Free Day @ The Cleveland Museum of Art

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Second Sundays

Make memories at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Every second Sunday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Family Day at the CMA 
Bring your family to the museum every second Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and enjoy free art making activities and programs for all ages. Explore the museum through dance, music, and hands on projects!

On Second Sundays in July, August, and September from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy swing dancing on the south terrace with Valerie Salstrom of Get Hep Swing. The event includes free lessons.

August 10: Creativity Explosion
In partnership with the Great Lakes Science Center, engineer your own playful explorations of the five senses. Collaborate on a community installation and make your own art to take home. Enjoy experiences in the museum’s collection through scavenger hunts, the Art Stories story time program, and Art Cart.

So get out and enjoy!

HAPPY FRRREEEE HUNTING!

Just Putting It Out There….25th Annual Parade the Circle @ Carly’z Corner

PARADE THE CIRCLE: 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Parade the Circle has been an event that my daughters and I will not miss! It is a fun family event filled with color, creative activities and some of the most imaginative displays of artistry.  There is live music and great food.  If you are visiting Cleveland or looking for something FREE to do this weekend, it is a must see!!!

 

The first Parade the Circle burst forth onto Jeptha Drive and up the hill to Wade Oval in 1990 as a trial run for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s 75th anniversary in 1991. That first circuitous trek was made by a small but enthusiastic band of some 125 paraders and witnessed by a mere few hundred more. Nonetheless, the seed was sown, and for the celebration of the museum’s anniversary the following year, the number of paraders increased five-fold, showing off before a crowd of 10,000. It was clear that what the museum first imagined as an event solely to celebrate a milestone anniversary was going to become a mainstay of its commitment to community engagement.

Twenty-five years later, Parade the Circle features around 100 ensembles representing 80 schools, churches, and community groups, parading together with professional artists and area families: about 1,500 participants drawing a crowd of more than 75,000. While today’s parade features more sophisticated techniques and materials, the joy of sharing the individual creative visions of area residents, as well as artists local and global, remains unchanged.

This exhibition celebrates Parade the Circle’s 25-year history by showcasing works by artists and community members who have brought their memorable visions to life throughout the years.” (reprinted from The Cleveland Museum of Arts website)

 

HAPPY FRREEEEE HUNTING!!!!!!

 

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Just Putting It Out There…..Free Day at Museums and Botanical Gardens!!!

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May 24 will be the first free Saturday for Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Western Reserve Historical Society

Saturday will be an excellent day to gather up the family and head over to Wade Oval and catch up on what’s happening at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Art and the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Why this Saturday? Because from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission to all four educational and entertainment gems is free.

The free day is officially billed as Cleveland Foundation Day on Wade Oval. The foundation is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and every month through December, the organization is presenting the community with a gift.

           

So bring your family and friends down to enjoy the free gift given to all!

HAPPY FRREEEEE HUNTING!

“I Have A Dream….” celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. @ Carly’z Corner

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This post is for Tisha and all the other parents at Warner Girls Leadership Academy!

University Circle and Wade Oval are two of the biggest supporters, in Cleveland, who celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The institutions that make up this amazing neighborhood of arts and culture have come together to commemorate  the life of this amazing man!

Just alone today, I have listed organizations offering FREE admission to their facility or discounted admission to their specials programming.  However, check these institutions as many have free events planned all week!!
University Circle Inc. will provide a FREE shuttle bus to take visitors to the participating organizations in University Circle. The shuttle will run from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  :

Cleveland Botanical GardenMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Monday, January 20  from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

FREE Admission
From 1:00-3:00 p.m., the Garden will have a special program where children will learn about seeds and plants important to African-American Culture. The kids will then use the seeds and plants to make a craft.
www.cbgarden.org

Cleveland Museum of Art
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 20
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Visitors of all ages are invited to take part in a day filled with activities honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Enjoy hands-on family art projects, gallery activities, Art Stories, the museum’s Art Cart, and live performances in the atrium.
www.clevelandart.org

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Winter Discovery Day
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
FREE Admission

The Museum will host a variety of exciting programs during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
– Meet their curators and see specimens from their collections
– Activities and demonstrations with scientists and students from Case Western Reserve University
– Mini shows in the Shafran Planetarium – just $1 per person
– Visit our new exhibit Nature’s Mating Games: Beyond the Birds and the Bees, $3 for members and $5 for non-members.
(Recommended for those 13 & older.)
– Hands-on activities in the Smead Discovery Center
– Live animal shows
– Movies in Murch Auditorium
– Information from Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland
www.cmnh.org

