Thursday, June 30, 2016

4th of July Holiday Weekend

Newberry Hours:
Saturday, July 2: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, July 3: Noon-10 p.m.
Monday, July 4: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. While Newberry will be open, most administrative and teaching staff will be out of the office today.

No courses will be held on Monday, July 4. For those in the Bayes workshop, there will be a review session held in the Newberry Building.

Things to Do in & around Ann Arbor
Silver Lake, Pinckney Recreation Area.
Staying in town for the long holiday weekend? Start off your festivities by celebrating Canada Day! Several friendly Canadians will meet at Newberry at 6:45 p.m on Friday, July 1 and head to a local watering hole.

The weather is supposed to be sunny and lovely all weekend, so we recommend floating the Huron River, which runs through downtown Ann Arbor. The Argo Canoe Livery rents kayaks and inner tubes for those looking to relax on the water. There is also a lake and beach at the nearby Pinckney Recreation Area, which is a half-hour drive from Ann Arbor. If you're reliant on public transportation, be aware that the U-M's blue buses and the city of Ann Arbor's Ride buses will not be offering transit services on July 4.

Eastern Market
Things to Do in Detroit
If you're looking to explore Michigan over the long holiday weekend, you might try Detroit, which is a 45-minute drive to the east of Ann Arbor. We recommend visiting Eastern Market (Sat., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.), a massive outdoor market where you'll find everything from fresh, local fruit and veggies to food to flowers and more. Belle Isle, an island in the Detroit River with impressive views of downtown Detroit and Canada, offers plenty of recreation opportunities, including an aquarium, a conservatory, and a zoo. Other worthwhile places to visit include the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum and the Motown Museum

Downtown Chicago
Other Nearby Destinations
Other places to visit in Michigan include the lakeside beaches at South Haven and Ludington on the west side of the state (although they are guaranteed to be packed during the holiday weekend). If you're feeling adventurous and have a car, Chicago is 4 hours to the west, Toronto 5 hours to the east, and the spacious wilds of Michigan's Upper Peninsula are to the north. 

Have fun, take photos, and share them with us via Twitter or Facebook! Happy 4th!

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