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😢 Let it out, Indy
Monuments at Crown Hill Cemetery
A sight that brings (more) tears to your eyes. | Photo by INDYtoday team
Everyone knows that nagging feeling when it’s been a long day (or month...or year...) and a thorough sob session is in order. We present our picks for opportune places to cry in Indy, which may or may not be based on real-life experience.

Crown Hill Cemetery

Perhaps the most obvious on the list, this historic cemetery shouldn’t be overlooked. Crying here is a given, so feel free to let it all out as you take in the view of the city from the highest point.

Bicentennial Unity Plaza

If it’s after a Pacers or Fever loss, shedding a tear here will be understandable. The plaza is a good spot to just sit and take a moment. Plus, there are public restrooms if you need a little more privacy.

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Nurse your tears with a stiff drink.

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Photo by @thecommodore_indy

The Commodore

The dim lighting and plush chairs set a cozy mood that will make you feel safe. Plus, if we’re gonna cry at the bar, we want it to be one that not everyone knows about — meaning it’s less likely that we’ll see someone we know.

Tibbs Drive-In

If it’s a sad romance, there’s a good chance we’ll shed a tear or two. The drive-in is a good place because you can cry in peace. Plus, no one can hear you if your windows are rolled up.

Funky bones art sculpture outside at 100 Acres

Funky Bones is kind enough to offer lots of spots to sit and have a good cry.

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Photo by @thetravelxblog

Funky Bones at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park

Funky Bones is well-known for its appearance in the movie adaptation of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” so if you’re crying while sitting on this sculture, people will probably just assume you’re thinking about the movie.

The Cell Lot at Indianapolis International Airport

Maybe you just said goodbye to a loved one that you dropped off at the airport or maybe you’re waiting for someone to arrive. Either way, no one will know the real reason you’re sitting here. Hopefully you keep your car stocked with napkins or tissues like we do.

Where do you like to cry around the Circle City? Let us know.
 
 
Events
 
Monday, May 13
  • Indy Actors’ Playground | Monday, May 13 | 7-9 p.m. | Indy Reads, 1066 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis | Free | No props, no preparation, just great actors selecting and reading the plays they’ve always wanted to perform.
Tuesday, May 14
  • Opening Day - Indianapolis 500 Practice | Tuesday, May 14 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis | $20+ | The roar of engines returns to the Speedway as IndyCar drivers prepare for the 108th Running of the Indy 500.
Wednesday, May 15
  • Indianapolis Indians vs. Toledo Mud Hens | Wednesday, May 15 | 1:35 p.m. | Victory Field, 501 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis | $13-$90 | Enjoy an afternoon ballgame with a business lunch or off-site meeting — gates open at 12:30 p.m.
  • Monthly Yoga for Mental Health | Wednesday, May 15 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Tinker House Events, 1101 E. 16th St., Indianapolis | $10 | Join this session led by Stephanie Schroeder with Creative Nature in support of mental health.
Thursday, May 16
  • Presidential Porch Party | Thursday, May 16 | 5-7 p.m. | Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N. Delaware Ave., Indianapolis | $10 | Kick off the summer with live music, complimentary beverages from Sun King Brewery, and local food while exploring the newly renovated grounds and exhibits.
  • Tails and Ales | Thursday, May 16 | 5-8 p.m. | Broad Ripple Brewpub, 842 E. 65th St., Indianapolis | Free | Enjoy food and drinks while meeting some small animal rescues and their adoptable pets.
Friday, May 17
  • Indy Swaps on the Plaza | Friday, May 17 | 7-9 p.m. | Fountain Square Plaza, 1101 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis | Free | Bring 10 items + a reusable bag to the plaza to take home some new-to-you goodies.
Saturday, May 18
  • OneAmerica Financial Broad Ripple Art Fair | Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Indianapolis Arts Center, 820 E. 67th St., Indianapolis | $5+ | Support the arts and shop from 150+ local, regional, and national artists.
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Opening
  • Niemann Harvest Market, a farm-to-table grocery store, is opening Wednesday at 2140 E. 116th St. in Carmel. The 75,000-sqft store is taking over a former Marsh + will sell organic and traditional items, and have a “full-service, chef-driven restaurant.” (IBJ)
Coming Soon

  • A new boba spot is coming to Indianapolis. Tiger Sugar announced it’s bringing its brown sugar-striped bubble tea goodness to 1155 E. Stop 11 Rd. An opening date hasn’t been shared yet, so follow along for updates.
Playoffs
  • The semifinals series is tied up 2-2 after the Pacers dominated the Knicks at Gainbridge Fieldhouse yesterday. Tyrese Haliburton scored 20 points + T.J. McConnell added 15 points in the team’s second-biggest playoff victory ever, beating the Knicks 121-89. Game 5 is tomorrow in New York. (WTHR)
Development
  • Will Indy land a Major League Soccer team? City leaders have until June 30 to decide whether to approve Mayor Hogsett’s plan to build a separate soccer stadium from Eleven Park. He spoke to our partners at WTHR last week and said this is the time to commit to landing an MLS team. (WTHR)
Fun Fact
  • Did you know Lucas Oil Stadium is preparing to become the world’s largest natatorium? Construction of the pools for the Olympic Swim Trials began yesterday, giving crews about a month to finish the project before the trials begin on Saturday, June 15. (WRTV)
Active
  • One of the nation’s biggest cycling weekends will hit the streets of downtown Indy again Friday, July 12-Saturday, July 13. The IU Health Momentum Indy will feature the Mass Ave Crit and Indy Crit with pro and amateur racers from across the country. Register.
Announced
  • Sad news for Indy music festival fans. ALL IN Music & Arts Festival announced that it will not return this summer. Instead, it will take the year off to come back bigger and better for ALL IN 2025.
Number
  • 13,028. That’s how many spectators were in attendance during Caitlin Clark’s home debut in the Fever’s May 9 preseason game. Indiana’s 83-80 victory over the Atlanta Dream included 12 points, eight rebounds, and six assists from Clark. Get tickets to the home opener on Thursday. (IBJ)
Sports
  • Indiana Football has secured on official visit from Five-Star Quarterback Julian Lewis, the longtime USC commit. One of the highest rated QB’s in the 2025 class is set to be in Bloomington the weekend of May 31. Listen with Locked On’s daily podcast.
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    💻 Sun’s out, laptops out
    a coffee drink on a patio table in front of a mural
    Sunny day? Don’t worry, there are umbrellas to provide some shade on Foundry’s patio. | Photo by INDYtoday team
    If you work remotely, you can start to feel cooped up at home. Trust us, we get it. We highly recommend getting some fresh air + sunlight, especially when there’s nice weather.

    To get you out of the home office, here are some spots around Indy where you can work outside — Wi-Fi connection included.

    Foundry Provisions, 236 E. 16th St.

    This near north side cafe offers coffee, sandwiches, ice cream, outdoor seating, and Wi-Fi. What more could you need? It’s also open until 5 p.m. — when the work day ends.

    Blue Mind Coffee, 646 E. 38th St.

    This coffee shop at the historic Rose Building added a few tables and chairs outside the shop — just in time for nice weather. Keep in mind it’s next to the main road, so there will be car noise.

    The Stutz, 1060 N. Capitol Ave.

    The outdoor sitting area between buildings is the perfect spot to work from. There are plenty of tables and chairs, and you have Amelia’s, Cafe Patachou, Julieta’s Tacos, and Barista Parlor all just steps away.

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    Want to know somewhere else I’ve personally cried in Indy? The swing ride at the Indiana State Fair. My fear of heights kicked in, but I’ll say it was the speed and the wind that made the tears fly.
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