Thursday, May 10, 2018

Kenmore: Music is Kind of Our Thing


What: Kenmore Blvd: Music is Kind of Our Thing
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Start: 5:00PM
End: 6:30PM
Led by Tina Brode Boyes
Meeting Location: Rialto Theatre,
1000 Kenmore Blvd. Akron, OH 44303
Accessibility: strollers welcome,
wheelchair accessible
Parking:
Behind the Rialto Theatre off of 15th Street


Route:


1. Rialto Theatre
2. 1008 Kenmore Blvd. (Surprise)
3. Lay's Guitar
4. Guitar Department
5. Live Music Now! for snacks, drinks, conversation, and MORE MUSIC!

And buskers throughout!

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Concrete and Culture: A walk through North Hill

Led by the North Akron Community Development Corporation team, we'll experience and consider the past, present, and potential of North Hill, starting with Temple Square. What role does the rich and new culture play in the neighborhood? We'll find out.

Join us for an experience through the diverse cultures (and infrastructure) of North Hill. We'll visit Family Grocery for some chatpattey, navigate busy Main Street, visit the African Market for some dumplings, and we'll wrap it up with some chill time at Lynn's Pub.

What: North Hill: Culture and Concrete
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Start time: 2:00pm
End time: 3:30 pm
Led by: John Ughrin
Meeting location: North Hill Branch Library: 183 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310
Accessibility: bike friendly, strollers welcomed, pets welcomed, kid friendly, wheelchair accessible. We will be walking across Main Street on two occasions, which can be a challenge).
Parking: 183 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310

Route:
1. Park and start at North Hill Branch Library
2. Quick introduction at Temple Square Park
3. Cross Main Street to Family Grocery (host: Naresh Subba)
4. Cross Main Street again to the Exchange House (host: Katie Beck)
5. Walk through the neighborhood to the African Market (host: Wouryouwon Morris)
6. End at Lynn's Pub for those interested.

RSVP for the free event by following the Eventbrite link.




Friday, April 20, 2018

2018 Akron2Akron Tours

North Akron Market Preview:
Saturday, April 28th at 2pm, meet at the North Hill Branch Library (183 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave).

Jane’s Walk weekend:
May 5th-7th (www.facebook.com/janeswalkakron)

Kenmore Music Scene:
Friday, June 1st @ 5pm, meet at  Kenmore Branch Library (969 Kenmore Blvd).

Middlebury Farmers’ Market:
Wednesday, June 27th @ 4pm, meet at The Well CDC (647 East Market Street).

North Hill Neighborhood Gardens and North Akron Market:
Saturday, August 27th @ 4pm, meet at the North Hill Branch Library (183 East Cuyahoga Falls Ave).

Middlebury Farmers’ Market:
Wednesday, September 12th @ 4pm, meet at The Well  CDC (647 East Market Street).

Kenmore Blvd.:
Saturday, October 6th at 1pm, meet at Kenmore Branch Library (969 Kenmore Blvd).

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

From Summa to Summacare: A Walk Down East Market

The walk highlights the potential for economic development and transformation in Middlebury, leveraging the proximity to regional anchors like Summa and Goodyear.

What: Transformation in Middlebury
Date: Saturday, Friday July 28, 2017
Start time: 4 pm
End time: 5:30pm
Led by: Kyle Julien
Meeting location: The Well (Compass Coffee) parking lot
Accessibility: We will be walking on Market Street, so crosswalks are a challenge, and there are some poor sections of sidewalk concrete; pets will be okay if they don’t plan on coming in to Compass Coffee afterward.
Parking: The Well (Compass Coffee)

Route: 1. Meet in the parking lot behind The Well 647 E. Market St. 2. Board trolley. Trolley to the East End; trolley deposits everyone at Goodyear Hall 3. Walk west on Market Street, to the Kohl YMCA 4. Double back to the Well/Compass Coffee 5. Reflection and conversation at the Well (5:30pm)

Akron’s neighborhood of Middlebury has a rich history and its neighbors and organizations are working together to build a stronger community.

