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  • News from Downtown week of 07.20.2020

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    July 23, 2020

    The Cincinnati Reds fans can finally say, “Play ball!” After months without baseball, the Reds will hold their season opener tomorrow night at 6:10 p.m., when they take on the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ball Park. There won’t be any fans in the stands, but you can still enjoy the game and celebrate the kick-off of their 60-game season. Findlay Market is hosting an Opening Day event, featuring grill-out classics from Eckerlin Meats and fried food items from Makers Bakers Co. Frozen treats from Honey Child Artisan Pops, craft sodas from Madison’s, and many other food and drink specials from participating vendors will also be provided. Enjoy live music and craft beers in the Biergarten and listen to live coverage of the ballgame. For more event details, click here.

    For even more celebrating, head down to the Bar at Palm Court inside the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza for another great Opening Day event. The party will feature a Reds-themed menu and drink specials, an in-person appearance by Marty Brennaman, a big screen TV and special reserved seating.  There is a $10 cover, which includes a ticket to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. Reservations may be made by contacting Morgan Hughes at morgan.hughes@hilton.com.

    The Cincinnati Music Festival is one of the largest musical events in the region with more than 90,000 attendees each year, bringing some of the best R&B, soul, jazz and hip-hop artists to Paul Brown Stadium. This year, the concert will go on as a "Virtual Weekend Experience,” to continue to support local Black musicians and artists, support Black-owned businesses and raise awareness about organizations working to support the Black community. To see this year’s schedule of events, click here.

    The first floor of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County’s Main Library is back open for limited use. Visitors can use a computer, copy, print and  fax items, charge devices, check out a book or DVD, and get help with job searching or filing for unemployment. The MakerSpace is also open, and the business hours for both areas are now Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Customers will be asked to limit their visits to one hour, and masks are required. To make a reservation to use the MakerSpace, click here. The library is accessible from the Walnut Street entrance only, as the Vine Street entrance remains closed. For more information, click here.