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Presented by The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks
Friday, October 2, 2020

Celebrate the 14th annual Hats Off Luncheon a little differently this year, experiencing our diverse and resilient community coming together across our many parks—while staying safely distanced.

Many of our Cincinnati Parks are the backyards for families, as well as gathering places for our communities. As we navigate this year’s uncertainty, we ask our supporters to stand with us to help us fulfill our mission. Join us and help raise critical funds for preservation and programming initiatives that benefit all of us today, as well as future generations. Cincinnati’s Parks are for everyone—now more than ever.

It’s a Picnic!

On October 2nd, we invite you to take a small group of friends or family to your favorite neighborhood Cincinnati Park to partake in a community picnic. (You can even enjoy a picnic in your backyard!)

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You will receive a collapsible, insulated picnic basket which includes:
  • A curated lunch for two by Eat Well Celebrations
  • Prosecco splits with flutes
  • A multi-cultural decoration from milliner Abby Langdon
  • Other picnic essentials
  • Access to the Hats Off Luncheon video “special” featuring entertainment, music, a message from Parks leadership and sponsors, and a celebration of posthumous Phyllis W. Smale award winners, Donald and Marian Spencer
  • NEW THIS YEAR: For every picnic basket purchased, in addition to supporting our mission, a donation will be made from the Cincinnati Parks Foundation to the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, to provide meals for children experiencing food insecurity.

Sponsors will receive baskets equal to the amount of guests their level of sponsorship would have secured. Baskets will be available for pick up on 10/1 and 10/2 at Eat Well Celebrations, in Newport, KY.  Delivery is also available for an additional fee of $20, payable online to Eat Well. Guests and Sponsors have the option to forego any number of baskets purchased, and maximize their donation to both the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and the CRC’s Youth Meals program.

You Don’t Want to Miss This

It’s not too late to lock in your sponsorship level or purchase your tickets online. Be on the lookout for your invitation and be sure to send in your RSVPs so we know how many picnic baskets you’d like to reserve. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date. Share your excitement for #HatsOffCincy. If you #LOVEcincyparks, tell us more! Please join us for this first ever Hats Off Luncheon, Picnic in Your Parks and shout out your support!

Find out how you can further support our beautiful parks through the Cincinnati Parks Foundation by contacting CPF staff at jdevine@cincinnatiparksfoundation.org or (513) 861-0023. We appreciate your support, and look forward to celebrating together, while staying safely distanced.

The 14th Annual Hats Off Luncheon is now SOLD OUT

Already purchased a ticket or sponsored this year’s event? Click here to fill out the details needed to reserve your picnic basket(s).

We hope you will join us for this community wide picnic and ask that you still consider supporting the Cincinnati Parks Foundation by allowing us to keep your contribution. As we get through this complicated and financially difficult time, your support is important now more than ever. If needed, you may request a refund of your sponsorship/ticket(s) on our website.


To be recognized in the event invite, please purchase your sponsorship by August 7, 2020. To receive your picnic baskets, RSVP by September 10, 2020.

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