Heads up! Listen up!

Listen Up! Oh wait, that’s what we’re going to do! Walnut Hills is a community on the move! We are excited to be a part of that, and want you to be a part of it, too.  The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation in conjunction with various community partners, will be hosting several listening sessions throughout the neighborhood in the next coming weeks and we want to hear from you.

How do you feel about YOUR Neighborhood? What new and exciting things would you like to see here? Are you passionate about a specific area of interest concerning the community; education, job training, economic development, health? Get ready to join the conversation. Locations, Times, and Dates Coming Soon!

We Are Walnut Hills festival – this Saturday!

The We Are Walnut Hills Festival is this Saturday – and we are gearing up for an awesomewe are walnut hills 2 day full of food, fun for kids and families, art and live music!

The festival is this Saturday, May 17 from 12 noon to 4 pm at Firehouse Row space (the 700 block of E McMillan). You can RSVP on Facebook!

There will be spectacular performances from local Walnut Hills artists including MC Till of the monastery studios, Drums for Peace, praising dancing, miming as well as a hip hop dance performance by Elementz.

Other activities include face painting, clay for kids with Core Clay, Cincinnati Circus, and interactive chalk mural, art making with the Cincinnati Art Museum, tours of the Firehouse, story hour with the Walnut Hills branch of the Cincinnati Library, a #WeAreWalnutHills photo booth and of course cornhole!

In addition to all the great music and fantastic activities there will be hot dogs and hamburgers, snow cones and popcorn!

And the best part, it’s all free thanks to generous support from PNC, ArtsWave, Kroger and the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation.

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Updates on Firehouse 16

Fire Company 16 is the oldest standing firehouse in the city of Cincinnati.  It has been vacant since 1977, after (ironically) catching fire. Over the past few months, construction crews have been working hard to transform into a restaurant.  It will be the home of Fireside Pizza – a food truck that was featured at the Cincinnati Street Food Festival!  Construction is wrapping up and the space will be turned over to the business for a full kitchen build out.  A lot has been accomplished in just the past month alone.  Lights have been installed, the bricks have been sealed, construction is underway for a deck,  the oven was delivered (a very important part of making pizza), the bar was built out (a very important part of making craft beer), new windows were installed and – best of all – an old mural featuring the call numbers of all of the original fire houses in Cincinnati was restored. Not bad for a month’s work!