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Two Of Cincinnati's Good Friday Traditions Continue

Mar 30, 2018
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The annual Praying of the Steps is underway in Mt. Adams on this Good Friday. Thousands are expected at Holy Cross-Immaculata Church to reflect on Jesus' betrayal, arrest, persecution and crucifixion.

Coming up: Over the Rhine performs a concert in Washington Park this Friday SUNDAY starting at 4pm to benefit the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

You can learn about Cincinnati's most famous record label with dozens of events and special shows on this six-page list for King Records Month 2016. 

Print out the list and circle your favorites. These are mine:

Delicious Food & More At This Year's Asian Food Fest

May 6, 2016

The 6th Annual Asian Food Fest returns to Washington Park on May 14 and 15, bringing visitors a wide range of Asian cuisine, vendors and performing arts. Joining David Delegator for a preview of this year's fest is Tessa Xuan, the event's marketing director.

The Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic returns for its second year next month, with an expanded schedule, a grand tasting, and more than 100 chefs, artisans, beverage pros and storytellers, coming together for three days of food, wine, and cocktails, in celebration of our regional dynamic food and beverage scene.

Green roofs, also known as eco-roofs or nature roofs, have become increasingly more popular as people and organizations realize their benefits, from better storm-water management and reduced CO2 impact to cutting down summer air conditioning costs. You may not realize it, but Washington Park is a green roof. And a 2,400 square foot green roof grows on top of Giraffe Ridge Barn at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Our constantly connected, tuned-in world can become stressful and often crowds out the ability to just sit and think, to slow down and relax. Maybe it's time to explore the benefits of doing nothing more than sitting quietly, shutting out much of the noise that surrounds us.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will salute the legacy of King Records with a celebration in Washington Park on Sunday, May 31. Celebrating King Records will feature an evening of food, music and memories, capped with a staged concert reading of KJ Sanchez’'s play CINCINNATI KING.

The City Flea Returns

May 15, 2015
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The City Flea returns to Washington Park this Saturday, May 16. Find out more about this community event from its founder, Lindsay Dewald.

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Remember that C-shaped arrow in Washington Park? Well, it's out of here.

Artist Philip Short loaded it up on a small trailer Wednesday afternoon and began the drive back to North Carolina.

But not without answering a few questions from WVXU listeners.

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It sprung up in early April... a big, orange C-shaped arrow sitting in the  middle of Washington Park. People walk by and take pictures of it, or selfies with it. There's a lid on the end of the arrow, but no sign explaining its existence.

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced the popular “Lumenocity” event will be returning to Washington Park in August for a third year.  But unlike the previous two concerts, this year people will have to pay to attend.

The 2015 “Lumenocity” will take place for five-nights from August 5 through 9.  It features a 3-D image projection mapping on the front of Music Hall choreographed to music performed by the CSO. 

  The 13th annual MidPoint Music Festival kicks off this Thursday, offering festival goers three days of music, fun, food and drink, in various venues throughout Over the Rhine and downtown. While headliners at this year’'s MidPoint are The Afghan Whigs, Chromeo and OK Go, the festival continues to embrace emerging artists, the bands people will be talking about next year.

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Trailing in the polls and the contest for campaign dollars, Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald brought most of the statewide Democratic ticket with him Tuesday morning for a rally in Cincinnati's Washington Park, one of the last stops on a eight-city bus tour of the state.

There were about 75 supporters who showed up for the morning event, but FitzGerald sees the “Tour to Restore Ohio” as a way of making up for the lack of financial resources and drumming up enthusiasm among the Democratic base in Ohio.

Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic

Sep 5, 2014

  A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou.”.. along with more than 40 of the city’s top chefs, vintners and brewers, all coming together for two days of tastings, contests, parties, lectures and demonstrations, to show off Cincinnati'’s ever-growing and dynamic food scene.

That'’s what'’s happening September 12 and 13 in Washington Park and downtown Cincinnati, with the inaugural Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic.  

Here to give us a preview of the event are City Stories Media Co-Directors and founders of the Food + Wine Classic, Courtney Tsitouris and Donna Covrett, along with Kathleen Norris from Urban Fast Forward, who has been an advisor for the Food + Wine Classic.

For a schedule of events, please visit cincinnatifoodandwineclassic.com.

Cincinnati's Asian Food Fest returns for its fifth year with a new location, new fun events and a new focus on more authentic cuisine.

LUMENOCITY Live Webcast

Aug 2, 2014
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LUMENOCITY returns for three magical nights!

On Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 1-3, Cincinnati's Washington Park will be the site for great music, stunning new animations, an all-new LUMENOCITY Village, and a few surprises.

