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Cincinnati is full of gems to make a girls’ day perfect!

Embrace Cincinnati’s charm with an exciting girls’ day! Workout classes, relaxing spas, and nightclubs offer essential time for girlfriends to get together and have fun. The lively scene in Cincinnati provides the perfect backdrop for a day of laughter, relaxation, and bonding.

Explore the vibrant heart of Cincinnati with an array of activities tailored for a joyous day out. From chic boutiques to serene spas, excitement awaits.

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Exercise and Workout with Black fitness experts

Xtreme Hip-Hop Step Aerobics  

Burn calories while stepping into hip-hop jams with Sydney Kairee at the Forest Park Senior Center on Monday evenings. Use the code ‘FIRSTFREE’ to book the first complimentary one-hour class. All levels are welcome. 

Off-Trail Urban Hikers

Mingle and enjoy nature with fun people for a two-mile Sunday morning hike. Check the group’s Facebook page for the weekly park location. All hikes are free, but parking is not included.

Spin with Carmen 

Spin to some tunes with Black fitness instructor Carmen Sanders at Hirsch Recreation Center on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 513-751-3393 to reserve a bike. 

Major Taylor Cycling Club of Cincinnati 

Immerse in a community of like-minded individuals who share a love for the open road. Group rides, held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Saturdays, provide the perfect platform to forge lasting friendships, regardless of skill level.

Line Dancing

Get a groove on at Bond Hill Recreation Center on Mondays and Tuesdays by learning the latest trendy dances. The class is free with CRC membership. All skill levels are welcome.  

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Shop with Black-owned Fashion and Apparel Stores

Aseaya Boutique 

(Reading) 
Apparel handbags, jewelry, scarves, and accessories. 

Beezfly Closet 

(Camp Washington) 
Apparel, shoes, and accessories for women of all shapes and colors. 

Diva Defined Boutique 

(Colerain) 
Apparel, shoes, accessories, and more for women. 

Stylish LeNese Boutique 

(Madisonville) 
Clothing and accessories for women and girls. 

Tailored Sophistication Boutique 

(Clifton) 
Clothing and accessories in various sizes and styles. 

Unique Kayyture 

(Camp Washington) 
Clothing, shoes, and accessories for women and girls. 

Shop with the girls for clothing, skin-care, fragrance, cosmetics and moisturizer that is hydrating, moisturizing, and nourishing. Also shop for bath body products with all natural ingredients.
Have a girls’ day at Cincinnati Black-owned boutiques.

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Shop at Black-owned Bath and Body Stores

Bonita & Bello 

(Newtown) 
Natural, paraben-free, cruelty-free, organic, soothing botanical and vegan cleansers, body moisturizers, beard products, and skincare applications. The goal is to hydrate dry skin, nourish and soothe acne, address oily skin, help sensitive skin, and be anti-aging. 

Eleven/22 Vegan 

(Walnut Hills) 
Toxic-free, plant-based, nutrient-rich shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers, cleansers, scrubs, essential oils, and firming body care. The products are infused with lavender-scented fragrances formulated for cleansing, exfoliating, and smoothing all skin types. The scent is perfect for every day!

RENaturals 

(North College Hill) 
Handmade body butter, balm, hand cream, cleanser, shea butter, body oil, salt scrub, and sugar scrub using scents and ingredients. Ingredients include almonds, jojoba, argan, vitamins, coconut oil, lemongrass, and aloe. All products aim for hydration and have a calming effect on the skin.

Simplee Miss Bath and Body Products  

(Winton Hills) 
Handmade scented and unscented natural soaps, butter, and soothing lotion offer various options. Vanilla creams, bath bombs, shampoos, conditioners, body wash, cleansers, candles, home fragrances, and more are also available. 

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Enjoy Fine and Performing Arts by Black Artists

Revolution Dance Theatre 

Ballet company creating professional theatre and dance opportunities for African Americans. Intent on inclusion, the concerts, performances, and classes challenge traditional perceptions of ballet. More importantly, the company challenges conventional perceptions of Blackness.

Taft Museum of Art: Duncanson Murals 

The Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1986 to honor the achievements of contemporary Black American artists working in various artistic disciplines. Enjoy the intimate setting of the circa 1820 historic house and modern museum wing and grab a bite in the Lindner Family Café. Admission is free on Sundays and Mondays.

Two Sisters Painting by Kehinde Wiley 

The Two Sisters piece is part of Wiley’s 2012 series of paintings, An Economy of Grace. The oil-on-linen painting measures nearly nine feet tall and features two African American women in white gowns. The painting is in the Conversations Gallery, just off the museum’s main entrance and lobby. Admission is free, and lunch in the cafe is always delicious.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

A collective heritage and a more complete history unite the local and national communities. Conscience, an education center, a convener of dialogue, and a bea­con of light for inclusive freedom around the globe. Enjoy free admission on the fifth and third Sunday of each month.

