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/

Cleveland Police Reform Roundtables Sep 15th & 20th: Proposed Use of Force Policies

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The City of Cleveland, Cleveland Division of Police, the Department of Justice, the Monitoring Team, and the Cleveland Community Police Commission have now come to the point in the police reform process where it is time for community feedback on the CPD’s revised Use of Force policies. We are collectively hosting two community roundtables, one on the Eastside and one on the Westside, each covering the same content. You are invited to attend one of the roundtables:

  Eastside Roundtable RSVP                          Westside Roundtable RSVP

5:30- 8:30pm, Thursday, September 15th        5:30-8:30pm, Tuesday, September 20th

Jerry Sue Thornton Center                                Urban Community School

2500 East 22nd Street                                       4909 Lorain Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115                                        Cleveland, OH 44102

If you are interested in attending a community roundtable, pleas use the RSVP links above or send an RSVP to the Monitoring Team at info@clevelandpolicemonitor.com. The roundtables will include an overview of the Use of Force policy, with an opportunity for small group discussions for community members to inform the policies.

The policy is not complete or finalized.  It reflects CPD’s efforts to date to create a policy that conforms to the requirements of the Consent Decree.  None of the Court, Monitor, City, or Department of Justice have yet approved the policies.  The policies are likely to change further as community feedback is incorporated.  Regardless, the development of the policies is far enough along that community input is timely and necessary.

You are invited to read the policy by going to the Monitoring Team’s website. You may also engage in the process by using our online community feedback form to submit any thoughts on the policy by visiting the Monitoring Team’s website.

We hope you strongly consider being part of this important conversation about how we can work together to create a Use of Force Policy consistent with the goals and interests of the Cleveland community.

This outreach is a part of our ongoing effort to engage the Cleveland community in the police reform process. Earlier this year, we sought community input on the Cleveland Division of Police body-worn camera policy, the mission statement, and several other key policies.  On behalf of the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team, We want to thank everyone who participated for their engagement with and contributions to the discussion surrounding police reform under the federal Consent Decree in Cleveland.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Use of Force Policy and seeing you at one of the community roundtables.

Cleveland Police Monitoring Team

History on Tap | What’s Your Cause? A History of Organizing, Community Change, and Social Enterprise

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History on Tap | What’s Your Cause? 

at the Cleveland History Center on Thursday, September 8th from 5pm-8pm.


 

Reflect on periods of unrest in the city of Cleveland. This event will feature stories, activities, and crafts designed to make you think. What’s your cause? What can you do to support issues that matter to you? Draw inspiration from places where past and present intersect in the fight for justice and equality.

 

As an added bonus, enjoy happy hour libations, light hors d’oeuvres, trivia, rarely-seen artifacts, photo ops, hands-on activities and other special guests.

 

$7 in advance | $10 at the door

$5 for WRHS Members & Students with ID

 

You don’t want to miss this event!