Midtown Walkabout is back! After canceling our April event, we are excited to introduce a modified version of Walkabout that will allow you to support your favorite Midtown businesses all month long.
Midtown Walkabout Month will take place Saturdays in July and will feature summertime promotions and activities for those shopping, eating, and visiting the district as well as the folks at home.
Midtown merchants will provide specials, discounts, and activities during their normal operating hours each Satruday, and there will be free pop-up programming to enjoy such as live music, art demonstrations, and photo ops during certain hours of those days.
Want to stay home? Midtown Walkabout Month will include virtual events on Saturday, the 11th from 12-1pm and Saturday, the 18th from 2-3pm. Tune in for virtual giveaways, family-friendly entertainment, and demos and activities by some of your favorite Midtown businesses.
Stay updated on Midtown Walkabout Month by following along on the Facebook event page, or find more information at midownokc.com.
With the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19, it is more important than ever to band together as a community and safely provide support to one another. ULI Oklahoma and Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives have teamed up to offer community action micro-grants to help fund the ideas of individuals or organizations that help lift the spirits of our community through placemaking and public art, and drive support of downtown districts and businesses.
Have an idea for a project? Desire to encourage the community during this unprecedented time? No idea is too great or too small. The deadline to apply is this Friday, June 12.
Learn more about the grants and submit your applications here.
CURBSIDE CHRONICLE PLANTERS
Curbside Chronicle is selling hand-potted succulents. These make a perfect gift for dad and are amazingly easy to maintain and make our community better.
Pre-orders will be available for pick up at their pop-up shops from June 19-21. Supplies are limited, so pre-order your plants online by Wednesday, June 17.
All planters are arranged by Curbside vendors, providing meaningful employment to people transitioning out of homelessness in Oklahoma City. 100% of proceeds support The Curbside Chronicle program at the Homeless Alliance.
The Cage OKC is hosting a free community basketball event this Friday, June 12, at the Downtown Community Basketball Court at Reno and Hudson to support and bring awareness to black-owned businesses in the downtown Oklahoma City area.
The event will have controlled pick up basketball, a live DJ and emcee, and free hotdogs for the first fifty people on site. Come enjoy this family-friendly event in the heart of downtown and enjoy food, music, entertainment, and meet local black business owners.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page here.
LIVE FROM THE LAWN
Scissortail Park introduces a new concert series featuring live music on their 4.4-acre great lawn providing ample space to enjoy a few concerts while practicing social distancing.
Local, regional, and national artists and musicians will take the stage on select Friday evenings for Live from the Lawn beginning June 19. Concerts will be held on the Love's Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy an evening of quality music in Scissortail Park.
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.
Stay engaged with the community by participating in Virtual Experiences throughout Oklahoma City. Check out what these local organizations are offering: