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There’s more than one summer blockbuster featuring roaring dinosaurs this year. Aside from the smash movie “Jurassic World” in theaters now, metro Detroiters can get even more up-close and personal with the prehistoric creatures at the Detroit Zoo.

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Summer weather and baseball go hand in hand, and most metro Detroiters have made plans to cheer on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park at least once this season.

But if you’re up for something a little off the beaten baseline, check out the game the way it was originally played — at a Historic Base Ball Game at The Henry Ford. Every Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 23, first pitch is thrown at 1:30 p.m. in the true gentleman’s game played by the rules of 1867.

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Concert of Colors Arab American National Museum

Metro Detroit is proudly teeming with culture: its food, festivals and, most importantly, its people. The Concert of Colors, Midtown Detroit’s diversity music festival, allows the community to celebrate this diversity. Presented by the Arab American National Museum and now in its 23rd year, this free fest brings together crowds of all cultures to experience music from around the globe.

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Detroit is home to dozens of beautiful parks, pocket parks, greenways and trails. Add in a dose of Michigan sunshine, some Germack snacks and a basket full of Faygo and you’ve got yourself a perfect afternoon in The D.

To help celebrate National Picnic Month this July, here’s a list of places you might lay out your picnic blanket out at in Detroit:

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If you haven’t stepped foot inside of a library lately, you may be surprised to see just how far they’ve come since the days of Dewey Decimal.

At 150 years old, the Detroit Public Library is a true masterpiece of the city. So much so that it’s been referred to as the community’s “living room.”

A visit to The D is incomplete without seeing firsthand all the Detroit Public Library has to offer. If you’re looking for inspiration on where to get started, here are a few ideas that go beyond putting your nose in a book:

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