Inspired by a centuries-old custom originating in German-speaking Europe, Cincideutsch will for the second consecutive year bring theChristkindlmarkttradition to Cincinnati. This year, the holiday market expands from a single weekend to encompass three consecutive weekends (Nov 29–Dec 1 at Fountain Square and Dec 6-8, 13-15 at Findlay Market). Local vendors will staff half-timbered booths, offering a large scale of handcrafted gifts, unique collectibles, seasonal decorations, traditional holiday sweets, beer, Glühwein (hot spiced wine) and other hot beverages.
2012 Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt
The Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt is solely run by volunteers, who do everything from construct booths, to acquire sponsorship, to staff the booths during the event.
“There are plenty of Oktoberfests here in town, but I always saw the need for an authentic German Christmas market,” says Cincideutsch President and Co-Founder, Olaf Scheil, a native of Lübeck, Germany. “The Christkindlmarkt is a tradition that is hundreds of years old and such an integral part of German culture still today. And the Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt is just like those found all over Germany—a place for people to gather with family and friends, enjoy the seasonal weather and celebrate the holidays.”
Traditional German gift items will be available for purchase.
The market will have traditional German Foods, including pretzels and stollen.
Although the Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt strives to ensure an experience that rivals that of a trip overseas, room always remains for Cincinnati’s culture to shine through. Once the market is moved from Fountain Square to Findlay Market, the Over-the Rhine Brewery District will hold tours on Saturdays at 1pm that explore Over-the-Rhine as was a port-of-entry for immigrants seeking opportunity in a new land. The tours, which are available for $15, will visit three pre-Prohibition breweries, including underground lagering cellars. Additionally, the Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt at Findlay Market will feature a one-of-a-kind entertainment schedule. Brass music will be performed by the Ohio River Brass Quintet, the Blechbläser Zinzinnati, and song provided by the Kolping Saengerchor, the Fairview German School Kinderchor (children’s choir), and the Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC). Free holiday crafts will also for families during scheduled times.
The Kolping Saengerchor, who performed at the 2012 Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt, will return for a second year, bringing traditional German song to Findlay Market.
For more details about the Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt and its full entertainment schedule, visit markt.cincideutsch.com. News updates can be found at facebook.com/cincideutschmarkt and Twitter @cincideutsch. Vendor opportunities are available at Findlay Market (Dec 6-8, 13-15). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lumenocity 2013 promises to be a world class event at Washington Park at 8:30pm on August 3 and 4. Louis Langree, who is in his inaugural season as the Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, teases the event in the video below:
“This orchestra has a glorious history so I think in order to make it alive always a great institution has to be a great place of experimentation. The fact that we would try something new is wonderful. It’s a wonderful thing.”
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is celebrating Over-the-Rhine Night on Friday, May 3rd. The celebration surrounds CSO’s performance “Fanfare for Cincinnati“. Ticket prices start at $10 and it is the aim of the CSO to invite the entire OTR neighborhood into Music Hall for this special celebration. A special bicycle “Music Ride” will precede the event and a party at Washington Park with food trucks and a live band (The Young Heirlooms) will follow. The itinerary for OTR Night is as follows:
PRE-CONCERT –”The Music Ride,” a slow music ride through the streets of OTR, beginning and ending in Washington Park– with special musical surprises! Meet at Washington Park between 6-6:15pm. Riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes – Reser is offering a special “Loudest Bicycle Tune Up Prize”. Full Music Ride details: https://www.facebook.com/events/390965341002569/ –Bike valet available by Queen City Bike! –Food trucks: Cafe de Wheels, C’est Cheese, Pizza Bomba, Mr. Hanton’s
THE CONCERT (8-10pm)
JENNIFER HIGDON: All Things Majestic
BARBER: Piano Concerto
Copland: Symphony No. 3
Visual media will be projected during Jennifer Higdon’s “All Things Majestic,” celebrating Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine.
POST-CONCERT (10-11pm) –Join us in Washington Park for a party with food trucks and a live band (The Young Heirlooms)! Free and open to the public. –Food trucks: Cafe de Wheels, C’est Cheese, Pizza Bomba, Mr. Hanton’s
More information about the Music Ride via facebook:
We’re celebrating OTR Night at the Symphony with a short, fun, and musical bicycle ride through Over-the-Rhine!
We’ll supply the musical instruments and you supply the bicycle ~~ we’ll create a fanfare for everyone in and around OTR to enjoy. Join us at 6 around the bandstand in Washington Park for the “Tune Up”. Our ride will be a leisurely roll through OTR: no hills and easy enough for kids to join too.
If you like, decorate your bike for the ride — we’ll be featuring yellow, blue, and orange in case you want to coordinate! “Loudest bikes” get a gift from Reser Bicycles in OTR.
After the ride, all cyclists are invited to the concert – a special one for the city’s 225th birthday! There will be a display of Cincinnati photos during the music and special ticket prices for riders!
