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  • News from Downtown week of 10.05.20

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    October 08, 2020

    The Downtown Tour of Living is happening this weekend, so don’t miss your chance to explore some truly stunning living spaces located in Downtown Cincinnati. Ticket sales will be limited, so make your purchase today with your choice of a VIP experience tomorrow night for $50, or general admission for $20 on Saturday. The deadline to purchase a VIP ticket is tomorrow at noon, so don’t delay! To purchase your ticket, click here.

    The Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library has updated the hours of operation for all locations and will now allow visitors to stay for up to two hours. Other updates for the Main Library branch include increasing the number of available computers, new spaces for personal computer use and a student-only space, and an expanded collection of books and other materials. All locations are open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

    This fall weather is great for enjoying a guided tour outdoors. Join Friends of Music Hall for an hour-long tour of the historic concert hall and National Historic Landmark. Learn about the architectural design and construction process of Music Hall, as well as what was happening culturally and historically in Cincinnati during that time. This tour is perfect for the Cincinnati historian and architectural enthusiast. Tours are offered on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout October, with new dates offered each month. For more information, click here.

    This Sunday, Christ Church Cathedral is hosting an Indigenous Peoples Celebration, a virtual event featuring a sermon by Rev. Cornelia Eaton of the Navajo Nation, as well as musical performances that celebrate the culture of North America’s indigenous people. To view a live stream of the event on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m., click here.

    Looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Shop at Cappel’s for a wide variety of costumes and accessories, as well as décor, balloons and other party supplies. Cappel’s is open at both Downtown locations on Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. If you’re thinking of going with a vintage look for Halloween, stop in at Down to Mars Vintage at 621 Main Street, which just reopened to the public after operating as appointment-only for the past several months. Store hours are Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m.

    Take a stroll around Over-the-Rhine as Second Sunday OTR returns this weekend, offering a fun and safe way to shop at various retailers and enjoy delicious food throughout the neighborhood. Presented by the OTR Chamber of Commerce, this monthly event brings the shopping, dining, and musical entertainment onto the sidewalk, allowing for social distancing while supporting local merchants and entrepreneurs. The event happens this Sunday from noon-5 p.m.

    Congratulations to the Downtown Ambassadors for being honored with a Deserving Neighbor Award, a program created by presented by Procter & GambleKroger and Cincinnati Magazine to recognize individuals and organizations performing acts of kindness and helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Downtown Ambassadors work hard every day to provide a clean, safe and welcoming environment in Downtown Cincinnati, which helps make all of the vibrancy and growth possible, even during these challenging times.