‘Sweet 16’

Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery invites you to attend our anniversary exhibition, ‘Sweet 16,’ on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 from 5 to 7 pm. This exhibition celebrates the gallery’s 16th year displaying in the Greater Cincinnati area. The exhibit will run until Feb. 25, 2023.

Art Beyond Boundaries will display a variety of paintings, sculptures, photography, and other media by talented, local, and regional artists with and without disabilities. Join us opening night for opportunities to meet the featured artists and to experience the original art. Wine and Hors d’oeuvres served. Admission is free.

Art Beyond Boundaries provides a professional, mainstream fine arts exhibition venue for artists with disabilities, located at 1410 Main Street in the historic Over-the-Rhine arts district. With your support, we can continue providing a gallery, workshops, programs, and services for our artists and people with disabilities. For more information, “friend” or “follow” the gallery on Facebook, Instagram, and/or contact the gallery.

Freedom to Travel!

With the new year comes the new potential for travel. Americans are able to move past the restrictions of the last three years.  International travel, bucket list destinations, sustainable travel plans and more are dominating the travel scene.  This trend is not about to change, and popular destinations are making it so easy to move around the world. Entry restrictions have been eliminated or restructured to make it more convenient for all travelers.  Many countries such as Mexico and Jamaica have streamlined the procedure with no paperwork, no online forms, no health questionnaires, and rapid kiosk check points.

Global Entry is an absolute must, and it includes TSA pre-check.  Now at most US entry points, it’s a simple glance at a screen and a waive to the customs agent as you head directly to baggage claim.  No passport, no paper, just your pretty face.  Domestically I highly recommend Clear as well and all you need there is your boarding pass and your pretty face to go through security.  If you have TSA pre-check you move even faster.   

Here’s more exciting news for those seeking to travel abroad. Passport renewals have been a nightmare with this insurgence of international travel but soon that will also be easier.  After years of processing delays and office closure during the pandemic the U.S. Passport Agency is make some big changes. An online passport renewal portal will be launched for the general public this year.  This great news for the convenience but it will take awhile to obtain your passport.  Expediting with an upcoming trip noted in the application will speed up the process and well worth the extra dollars.

Plan a trip. Take a vacation. Explore the world!  

What are you waiting for?

Go to: FitBodiesInc.com for more information, 

or email Suzelle@FitBodiesInc.com

Incredible deal to Key Largo!

Looking for a romantic all inclusive experience without leaving the country? Look no further. Bungalows Key Largo is the very first adult only all inclusive resort in the US and it is spectacular! For about $1k a night you’ll enjoy luxurious bungalow accommodations, premium alcohol, all dining (including 24 hour room service) non-motorized water sports, snorkel gear and so much more. Guests are raving about the food, service and the incredible indoor/outdoor experience each bungalow provides. Whether you’re looking for a long weekend getaway or a full week to escape from it all, the staff at Bungalows Key Largo are ready to receive you! 

Contact Debbie Boyd at: Debbie@TravelHappyAgency.com
for more details and to schedule your visit! 513-275-8086

Shen Yun Brings 5,000 Years to Cincinnati

Exquisite beauty from the heavens. Profound wisdom from dynasties past. Discover authentic Chinese culture, as Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company, comes to Aronoff Center in January.

Shen Yun, a New York-based company, was founded in 2006 by an impressive group of Chinese artists. Their dream was to create a renaissance for mankind’s most ancient heritage. Today, their wish has become an international phenomenon. 

Shen Yun performs in 150 cities worldwide. With breathtaking dances, gorgeous costumes, live orchestra, and dynamic backdrops, this is a show brimming with themes of courage, hope, and triumph of good over evil. Shen Yun is the world’s only company depicting Chinese culture as it had been before it was nearly destroyed by decades of communist rule.

Shen Yun features hundreds of handmade costumes—showcasing apparel from China’s 5,000 years of history. Their exquisite colors blend seamlessly with the animated backdrops, instantly transporting the audience to another world. The animation also contains a few surprises, but those are best left for the performance. 

