Cleveland Inkubator, A Week-Long Literary Fest (7/24 – 7/29)

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 !

Monday 7/24 
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

Tuesday 7/25 
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

Wednesday 7/26 
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

Thursday 7/27 
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

Friday 7/28 
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

Sat 7/29 
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. 

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2017 Greater Cleveland Fireworks Displays

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 Fireworks

Date:  July 3, 2017 following the Crushers baseball game
Where: Sprenger Stadium
2009 Baseball Bolevard

Avon, Ohio 44011

Avon Lake Fireworks

Date:  July 3, 2017 at 9:00pm
Where: Elmwood park
6200 Elmwood Ave
Independence, OH 44131

Brecksville Home Days Fireworks

Dates:

  • July 1, 2017 at 10:00pm
  • July 2, 2017 at 10:00pm
Where: Downtown Brecksville
Brecksville Road 

in BrecksvilleOhio 44141

Mayfield Fourth of July

Date:  July 1, 2017 at Dusk
Where: Progressive Campus 2
425 N Commons Blvd 

in Mayfield VillageOhio 44143

North Ridgeville “Star Spangled Celebration”

Date:  July 3, 2017 at 10pm
Where: 7565 Avon Belden Rd
North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Warrensville Heights Fireworks

Date:  July 2, 2017 at Dusk
Where: Warrensville Heights High School
4270 Northfield Road 

in Warrensville HeightsOhio 44128

North Olmsted Boom

Date:  July 2, 2017 at Dusk
Where: Great Northern Mall
4954 Great Northern Blvd 

in North OlmstedOhio 44070

Independence 4th of July

Date:  July 3, 2017 at Dusk
Where: Elmwood Park
6363 Selig Drive 

in IndependenceOhio 44131

Bratenahl Fourth of July Fireworks

Date:  July 3, 2017 at Dusk
Where: Village Park
in BratenahlOhio 44108

Lakewood 4th of July Celebration

Date:  July 4, 2017 at 9:45pm
Where: Lakewood Park
in LakewoodOhio 44107

Bay Village Fourth of July

Date:  July 4, 2017 at 9:45pm
Where: Cahoon Memorial Park – West
Cahoon Memorial Park 

in Bay VillageOhio 44140

Solon Independence Day Fireworks

Date:  July 4, 2017 at Dusk
Where: Solon Community Park
6679 SOM Center Rd 

in SolonOhio 44139

Berea Independence Day Fireworks

Date:  July 4, 2017 at 10:00pm
Where: Coe Lake
in BereaOhio 44017

Cleveland 4th of July Fireworks

Date:  July 4, 2017 at Dusk
Where: Shot from where Lake Erie meets the Cuyahoga River in the Flats
in ClevelandOhio 44113

Strongsville 4th of July

Date:  July 4, 2017 at 10:00pm
Where: Foltz Athletic Fields
Foltz Parkway 

in StrongsvilleOhio 44136

Westlake Fourth of July

Date:  July 4, 2017 at Dusk
Where: Clague Park
Clague Road and Hilliard Blvd 

in WestlakeOhio 44145

Home Days On The Green

Dates:

  • July 6, 2017 at 10:00pm
  • July 7, 2017 at 10:00pm
  • July 8, 2017 at 10:00pm
Where: 9543 Broadview Road 
in Broadview HeightsOhio 44147

Fairview Park Summerfest

Date:  July 8, 2017 at Dusk
Where: Bohlken Park
West 210 Street 

in Fairview ParkOhio 44126

Brook Park Home Days

Date:  July 9, 2017 at Dusk
Where: Behind Ford Middle School
17001 Holland Rd 

in Brook ParkOhio 44142
As always, have a safe and enjoyable 4th!

Edgewater Live/Euclid Beach Live Returns!

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.

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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.

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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)

For weekly event updates, including details of the Tri-C opening act lineup: clevelandmetroparks.com/EdgewaterLIVE and clevelandmetroparks.com/EuclidBeachLIVE.

