If you have been following hollaifyouhearme.com for the past year, you would know how much I love the Belle Isle Aquarium. Belle Isle Aquarium is the source of fond childhood memories for many metro Detroiters. The field trips, the family outings, an early afternoon date through this building brought smiles to all. Even the vast array of fish that called this place home, seem to enjoy the endless parade of human beings that passed their windows. In 2005, the Aquarium was closed due to city budget cuts. Since then, a valiant group of volunteers known as The Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium have refused to let the historic building die. Their efforts have not gone un-noticed. On February 4th, 2012, a little over 4,000 people came out for a one time reopening of the aquarium. It was a great start but much more is needed and you can be a part of it. Also, you can have a great time in the process!
Thursday May 31st, Belle Isle Aquarium is having a fundraiser from 7pm-11pm. There will be hors d’oeuvres provided by many of Detroit’s top restaurants including The Whitney and Union Street. There will also be magicians, Detroit fire performers, and burlesque dancers. Not to mention, plenty of music! Tickets are $50 and available at the door. Do not let the price scare you off! All proceeds will go directly to Belle Isle Aquarium! Restoring the Belle Isle Aquarium is very important. We must keep this historic building open and operating better than ever for all to enjoy! Holla if you hear me!