Enhancing community connections in Cincinnati, by reclaiming alleys, sidewalks, and steps for the pedestrian.
Spring in Our Steps has embarked upon an extraordinary journey, in order to celebrate its cleanup efforts and the neighborhoods of Mt. Auburn and Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati. Saturday, October 12th from 1pm to 3pm, we will lead a 2 1/2 walk of stairways, alleys, and connecting streets to and from The Famous Neon’s Unplugged for The Jaunty Jubilee! Part of the third annual ArchiNATI festival, the event will include food and drink vendors, art installations, and musicians all along the route. We’ll also share wonderful stories about Spring in Our Steps’ 18-month commitment to pedestrian spaces in these neighborhoods. We have also mined information from historic maps and other resources to give you a vivid picture of what once was and what CAN be!
At each of the marked vendor spots on the route map, we will have a combination of food/drink vendors, musicians, and art installations, which will also serve as resting or stopping points. While we will announce many of our guests between now and October 12th, you won’t know just where along the route you’ll enjoy a particular musician or sate your palate!
Remaining cleanup schedule
Over the past three weeks, we have taken on a rigorous schedule of a Saturday and Sunday cleanup every weekend. So far, we have nearly cleared both North Wendell Alley and South Wendell Alley in their entireties. The following are our remaining cleanup events leading up to The Jaunty Jubilee. Sign up for our e-newsletter or like us on Facebook for updates to this schedule.
The Jaunty Jubilee will follow this route in its entirety, beginning at The Famous Neon’s Unplugged: traveling up Goetz Alley from East 12th Street to Liberty Street; continue up north Main Street to the Main Street Steps; ascend the stairway to Eleanor Place to continue to the Gage Street Steps, between Malvern Place and Huntington Place; descend the stairs to turn left at Bosler Alley, followed by a right on Winkler Street; continue on Winkler to Rice Street; a slight jog over to upper St. Joe Street to North Wendell Alley; continue down the alley to the Rice/Loth Play Area and Rice Street; travel to the end of Rice to Thill and Loth Streets; move onward to lower St. Joe Street at Loth, making a right down South Wendell Alley; cross Mulberry Street at the alley’s end down the Rice Street Steps to Peete Street; make a right down to Peete Alley to Vine Street; descend Vine Street to turn left at Hust Alley; travel Hust to Rothenberg Preparatory Academy at East McMicken Avenue and north Main Street; and return to The Famous Neon’s Unplugged by way of Main Street in Over-the-Rhine.
Cost and perks
The cost of the event is $25, which includes one of two local draft beer selections *and* an event t-shirt. The walk will begin and end at The Famous Neon’s Unplugged. After we return, we’ll have those same local drafts available at a reduced price until the kegs run dry! Proceeds benefit the overall production of The Jaunty Jubilee and the ongoing efforts of Spring in Our Steps.
To buy your tickets online, click here: https://thejauntyjubilee.eventbrite.com/
We may schedule a couple dates, times, and locations for in-person sales. Get your tickets sooner rather than later. There are only FIFTY tickets available for this event.
Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions in a comment below. Check this page for updates on the extraordinary event we call The Jaunty Jubilee!