Northside Porch Tour Returns

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The Northside Community Council’s Porch Tour returns this year, 6-9 p.m. on October 10th, departing from Jergen’s Park, at the corner of Hamilton and Bruce avenues. Mark your calendars and plan on attending a neighborhood streetscape celebration unique only to Northside. Thousands of luminaries will light the pathway along another new route including the full length of Haight Avenue, North and South Argyle, and portions of Hamilton Avenue.

Returning for the tenth time, the NCC Porch Tour has danced around the neighborhood celebrating our unique architectural streetscape that is shaped by the continuity of Front Porches on almost every home within the neighborhood. Let’s celebrate the Front Porch as the gathering place for adjacent neighbors and friends in the evening hours of Saturday, October 10th with parties, period costumes, and genuine Northside creativity!

Northside’s own Jazz Blues & Funk Quartette, Evanston Kinney, will greet your ears at Jergen’s Park; the Citizens on Patrol will be grilling hot dogs; and a neighborhood youth group will hold a bake sale. Two 20-person carriages will again tour the route, complete with an architectural interpretation of the houses and porches. Tickets are available at the event and are based on a sliding scale of $4 to $10 per ride, depending on the amount you personally would like to spend to support the event. The goal is to sell ample tickets to offset the cost of the carriages. Special thanks goes to the Northside Community Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation this year for offsetting the cost of the live music and over 1,000 luminaries being furnished without cost to every household along the tour route.

Please attend the event and see the glowing ribbon of luminaries by riding the carriages or walking the route. Share with your neighbors from near and far the food and music at Jergen’s Park at the corner of Hamilton and Bruce – it’s the place to be!

For more information or to volunteer for the event, contact Tim Jeckering at or (513) 520-7112 (cell).

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