Plant Nite Dayton

We got to attend the first Plant Nite event in Dayton on August 20th. Similar to the wine and paint events, at Plant Nite, you get step-by-step instructions on how to create terrariums and other tabletop gardens while enjoying the venue of the evening – typically a bar or restaurant.

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Dayton Unknown Hiatus

Due to the holidays, and Sara’s upcoming wedding, we have decided to go on hiatus for the rest of the year.

We are always accessible through the Contact Us page and by email – daytonunknown@hotmail.com

We’ll also periodically update our Instagram, too! We are @daytonunknown!!

To tide you over, here are some fall pictures from around Dayton!

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Real Change Dayton

How often are you stopped at a red light and see someone standing on the corner holding a sign and asking for money? Don’t feel bad about not handing them your cash – there are better ways to help them. 

A collaboration of Downtown Dayton Partnership, the City of Dayton, Montgomery County, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, and partnering with Goodwill Easter Seals of the Miami Valley, The Foodbank, Homefull, Miami Valley Housing Opportunities, Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS), PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Programs, and St. Vincent De Paul, Real Change Dayton is a program designed to address the growing panhandling problem in the Dayton area.

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Dayton Sideshow

Sideshow 11

When: Friday May 13 from 5pm to 1 am and Saturday, May 14 from 3pm to 1 am

Where: Old Yellow Cab Building, 700 East Fourth Street, Dayton 45402.

This weekend is Sideshow 11, Dayton’s community arts festival. You will see paintings, sculptures, and art installations and hear live musical acts. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids along as you explore different styles of art and self-expression. Food trucks and local brews will be available as well, so make a night of it.

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Dayton Crafty-Con 2016

Love hand-crafted items? Crafty-Con is just the place! From handmade soaps to painted wine glasses, you will find something you like.

If a craft show isn’t enough of a draw, it’s also a fundraising event for Sideshow, a free celebration of the art and music scene in Dayton. It’s not a commercial event; no price tags will be on these pieces. Since this is a non-profit event, artists are asked to help with setup and tear down of the event.

“The Sideshow is a community driven event. We are a diverse group of individuals who wish to express ourselves to the Dayton Metro area. There will be no monetary gain from this endeavor. The gains will be found in personal growth and human connection. The show will be supported solely by members of our community.” – Laurana Wong, Sideshow Originator

Check out the website for more information about Sideshow!

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Fun Facts about Dayton – Part 3

Here’s some more fun facts about Dayton we’ve learned during our research:

  •  The Private Fair statue on Main Street just south of Monument Avenue in downtown was almost a statue of the Goddess of Liberty, but ex-Civil War soldiers protested, and requested the goddess instead be a statue of a soldier. Private George Washington Fair of Dayton was the model for the statue, which was erected in 1884 – the original location at the intersection of Main and Monument.
  • The statue of President McKinley in Cooper Park (behind the Dayton Library on Third Street and St. Clair) was built from funds raised and donated by local schoolchildren.
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Dayton Unknown Meets a Celebrity!

Who knew that a silly picture of Sara stuck in the archives at Wright Memorial Public Library would lead to Dayton Unknown meeting a celebrity!

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Sara couldn’t wait to get her hands on research material and squeezed in between some racks, only to get stuck!

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