Although New Years Day generally represents a fresh start for people all over the world, it’s particularly true today for a few Clevelanders today (Monday, January 1, 2018), as five new council members were sworn in during a special ceremony..Last November’s hotly contested election resulted in a sizable turnover in Ward representation and made way for the following Council members: • Former Councilman Joe Jones returns to City Council after defeating Terrell Pruitt in Ward 1 by a margin of eight votes. • Kevin Bishop, topped nine other candidates, including a write-in, to capture Zack Reed’s open Ward 2 seat. • Basheer Jones, narrowly defeated TJ Dow in the official count for Ward 7 to become the first Muslim ever elected to council. • Anthony Hairston, topped nine other candidates in a race to capture Jeff Johnson’s Ward 10 seat. • Jasmin Santana, defeated Ward 14 Councilman Brians Cummins to become the first Hispanic woman elected to City Council.
The 5th annual Cleveland Mini Maker Faire takes place on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Cleveland Public Library Main Library complex from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday Maker exhibits and activities will be taking place in the following locations:
- Louis Stokes Wing Lower Level, 1st floor (including Indoor Reading Garden)
- Louis Stokes Wing 2nd floor Learning Commons
- Main Library – Superman @ CPL in Brett Hall, Cleveland Digital Library and Youth Services Department
- Eastman Reading Garden
- Rockwell Ave. between East 3rd and East 6th Streets (road closed)
- East 6th Street from Superior Ave. to Rockwell Ave. (road closed)
The outdoor attractions include a return of the trebuchet and pumpkin-chunking on Rockwell Ave. as well as three new additions: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow exhibit, weapons and armor demonstrations by the Society for Creative Anachronism and a 30-foot long fire-breathing dragon! (http://heavymeta.ca)
You can browse the list of Makers and schedule of workshops on the Maker Faire website http://cleveland.makerfaire.com
Maker Faire is completely FREE but registration is encouraged. Anyone participating in hands-on activities or workshops must be registered.
Register online at https://clevelandmakerfaire.eventbrite.com.
Cleveland Inkubator is a FREE week-long literary festival taking place Mon. 7/24 – Sat. 7/29.
Cleveland Inkubator features a wide variety of writing workshops, performances, author talks, a book swap party, open mic, and (last but not least) day-long conference at Cleveland Public Library!
Below is the full schedule of events — just click the links to sign up !
Author talk, reading, and musical performance with poet and composer Janice Lowe
7-9pm at Bop Stop at the Music Settlement, 2920 Detroit Ave., Cleve OH 44102
Book Swap Party featuring readings by local writers Lara Lillibridge and Bernard Harris — a great chance to re-gift old books and pick up some new (to you) summer reads
6:30-9p at Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25th St., Cleve OH 44113
Home Plate: Fictionalizing Familiar Places; an author talk and reading with Detroit and Ann Arbor all-star authors Kelly Fordon and Laura Hulthen Thomas
7-9pm at the Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave., Cleve OH 44106
Crossing Borders: Immigrant Narratives; a professional staged reading of original work by Cleveland writers and residents on the themes of immigration and American identity
7-8p at Cleveland Public Square
Lit Cleveland Live: Open Mic Night — open to performers of all genres. Refreshments and live music provided.
6:30-9pm at Cleveland Public Library Main Branch’s Eastman Reading Garden, 325 Superior Ave, Cleve OH 44113
Cleveland Inkubator conference; a day-long event featuring a wonderful array of writing workshops, keynote speech by Dan Chaon, craft talks, a Resource Fair, and more!
8:30a-4:30p at Cleveland Public Library Main Branch, 325 Superior Ave, Cleve OH 44113
Again, all of this is 100% FREE, thanks to generous support from our sponsors and members. We hope you’ll make it to at least one (or two, or three) of these events! We truly believe this week offers something for everyone, and we hope it helps strengthen Cleveland and northeast Ohio’s already vibrant community of writers and readers.
