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  • News from Downtown Week of 6.18.20

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    June 23, 2020

    The YWCA Greater Cincinnati is holding its annual event tonight, with a new twist that will reach a broader audience. Instead of hosting its Career Women of Achievement event as a luncheon, the program will take place in the evening, and will be televised and broadcast on Local 12. For this year’s event, the YWCA will highlight eight honorees for the 2020 Career Women of Achievement awards, announce two student scholarship recipients, and show how COVID-19 has changed the way the organization provides much-needed services. Proceeds from this event will help support victims of domestic violence, and help the YWCA continue its mission during these especially difficult times. The program begins at 7 p.m., and will be broadcast on the big screen at Fountain Square. For more information on the award recipients, speakers, and how to contribute to YWCA programs, click here.

    June is Pride Month, and while the Cincinnati Pride Parade has been moved to October, there are plenty of ways to celebrate and show your support for the LGBTQ+ community. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is featuring LGBTQ+ composers and programming throughout the summer, spanning over 100 years of history, from Tchaikovsky to CSO Creative Partner Matthias Pintscher, vocalist Darius de Haas, and composer Holland Andrews. Explore the CSO’s event calendar here.

    The Cincinnati Art Museum reopens to the public this Saturday, June 20, with some new restrictions and procedures. General admission will still be free, but guests should register for timed-entry tickets in advance, as the museum will have limited capacity. Enjoy the Terrace Cafe, Museum Shop and new Art Climb staircase, which will all be open, along with the current exhibitions. To review a detailed list of guidelines before your trip, click here.

    The first floor of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County’s Main Library is now open for limited use. Visitors can use a computer, copy, print or fax items, charge devices, check out a book or DVD, and get help with job searching or filing for unemployment. The library is accessible from the Walnut Street entrance only, as the Vine Street entrance remains closed. For more information, click here.

    Do you know anyone looking for employment? We are currently hiring Downtown Ambassadors, the team responsible for providing a clean, safe and welcoming environment in Downtown Cincinnati. For more information, click here.