We’re excited to host our dueling pianos fundraiser in February!

After recently opening our doors, we’re thrilled to host our annual fundraiser soon! This fun evening of DUELING PIANOS will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland. In addition to dueling pianos, the event will include dinner, dessert, an open bar, speakers, auctions, raffles, a…

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Q & A with team member, Nicole White

Nicole White is a proud parent of four children, one of whom has Down syndrome. Nicole has a degree in molecular biology, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate in leadership and change management. She works as a research administrator for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and also consults with Down Syndrome Achieves. In her…

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Don’t miss the GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati Brew HaHa!

As 2021 rolls in, are you about ready to venture out and have some fun again? Then we have the perfect event for you!  Save the date for Saturday, March 27, 2021 for our GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati Brew HaHa! This event starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. and includes dinner, dessert, beer, auctions, raffles and much more. Plus, we’re hosting our favorite comedian: Rob Snow!  Unfamiliar…

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GiGi’s Playhouse Cincinnati 2020 year in review

This year started off with a bang!  In early March, we launched with the founder of GiGi’s Playhouse, Nancy Gianni, and her daughter Gigi, visiting Cincinnati.  What an exciting day at our Meet & Greet with 50+ friends and families getting to learn all about the GiGi’s mission and what will be coming soon. We hosted a VIP Luncheon…

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The top 3 ways GiGi’s Playhouse will help kids with Down syndrome in Cincinnati

GiGi’s Playhouse has been helping people with Down syndrome since they opened their first location in Illinois in 2003. Since then, there have been 49 new playhouses built! As of now, the closest GiGi’s Playhouse location to Cincinnati is the one in Indianapolis, Indiana. However, we’re working hard every day to bring GiGi’s to Cincinnati! (If you’d like to help, please email cincinnati@gigisplayhouse.org to find out…

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Fighting Freddy Believes in Our Build!

When we first received Freddy’s diagnosis, our initial reaction was fear. The doctor who informed us there were indicators of Down Syndrome during our first ultrasound was apologetic, aloof, and misguided. Instead of congratulating us on our baby and connecting us to resources, he sent us on an emotional rollercoaster filled with unanswered hypotheses. My…

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GiGi’s Playhouse launches “Step to Accept”

Due to COVID-19, GiGi’s Playhouse locations have recently had to cancel more than 50 events and suspend many free programs. Families were devastated—but GiGi’s Playhouse has bounced back! The GiGi’s Playhouse team thought a lot about how they could keep their families engaged with GiGi’s Playhouse in a virtual world. And so, the Step to Accept challenge was born! Step to Accept is a virtual run, walk or bike ride to…

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Why bring GiGi’s Playhouse to Cincinnati?

Did you know that there are already almost 50 GiGi’s Playhouse locations across the country? And right now, when people in Cincinnati want to experience the magic of GiGi’s Playhouse, they have to drive two hours to Indianapolis! That’s why it’s so important that we bring a GiGi’s Playhouse to Cincinnati. Doing so would benefit our community in countless ways. What are all the reasons that so…

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Our meet-and-greet with “THE GiGi” and her amazing mom

Last week—on Wednesday, March 4, 2020—Cincinnati held our first meet-and-greet with “THE GiGi” and her mom Nancy. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., groups of people began pouring into the Warren C. Young Center in Lebanon in order to learn a little bit about GiGi’s Playhouse and to meet its founder (Nancy Gianni), as well as its inspiration (Nancy’s daughter, GiGi Gianni).…

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Not Just An Amazing Building

I look back on my first visit to GiGi’s Playhouse in Indianapolis, IN and what sticks with me most is what I felt while I was there.  We started looking into whether GiGi’s would be something worth venturing into bringing to Cincinnati, so we decided to visit.  It was an average summer Saturday.  We were just learning about what GiGi’s is…

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