All Aboard September 8 to 10 as The City of Cincinnati opens the Streetcar!

With a Streetcar stop just outside the entrance to The Mercantile Library Building, we’ve got some Streetcar themed activities planned. There’s something for everyone!

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Thursday, 4 to 5:30 pm: Streetcar(toons)

Join two Cincinnati editorial cartoonists, Joe Hoffecker of the Cincinnati Business Courier, and Kevin Necessary of, as they share and discuss their published works on the Cincinnati Streetcar project, on the eve of the system’s opening.

Beverages provided by Christian Moerlein. 




Friday, noon to 1:30 pm Growing Up Together: Celebrating our Urban Renaissance
Free and OPEN to the public. Reservations required:

Introduction: H.C. Buck Niehoff, Attorney, Urbanist, and Author
Presentation: Frank Russell, Architect, Urban Designer, and, Director, University of Cincinnati Niehoff Urban Studio

Today we find ourselves at a time that many are calling the “Cincinnati Renaissance” in which our dreams of a vibrant urban center are coming true right before our eyes. Yet this arrival was not easy or quick in coming. Join us to hear about some of the central themes that have shaped this transformation through the eyes of these urbanists and advocates for city building.
Includes buffet lunch from Taste of Belgium


Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm: KIDS DAY

Free and OPEN to the public. Reservations recommended:

We’ll be chock-full of activities for kids and their grown-ups.

Activities and story times from Blue Manatee Press authors, and Cincinnati’s very own Poet Laureate, Pauletta Hansel.

Refreshments from Taste of Belgium

KIDS Day is supported by a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.

Saturday, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Train of Thought: An International Look at Civic Engagement & Rail Transit

Free and OPEN to the public. Reservations recommended:


Transit advocates from Poznan, Poland and Kansas City MO, join Cincinnatians influential in our Streetcar project for discussion about how engaged and active citizens in three diverse, yet similar cities affected change and progress in their respective cities. A panel discussion/Q&A will follow the presentation.

Beverages provided by Christian Moerlein, and pizza provided by Pi Pizzeria.




2016 Season Presenting Sponsor: Bahl & Gaynor