Cincy Summer Streets Returns to Northside on August 23 with Fun, Free Activities

SummerStreetsNorthside-crosswalk For the second year in a row, Cincy Summer Streets will open up Northside’s largest public place – the streets – and create a car-free space for everyone to walk, bike, mingle and play. Special, fun and free activities will take place at “play-stops” along Hamilton Avenue.

“At each event this summer, a major street in the neighborhood will be closed to cars and opened to the public to bike, run, walk, skateboard, play and create art,” said Margy Waller, co-founder. “You can rent bikes at the event or bring your own. We’ll also be filling a crosswalk with art in the neighborhood—and everyone gets to be an artist too.”


A climbing wall, bike skills course, lawn bowling, mini golf, jousting, hula hooping, yoga, dancing, art-making, crosswalk painting and more will take place in the heart of Northside. Spun Bicycles, WordPlay and Galaxie Skateboard will have demonstrations and activities at stops out on the street. The Apple Street Market, Chicken Lays an Egg, North Church, Family Enrichment Center, Taylor Jameson Salon and Northside Farmer’s Market are also participating with a presence outside on Hamilton Avenue.

“Cincy Summer Streets was a blast last year,” said Judi LoPresti, who owns Spun Bicycles with her husband, Dominic. “We love the opportunity to show kids and adults what BMX is all about. Cincy Summer Streets is a fantastic way to bring a community together and celebrate summer totally and completely car free.”

  • Northside: Sunday, August 23, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm – Hamilton Ave. between Pullan Ave. and Spring Grove Ave.
  • Over the Rhine: Saturday, September 26, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Pleasant St. from Washington Park to Findlay Market (West 14th Street to Glass Alley).

“In 2015, our second year, we’re thrilled to bring Cincy Summer Streets to Walnut Hills, Northside and Over-the-Rhine, three of Cincinnati’s most vibrant neighborhoods,” said Anne Sesler, co-founder. “We had a great event in Walnut Hills in June and we know the Northside community will have a strong presence again this year.”


Parking will be available near each route and on side streets throughout the neighborhoods. Also, it’s easy to bike and take Metro to the events.

Cincy Summer Streets 2015 is sponsored by Interact for Health, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation and John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC, Trustee with support from Topic Design. Northside’s Summer Streets is supported by the Northside Community Council, Northside Business Association, Art on the Streets and the Cincinnati Development Fund.

For more information, visit, follow Summer Streets at, Twitter @cincystreets and Instagram/cincystreets with #cincystreets.


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