Pride & a signing

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COVINGTON, Ky. - It’s difficult - not to mention insensitive and inappropriate - to be witty and jocular when the world and the nation is convulsing in agony and hearts are so heavy, so we’re not even going to try.
 
Instead, we’re simply going to list a few things happening in #LoveTheCov this weekend:
 
Pride, virtually
In light of the pandemic, NKY Pride is eschewing its annual colorful parade and popular festival in Covington this year. Instead organizers have put together an array of virtual events to celebrate the LGBTQ community and inspire timely conversations about injustice, discrimination, equality, and fairness.
 
Mostly on Sunday, these include a panel discussion, a concert, a drag show, a Q&A, a yoga flow, and a dance party.
 
You can also try for some Pride swag by decorating your porch, patio or window and posting a few pics with the appropriate hashtags.
 
Info, see HERE.
 
Covington Farmers Market
The freshest produce, along with meat, eggs, honey and a host of locally manufactured food products, plus plant starts and artisan wares.
 
It’s all available Saturday morning at the Covington Farmers Market.
 
Remember to bring a mask and observe safety protocols.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Covington Yard
LoveTheCov’s newest food space - Covington Yard - will be partially open late Saturday morning with two vendors offering food for sale.
 
During the “Food Trucks for First Responders” event, Slide In Sliders and Django Western Tacos will also say “thank you” to those on the front lines of the pandemic by offering free food to the first 100 First Responders to stop by the new development at 401 Greenup St.
 
More info, HERE.
 
Coffee & a coffee table book
Remember author appearances and book signings?
 
They’re back.
 
Roebling Point Books & Coffee is hosting Jeff Suess on Saturday morning along with his “Cincinnati: An Illustrated Timeline.”
 
It’s touted as a documentary on the Queen City’s history, with a collection of vignettes and facts, along with illustrations, photos and design.
 
Details, HERE.
 
Bulldogs say ‘bye’
Holmes High School will be honoring its 2020 graduates in a non-traditional way Friday: A parade down Madison Avenue.
 
It starts at 1 p.m. at the school, heads north, then west on 19th Street and north on Russell Street before ending at Pike Street. And if you’re in the neighborhood, check out the banners recognizing each graduate on the wrought-iron fence fronting the school.
 
Eating out
A lot of you are tired of eating at home.
 
Fortunately, many Covington restaurants have reopened their dining rooms (with restrictions and additional safety protocols), and a lot of them have - with the City’s help - have created new outdoor seating.
 
We have to admit, the new tables and chairs - on sidewalks, in alleys and parking lots, and in metered parking spaces - create a European-café effect. Make sure you call ahead.
 
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