Connecting Cincinnati to the Global Community

Nancy, France

Liuzhou, China

Mysore, India

Gifu, Japan

International Children's Day

Burnet Woods – Trailside Nature Center
3251 Brookline Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Saturday, September 24 2022
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Cincinnati USA Sister City Association (CINUSCA) is delighted to partner with USA Balloonatics, the Cincinnati Public Library, Cincinnati Parks, and the Camping and Educational Foundation, to celebrate Cincinnati’s International Children’s Day. Celebrate the children of the world and the culture and heritage of our neighbors and friends from around the globe.

Festivities will include a parade of flags, food trucks, cultural entertainment, nature hikes with Michael George (Cincinnati Parks) and canoes on the lake (Camping and Education Foundation), Story time with Miss Amanda of the College Hill Library, Make Your Own Sister City Flag Button, and Explore More with These Library Books.

CINUSCA is connected to nine cities around the world through the Sister City Program. They include Liuzhou, China; Gifu, Japan; Kharkiv, Ukraine; Munich, Germany; Harare, Zimbabwe; Nancy, France; New Taipei City, Taiwan; Mysore, India; and Amman, Jordan.

New Taipei City, Taiwan

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Munich, Germany

Amman, Jordan

This celebration is an opportunity to introduce our Sister Cities to the people of Cincinnati.

Enjoy the family friendly festivities and learn more about our global connections right here at home. For more information about this event, please contact Bob Herring ( or Rama Kasturi ( Registration is not required for this event.

Amman, Jordan

Harare, Zimbabwe

Local and Global - What are Sister Cities?

A program created in a post-WWII world, Sister Cities International creates partnerships between cities to foster understanding and goodwill. Beginning officially in 1956, sister cities between a U.S. city and an international city build on a rich history of global cities creating bonds. The program has led to countless educational exchanges, business partnerships and disaster relief efforts.

Sister Cities International was created at President Eisenhower’s 1956 White House summit on citizen diplomacy, where he envisioned a network that would be a champion for peace and prosperity by fostering bonds between people from different communities around the world. President Eisenhower reasoned that people from different cultures could understand, appreciate, and celebrate their differences while building partnerships that would lessen the chance of new conflicts.

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