It’s 918 day, also known as September 18th, and the city of Tulsa offers Tulsans a variety of ways to get involved and celebrate the diversity and growth of our city. The city launched 918 Day as part of the Resilient Tulsa Strategy, which aims to bring Tulsans and Tulsa businesses together.
This year’s appropriate topic is “Rising Through Resilience”. To celebrate 918 day, the Mayor’s Resilience and Justice Office will host various activities around the city and online. There are also several companies that host celebrations and offer specials for 918 days.
918-day video series
The city will be posting a series of 918-day videos that will focus on equity and resilience. The videos can be found on the ResilientTulsa Facebook page and on the Tulsa City Facebook and YouTube pages.
918 day graphics and coloring pages
The city created social media graphics, printable posters, and coloring pages that anyone can download and view to celebrate “Celebrate the 911”. The design concept is based on the idea of a printed circuit board that represents the digital nature of this year’s event, the ability to connect with each other and the ability to rise through challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. The social media graphics and posters feature icons of Tulsa landmarks, breaking items like the COVID-19 virus structure, and more. All 918 Day graphics, posters, and coloring pages can be found at www.cityoftulsa.org/918Day.
Park-Day Pop-Up Parklets
The parking lots in downtown Tulsa will be converted to urban parklets on Friday, September 18 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to celebrate both 918 Day and Park (ing) Day, an annual global open source event Where community members work together Imagine paid parking. Organizations and businesses are committed to converting downtown parking lots into pop-up parks and public spaces.
These temporary spaces encourage people to reflect on the important role public spaces play in improving the urban environment. Stop by any of the pop-up installations on Boston Avenue between East Third Street and East Seventh Street and choose your favorite! All votes are listed in a table and the winning parklet receives a special award.
Community Specials card
Visit the Community Specials card on cityoftulsa.org/918Day to see specials on everything from beer to gym memberships. The map is also a great way to find the various 918 day tees that are on sale by places like Mythic Press, Boomtown Tees, and Cain’s Ballroom.
Celebrate with your favorite hockey team at tulsaoilers.com/918-day-2020-event, where they’ll give away prizes at online events and more.
Celebrate the opening of a new coffee shop, The Collaborative, 4532 E. 51st St. Enter freebies all day, enjoy 50% off drinks all day, watch live Myron Oliver music from 4pm to 7pm and visit Sincerely Yours’ Flower Truck from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dead Armadillo & Doctor Kustom
Doctor Kustom brings special steak pastel, coxinha, and açaí bowls to Dead Armadillo, 1004 E. Fourth St. to celebrate the day. At 6:30 p.m. there is also a new beer from the brewery and live music from the Lost Dogs Band
The 918 Maker’s Collective brings together local artists to start a scavenger hunt for their artwork. Throughout the day, they “hide” works of art throughout the 918 area code and post on social media where to find their work. Follow 918 Makers on Facebook and Instagram to stay tuned and find local art!
Some good Tulsa news
Our in-house city editor Morgan Phillips is going behind the scenes at your screen to celebrate Tulsa’s annual 918 day with some good Tulsa news presented by First Bank of Oklahoma and Reasor’s.
She shares happy moments from all over the subway and has a special interview with the world’s best-selling solo artist who happened to be born in Tulsa and whom 918 has called home for many years.