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MICRO-GRANT APPLICATIONS OPEN
 

ULI Oklahoma and Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives have teamed up to offer micro-grants ($1,000-$3,000) to help fund the ideas of individuals or organizations that help welcome back our community through placemaking and public art, and drive support of downtown districts and businesses. Applications are open for the second round of #mircOKC grants and close on May 31, 2021.

We know that OKC is full of innovative, caring individuals and groups who want to give back to their community. ULI Oklahoma and Downtown Oklahoma City are here to support those who support others.

To find more information and details on eligible projects, visit downtownokc.com.

BIKE MONTH IN OKLAHOMA CITY

We are happy to partner with the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments to celebrate National Bike Month in Oklahoma City.

May provides a chance to show the legitimacy and many benefits of cycling fun, fitness, and transportation. Some people will ride for their wallet, others will ride for their health or the environment. Many events in Central Oklahoma during Bike Month provide an opportunity to celebrate the power of bicycling and being active. There are several activities planned throughout the month. Find the comprehensive list here:

Central Oklahoma Bicycle Expo
Areawide Bicycle Scavenger Hunt
Full Moon Bike Ride
Bike to Work Week
Bike to Work Day

Find more information at acogok.org.
OKC FLOWER AND GARDEN FEST AT
THE MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS


The annual Oklahoma City Flower and Garden Festival returns to Myriad Botanical Gardens this Saturday, May 8 from 9am to 4pm.

This annual festival features an abundance of plants and more sure to brighten up anyone's home. Visitors will find Oklahoma-grown herbs, perennials, annuals, native plants, culinary herbs, vegetable plants, flowers, produce, pottery, jewelry, wineries, succulents, ornamental grasses, milkweed, pollinator plants, wildlife habitat, much and more. Enjoy strolling entertainment, activities for children, and food trucks while viewing floral displays.

Find more information at oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com.

CINCO DE MAYO

Oklahoma City is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with great food and good spirits today. Check out some of our local downtown restaurants and what festivities they have planned today. 

Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot Party at Iguana Mexican Grill
Cinco de Social at Social Capital
Cinco for Cinco at the Jones Assembly
Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Sidecar Automobile Alley
Cinco de Mayo Tequila Tasting at the Parlor OKC
Cinco de Mayo Party at Tipsy Tiki Dockside Bar

Authentic Homemade Tamales at Twisted Spike Brewery
Cinco de Mayo at Sunset Patio Bar
Cinco de Mayo at The Collective Food Hall

FLOWER FRIDAYS RETURN

April showers bring May Flower Fridays! Vendors from the Curbside Flowers are selling flower bouquets every Friday at Leadership Square this May. 100% of bouquet purchases support the employment and empowerment of Curbside Chronicle vendors who process, sort, and arrange the beautiful bouquets. Grab a flower bouquet for the office or for someone special in your life!

SCHEDULE:
May 6-7
10am – 6pm | Leadership Square Lobby 
May 14, 21, 28
8am – 1pm | Leadership Square on East Plaza


For more information on Curbside Flowers and Flower Fridays, visit downtownokc.com.

COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHT
AT CHICKASAW BRICKTOWN BALLPARK


The Oklahoma City Dodgers invite you to enjoy a free special preseason Community Movie Night featuring The Greatest Showman this Friday, May 7 at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Admission is free, but a ticket is required for entry and access to seating on the outfield grass. The gates will open at 6:30pm and the movie will begin at 7pm.

Plus, the Oklahoma City Dodgers vs Round Rock Express game will be streamed in the COOP Beer Garden. The concessions will also be open and visitors will be able to purchase snacks for the movie. 

Find more information and reserve your free ticket here.

MOTHER'S DAY IN OKLAHOMA CITY

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 9. There's no one quite like Mom, which is why it is so fun to celebrate her! Celebrate a Mother in your life with these Mother's Day-inspired events and offerings from local businesses.

Mother's Day Brunch at The Skirvin
Mother's Day Pictures at Tin Lizzie's
Flowers from Curbside Flowers
a Momma's Social at Crew Workspace with Plant Shoppe
Mother's Day Brunch in Bed Box from The Hall's Pizza Kitchen

EYEWITNESS TOURS AT THE
OKC NATIONAL MEMORIAL MUSEUM

 

EYEwitness Tours gives visitors all-new ways to connect with the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Hear stories and details that you may not experience otherwise with Survivor Derek Smithee this Friday at 8am.

Experience the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum through stories from those most affected by the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Hear personal accounts from Family Members, Survivors and First Responders who lived it.

The tour includes:

  • Private tour before the Museum opens to the public
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Archives 
  • 10% discount on all Memorial Store purchases the day of the tour

For more information, and to book your spot on the tour, visit memorialmuseum.com.

ONE OKC BLOCK PARTY

The 6th Annual oNE OKC Festival will take place Saturday, May 15 from 12 to 4pm at Booker T. Washington Park on Oklahoma City's Eastside. This Northeast Renaissance Block Party will feature food trucks, live performances, activities for all ages, and vendors. Mark your calendars and invite a friend.

Learn more about the festival at neokcr.org/oneokc.

OKC PRIDE ALLIANCE FESTIVAL

This Summer the Oklahoma City Pride Alliance Festival and Parade will take place downtown in Scissortail Park June 25-27. The organization announced this week that Greyson Chance, a singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Oklahoma City, will headline the festival.

This year's OKC Pride Alliance Festival marks the first time the event will be hosted in downtown OKC. Downtown OKC is proud to sponsor this event and will continue to provide more information and updates on the festivities as we get closer to the event.


For more information, visit okcpridealliance.org.
MASK MANDATE EXPIRED APRIL 30

While the city-wide mask mandate has ended, many of our downtown businesses are still requiring masks and additional COVID-19 safety measures for their staff and patrons. When visiting downtown be sure to keep your mask handy.