From Summa to Summacare: A Walk Down East Market
The walk highlights the potential for economic development and transformation in Middlebury, leveraging the proximity to regional anchors like Summa and Goodyear. In partnership with the Akron Art Museum and its Inside|Out community activated art project, The Neighborhood Network of University Park, and the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation, reproductions of iconic artworks from the museum’s collection have been installed along the walking path and in key locations to help augment the conversation for what your community can become. Join us for A Walk Down East Market, learn about the Inside|Out artworks along the way, and converse with neighbors about what you envision about your community to help shape its future.

Can’t make the walking tour but still want to be involved? You can view the 10 artworks and their Middlebury locations online via the Inside|Out Online Tour App and visit them in person at your leisure. Artworks will be up through October 31, 2017. https://insideoutakron.toursphere.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Parks on the West Side

Starting at Hardesty Park, Akron's Planning and Urban Development Director Jason Segedy will lead participants on a tour of parks in Wallhaven and West Akron. What role do these green spaces play in Akron?

What: Parks of Wallhaven and West Akron Walking Tour
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Start time: 11:00am
End time: 1:00 pm
Led by: Jason Segedy
Meeting location: Hardesty Park, 1615 W Market St, Akron, OH 44313
Accessibility: bike friendly, strollers welcomed, pets welcomed, kid friendly, wheelchair accessible
Parking: 1615 W Market St, Akron, OH 44313

Route:
1. Start at Hardesty Park
2. Head south through Wallhaven toward West Akron
3. Reach Forest Lodge
4. Head to Schneider Park (West Akron)
5. Return to Hardesty

With the theme being parks and how to activate them.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

LODO Akron



What: Lower Downtown Walking Tour
Date: Friday June 9, 2017
Start time: 5:00pm
End time: 7:00pm
Led by: 91.3 The Summit
Meeting location: Conrad C. Ott Building at 65 Steiner St.
Accessibility: bike friendly, strollers welcomed, pets welcomed, kid friendly, wheelchair accessible
Parking: Conrad Ott Building

Route:
Conrad C.Ott Building (formerly the Miller School - 100+ year old beautiful, historic building)
—The Verge Building (1957 Firestone Bank building)
—The Triangle Building (former Bridgestone/Firestone tire-manufacturing complex)
—SAALFIELD Square (locally owned/hundreds of thousands of space for rent)
—Concert

Monday, April 10, 2017

May 5, 2017: How the Canals Created Akron



Mr. Denny Reiser, well known for leading his history, nature, and flower walks for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Summit County Metro Parks, and the Cascade Locks Park Association, will lead you back in time from when the Ohio & Erie Canal was in its infancy, up until the great flood of 1913 which was the end of the Canal's function and use. The Canal is said to have been the main reason Akron exists, as there were so many locks in such a short distance that travelers got off their boat while it made it's way through the many locks, spending a day or longer along this area. You will learn about the canal, the mill race, as well as the many mills and furnaces along the mill race. You will learn about the industrial and commercial history of Akron, and what life was like in the 1800's in Akron.

What: How the Canals Created Akron Walking Tour
Date: Friday May 5, 2017
Start time: 5:30pm
End time: 6:30pm
Led by: Cascade Locks Park Association
Meeting location: Cascade Valley Park / Mustill Store 248 Ferndale St, Akron, OH 44304
Accessibility: bike friendly, strollers welcomed, pets welcomed, kid friendly, wheelchair accessible
Parking: Cascade Valley Park Trial Head parking lot off of North St. There is also plenty of street parking on North St.

Route:
The Mustill family house and the Mustill Store and Museum
The Schumacher Mill Wheel site
The mill race tunnel entrance that goes underground south of the mill site and comes out into the Little Cuyahoga River
Lock 14 trail head Towpath connector at the Beech Street Trailhead
The powerhouse foundation at Beech St. Cascade Lofts & the new canal bridge to the planned Cascade Village loop trail.