There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate our nation’s birthday this July 4th, but fireworks usually tops the list. With that understanding, I’ve compiled a list of area fireworks displays:
Avon Lake Fireworks
6200 Elmwood Ave
Brecksville Home Days Fireworks
- July 1, 2017 at 10:00pm
- July 2, 2017 at 10:00pm
in Brecksville, Ohio 44141
Mayfield Fourth of July
425 N Commons Blvd
in Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143
North Ridgeville “Star Spangled Celebration”
Warrensville Heights Fireworks
4270 Northfield Road
in Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128
North Olmsted Boom
4954 Great Northern Blvd
in North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
Independence 4th of July
6363 Selig Drive
in Independence, Ohio 44131
Bratenahl Fourth of July Fireworks
in Bratenahl, Ohio 44108
Lakewood 4th of July Celebration
in Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Bay Village Fourth of July
Cahoon Memorial Park
in Bay Village, Ohio 44140
Solon Independence Day Fireworks
6679 SOM Center Rd
in Solon, Ohio 44139
Berea Independence Day Fireworks
in Berea, Ohio 44017
Cleveland 4th of July Fireworks
in Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Strongsville 4th of July
in Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Westlake Fourth of July
Clague Road and Hilliard Blvd
in Westlake, Ohio 44145
Home Days On The Green
- July 6, 2017 at 10:00pm
- July 7, 2017 at 10:00pm
- July 8, 2017 at 10:00pm
in Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147
Fairview Park Summerfest
West 210 Street
in Fairview Park, Ohio 44126
Brook Park Home Days
17001 Holland Rd
in Brook Park, Ohio 44142
The soon-to-open Edgewater Beach House played a big role in the programming for the 2017 Edgewater Live Thursday evening series.
Each week, Edgewater Live will kick off at 4:30 p.m. on the Centennial Plaza at the Beach House with performers from the Tri-C Creative Arts Program. The fun will then move over to the RTA Main Stage for the 6 p.m. headliner. The concerts run from June 8 to Aug. 10. See full schedule below.
2017 Edgewater Live Concert Schedule
June 8: Faction (rock/pop)
June 15: Breakfast Club (’80s pop )
June 22: The Caliber Band (country)
June 29:Shout! (Motown)
July 6: Carlos Jones (reggae)
July 13: Welshly Arms (rock)
July 20: Abby Normal & The Detroit Lean (covers)
July 27: Kinsman Dazz Band (R&B)
Aug. 3: Collage (rock)
Aug. 10: The Spazmatics (’80s & ’90s)
Another lakefront area taken over by the Metroparks, Euclid Beach, will host a full summer of live music with the Euclid Beach Live Friday night concerts, beginning June 9. These concerts will also feature food trucks. See full schedule below.
2017 Euclid Beach Live Concert Schedule
June 9: Disco Inferno (’70s)
June 16: Horns and Things (jazz)
June 23: Sending Up Songs of Praise (gospel)
June 30: Angel P & The Creative Players (R&B)
July 7: Kinsman Dazz Band (R&B)
July 14: Jah Messengers (reggae )
July 21: Prime Time Big Band (Big Band)
July 28: The Williams Project (R&B)
Aug. 4: Spirit Plus Band (R&B )
Aug. 11: Billy Morris and the Sunset Strip (rock)
Cleveland is in the midst of citywide revitalization to improve the quality of life for all citizens, and improving tree canopy is an important element in that transformation. Trees are a critical piece of our community: trees make us healthier and safer, add economic value to our homes and businesses, help us meet environmental challenges, and improve our natural world.
Cleveland was once nicknamed The Forest City, but over the last several decades the city has lost about half its tree canopy. Average tree canopy cover across the city is low at 19%, only one quarter of what is possible. Each year an estimated 97 acres of tree canopy is lost. At this rate, canopy will drop to 14% by 2040 unless we act now. The Cleveland Tree Plan is built on the need rebuild the urban forest, together.
This Arbor Day, do your part to reforest the Forest City at one of the following fantastic #ArborDayCLE events organized by the Cleveland Tree Coalition or one of its institutional members.
If you know of another Arbor Day event taking place in Northeast Ohio, please email email@example.com and we will help spread the word.
