One of the city’s most eclectic and colorful Fourth of
July parades (since 1854), the Northside parade celebrates independence
with sparkling floats, neon Acid-dream processions (mostly from vintage
store Chicken Lays an Egg), tons of classic cars, lots of dance troupes
and drum lines, plenty of hand-shaking and candy-throwing politicians,
many creative red-white-and-blue outfits and a lot of day-drinking
In 2012, Margo Taft Stever and Hong Shen (with co-author James Taft Stever) published Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Asia: The Photographs of Harry Fowler Woods in Chinese.
CityBeat is taking over Horseshoe Casino’s
Diamond Lounge with drag queens, DJs and donations for Lighthouse Youth
Services and Strategies to End Homelessness’ LGBTQ+ youth
homelessness-prevention initiative, Safe and Supported.
The Middletown Arts Center (MAC), which
offers art education opportunities for the community via more than 150
annual class offerings as well as gallery exhibitions, presents the
opening reception and awards ceremony for their annual Area Art Show.