Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast is honored to be part of the Near East Side Hop. On Tuesday, April 22nd, young professionals will gather here for tours and refreshments before hopping on a trolley for a tour of the Near East Side – a community we are so proud to be a part of. Below is the schedule of the week’s events.


Near East Side Hop (NES Hop) Event Description

The Near East Side Hop (NES Hop) will be a week-long series of events in the historic Near East Side community. This event series is designed to offer young professionals from all backgrounds a chance to explore the neighborhood and the diverse opportunities to experience art, culture, entertainment, worship, and recreation; all of which are readily available yet underutilized. The Near East Side is rapidly regaining the vibrancy it once had. Its rich history, proximity to downtown and need for creative and innovative young thinkers make it ripe for the inflow of young professionals. NES Hop will demonstrate that this neighborhood is a valuable and viable option in which to live, work, play and raise a family.


The Near East Side Hop Kick-Off
Monday, April 21, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Theatre, 769 East Long Street, 43203

This welcoming event will feature a live musical performance, special guests, appetizers and tours of the Lincoln Theatre. Guests will be encouraged to network with one another while learning more about the Near East Side Community and the NES Hop event series.

Near East Side Community Tours
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast, 1616 Hawthorne Park, 43203

Guests will enjoy a guided tour of neighborhood locations including, but not limited to, residential opportunities, cultural & arts centers, and other highlights of the Near East Side. Guests will be encouraged to dine on appetizers and mingle freely with one another while awaiting their tour of the community.

Wellness Night at the Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Ward Family YMCA, 130 Woodland Avenue, 43203

Participants will receive an interactive tour of the Ward YMCA, partake in fitness demo classes and have the opportunity to ask questions with trainers and instructors. Guests are also invited to learn about membership and YMCA volunteer opportunities.

Experience Mount Vernon Avenue (first event)
Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
King Arts Complex and Mayme Moore Park, 867 Mount Vernon Avenue, 43203

This block party event will highlight the resources on the Near East Side and those in close proximity by providing valuable information to the community! Local businesses, institutions, organizations, and entrepreneurs will be invited to network and share their experiences. Festivities will include information tables, food, and live music.

The Ness Open Mic Experience (second event)
Thursday, April 24, 2014
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Zanzibar Brews, 740 East Long Street, 43203

The Ness Open Mic Experience is a pre-existing event hosted by National Poetry Award winning poet John Gibson (stage name JG The Juggernaut). Open to all genres of entertainment, The Ness frequently features the best and brightest artists from around the country and has established itself as one of the premier open mic nights in the Midwest. By mixing genres, and adding DJ Dommy Styles to the fray as the house DJ, The Ness creates an unpredictable, fun environment that straddles the line between a traditional poetry night and an all-out party.

University Hospital East Community Day at CarePoint East
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
OSU CarePoint East, 543 Taylor Avenue, 43203

Community Day offers free health screenings, evaluations and counseling to the medically under-served. Screenings are provided by doctors, residents, medical students, nursing students and College of Dentistry faculty and students who all donate their time. Young professionals will be encouraged to become involved in the Near East Side community by volunteering or simply attending this annual event. Entertainment includes live bands, dancers and an African drum line, and free healthy food and snacks, nutritional information and counseling to teach people about better food choices. At the close of each NES Hop event guests will be invited to attend University Hospital East Community Day.

RSVP to any event at RSVP@eastpact.org


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