More info about the concert and tickets here: http://bit.ly/ZmpOFP And for specially priced tickets for riders, use promo code OTR. Yay!
Queen City Bike is providing a free valet for everyone and after the concert, join the party in Washington Park with music, plus food and fun with Night Owl Market!
Special thanks to OTR Night and the Music Ride community partners:
Cincinnati-based Remark Hospitality Development Company (RHD) in conjunction with Core Redevelopment is working to transform the historic Woodward High School / former SCPA building into a multi-use development. RHD will present its plan to the Pendleton Neighborhood Council at 7pm, Monday, March 11 at the Main Public Library in the 3rd floor Tower Room. The new project outline includes a hotel and a bevy of amenities listed below as well as the preservation and enhancement of the adjacent three acres of greenspace and the construction of a 250-space parking structure near the proposed hotel’s arrival/check-in at the building’s existing west entrance.
Highlights of RHD’s plan include:
100-unit Hilton Garden Inn TM, Doubletree by Hilton, or a Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, yet to be determined
36 residential apartments, including 2 luxury 3,000 sq. ft. penthouses, each with their own pool
4,000 sq. ft. upscale fine dining restaurant, with adjacent banquet space, accomodating up to 200 for events
4,500 sq. ft. day spa & salon
Starbuck’s Café lobby kiosk
6,000 sq. ft. fitness center with running track, basketball courts, steam room, sauna, and whirlpools (to serve apartment residents and hotel guests, local Pendleton homeowners, with availability for public use through membership)
Entertainment venue featuring stage shows/dinner theatre offering both traditional theatre-style and tabletop/booth back seating
An HGI American Grill TM coffee shop with a daily all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, or other specified restaurants
A beautiful public-use recreational park on the existing green space, to be architecturally designed to compliment the Pendleton community.
The project is to be completed as a Certified Historic Tax Credit Rehabilitation maintaining all of the exterior existing architectural fabric while maximizing the use of interior features such as the existing student auditorium, student gym, cafeteria, and library, which will remain intact for use by apartment residents and hotel guests. The marble columns, colonnades, windows, original Rookwood Pottery water fountains,and ornate stairwells all will be restored to like-new condition.
SITE PLAN & PARKING REQUIREMENTS
The subject property contains 4.6 acres and is bordered by 13th Street to the south, Sycamore to the west, 14th Street to the north and Broadway Street to the east. The proposed hotel arrival/check-in is intended to be located at the existing west entrance. Current parking has been determined to be inadequate for the proposed mixed use development. Subsequently, RHD is in the process of formally requesting assistance, from local municipalities, for an adjacent parking structure with a minimum of 250 parking spaces to serve arriving hotel guests, restaurant and retail patrons, and long-term residents of the apartment units.
Contiguous to the north of the SCPA building are three acres of green space currently being used as a neighborhood park and gathering space. Although the entire parcel, including the green space, was conveyed without restriction, it is the intent and desire of RHD to redevelop this area and create a sense of place and connection to the neighborhood with a state-of-the-art recreational park, featuring a walking trail and a variety of contemporary landscaping to both serve as an amenity to the hotel guest and an enhancement to the surrounding residential community. RHD’s plan is to preserve greenspace for this important community.
In an email sent to the Pendleton Neighborhood Council, RHD described its portfolio of past redevelopments:
The company’s management has had many successful projects that have included top quality hotels, many have included fine restaurants, premier amenities, and of course, architecturally award-winning use.
A few example projects for your reference include:
1) The Hannaford Newport, a historical building located in Newport, KY, which was renovated in the year 2000, and featured in the New York Times. The project included apartments and extended stay facilities, stunning landscaping, private outdoor sitting areas with greenspace and an entire host of architectural features and support.
2) The Jefferson Clinton Hotel, located in the historical Armory Square district of downtown Syracuse, NY. This project was restored to exacting specs for the historical area, and won “2003 Hotel of the Year” by Hawthorne Suites by Hyatt, as well as the Top Customer Service rankings from Trip Advisor. Features of the 11-story high rise structure maintained the original integrity and architectural design of the historical building, similarly to what will be accomplished at the SCPA site.
3) The Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati NE, located off I-275 at Wards Corner, which was the 10th Hilton property of the upscale Hilton Garden Inn brand. Having received numerous industry accolades, the HGI NE has a background of the highest customer standards. While this particular HGI is no longer managed by RHD management, the brand has gone on to expand to over 550 Hilton Garden Inn locations.
In 2008, 5chw4r7z shared some photos of the Hannaford Newport which RHD renovated into apartments and an extended stay hotel in 2000. By 2008, the building had become condos.
Again, RHD will present its plan to the public at the Pendleton Neighborhood Council on Monday, March 11th at the Main Public Library, 3rd Floor Tower Room at 7pm. The regular council meeting with start at 6pm to be followed by RHD’s presentation.