 The amazement that is LumenoCity returns to Washington Park next weekend. The event was so successful last summer, this year it’'s been expanded to three performances, will include an all-new visual and music program by the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and provide multiple opportunities for audiences to watch, listen and experience. Joining us to explore what goes into the making of LumenoCity is Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra Vice President of Communications Christopher Pinelo, along with Steve McGowan and Dan Reynolds. Their creative design and production company, Brave Berlin, creates the digital animations, choreographed to the music of the CSO, that are projected onto the  front of Music Hall.

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On Saturday, July 26th, Taste of OTR returns to Cincinnati's Washington Park.

The Taste of OTR highlights the cuisine, culture and music of one of Cincinnati's most colorful neighborhoods. It celebrates the cultural renaissance going on in the area while also recognizing that there is still work to be done. Taste also benefits Tender Mercies, a local organization that works to provide housing solutions for homeless adults with mental illness.

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Cincinnati Public Radio and CET are partnering with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to provide live broadcasts of next month's Lumenocity 2014 at Washington Park.  It's scheduled for August 1, 2 and 3 and the free tickets for the music and light show with Music Hall as a backdrop went quickly.

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Free tickets for this year’s LumenoCity, happening August 1-3 in Washington Park, will be made available to the public starting Monday morning, June 9. Chris Pinelo from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra joins Frank Johnson to share the details on the second year of this event and how to go about getting tickets.

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Washington Park has become a gathering place for the city, and that is even more true during the summer months, when something is happening almost all the time in the Over the Rhine park, from kickball to group yoga, the City Flea to the World Market. And music, Jazz to Bluegrass to R&B. Brittney Carden, communications officer with Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), and Jake Speed, of Jake Speed & The Freddies, clue us in to the many events going on at Washington Park this summer, along with some edification on the history and growing popularity of Bluegrass.

91.7 WVXU is the proud presenter of this summer’s Bandstand Bluegrass series at Washington Park (every Thursday night from 7-10pm from May 29 - August 28) and performing on June 5 is Cincinnati’s beloved Comet Bluegrass All Stars.

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The City Flea kicks off its fourth year in Cincinnati this Saturday in Washington Park.  The City Flea is Cincinnati's original, curated, monthly urban flea market that features locally-made products, unique gifts and great food and entertainment.

3CDC Project Updates

Jan 15, 2014
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  The Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation, or 3CDC, was founded in 2003 to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of development activities in the city. Since then, 3CDC has managed the renovation of Fountain Square, Over-the Rhine’s Gateway Quarter, Washington Park, and dozens of other projects. 3CDC President & CEO Stephen Leeper and Vice President of Communications Anastasia Mileham talk about efforts to revitalize the city during the last decade, and current projects the organization is working on.

Washington Park celebration marks Army's 238 years

Jun 14, 2013
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Staff Sgt. Billy Cook, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, brought his family to the Army birthday and welcome home ceremony in Washington Park Friday. Tara Cook calls her husband’s 15 months in Iraq “a really long tour,” and worse for her than his more recent year in Afghanistan.  Cook’s wife and three children are happy he's serving stateside as a recruiter now.

Retired Major Sario Caravalho spoke of his three tours in Vietnam and the special men with whom he served during a salute to Vietnam era veterans.

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Twelve mobile food vendors lined the street along Washington Park Friday as Cincinnati dedicated its newest mobile food vending zone.

Council Member Laure Quinlivan created the program in 2010.  Last year, it was expanded to Fountain Square and the Purple People Bridge.  This year, it's being expanded to Washington Park and Over-the-Rhine.

The OTR vending spot is on 12th Street, near Clay, and is open to food trucks from 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.  The Washington park zone is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

OTR Night with the CSO

May 3, 2013

Our friends at The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra are celebrating National Bike Month with a special OTR Night on Friday, May 3rd.  The event includes a pre-concert Music Ride - "a slow music ride through the streets of OTR, beginning and ending in Washington Park-- with special musical surprises!"

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Over-the-Rhine's freshly renovated Washington Park will host a farmers market throughout the summer.

The Washington Park Farmers Market will be Mondays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. from June 3 through August 26. Organizers chose Monday because it's the one day of the week nearby Findlay Market is closed.

3CDC, which operates the park, is looking for vendors. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 26.

EcoSculpt 2013

Apr 6, 2013

EcoSculpt 2013 has arrived in celebration of Earth Day. Artists are chosen to build a sculpture made entirely out of recycled materials.  The works are being displayed at Washington Park until April 26th.  Visitors can vote on their favorite sculpture. The winners will receive cash prizes. 

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