Cleveland Orchestra
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Open House
Monday, January 20
Noon-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Severance Hall joins the city-wide celebration of Dr. King’s life with an open house offering instrumental, vocal, and dance performances.  Spend the day or spend an hour at Severance Hall, during this free day of music featuring performances by community musical ensembles and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus.
www.clevelandorchestra.com

Cleveland Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch
29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemorative Celebration: Drum Major for Change
Monday, January 20
1:00 p.m.
Free Admission
The Cleveland Public Library honors Dr. King’s life and legacy at our annual commemorative celebration. Distinguished guests include keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Blanton Harper, Jr. of the New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, the Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Distinguished Gentlemen of the Spoken Word, and the Cleveland Municipal School District’s All City Arts Drumline. All are welcome to join the celebration. A community reception follows the event.
www.cpl.org

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Honor the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at our annual free admission day.  The celebration begins at 11:30am with The Honorable Louis Stokes, U.S. Congressman from Ohio (retired).  He will be interviewed by The Plain Dealer‘s Brent Larkin with a Q & A session to follow.  At 2pm follow us next door to The Temple-Tifereth Israel for a performance of A Conversation Among Icons: Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Gandhi.  The one-act play portrays the conversations that ensue when Dr. King is visited by Rosa Parks and Gandhi in prison.  Guided tours of our permanent collections – An American Story and The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery – and our special exhibition, TRAITOR! Spies, Lies and Justice Denied: The Dreyfus Affair, will be available throughout the day.
www.maltzmuseum.org

MOCA Cleveland
MLK Day at MOCA
Monday, January 20
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Spend your day off engaging with the exhibitions on view while exploring Cleveland’s newest cultural icon. Special activities planned for this day include community mobile making, fabric weaving, video projections, ArtSquad crafts, and guided tours at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
www.mocacleveland.org

Western Reserve Historical Society
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Guests can tour the exhibits, get a preview of the carousel, enjoy a hands-on kids activity, and shop great deals in the museum store. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Parking will be $8. For a full description of the activities, download the PDF on the right-hand side of the page.
www.wrhs.org

Case Western Reserve University
Film Screening and Discussion – Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Tuesday, January 21
6:00 p.m.
Wolstein Building Auditorium (2103 Cornell Road)
Free Admission
A 2013 American historical fiction drama film directed by Lee Daniels is loosely inspired by the real-life of Eugene Allen, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler to eight presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.  A discussion will follow the screening.  This event – part of the 2014 Martin Luther King Week programming –  is co-sponsored by The Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equal Opportunity.

Case Western Reserve University
Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation featuring Washington Post reporter and author of The Butler: A Witness to History, Wil Haygood
Friday, January 24
12:30 p.m.
Amasa Stone Chapel (10940 Euclid Avenue)
Free Admission 
For more information, go to www.case.edu/events/mlk

Those institutions charging a fee:

Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis
Sunday, January 19
7:15 p.m.
$
The film, produced by Ely Landau and recently restored to its long unseen, complete and uncut 185-minute version, uses extensive archival news footage to paint a sweeping, detailed picture of the years 1955 to 1968. The movie includes some complete speeches by Dr. King, as well as stirring testimonials by movie stars of the era (Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, et al.).
www.cia.edu

University Circle Inc.
The Rink at Wade Oval
Monday, January 20
Noon-5:00 p.m.
Free Admission; $3 Skate Rentals
The Rink at Wade Oval will be open special hours in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Stop by and find out what makes The Rink one of the most popular locations in the city!
www.universitycircle.org

Children’s Museum of Cleveland
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Half-Price Admission ($4)
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with your community at The Children’s Museum of Cleveland. The museum will be honoring Dr. King with a special “I Have a Dream” Cloud Collage that visitors can add to from 11:00am- 4:00pm.  Children can write or draw their dream for a better world on special cloud paper then add it to the Cloud collage.  Also, enjoy SANDstruction and the museum’s 3 permanent exhibits; Big Red BarnBridges to Our Community and Splish! Splash!.
www.clevelandchildrensmuseum.org

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University Circle Inc.
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Cleveland, OH 44106

So get out today and enjoy these free events as the world reflects on the life, dream and ultimate  sacrifice of a man who wanted something better for all of humanity.

 

Happy Frrrreeeeee Hunting!

Cleveland Metroparks…..Finale @ Carly’z Corner

Many visitors may know Brookside Reservation as the park next to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, but do not realize that it once WAS the zoo!  The first zoo was moved from Wade Park (to make way for the Cleveland Museum of Art) to Brookside Park in 1907 and was called the Brookside Zoo.  It expanded through the years and later known as the Cleveland Zoological Park and Cleveland Zoological Gardens.  In the 1970’s, Cleveland Metroparks acquired ownership and administration of the zoo.  Brookside Park to the west remained a recreation park owned by the City of Cleveland, and was later leased by Cleveland Metroparks in 1993 becoming Brookside Reservation.