Cincinnati Black Theatre Company 

A Black-owned theatre company offering top-notch theatrical productions, performances, children’s theatre, educational programs, and more. The shows increase literacy, promote diversity and multiculturalism, pursue community outreach and collaborations, and provide access to the arts.

CSO: Multicultural Arts Series 

Celebrate the rich African American and Latin culture, history, and heritage of nationally recognized artists and composers with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops. 

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House’s Walking Tours

Explore history and connections through the theme of the Power of Voice throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Public and private tours on abolitionists and African Americans in Walnut Hills, the Cincinnati suffrage walking tour, and African American history along the Cincinnati Riverfront are being booked.

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Experience Activities at Black-owned Establishments

Afromeals Cooking Classes 

Cooking classes where groups learn about and enjoy delicious meals from all the different African regions. A Jamaican class is also available, with the option to make rasta pasta and jerk shrimp. Classes typically last two hours.

Over-the-Rhine African American History 

The tour begins with early abolitionist efforts in Over-the-Rhine in the early 19th century. The Tenement Life North of Liberty Tour explores Findley Market. The Women’s History Tour highlights the stories of women in OTR who established residency in the 1960s.


Indulju Relaxation Boutique Spa Day

After-hours access allows small groups to enjoy a private spa party, including massages, facials, waxing, threading, and nail treatments. Visiting as a group offers an oasis with ambient spaces, invigorating essential oils, and relaxation techniques. 

OTR Funplex

An entertainment venue with several themed escape rooms offering real-life adventures where players have an hour to break out of a room by cracking codes and solving riddles. A splatter paint room, a smash room, and slime-making are also available. Enjoy the challenges!

Selfie Museum 

Capture fun posts to share on all social platforms to promote the true essence of Cincinnati: a journey through different creative elements. A girls’ night out option is available where groups can come in and use photo spaces, fitting rooms, and costumes to take pictures.

Soul Palette 

Enjoy a virtual or in-person customizable paint party aimed at creating a fun-filled experience and artistic masterpieces. Book a location, and make it a party! 

Junebug Jewelry Party 

The two-hour beaded jewelry-making workshop offers the tools and education to create statement pieces that amplify the metaphysical properties of semi-precious gemstones. An instructor is also always available to help.

women cutting up vegetables
Creating memories at a cooking class is perfect for a girls’ day.

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Enjoy Girls’ Night on the Town in Black-owned Bars and Restaurants

Cinema OTR

(Over the Rhine) 
A high-end bar and cocktail lounge with unique drinks based on iconic movie characters. Each night has a different theme and features hit DJs, 90s R&B, and hip-hop.  

Bugatti’s Ultra Lounge 

(Springdale) 
A go-to spot for good food, an extensive cocktail menu, and great vibes. The kitchen menu has wings, lamb, salmon, and pasta options.

Esoteric Brewing Company 

(Walnut Hills) 
Traditional Belgian, English, German, and American beer styles with karaoke on Wednesdays. The menu includes chicken, loaded fries, fried pickles, and bulgogi egg rolls.

Kickbacks Sports Bar and Nightclub 

(Hartwell) 
Restaurant by day and, by night, a chilling environment for ages 25 and up sports bar. Open mic, live DJ, pool tables, and karaoke on Thursdays. 

Revel OTR 

(Over The Rhine) 
A wine bar that offers half-price bottles on Tuesdays and DJ sets on Saturdays. The full bar drink menu is vast enough to cater to all tastes.

Wing Champ 

(Sharonville) 

A restaurant and juke joint that offers a celebration and enjoyable time. This spot is guaranteed fun with delicious foods like fish, wings, French toast, and good drinks.

Park Place Restaurant 

(Forest Park) 
The bar offers a variety of drinks to suit all tastes and preferences, whether someone wants a crisp lager, a fine wine, or a handcrafted cocktail to go with dinner. 

Mango’s Tropical Oasis 

(Springdale) 
The bar and restaurant is a tropical getaway. The menu includes sushi, tacos, and seafood. Music is always playing from the music box, DJ, or live band!

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Cincinnati offers many activities catering to the diverse interests of African American women looking for the perfect day out. Whether shopping at a local Black-owned boutique, taking a workout class, or having a night out, the Queen City ensures a memorable experience.

Maintaining friendships, especially female friendships, is important to improve overall well-being. Companionships among Black women are especially important as communities are fostered, providing a space to discuss unique challenges and triumphs. So, spend time with the girls and improve collective strength, joy, and resilience.

Businesses featured in this article are in The Voice of Black Cincinnati database. Feel free to submit businesses to be considered for this and future publications. 

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    1. Businesses featured in this article are in The Voice of Black Cincinnati database. Feel free to submit businesses to be considered for this and future publications. 

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