At the end of a cold winter, Shen Yun’s warm embrace of this ancient heritage is a great way to welcome in the new season, and is a highly accessible, enlightening, and entertaining experience.

Shen Yun at Aronoff Center Jan. 28-29. 

For tickets and more information,
visit www.ShenYun.com/Cincinnati

Fun, free things to do in Cincinnati

Cincinnati is known for being one of the best cities for families. Below are free events for everyone to enjoy. 

Enjoy Watching A Free Football Game 

Depending on the season, you and your loved ones can enjoy a free game streamed live from the flat screen mounted over the Reds stadium at the banks! Enjoy concerts during the summer and food and drinks all year round from some of the city’s best pubs. The menus range from all-American, Mexican and Gastro. The Banks also features the Carol Ann Carousel amusement park for the little ones. Freedom Way., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202 

Visit Local Art Museums 

Fantastic news for tourists, many of the art museums in Cincinnati are FREE admission! Appreciate local and contemporary art from the CAC museum (contemporary art center). Their entry is free for all visitors. The museum features interchangeable seasonal projects, a unique gift shop for all your collectibles, a California-themed cafè, and a dedicated children’s floor. Check with their staff to discover local shows, events, and exhibitions. They aim to educate through art. You’re sure to leave enlightened. 44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

21C is another contemporary art museum located inside the 21C Museum Hotel. This museum is fun, vibrant, and welcoming. Feeding your curiosity, the museum features a winding staircase and healing tiles that light your path to the restroom. Make sure you notice the yellow penguin! This dedicated exhibition is one you’re sure to enjoy. They focus on collecting and showcasing North American art. The museum is open 24 hours and free daily. It’s where art meets culture. Visit today! 609 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

And lastly, one of the city’s most prominent art museums, The Cincinnati Art Museum. One of the largest art museums in Cincinnati. This museum is located right in the heart of Mt. Adams. Its works range from over 67,000 various collections over 6,000 years. With programs for teens, adults, and children, this museum features unique and inclusive exhibitions with free daily admission. The location also has a café and courtyard. 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Scenic Eden Park 

Perfect for an early morning, afternoon, or evening. The expansive park includes beautiful landscaping, bright botanicals, trails, hiking, and breathtaking views overlooking the Ohio river and Kentucky. Occupying 186 acres of land, this is sure to fit your ideal getaway. 950 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Prime Cincinnati for the holidays…and soon…Primo Middletown!

Prime Cincinnati, known for the best steaks, seafood, pasta, live music, cocktails…and perfect to celebrate New Year’s Eve…. with a fabulous night lined up…is THE place to be!  And  in February, you’ll be able to dine in a new, HOT location in Middletown. 

Nelson Castillo, owner of Prime Cincinnati at 580 Walnut St. ( also Street City Urban Gourmet), is opening Primo Middletown in the former BeauVerre Riourdan Studios Building in Downtown Middletown. 

Primo Middletown, like Prime, will focus on USDA Prime, certified Angus Beef steaks, along with an expanded menu to include Italian dishes, like veal chops and Osso Buco…classics for an Italian steakhouse. Castillo also ordered a pasta maker from Italy which he will use  to supply his restaurants, and also sell retail pasta.  Their will be wine dinners with menu pairings, and a high-end wine list  that pairs well with an Italian steakhouse. 

Primo Middletown will also have a secret speakeasy accessible through the kitchen, which will feature more than 100 rare and allocated Bourbons. Unlike Prime, Primo’s speakeasy will also have a cigar lounge. A membership to either speakeasy, sold for $1000 annually – will allow access to both.

Watch for more announcements as Castillo gets closer to the Grand Opening of Primo Middletown….it will be fabulous…and a welcome new hotspot for the Middletown and greater Cincinnati patrons of fine dining! 

For more New Year’s Eve details and to make a reservation at Prime Cincinnati…visit PrimeCincinnati.com.