Archive for April, 2021
Kick Off the Spring Season with the Arena District Kickball League
Stay active and enjoy the warm weather this summer by joining the Arena District Kickball League. The 2021 spring season will begin May 18 and games will be held at McFerson Commons. Get some friends together and register your team by May 14! Click here for more information.
Get Creative and Think Outside the Vase
Join Kim Meacham from The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique for Art in Bloom: Thinking Outside the Vase, a hands-on workshop for all skill levels! Participants will be able to create a “vase-less” arrangement using foam to make their own wearable piece of floral art. The workshop will be held this Saturday, April 24 from 1-4 PM at the Columbus Museum of Art. Supplies are included. Click here to reserve your tickets.
Can’t make it? Join the Columbus Museum of Art at their monthly Creative Happy Hour. This month’s virtual event will be led by guest artist Mindy Staley on May 6 at 5:45 PM Click here to learn more.
Live Concerts Make Their Return to Downtown Columbus
- Tech N9Ne’s ENTERFEAR Tour 2021 | May 26 | Express LIVE! | Tickets
- Sad Summer Festival | July 13 | Express LIVE! | Tickets
- The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show | August 13 | Express LIVE! | Tickets
Don’t Miss the Action On the Ice
Catch an upcoming Blue Jackets home game at Nationwide Arena:
- April 27, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings
- May 3, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators
- May 5, [email protected] 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators
- May 7, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings
Get the full game day experience and explore the Arena District for food and drinks before or after the game! Click here to view all the nearby restaurants and bars.
Get Ready for Clippers Opening Day
Opening Day at Huntington Park is fast approaching! The Columbus Clippers are set to play their first regular season home game on May 11. Click here to view the team’s schedule, and stock up on gear for the new season at the Clippers Cargo Store!
Making Progress at the New Crew SC Downtown Stadium
This week, the Crew SC shared photos of the pitch at the New Downtown Stadium – sod has been installed! The team will host their first home game in the Arena District on July 3. The 2021 season is already underway—check the schedule here for upcoming games at Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural July 3 match.
Park Once, Play All Day
If you’re heading to an upcoming sporting event or concert in the Arena District, you can choose from several convenient parking options, and even pre-pay and select your parking spot before the game, concert or ticketed event. Visit ArenaDistrictParking.com to secure your spot.
Get ready for a fun-filled spring and summer with sports, special events, concerts, and performances happening in the Arena District! Just a quick walk from Flats II, Flats on Vine, and Arena Crossing – the Arena District is a premier event destination.
Explore the numerous perks and amenities of available downtown Columbus apartments on the Arena District Living YouTube channel.
Do you enjoy access to downtown Columbus and walkable amenities but prefer the suburbs? Check out the Apartments at the Yard YouTube channel, with properties offering the best of both worlds.
Food & Drink
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Columbus
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Nada with a delicious Nadarita margarita! Nada is a local favorite year-round, but especially now heading into patio season! Don’t want the fun to end? Walk over to Boston’s to try out their sweet or spicy margaritas!
Make Mom Feel Special
Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 9! Plan ahead and get a special treat or make reservations for a special meal with the mom in your life. Check out some favorite spots to celebrate:
- Sunny Street Café | Get a great start to your day with breakfast or brunch on the patio.
- Buca Di Beppo | Gather with the family for classic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting.
- Rodizio Grill | Mom will love the Brazillian Churrascaria experience, with perfectly seasoned meats carved tableside.
- Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine | If chocolate is mom’s favorite treat look no further than Winans. Preorder raspberry cordials and other sweets to make her day extra special.
Catch a Ceremonial Keg Tapping
Get a taste of Hofbrauhaus Columbus’ newest craft bier the first Tuesday of every month. Stop by on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 PM for a chance to participate in the longstanding German tradition of parade and keg-tapping!
Earth Day is a global celebration of our commitment to protect our planet. As a renter in Columbus, there are so many ways you can help take care of the earth.
Celebrate Earth Day 2021 and help better our environment by incorporating these green tips into your Columbus apartment.
Use Eco-Friendly Products
Every day, around 8 million pieces of plastic make their way into our oceans—yes, even from our homes in the Midwest. Make a commitment to ditch the plastic and incorporate more reusable and recyclable products into your lifestyle.
Take a reusable shopping bag on your next visit to the Giant Eagle Market District, or improve your shopping experience with quick and easy curbside pickup. You can also eliminate plastic water bottle usage by getting a glass, stainless steel or aluminum water bottle for your next workout at Arena District Athletic Club or Club Pilates.
Reduce Your Energy Consumption
Homes and apartments make up a significant percentage of greenhouse gas emissions due to the energy we use. But there is ample opportunity to conserve energy and reduce your electricity usage by remembering to turn off lights and unplugging appliances you’re not using.
You can also avoid using your lights by opening your blinds and letting natural sunlight brighten your unit during the day. It also helps to live in a healthy, highly efficient and LEED-certified apartment community like Apartments at the Yard.
Support Sustainable Restaurants
The vast majority of us report wanting to be more sustainable in our daily lives, and a big part of that extends to eating at restaurants that actively feel the same way. Head into Brekkie Shack for breakfast in Grandview Yard and you’ll be able to choose from a variety of delicious, plant-based dishes paired with a cup of responsibly sourced coffee.
