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Monument Circle

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The Hoosierist: Ice Skating On Monument Circle

“Today’s urban planners would call it a great way to ‘activate’ the space. But while it was fun, it wreaked havoc on the Monument itself.”

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Nick Domogalik, HandleBar Driver

He’s a designated driver, bouncer, tour guide, photographer, and master of ceremonies for the two-hour joy ride.

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Speed Read: Monumental Yoga

Not a stretch: This is a massive class.

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Programming The Circle Is A Monumental Task

The geographic and cultural heart of the city. But where is the bustle? Where can you buy a beer?

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Season On The Rink

The years 1978 to 1985 were downtown Indy’s own Ice Age.

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25 Days of Holiday Gifts: The Merry T-Shirt

A truly monumental tee for Christmas morning.

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Backtrack: News Splash

“It’s over!” Radio reporters blared the news around 3 a.m. Indiana time on August 14, 1945: Japan had surrendered, at last drawing World War II to an end. People across the nation burst onto the streets in joy, and Indianapolis was no exception. The tragedy, rationing, and worry that had plagued the country for nearly […]

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The Hoosierist: An Airplane Race at the Speedway?

Fans will sit in the north vista as ground-hugging aircraft blast by at 200 miles per hour.

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2016 Strawberry Fest

A taste of the 51st Annual Strawberry Festival on Monument Circle.

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Spark Will Return to Monument Circle—and Elsewhere

Suggestions from last year’s users include outdoor movies, putting dance steps on the bricks, basketball, and pony rides.

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Speed Read: IPL’s Bright Idea

The most controversial display might surprise you.

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Unspoken Rules: Circle of Lights

Radio stations set up booths and give away free stuff. Reindeer antlers!

Jim Walker, Founder and Executive Director of Big Car
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Exit Interview With Jim Walker, Organizer of Spark: Monument Circle

“When there’s a big event, like a concert, people come at 6 and they leave at 8. This kind of stuff—the chairs and tables—aren’t ever over. There weren’t hours on that.”

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10 Lessons from Spark: Monument Circle

Everyone loves ping-pong. Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen was spotted playing pick-up games hours before Monday Night Football in September.

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10 Things to Expect from Spark: Monument Circle

When the events conclude in October, the city will consider permanent changes based on Spark’s success.

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