Stepping Out Downtown

Lunch and Learn Series

Noon to 1pm January 30

Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike Street

The Taft Museum of Art's Lunch and Learn features local experts showcasing a range of topics related to art, history, and Cincinnati-area culture. This month's topic: "The Hidden History of Cincinnati - Firsts And Lasts." The p...


6pm to midnight February 01

Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St

If you're in the neighborhood Friday Feb 1, be sure to attend "MOVE," an evening of spectacular flight, feats, maneuvers and dance at Rhinegeist. The event will feature aerial acrobatics and many other acts. In previous years perf...

Be Sure to See...

Help Stop Panhandling. Cincinnati has a very detailed law controlling panhandling. See how it protects you. Additionally, here is a helpful brochure on how you, your neighbors and your colleagues can make change without providing spare change.

Secure Your Vehicle. Learn more about how you can better secure your vehicle with this downloadable brochure from the Cincinnati Police Department.

Don't Miss Today...

Illustrator night: My Best Friend Fiona

4pm to 7pm January 17

Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park

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Looking for Citizen on Patrollers

Do you like living Downtown? Residents get this question all the time! I suspect we all answer adamantly, ‘I love living Downtown!’ We feel we are truly a part of a special and diverse community.

I want to help strengthen and nurture my neighborhood, get to know more of my neighbors and become a recognized resource for information and assistance. Do you feel the same?

If you think it would be fun to train at the Police Academy, carry a police radio and participate in a ride-along with a police officer, consider joining me in becoming a part of the 500 member Citizens On Patrol Program (COPP).

Your time commitment is up to you. You can volunteer two hours a month or two hours a day.

If you have questions call 513-352-3533 or email me at with your name, address and phone number. I will supply contact information to Officer Princess Davis.

Our Downtown on the Move

Downtown Cincinnati is now home to over 6,000 residents, with more arriving every month as new condos and apartment homes are completed. The Downtown Residents Council works to develop a community atmosphere, conducts projects to improve the quality of life, and voices concerns of residents at City Hall.

We work closely with the Police Department on safety issues and Downtown Cincinnati Inc. and 3CDC on development and promotion efforts.

Help Us Stop Graffiti! Call it in! If you see graffiti on a building, sidewalk, rack, etc. please help us get rid of it ASAP. The longer graffiti stays up, the greater the invitation for more. Please contact DCI Ambassador Manager Sarah Sundrup when you see graffiti. Sarah will dispatch a team to photograph it, report it to the police and remove it. Sarah's number is 513-446-8549.

Ambassador Hotline. To contact a DCI Safe and Clean Ambassador, call their hotline at: 513-623-3429. In an emergency, always call 911.

2018 board
The 2018 DRC Board (well, most of them!) From rear, left to right: Tim Nolan, Christian Rahe, Andrew Reiss, John Stringer, Dennis O'Connor, (front) Victoria Pershick, Sue Byrom, Ginnie Schlosser Mary Jacobs, Mary Heimert and Lisa Sprague. (Not pictured: Al Bunker, Gary Bryson and Caitlin Douglas)