Brookside Park Zoo, Cleveland, Ohio        

 

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a fascinating place.  In 2012, the new Elephant Crossing opened and houses 3 African elephants.  The zoo offers events all year round, such as Earthfest – Party for the Planet, Mother’s Day at the Zoo, Photo Safari, Wild Ride at the Zoo, Boo at the Zoo and Noon Year’s Eve.  The Zoo also is having a huge fundraiser called TWILIGHT AT THE ZOO!

Twilight at the Zoo

Presented by Scene Magazine, the 20th annual Twilight at the Zoo spotlights 17 local bands, and offers a large variety of music that ranges from funk to folk, rock to reggae. Admission for all partygoers includes cover charge, small bites, complimentary Samuel Adams beer and Jacob’s Creek wine, Twisted Tea and soda. Food stations located throughout the Zoo allow guests to graze as they enjoy the summer’s largest fundraising event. The event is not FREE, but what a great way to spend an evening at the zoo!

Twilight at the Zoo

Date & Time: August 02, 2013 from 7:00PM to 12:00AM

Happy Frrreeee Hunting!

 

PSST! Read on for a great story about Balto, the Siberian Husky that saved the children of Nome, Alaska and lived out the rest of his days at the Brookside Park Zoo, here in Cleveland!!!!!

One famous resident of the Brookside Zoo was Balto, a Siberian Husky who lived there from 1927 until his death in 1933. Balto was the lead sled dog on a team that traveled 53 miles over frozen tundra on the final leg of a 674-mile run to deliver diphtheria anti-toxin to the people of Nome, Alaska.  During the winter, no trains or ships could get to the town and telegraph was the only means of communication.  When a diphtheria outbreak was reported in January 1925, mushers and dog teams raced to complete what was usually a 25 day journey in just 5 days and save the children of Nome.

Balto and his team became international celebrities. They, along with musher Gunnar Kassen, were featured in movies and made appearances all over the country.  By 1927 however, their fame was fading and a Cleveland businessman named George Kimball found the dog team living in a tourist museum in Los Angeles. He was given 2 weeks to find the $2,000 needed to purchase the neglected dogs and take them to the Brookside Zoo. Through a subscription drive he was able to raise the money with the help of generous Clevelanders and animal lovers from all over the country. It is estimated that 15,000 people visited Balto and his team on their first day at the Brookside Zoo in March 1927. (These are the kind people who are the face of Cleveland)

Balto outlived the rest of his canine companions and died at age 11.  His body was moved to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. A bronze statue of Balto commemorating his bravery and triumph can now be found outside of Wolf Lodge at Cleveland Metoparks Zoo.   I always wondered what the bronze statute was all about.  I thought that it was just a wolf.

What an awesome story in history!

Cleveland Metroparks Day 2……@ Carly’z Corner

Hello friends!  I wanted to write today about another FREE concert @ The Cleveland Metroparks.  This metropark is call Stinchcomb-Groth Memorial Scenic Overlook.

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Stinchcomb-Groth Memorial Scenic Overlook is located off Hogsback Lane in Rocky River Reservation, between Valley Parkway and Riverside Drive in Cleveland.  Stinchcomb-Groth Memorial, has a 30-foot tower made of cinder block and sandstone, was dedicated in 1958 to the first two directors of Cleveland Metroparks, William Stinchcomb and Harold Groth. Together, these two men were responsible for establishing 18,000 acres of parkland and 84 miles of parkway.

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Well, Stinchcomb-Groth offers a FREE  music concert series.  I apologize for just writing about this so short notice, as tomorrow July 25, 2013 closes out this concert summer series.  The concert features  – Brigid’s Cross (Irish blues and rock & roll) tomorrow from 6pm-8pm.

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<p>Look About Lodge Summer Concert Series!!<br />
Featuring Nightbreeze<br />
Sun, July 14 @ 6-8 p.m.<br />
Look About Lodge, South Chagrin Reservation<br />
37374 Miles Rd., Bentleyville, OH 44022</p>
<p>Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Look About Lodge at a special summer concert series. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic to spread out on the lawn, and enjoy music through the generations. Nightbreeze will entertain with music of the 70s.<br />
Price: Free<br />
Food Provided: Girls Scouts will be selling snack items.</p>
<p>Parking will be available at Look About Lodge until full.  Additional parking available at Shelterhouse Picnic Area off Hawthorn Parkway with shuttle service to Lodge. </p>
<p>For more information, call 440-247-7075 or visit http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/EventsProgramsCalendar/Look-About-Lodge-Summer-Concert-Series-Nightbreeze-1279.aspx

So bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy!

Happy Frrreeeee Hunting!