SELECT EARTH DAY AND ARBOR DAY EVENTS in NORTHEAST OHIO
For more details and to learn about many more events click here
Wednesday, April 19th
Tree Steward Training Part I
Date of event: April 19th from 5:30-9:00pm
Location: Third Federal Auditorium, 7007 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, 44105
Saturday, April 22nd (EARTH DAY)
Date of event: April 22nd from 10am-7pm
Location: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19021 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH
Slavic Village Tree Planting Event
Date of event: April 22 at 8am
Location: Boys and Girls Club, 6114 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, OH
Thursday, April 27th
Toast to Trees
Date of event: April 27 from 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Nano Brew, 1859 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH
Friday, April 28th (Arbor Day)
Cleveland Metroparks-Ohio Native Tree Seedling Giveaway
Date of Event: April 28th at various times (see below)
Location: various locations (see below)
- Rocky River Nature Center (9:30am – 5pm)
- North Chagrin Nature Center (9:30am – 5pm)
- Brecksville Nature Center (9:30am – 5pm)
- CanalWay Center (9:00am – 5pm)
- Watershed Stewardship Center (Fri&Sat 10am-4:30pm, Sun 12-4:30pm)
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (10am – 5pm)
Great Sapling Giveaway
Date of event: April 28 from 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH and
Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH
Arbor Day Tree Giveaway with Mitchell’s Ice Cream
Date of event: April 28th from 11am-11pm
Location: Mitchell’s Ice Cream
Cultivating Plant Conservation for the Future
Date of event: Apr 28, 7 PM
Location: Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, Oh
Healthy Trees: Five Steps to a Thriving Urban Forest with Alan Siewert, ODNR Urban Forester
Date of event: April 28 at 10am
Location: Kendal at Oberlin Heiser Auditorium, 600 Kendal Dr., Oberlin, OH 44074
Please join us for an interactive program about power + place + change right in our own backyards.
Conversation. Connections. Impact: Making change in our backyards
Sun, March 26, 2017
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
http://alturl.com/hjkbn – registration is free
ü The morning will feature a special walking tour of ioby projects that are located in Buckeye neighborhood.
We’ll meet at 11am at the Cleveland Public Library – Rice Branch, at 11535 Shaker Blvd.
Projects featured on the tour will include: Swahili Class, Step Up, Dress Up, St. Lukes Pointe Traffic Calming, Clean House, Ujima Refresh, and ATNSC Center.
The afternoon, taking place starting at 2pm at New Bridge Center, will feature framing remarks by Scot Spencer. As Associate Director of Advocacy and Influence at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Spencer advances community-focused strategies that increase place-based opportunities in cities. Spencer was the founding chair of the Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities and served as co-chair of the Opportunity Collaborative, Baltimore’s regional plan development through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Sustainable Communities Initiative.
The program will also highlight the powerful stories of these local ioby project leaders:
· Carmen Lane, ATNSC healing center
· Vel Scott, Purple Oasis Community kitchen
· David Smeltz, Clean House Renovation
· Allison Lukacsy-Love, Bus Stop Moves
· Kaela Geschke, A Bridge That Bridges
· Mansfield Frazier, Sun Powered Jobs
· Dan Brown, Feed People, Not Landfills
who will talk about the work they’re doing to bring positive change to their neighborhoods. And we’ll talk with each other about race and design, the complexity of safety in public space, and what each of us wants to do next to make a difference in Cleveland (see breakout questions on schedule below).
2:00 Keynote: Hear from Scot Spencer, Associate Director of Advocacy and Influence at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
3:00 Project Panel: Listen to amazing local ioby leaders telling the story of how they’ve brought positive change to their neighborhoods.
4:00 Breakout Sessions: Participate in facilitated conversations on questions like “Where are the Black Urbanists?”, “Centering Race and Design in Cleveland”, and “If every design project in Cleveland had been led by People of Color, how would the city look different today?
5:00 Reception and Refreshments: Stay for appetizers, beverages, and mingling!
Visit http://www.ioby.org/Cleveland to learn more about the range of work being taken on by ioby projects to bring positive neighborhood change to Cleveland. Pay special attention to the Step Up, Dress Up campaign for Harvey Rice https://www.ioby.org/project/step-dress – donations are being matched by Neighborhood Connections…so hurry up and donate!
Questions [or to indicate if you are only able to attend one part of the day]: firstname.lastname@example.org/917.817.2070