Tomorrow, a mile-long stretch of E. McMillan Street and Woodburn Avenue between Gilbert Avenue and Madison Road will be closed to cars, but open to pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders and rollerbladers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets
is based on similar events held in cities like Indianapolis, Louisville, New York City, Portland and Chicago to promote local businesses and community—all without cars.
Activities, which are free, include sidewalk painting, yoga, belly dancing, pottery, jazz dancing, a flash mob and hula hooping from a variety of local businesses. There will also be an ArtWalk crosswalk painting
, held by Art in the Streets, where anyone can help create a piece of temporary public art.
The second Cincy Summer Streets will be held on August 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Northside
. Hamilton Avenue will be closed between Pullan and Spring Grove avenues, and Blue Rock Street will be closed between Cherry Street and Dane Avenue.
Northside’s event will include activities from Happen Inc.
, My Nose Turns Red
, Spun Bicycles
, Galaxie Skate Shop
, Queen City Bike
, Wump Mucket Puppets
, Word Play
, Yoga Ah
Each route is situated within the neighborhood’s local business district with locally owned shops and restaurants to enjoy, as well as the street activities. Cincy Summer Streets is accessible in both Walnut Hills and Northside by bike, bus and car, with street parking available nearby.
Cincy Summer Streets is sponsored by The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
and Interact for Health
Follow Cincy Summer Streets on Twitter @cincystreets
, #cincystreets and on Instagram @cincystreets.