For dinner, visit Ted’s Montana Grill in the Arena District for a savory and eco-friendly meal, as the brand commits to making sustainable choices in their daily operations for the betterment of our planet.
Use Water Wisely
Did you know each of us uses an average of 82 gallons of water a day? There are several ways you can be mindful of water usage in your apartment—turning off the sink while you brush your teeth or shave can save 8-10 gallons of water per day, adding up to nearly 5,700 gallons per year. Additionally, turning the faucet off while washing dishes and running the dishwasher only when it’s full saves nearly 500 gallons annually.
Clean Up Columbus
You can do your part to help Keep Columbus Beautiful! In a socially distanced world, helping keep the city clean is an easy task to do on your own or with a couple friends. Head to a local park—or the streets of your community—with trash bags and gloves and pick up any litter you see. A green city starts with a clean city!
Mark your calendars; this spring and summer are going to be action-packed! From Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park to the New Crew Stadium, the Arena District is a premier three-stadium sports destination.
Get back into your game day traditions and check out the Food & Drink page for a full list of open restaurants and bars to patron in the Arena District!
Upcoming Blue Jackets home games at Nationwide Arena:
April 10, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. ET – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks
April 12, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. ET – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Clippers Welcome Fans to Preseason Games
The Columbus Clippers announced that fans will be permitted to watch preseason exhibition games at Huntington Park beginning Friday, April 16! Season ticket holders will be given first priority for tickets, and remaining tickets will be available for $5. Learn more at milb.com/columbus and get ready to root for our beloved home team!
The Clippers regular season home opener at Huntington Park is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11. View the 2021 season schedule to start planning which games you’ll be attending this year.
The Clippers Cargo Store is now open and filled with your favorite Clippers gear. Open Tuesday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., stop by and shop for the upcoming season.
Crew SC Matchday
Crew SC Matchday comes to the New Downtown Stadium in the Arena District on July 3. The season is already underway, so check out the schedule for upcoming games at the Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural match on July 3.
You can now also add live concerts to your list of events to look forward to in the Arena District this year!
- PromoWest Productions announced Caamp is scheduled to play two back-to-back outdoor shows at Express LIVE!, August 27 and 28. Presale tickets to see the popular American folk band with Ohio roots go on sale Monday, April 12 at 10 AM. Regular tickets will be available on Ticketmaster.com on Friday, April 16. Visit promowestlive.com for more information regarding the venue’s reopening plans.
- Eric Church is bringing The Gather Again Tour to Columbus! Fans are excited for an opportunity to “gather again” at Nationwide Arena on Saturday, September 18. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, May 7 at 10 AM at EricChurch.com, get yours before they’re gone! Fan Health & Safety protocols are expected to evolve according to changing standards and public health directives, visit Nationwide Arena or EricChurch.com for further updates.
Take in the Sights at Columbus Blooms
Franklin Park Conservatory is hosting Columbus Blooms, a dazzling celebration of spring, from April 1-30. Its gardens will be filled with more than 125,000 tulips, narcissus, crocus, hyacinth and other stars of the season. Take a break and immerse yourself within thousands of blooms before the season is over.
Food & Drink
Hello, Patio Season
As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, more and more restaurants in Columbus are opening up their patios. If you’re looking for a spot to dine outside, embrace springtime on these neighborhood patios:
- Nada – Enjoy chips, guac and margs. Need we say more?
- Sunny Street Café – Always a bright spot for breakfast and lunch.
- Hofbräuhaus – Their large and inviting biergarten is the perfect spot for patio biers.
Earth Day, April 22
Celebrate Earth Day at these Environmentally Friendly Restaurants
Brekkie Shack – Sustainability initiatives at Brekkie Shack include composting, recycling and utilizing reusable materials that sum up to diverting 90% of its output away from the landfill. The composting company the restaurant uses, GoZero, said, “In 2020, Brekkie Shack composted a total of 10,993 pounds. That is equivalent to taking a car off the road for 500 days!”
Ted’s Montana Grill – The restaurant’s take-away containers are reusable and made from recycled material, and the cups and cutlery are made from corn starch and are 100% compostable. Swing by for authentic American cuisine to support the business’s efforts on Earth Day.
Grandview Yard/Apartments at the Yard is LEED-certified
In 2014, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the Grandview Yard development pre-certification as a LEED Neighborhood Development Plan (LEED-ND), making it among the Midwest’s fist LEED-ND Silver neighborhoods.
Preservation, conservation, and innovation: The design and development decisions were less about construction, and more about neighborhood. Learn more in this video: Grandview Yard LEED Certification.
Enjoy Various Outdoor Amenities
Now that the weather is warm and there is more to embrace outdoors, you’ll want to check out all of the neighborhood amenities the Arena District and Grandview Yard have to offer. If you’re looking to take a dip and cool off, Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Yard Club include gorgeous in-ground outdoor pools to use at your convenience. If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, walk or bike ride over to a nearby park like McFerson or Ray E. DeGraw Park. Plus, there are running paths that connect Grandview Yard to the Scioto mile and bike rental stations just outside of the ADAC on Nationwide Blvd and on the corner of Yard. So, pick your favorite activity and take advantage of these spring-ready outdoor amenities!