Downtown Dayton

Photo courtesy of Kristen Wicker

Today is Urban Nights in the Downtown Dayton/Oregon Arts District/Wright-Dunbar Business Village from 5-10 p.m.
Urban Nights is a free event that showcases downtown's dining, nightlife, art, music, retail, urban living options and more and has been described as a huge, all-inclusive street party and open house for downtown, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 9, 2012 including the following stories:

- Confronting the Woods Bully, by Community Voices producer Wally Rehm

- Eco-Artist Basia Irland Visits Dayton, by Community Voices producer Susan Byrnes

- Community Voices producer Kristen Wicker reports on Sew Dayton, downtown Dayton's newest PopUp Shop

Tonight is First Friday in downtown Dayton and the United Way will host the Live United Block Party in the Oregon District from 4 to 7 p.m. 19 agencies of the organization will set up booths along Fifth Street, If you visit more than 10 of the booths then you will be entered into a raffle to win several prizes, including a diamond tennis bracelet and a pair of tickets to a Cincinnati Bengals football game. Look for Heater, the Dayton Dragons' mascot, wearing a Live United T-shirt during the block party.

September 14 marks Urban Nights in downtown Dayton and the unveiling of the You Are Here project at Courthouse Square.  The next day, the Blue Sky Project will celebrate it's final exhibition of the summer entitled "Creative Surprises."  Peter Benkendorf and Terry Welker visit the WYSO studios to discuss these two artistic endeavors, their origins and what you'll be able to experience on September 14 and 15 in downtown Dayton.

RiverScape MetroPark will host the final concert in this year's series, with Stranger performing from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The park's concession stand will be open and beer will be sold from 5 to 7 p.m. MetroParks will demonstrate various kayaking skills on the river and free kayak rentals will be available.

Lynn Adams

Niki….are you getting ready for Mother’s Day???

Downtown Dayton tonight is Urban Nights from 5 to 10 p.m. More than 30,000 people are expected to pack the streets, so come join the fun and experience your downtown!

One special trip tonight is at the Dayton International Peace Museum. Several students of the Dayton STEM school will be there talking about the art they created in a new exhibit "Why We Need to Work for Peace: Student Perspectives on Conflict and Genocide".

First Friday tonight in Downtown Dayton and there is a free art hop from 5 to 10 p.m. First Friday lets you explore downtown and you can browse galleries, restaurants, downtown businesses, and live music.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 11, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge about Dayton's First Four Festival

-Juliet Fromholt interviews Ben Rivet and Tori Reynolds about Go With the Flow, a program they developed that combines yoga with live music. 

-Jerry Kenney speaks with David Van Allen, spokesman for the United States Postal Service about the proposed consolidation of regional services.

Today is 2012’s First Friday in Downtown Dayton. Lots of exhibit openings at the galleries, art demonstrations, live music and jazz and ice skating. As you are wandering around you will be hearing REV. COOL'S AROUND THE FRINGE since lots of places have dialed their radio to 91.3 WYSO.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for November 27, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Scott Murphy from UpDayton about the Activated Spaces in downtown Dayton.

-Jerry Kenney interviews David Romick, president of the Dayton Education Association about the Priority School Campaign

-An Interview with Marsha Bush in Conrad's Corner

 

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