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In an effort to show how easy it is to get around on a bike or on foot on one of Metro Louisville’s most popular streets, Frankfort Avenue will become a paved park for the next CycLOUvia event set for Sunday, June 11th.

“CycLOUvia is a great opportunity to remind ourselves that we can live without our cars from time to time and still traverse our neighborhoods,” says Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9). “Fortunately, more people are becoming aware of that fact, which makes our citizens healthier and our neighborhoods greener.”

CycLOUvia will take place between Pope Street and Stilz Avenue between 2:00pm and 6:00pm with cross traffic allowed at Ewing Avenue. During that time, no cars will be allowed and bicycles, pedestrians, skaters, and strollers will take over The Avenue.

The Crescent Hill Library will be open from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. during this special event, with staff paid for by the Citizens of District 9. Many businesses along The Avenue till have special offerings.

For more information about CycLOUvia on Frankfort Avenue, contact Councilman Hollander’s office at 574-1109.

Frankfort AveLouisville, KY – We all know Historic Frankfort Avenue is home to the occasional ghost throughout the year, but this October there will be an unusually large number of ghouls and goblins around the neighborhood. Here’s our list of the top 5 upcoming events to get you in the Halloween spirit.

5. America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood with David Domine
Join author David Domine on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00pm when he reads from his most recent book True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood at the Crescent Hill Branch Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue. Domine’s book tells stories about Old Louisville, which has gained the reputation as being one of the spookiest locations in the country. For more information, call (502) 574-1793.

4. Free Chili Night Out
The Crescent Hill Community Council will host this free, family-friendly event at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, on Thursday, October 23 at 6:00pm. Bring a dish to share, or just come and enjoy hot dogs, special “Crescent Hill recipe” chili, s’mores, ghost stories, and mingling with fellow neighbors. Costumes are welcome. For more information, visit www.crescenthill.us.

3. Halloween Mask Workshop at APH
The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free Halloween Mask Workshop on Saturday, October 25 from 10:30am-12:30pm. Masks made by the sighted usually depend on the visual for their effects, but textures and shapes can convey emotions as well. Participants of all ages and abilities will make scary or friendly Halloween masks and headdresses using tactile materials. Registration is required by calling502-899-2213 or emailing kcarpenter@aph.org. Continue reading

Frankfort Avenue TrolleyHistoric Frankfort Avenue will host the FAT Friday Trolley Hop on Friday, August 29th from 6:00pm-10:30pm. Many businesses will host live music, offer special sales and serve refreshments. Free trolleys will run along Frankfort Avenue, from Cannons Lane to River Road. For more information, visit www.fatfridayhop.org.

Special activities planned for the August 29th Trolley Hop include:

  • Crescent Hill Radio, 2520 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free concert on the lawn in front of the studio featuring folk/Americana band Harpeth Rising at 6:30pm, followed by the rock band Strongbird at 8:30pm. Food and beer will also be available from J. Gumbos.
  • RiverPark Place Marina, 1501 River Road, will host the “Boats, Bands and Bourbon” event from 5:30pm-10:30pm featuring a live band, cash bar and food trucks.
  • Fierce Salon, 2708 Frankfort Avenue, will host an Open House event including refreshments, discount coupons, and a meet-n-greet with the stylists.
  • Heine Brothers, 2714 Frankfort Avenue, will offer 10% off all lemonade drinks during the Hop.
  • A Reader’s Corner Bookstore, 2044 Frankfort Avenue, will host a book signing by Kris Applegate of her new book “Legendary Locals of Louisville” from 7:00pm-9:00pm.
  • Lexie’s Trading Post, 2224 Frankfort Avenue, will host the Animal Care Society with adoptable pets, and anyone who donates an item for the animal center will get a free Lip Balm.
  • The Tangerine Closet, 2359 Frankfort Avenue, will host live music by The Moonlight Peddlers and offer 30% off all summer inventory.
  • Vint Coffee, 2309 Frankfort Avenue, will offer $1 off all beers if you mention Trolley Hop!
  • Margaret’s Consignment, located at 2700 Frankfort Avenue, will host a tarot card reader, live entertainment by Tanita Gaines in the courtyard, refreshments, and a 10% discount on cash purchases.
  • The Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Avenue, will host a Traditional Irish Music Seisuin (informal jam session) in the bar area beginning at approximately 8:00pm.
  • The Comfy Cow, 2221 Frankfort Avenue, will host live music from the local blues duo Lazy 11 from 7:00pm-10:00pm on the porch.
  • Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, will host an Open House featuring food samples and 15% of all sales will be donated to Bombolulu Workshops in Kenya to help provide new sewing machines for the artisans.
  • BAZ and BEA Boutique, located in the Mellwood Art Center, will host “March of the Monarchs” to raise awareness of the endangered Monarch butterfly. Monarch inspired apparel and other items will be featured, and guests can register for free milkweed plants to support the monarch’s migration and talk with a Kentucky Certified Nurseryman to learn how to attract butterflies.
  • The Wine Rack, 2632 Frankfort Avenue, will host a wine tasting and Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese sampling from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
  • Varanese Restaurant, 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will host drink specials and live jazz music.

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