There is so much happening Downtown and our family has been taking advantage of the free family fun all Summer long.
First up was a trip down for the Toyota Movie Night on the Square. We packed up a terrific picnic and our lawn chairs, and once the sun went down the Square was perfect. Great movies, fit for the whole family and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. And unlike a theater where being a kid is frowned upon (you know, broken nob on the volume control and generally lacking in awareness of others around them), on the Square, kids can spread out and be themselves and no one’s troubled.
Next, we headed down on a Sunday night for some cool tunes on a hot night. The band was great and the crowd was either singing along or bustin’ a move all evening long. I even boogied a little bit myself (sorry, no pics of that folks!).
Last weekend, we were at the Contemporary Arts Center for a program at the UNmuseum. It was P’s first time there and she had a blast. And I’m pretty proud of my artistic creation (watch out Kate Spade!):
Let’s face if folks, Summer is coming to a close and quick! You only have a few weeks left to make the most of it. Check the Fountain Square and Downtown Cincinnati websites for all the details on every event they have going, but here are some highlights we’re got on our to-do list for the next couple weeks:
Family ARTventures – every Saturday (1pm) & Sunday (3pm) at Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincy Blue Fest – August 6 & 7 at Sawyer Point
Downtown Dash & Block Party – August 6 at St. Xavier Parish Proceeds benefit Downtown organizations that help aid the needy in our community. There is a Kids Dash and after-party including a rib dinner.
Family First Saturday – August 7 at Cincinnati Art Museum
Thursday ArtPlay -Thursdays 1pm-2pm at Contemporary Arts Center
Toyota Movie Night – Saturdays starting at 7pm on Fountain Square UP NEXT: Charolotte’s Web and Much Ado About Nothing on August 7th – Much Ado is one of my favorite movies of all time!
AND great music all the time on the Square – just check out the schedule!
Make the most of these last days – Happy August!
Of course there are homeless people downtown, but there is no reason to be afraid of them or hide them from your childrens’ plane of sight. Some people don’t take care of themselves, but that’s no reason to avoid the city. Personally I’m an urban dweller and wish more people would come down to held build up this economy (i.e. people that aren’t just paying for lunch).
I like downtown and all but I took my family to movie night a two times… and let me tell you… there both times there were a lot of homeless people that go there for the free movie. There is a lot of cussing, and folks smell pretty bad. There were several police officers that stand mostly on 5th and vine talking to folks. Both times we were there the cops arrested homeless people for being disorderly. Many of the homeless folk just got out of prison some for ex offenses so if you take your family there be careful.
Great post Amy. So many great reasons to love downtown Cinci!
Amy – Thanks for putting this together. We’ve done movie night on Fountain Square and had a blast!