Midtown Walkabout Month kicks off this Saturday, July 4. Midtown merchants will provide specials, discounts, and activities during their normal operating hours, plus attendees can enjoy free pop-up programming throughout the district. Businesses participating this Saturday include:
★ 1492 New World Latin Cuisine
★ 405 YOGA OKC
★ Ambassador Hotel
★ Baker Street Escapes
★ Commonplace Books
★ Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge OKC
★ Elk Valley Brewing Co.
★ Fassler Hall OKC
★ Insomnia Cookies
★ Louie's Grill & Bar: Happy hour specials
★ Mcnellie's Pub
★ Mira Bird
★ Not Your Average Joe
★ Opolis Clothing Company
★ Revel Eight Salon & Spa
★ Stella Modern Italian Cuisine
★ Edge Midtown Apartments
Sidewalk Programming will include:
★ Balloon installations on newly installed Midtown benches at the #MidtownBocce courts, Rivière Modern Bánh Mì, and Elemental Coffee. [all day]
★ Live music between Cafe Do Brazil and PLANT by Landon Bumgarner and Chloe Beth. [2pm-6pm]
★ Downtown Guides handing out water bottles and Midtown OKC tote bags filled with swag to all attendees -- random winners will receive gift cards to businesses in the district for #MidtownActsofKindness. [2pm-6pm]
Please be safe while visiting the district by washing your hands, wearing a mask, and keeping a distance from others. Stay updated on Midtown Walkabout Month promotions by following along on the Facebook event page, or find more information at midtownokc.com.
DOOR TOUR IN AUTOMOBILE ALLEY
Automobile Alley’s Door Tour beautification project has launched!
Automobile Alley has long desired to enhance its alleyways and build up the district as a destination for public art. The Door Tour project invites pedestrians to view a “gallery” of artworks showcasing a variety of illustrations, designs and styles that have been installed on multiple doors throughout the district’s alleys.
Twenty-one designs by thirteen artists have been produced in vinyl and cover doors of various sizes in the alleys on either side of Broadway Avenue. We encourage you to explore the district, take new paths, and find each door. Tag @autoalleyokc in your photos on Instagram and see a collection of photos using #DoorTourOKC.
The Scissortail Sky Rink, located at the Event Pavilion near the Skydance Bridge, opens today, July 1. The rink sits under the Event Pavilion and has approximately 5,000 square feet of skating surface for both traditional quad skates as well as inline skates. Skates are available to rent, but personal skates are always welcome.
The Thunder Youth Basketball Summer Camp: E-Series is a virtual five-week player development series that offers drill instruction, a Thunder gear kit and resources to keep your young Thunder fans connected to the game this summer!
Instructional sessions will be offered in a live group session twice a week, with online portal access to recorded sessions and weekly challenges that can earn participants Thunder prizes.
The series will take place from July 7 to August 7, for camper ages 6-14 and the cost is $50 per camper. Get your camper signed up, registration closes today.
Summer at Myriad Botanical Gardens will look different this year. The Gardens created a list of programs and events that fit into the new way of current operations. This includes spaces with plenty of room for physical and social distancing. Attendees to all events are required to wear masks. Here is a full list of events happening in the gardens this July:
» SONIC Summer Movie Nights
» Weekly Walk-Ups
» Full Moon Bike Ride & Run
» Botanical Balance Free Yoga
» Dancing in the Gardens: Hip Hop
» Soil: The Key to a Healthy Garden
» Family Workshop: Marvelous Mallards
» Music From hearts of Space
» Guided Walking Tour
» Urban Hike
» Identification & Week Control for Home Lawns
Oklahoma businesses can now request to apply for OBRP through participating financial institutions. The financial institutions will evaluate applications based on the program rules and make a preliminary determination of business eligibility.
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and funds will be provided to the business through the financial institution. At least twenty percent of the program funds will be designated for minority-owned businesses.
For more information on the full scope of this program, and to read the program rules, visit okcommerce.gov.
TRANSFORM THE NIGHT
Save the date for City Care's Transform the Night. This call to action to fund Oklahoma City's only low-barrier night shelter is coming to a livestream near you on July 23 at 6pm. Join City Care as they shift to a digital event in the midst of COVID-19, and aim to provide a welcoming respite to our city's most vulnerable.
Follow along on their Facebook event page, as more information is still to be announced.
STAND TALL SHOP SMALL
The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has kicked off its Stand Tall and Shop Small for OKC campaign. With the help of the OKC’s district leaders, the Chamber wants residents to give a much-needed boost to the businesses that make the city unique.
The Chamber is encouraging residents to take pride in their community and rally together to save small businesses.
Learn more information about the Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC campaign on their Velocity blog.