• This Week At Home - 4.09.20

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    April 09, 2020
    Last week, we teamed up with P&G and Empower to launch the Cincy Card Connection, a gift card matching program that was aimed at supporting the downtown businesses. We saw an astounding outpouring of support, and the $37,500 match fund was depleted in less than 24 hours.

    While we had to pause the matching portion of the program, we have been actively working to raise additional funds to match the gift cards that have been submitted and to hopefully start the program back up. Keep an eye out on DCI and 3CDC’s social media pages for updates, and if you submitted a gift card but haven’t heard back yet, please be patient. Our team is working hard to respond to everyone that made a submission.

    To pass the time while you’re home, many downtown Cincinnati institutions are offering their services virtually. If you miss baseball, you can stop by the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum’s website for a photo tour of its galleries. You can also see clips of the current Shades of Greatness exhibit.

    The OTR Chamber is going live! Every Monday at 4 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m., tune into their Instagram for #OTROnMyMind social media takeovers from OTR organizations. Tomorrow, The Rhined will be showing wine and cheese pairings for spring, and Monday will feature Tessa Clark of Project Runway and Idlewild.

    Have you ever wanted to be part of a flash mob? Tomorrow, DANCEFIX is hosting a virtual flash mob to get your body moving. It regularly hosts dance classes and events that you can enjoy from your living room, balcony or back yard.

    The YMCA of Cincinnati has been able to maintain childcare, free meals and senior citizen check-ins because of the support its members have shown. You can stream cardio, mind/body, active adult and family classes, or join its Facebook Live classes for race training, family fun, and daily dose workouts. Downtown’s FitNext has a YouTube page where you can stream classic workout videos.

    Social distancing hasn’t been easy for anyone, but with the help of these virtual offerings and a little sunshine, we can get through this.