returns to EMU campus


Intern Nicole Raymond talks with Google's Eric Wortman.
Owners Paul Balcom and Eli Morrissey at The Rocket Candy & Novelties

Downtown Ypsi businesses create community of collaboration


Jim Summers and his dog Zoey at H.E.H. Human Electric Hybrids.
Melvin Parson at We The People Growers Association gardens
Ziggy's cafe manager Kristina Ouellette and owners David and Jo Jeffries.
Ronald Woods in his office at Eastern Michigan University

How Ypsi's past informs its present and shapes its future


Attendees at the first entrepreneur mixer at Friends Closet on March 30.
NAVYA's ARMA shuttle.