If you live in the Greater Cincinnati Area and don’t have tickets to the All-Star Game or the accompanying events, you can still participate in the festivities at one of the ten designated neighborhood block parties. The “All Star Neighborhoods” are: Madisonville, East Price Hill, Clifton, West Chester, Walnut Hills, Pleasant Ridge, Green Township and Cheviot in Ohio as well as Bellevue and Taylor Mill in Kentucky.

Here is the press release from the Community Organizing Committee (COC) that explains the block party plans:

Ten areas in our region have been dubbed  “All-Star Neighborhoods” as part of their selection to be directly involved in festivities in conjunction with the 2015 MLB All-Star Game on July 14th in Cincinnati. Selected neighborhoods will receive funding, a Baseball Across the Region ceremony, a select number of Fan Fest tickets for residents and support for celebratory items such as signage, giveaway items, food and entertainment.

The program culminates with several All-Star Neighborhood Celebrations, some which may occur on the evening of the big game. These celebrations are unique to each of the selected neighborhoods and are being envisioned and created by civic and residential leaders in each area. Selected finalists include the neighborhoods of Madisonville, East Price Hill, Clifton, West Chester, Walnut Hills, Pleasant Ridge, Green Township and Cheviot in Ohio as well as Bellevue and Taylor Mill in Kentucky.

This neighborhood engagement project is being supported and spearheaded by the Community Organizing Committee (COC), which is a group of volunteers and professionals formed last year in partnership with the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau. The COC is responsible for creating a unique and exciting experience for visitors and locals in the Cincinnati region. The committee is achieving this objective for the All-Star game by collaborating with community partners to execute more than thirty initiatives.

The COC solicited neighborhoods to participate in the All-Star project back in March by directly reaching out to 63 regional areas and Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce members.

Selected neighborhoods are now partnering with a COC liaison to finalize specific plans and partner with adjacent neighborhoods to make each celebration exciting and interactive. Neighborhoods not selected as part of this program will still have an opportunity to get into the All-Star summer action through the COC’s signage program.  They can also connect to other COC All-Star efforts such as Reds Fridays and Baseball Across the Region.

Area residents, organizations and businesses are invited and encouraged to participate in these All-Star Celebrations. Since selected neighborhoods geographically blanket our region in Ohio and Kentucky, no one will have to travel very far to join in on this region-wide party celebrating Cincinnati’s first All-Star game in 28 years.

Additional details will be announced at a later date. For more information about the All-Star Neighborhood process or the Community Organizing Committee, please visit  http://www.cincyusa.com/coc.

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