For more information from the city, visit okc.gov.
PLENTY MERCANTILE
A NOTE FROM THE OWNERS
 T R A C I  &  B R I T T N E Y 
We are Traci Walton & Brittney Matlock - the mother/daughter duo behind PLENTY. We have three store locations in the metro area with our original location in downtown Oklahoma City in Automobile Alley. PLENTY Mercantile is a sustainable lifestyle store with goods ranging from kids to housekeeping to pets to candy - we have something for the whole family! 
 
Every product sold in our stores has been vetted according to our Purchasing Principles and each has either one (often more) environmentally sustainable or socially responsible component. Our flagship store in Automobile Alley is attached to The Venue at PLENTY which can be rented for private gatherings as well as hosts our own workshops and community events.

We started PLENTY when we noticed a gap in the marketplace for thoughtfully-made, beautifully design lifestyle goods and gifts, all in one place, here in Oklahoma. We were so drawn to the exciting energy in downtown OKC nine years ago and just knew we wanted to put our roots down here. It has been so fun being part of the ever-improving and growing urban community downtown.
 O W N E R ' S  P I C K S 

 S H O P 

Our store is at home with other amazing stores in our Auto Alley district! Tin Lizzie's always has a great mix, Shop Good always slinging the coolest tees, Urbane with the trendy home goods, Cargo Room with the cutest clothes, and Common Dear with their bright and bold finds. You can't go wrong in Auto Alley.

 E A T 
So many options in Automobile Alley! We are excited about The Health Nut opening on 7th street just right across from our shop for a quick healthy lunch. We also love Hideaway for reliably amazing pizza seven days a week and always on the lookout for an occasion to celebrate at Broadway 10 whenever we can. 

 P L A Y 
Oklahoma Contemporary and Scissortale Park have been such incredible additions to the city recently. Both provide different experiences and can make for an entire outing! Factory Obscura in Auto Alley on 9th always makes a great fun date night, too!
DOWNTOWN NEWS
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot Party, Iguana Mexican Grill
Cinco de Social, Social Capital
Cinco for Cinco, the Jones Assembly
Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Sidecar Automobile Alley
Cinco de Mayo Tequila Tasting, Parlor OKC
Cinco de Mayo Party,Tipsy Tiki Dockside Bar
Authentic Homemade Tamales, Twisted Spike Brewery
Cinco de Mayo, Sunset Patio Bar
Cinco de Mayo, The Collective Food Hall
Reading Wednesdays, Myriad Botanical Gardens
Music First, The Jones Assembly

Thursday, May 6
Flower Fridays, Leadership Square
5th Annual Mentorship Exhibition, ARTSPACE at Untitled
Salsa Dancing Lesson, Scissortail Park
Sunset Concert Series, Parlor OKC
Music First, The Jones Assembly

Friday, May 7
Flower Fridays, Leadership Square
Preseason Community Movie Night, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
EYEwitness Tour, OKC National Memorial & Museum
Night Market, Scissortail Park
Mirror: In the Noble Theater, OKCMOA
Live Music, Parlor OKC

Live Music at Red Piano Lounge, Skirvin Hotel
Night at the Museum, OKCMOA
Music First, The Jones Assembly


Saturday, May 8
OKC Flower & Garden Fest, Myriad Botanical Gardens
A Momma's Social, Plant Shoppe
Central Oklahoma Bicycle Expo, Riversport OKC
Hip Hop and Coffee Shops Tour, Landing Coffee Company
Mother's Day Pictures, Tin Lizzie's
Mirror: In the Noble Theater, OKCMOA
High Tea, The Skirvin Hilton
Spring Youth League Championships, Riversport OKC

Live Music at Red Piano Lounge, Skirvin Hotel
American Stories - Tis a Gift, Civic Center Music Hall


Sunday, May 9
Mother’s Day Brunch, The Skirvin Hilton
Mirror: In the Noble Theater, OKCMOA

Tuesday, May 11
Guided Door Tour, Automobile Alley
Free Yoga, Myriad Botanical Gardens
Scissortales, Scissortail Park
Music First, The Jones Assembly

Wednesday, May 12
Music First, The Jones Assembly
Reading Wednesdays, Myriad Botanical Gardens

Thursday, May 13
Starlight Supper, Kerr Park
Sunset Concert Series, Parlor OKC

Friday, May 14
Flower Fridays, Leadership Square
Fairies & Toadstools, Scissortail Park

Live Music at Red Piano Lounge, Skirvin Hotel
Night at the Museum, OKCMOA
Music First, The Jones Assembly

Saturday, May 15
OSU OKC Farmer's Market, Scissortail Park
Creating a Monarch Waystation, Myriad Botanical Gardens
History of Union Station, Scissortail Park
Live Music at Red Piano Lounge, Skirvin Hotel
Bikes and Brews Tour, Ride OKC
Free Yoga, Myriad Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, June 22
Opening Day of Festival of the Arts, Bicentennial Park

Friday, June 25
OKC Pride Alliance Festival, Scissortail Park


Saturday, June 26
OKC Pride Alliance Parade & Festival, Scissortail Park
Oklahoma Brewer's Fest, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
 
OKC THUNDER
2021 SCHEDULE


Thursday, May 6 - OKC Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors, 9PM
Saturday, May 8 - OKC Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors, 9PM
Sunday, May 9 - OKC Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings, 9PM
Tuesday, May 11 - OKC Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings, 9PM
Friday, May 14 - OKC Thunder vs. Utah Jazz, 7PM
Sunday, May 16 - OKC Thunder vs. Los Angelas Clippers, TBD

 
For the full 2020-2021 schedule click here.
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