 

Arbor Day 2017 In Northeast Ohio!

 

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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 sustainability@city.cleveland.oh.us 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

Website: https://www.wrlandconservancy.org/event/treesteward-041917/

 

Saturday, April 22nd (EARTH DAY)

Celebrations/Festivals

EarthFest

Date of event: April 22nd from 10am-7pm

Location: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19021 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH

Website: http://earthdaycoalition.org/

 

Tree Planting

Slavic Village Tree Planting Event

Date of event: April 22 at 8am

Location: Boys and Girls Club, 6114 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, OH

Website: http://www.wrlandconservancy.org

 

Thursday, April 27th

Fundraiser

Toast to Trees

Date of event: April 27 from 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Nano Brew, 1859 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH

Website: http://www.wrlandconservancy.org

 

Friday, April 28th (Arbor Day)

Tree Giveaways

Cleveland Metroparks-Ohio Native Tree Seedling Giveaway

Date of Event: April 28th  at various times (see below)

Location: various locations (see below)

Website: www.clevelandmetroparks.com

  • 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

Website: www.cbgarden.org and www.holdenarb.org

 

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway with Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Date of event: April 28th from 11am-11pm

Location: Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Website: http://mitchellshomemade.com/shops/ and http://www.wrlandconservancy.org

 

Lecture/Tour

Cultivating Plant Conservation for the Future

Date of event: Apr 28, 7 PM

Location: Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, Oh

Website: www.holdenarb.org

 

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

Website: http://kao.kendal.org/event/2017/03/17/arbor-day-event/

 

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power + place + change right in our own backyards

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).
 
Schedule Overview: 
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]: dana@ioby.org/917.817.2070

Black History on Tap event at the Cleveland History Center


History on Tap is going all-out with Brent Roach Events and Global Cleveland to celebrate Black History Month – Cleveland style! Enjoy an evening full of food, drinks, and entertainment, while learning how our African-American community has shaped Northeast Ohio and beyond. The evening’s events will include:
Rarely-seen artifacts related to African-Americans in Cleveland

An exclusive look at our extensive Louis and Carl Stokes Collection

Interactive games and activities

A paint-and-sip session with Beats, Eats, and Brushes, led by local artist @Sammiedoesit

This month only, admission to History on Tap is FREE for teachers and will include a pop-up session on curriculum enrichment. Click here to learn more and to register as an instructor!

Come have some fun as we honor our city’s inspiring citizens at Black History on Tap: Beautiful Reflections! Click here or call 216-721-5722 x1502 to purchase your ticket.
*Participation in Beats, Eats, and Brushes is subject to an additional fee of $25, which will cover materials (canvas, paints, apron) and the session (90-120 minutes). Space in the session is limited, so reserve your spot today! Please note that this fee must be applied in addition to your Black History on Tap admission.

You’re invited to ¡Pleibol! at League Park!

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¡Pleibol! is a celebration of Latinos and African Americans in America’s favorite pastime with special guests including Carlos Baerga, Davey Nelson and Luis Mayoral! This unique event includes guest speakers, a private dinner reception and more! ¡Pleibol! will take place on Friday, September 30 at historic League Park, located in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood.

This event(s) will take place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1.


Friday night consists of a private dinner reception with anticipated guests, Carlos Baerga, Dave Nelson and Luis Mayoral, with ticket packages available from $50 – $100.

Friday’s schedule:

VIP Meet and Greet – 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6 – 7 p.m.
Program: 7 – 8 p.m.
Tour of Facility and Park: 8 – 9 p.m.

Sponsorships are also available.

Saturday is an entire day of softball games that are free and open to the community.

Games and Clinics (with guest players) 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information, call 216-789-1083 or 216-894-5664.

To purchase tickets for Friday night’s event, go to: http://www.juliadeburgos.org/