Let’s be honest … Sometimes winter sucks. Days are shorter, temps are colder, and the weather in our city is pretty much completely unpredictable! So we gathered some favorite activities from people here at Pivot and put them in one place for you! We hope this will help you get through your winter blues, and if you enjoy winter, enjoy it more!
Winter Hike Series:
Great Parks of Hamilton County is hosting a two month series of hikes to get you outside and meeting up with other lovers of the outdoors. These hikes take place in various Cincinnati parks, are between 4 and 5 miles, and conclude with hot soup and hanging out with new friends. Check out the website to reserve a spot: https://reservations.greatparks.org/info.aspx?EventID=71005&fbclid=IwAR2XPVDgjreORxVWAg2SREMyM20BkvqAWz-kDiMH2GY90eFYqgaDrArhI68
We celebrate the Reds and Bengals through summer and fall, but let’s not forget Cincinnati’s own hockey team the Cincinnati Cyclones! With game night events like Super Hero Weekend, Nickelodeon Weekend: Featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, dollar beer and fundraiser nights the Cyclones will be a fun night out for any kind of group or family. Buy tickets at: https://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/806439?brand=cyclones
Winter Farmer’s Market:
If you are from a neighborhood a little to the north, or like a good reason for a Saturday drive, we found a unique winter farmers market at Kingwood Park in Deerfield Township, near Mason. The winter farmers market is held every third Saturday in November through April from 10 – 11 am.
Crafts & Vines – Wine 101 Education Series:
Coming up in March Cincinnati with host the Cincinnati Beerfest, but if beer is not your thing or you cannot wait until then, come on over to the Kentucky side of the river for this fun night of wine! The series runs once a month through June 2020 and Austin Beeman Vice President of Marketing at Cutting Edge selections will be your guide for each session. Go to Eventbrite for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crafts-vines-wine-101-educational-series-tickets-88013327231
These are happening all over the city! So we tracked down some dates for you!
Braxton Brewing Company, Covington, KY on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 7PM – 9PM
Queen City Exchange, Court St., Cincinnati, OH Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 8PM – 11PM
Grainworks Brewing Company, West Chester, OH Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Eli’s Sports Bar, Mason, OH, Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7 PM
Keystone Bar and Grill, Covington, KY, Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 8 PM
Rock The Block:
For the creatives that need to stretch your mind while days are cold grab your ideas and get ready to carve and Rock the Block! Carve and print a ‘block’ of linoleum to create a custom print. This event will be held January 23rd at 5:30 pm in studio 2 of the Baker Hunt Arts and Cultural Center in Covington, KY. Get more info and sign up here: https://www.bakerhunt.org/product/rock-the-block-thursday-530pm-ages-14-2/
4th Annual Onsie Bar Crawl:
Starting at 16 Bit Bar in OTR on Saturday, February 1st 2020 at 2pm there will be no need to get out of your warm and comfy winter onsie! There will be DJs, drink specials and a photographer to capture it all! So get out your best cozy PJs and sign up online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-onesie-bar-crawl-cincinnati-tickets-55523259564
Winter Intro To Yoga For Beginners:
Everybody needs a little movement in their lives, and that can be more difficult to do when the days are short and cold. We thought this yoga series held my Yoga by Maretta at Earth Connection on Neeb Road in Cincinnati was a great way to get through the winter. This class will introduce each practitioner to a progression of Pranayama(Breathing Techniques), focus of Gaze, and Asanas(postures)leading to a unique practice for each participant. Modifying each posture to allow for individual needs. Any yoga will be a great way to destress and stay moving this winter. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesday at 7:15 PM. Schedule Classes online here: https://cincinnati.eventful.com/venues/yoga-by-marietta-earthconnection-/V0-001-013289752-8
Candle Lab is located in OTR in downtown Cincinnati. Here you can test and create your own sent, to be added to a jar candle, with a custom label. This location is open 11AM – 8PM Monday – Saturday and 12 – 5PM on Sunday and reservations are not needed for parties less than 5. However, if you are bringing a larger crowd consider booking a party where you and your guests can create a variety of scented home and body products.
For more information or to book a party, check out their website here: https://www.thecandlelab.com/pages/parties
Another activity that is happening all over Cincinnati! These spots have become quite popular this year and a we think will be a fun way to enjoy company of friends and maybe take out some of the winter stress! Here are some locations nearby: