Barring a miraculous turnaround of events, and given the current ban on gatherings of larger than ten people through 12 April, we will not be having an April social in 2020. This will be the first 2nd Thursday in nearly a dozen years that we will not be gathering, but it’s for an important cause: Public Health. Please help all of our neighbors stay safe and healthy by joining us in honoring this ban on gatherings.
In lieu of the dollars you might have spent at our social, please consider supporting neighborhood establishments that very much need your business at this time. Downtown OKC has published a helpful list of our neighborhood businesses that are still open for delivery, pick-up, or online orders. VisitOKC also has an excellent, OKC-wide list.
Additionally, if you are aware of any of our high risk neighbors that shouldn’t be in public at this time, that might need help, such as with grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions, please let us know, and we can mobilize some fellow neighbors to assist.
Thank you for your support of social distance, local business, and the downtown community.
January was a great social! Thanks to all that joined, and thanks as always to Downtown OKC for being such great hosts. Below is the highly informative video from the event. We appreciate Dr Blackburn’s time and his stories!
For our February event, the Annual General Meeting, we’re back at Plenty Mercantile again this year, it’s such a great venue for us. Steve Lackmeyer from the Oklahoman will be our speaker again this year. We’re hoping for some great updates with MAPS 4 approved!
All are welcome to join us for free snacks and drinks, but members, please come ready to vote on important organizational business!
Last year’s art-based tour of the Underground went so well, we thought we’d do something similar this year. However, instead of art, we’ll talk history… of the tunnels, of the buildings they connect, etc. Even better, our guest speaker will be Dr. Bob Blackburn, Executive Director of the Oklahoma History Center, and quite commonly known as the face of Oklahoma history. If you’ve never heard him speak, this is a can’t miss occasion! Refreshments will be generously provided by Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership.
We’ll meet at 5:30pm in the Leadership Square lobby for snacks and chats before hitting the tunnels around 6pm with Dr Blackburn.
This month we’re trying something new, neighbors, please join us!
We will meet at the Midtown streetcar stop (across the street from Fassler Hall) at 5:30pm for those who would like to ride the Streetcar. We’ll have FREE passes for up to 30 people. We will ride all the way through Bricktown while pointing out the Downtown in December attractions as we pass them.
We will arrive at the Santa Fe stop (on Reno just before leaving Bricktown) around 6pm and walk to Scissortail Gifts. If people are running late, they can opt to meet us at Scissortail Gifts instead.
Scissortail Gifts is just under the railroad bridge next to Pinkitzel Cupcakes. They have graciously offered to host us at their place. They will be serving MIO (Made in Oklahoma) snacks from their store, as well as red wine. They have local gifts and are offering a 10% discount on all of their items for us that evening.
After socializing, shopping, and hearing from our speaker (Ward 6 Councilperson JoBeth Hamon), we will get back on the streetcar around 6:45pm and ride through the beautiful Lights on Broadway display on our way back up to the Hudson streetcar stop. We will then walk to the Holiday Pop-Up Shops in Midtown to continue local shopping (optional).
Green Tree Project has an important message that aligns well with the sensibility of our downtown neighborhood. If you weren’t able to attend, please watch, and get your orders in! Sam was kind enough to provide us with a discount code (URBAN10) that’s good until Saturday, October 12th!
UPDATE: We’ll be in apartment 214 instead of the rooftop due to weather.
We had a great turnout, on a beautiful evening last year on the Montgomery rooftop, and thought we’d visit again while weather permits (we’ll be inside in the event of inclement weather). Our guest speaker this year is Samantha with Green Tree Project. If you’ve ever wished there was a more sustainable option for your Christmas Tree, you’ll want to hear her presentation!