Cincinnati’s Washington Park made the “5 Coolest New Parks and Public Spaces in the US” by the Urban Land Institute. The organization reviewed aesthetics and financial data. Washington Park was sited for its ability to partner with the revitalization of Over-the-Rhine on its eight-acre site.
See the article here.
Upcoming events in Washington Park
- November 28 and 29 – Caroling in the Park
- November 29- Santa’s Workshop
- December 5 – Caroling in the Park
- December 6 – Santa’s Workshop
- December 12 – Light up OVR and Caroling in the Park
- December 13 – Santa’s Workshop, City Flea Unwrapped Market and Caroling in the Park
- December 19 – Caroling in the Park
- December 20 – Santa’s Workshop and Caroling in the Park
Calling all foodies. Go downtown to Washington Park on Saturday, October 4, 2014 to experience the first-ever Cincinnati Food Truck Festival.
Nineteen food trucks will be offering their cuisine from 4pm-10pm that day. The park will also feature live music, corn hole and beer booths. Follow the CFTF on Facebook.
- Read a Sibcy Cline News article by Chris Payne about Cincinnati food trucks here.
- Read more about this event here.
Mark your calendars! The City Apple Festival is scheduled for November 2, 2013 (11am -6pm) at Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This is the first time for this event. Area farmers will be brining their apples and other produce for you to try. And there will be many local food vendors with their fall recipes. Nothing like a crisp apple on a crisp day!
This blogger’s favorite apple is the “Honey Crisp”. What’s yours?
Apples originated in Central Asia and were brought into Europe and later transported to North America by colonists. There are 7,500 culitvars of apples. China produces almost half of all of the world’s supply of apples followed by the U.S.
An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Where did this phrase originate? Apples are very healthy. They are low in calories and have antioxidants, flavonoids and fiber. It’s a good source of Vitamin C and have phenols that help with lowering cholesterol. Apples reduce tooth decay by killing bacteria and cleaning teeth.
However, this phrase has been documented back to 1866 (when the above information was not yet discovered): Eat an apple on going to bed and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread. So, even way back when, people knew just how healthy it was to munch on an apple!
Cincinnati’s second annual Diner En Blanc was held in Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine. Over 1,700 guests gathered at the park dressed head-to-toe in white and toted white tables, white chairs along with their fine china, silver, and (you guessed it) white linens. They enjoyed a pre-set menu from matching gourmet picnic baskets.
It is quite a spectacle to see photos of this “pop-up” event. Preview a video here from SoapBox Cincinnati.
Diner En Blanc originated in France in 1988 with Francois Pasquier who wanted to connect up with friends at the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. To recognize each other, all were asked to wear white. Thus the tradition began and has stretched to other parts of the world, including Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cincinnati’s Washington Park located in Over-the-Rhine has received national recognition by the City Park Alliance. This organization bestowed the title of “Frontline Park” for the month and is highlighting Washington Park for its urban park excellence.
About Washington Park’s Transformation
The renovation of the park started in 2006-2007 and was unveiled on July 6, 2012. The 1860s park received a $48 million major facelift that included expansion to eight acres, a new underground parking garage, fenced dog park area, performance stage, civic lawn area, playground and several water features for young and old.
Read more about the City Parks Alliance and Washington Park here.
Downtown Cincinnati is going to be a very busy place throughout Memorial Day weekend. There is so much to do that Priceline.com has ranked it among the Top 50 Destinations for this upcoming holiday. (The list is based upon hotel bookings made through the website.)
What’s happening in downtown Cincinnati May 24-27, 2013?
- Cubs-Reds Ballgame Series (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) The Beach Boys will be appearing at Sunday’s game.
- Indians-Reds Ballgame (Monday and Tuesday)
- Taste of Cincinnati – Read more about activities for this festival from a prior blog post here.
- Washington Park has a Reggae Culture Splash concert on Friday night ($25)
Which cities made the top of the Priceline destination list?
- New York City – Midtown
- Las Vegas
See the entire list of destinations here.
The Mobile Food Vending Program has expanded its food truck zones (from Fifth/Race; Court Street and Sawyer Point) to now include:
- Fountain Square
- University of Cincinnati
- Washington Park/Over-the-Rhine – Three trucks will soon be able to serve food for breakfast and lunch at Washington Park and two trucks will be able to serve in the evening at 12th Street/Clay. Washington Park will soon have bistro tables and chairs near the Food Truck area.
Read more from Soapbox Cincinnati about the expanded Food Truck program.
Read about some of the different Cincinnati-area food trucks from a former Sibcy Cline News Blog article here.