Just Putting It Out There….Free Music Concerts @ the New Edgewater Park

I lived most of my childhood in Rhode Island surrounded by beautiful beaches,  scenery that would make you cry and amazing ocean views.  Like many, I have come to have a strong connection with the soothing sounds of the rolling tides and the calming effect of the wide open water views.

When I returned to Cleveland as a preteen I visited Edgewater Park and was very disappointed.  The beach area was riddled with trash and the sand was laden with rocks and sticks.  It did not feel like a beach.

 However, that is not the case any longer!

On June 6, 2013  Cleveland Metroparks signed a historic long-term lease agreement with the City of Cleveland and the State of Ohio that transfers management of six lakefront parks to the Park District, adding another gem to the “Emerald Necklace” and encircling Greater Cleveland with parklands, which includes Edgewater Park and beach lakefront!

Edgewater Park Bathhouse circa 1927

A little history on Edgewater Park…..The grounds for Edgewater Park were purchased by the City of Cleveland in 1894 and have provided popular recreational spaces for Cleveland residents since its opening the following year.  Since the second half of the 20th century, however, Cleveland’s park department was faced with juggling depleting resources and the problems of general upkeep, pollution, and security for the public grounds. Unable to keep up its park lands, the City of Cleveland leased Edgewater Park to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for fifty years in 1978. While maintaining its identity as Edgewater Park, the park is now joined along with five other public spaces to make up the Cleveland Lakefront State Park.

The New and Improved…..

  ” To facilitate the transfer, the State of Ohio first had to agree to terminate the lease it had with the City of Cleveland to manage the parks. The agreement included $14 million from the state’s transportation and public safety budget to pay for lakefront park improvements. Cleveland City Council then voted unanimously to transfer management of the parks to Cleveland Metroparks in a new lease agreement.   The final agreement gives the Park District a 99-year lease on the 14 miles of lakefront property at a cost of $1 a year, and three years to spend the $14 million in state funds on park improvements.” – The Metroparks website

New waterfront green space

As a way to introduce the new and improved  Edgewater Park Lakefront renovation to the community, every Thursday, from June 12th until August 14th the Metroparks is hosting “Edgewater Live”.  From 5:30pm to 8:30pm their will be live music, food trucks and happy hour :)!

Check out the link above to find out more information on which bands and restaurants will be featured at this awesome event!  So bring a blanket, lawn chair…friends and family and come out an enjoy Cleveland!

Happy  Frrreeeee Hunting!

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Just Putting It Out There….Two days of FREE Jazz….Compliments of the Cleveland Foundation

Okay….so remember how I blogged about the Centennial celebration that the Cleveland Foundation was hosting????

You don’t remember…… how I blogged about how the Cleveland Foundation wants to celebrate 100 years of service to Cleveland by giving the people of Cleveland a free gift each month for the entire 2014 year!

My girls and I took advantage of the Cleveland Foundation May gift….”a free day at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens“!!!  THE LEGO SCULPTURES….WERE AMAZING!

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On April 7, 2014 The Cleveland Foundation gifted to fellow Clevelanders, a free TRI-C Jazz Concert featuring, Gregory Porter on June 26th. (Which I did secure one of the free tickets for…..)

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However, the free gift for this month…….(drum roll please…..) is 2 FREE days at the TRI-C Jazz Festival!!!!  Tri-C JazzFest runs June 26-28 at PlayhouseSquare. Details on ticketed concerts, with seats ranging in price from $22.50 to $65, can be found at www.tri-c.edu/JazzFest.

When my daughter and I attended one of the concerts, our tickets were $46 each!!

Please do not pass up this FREE opportunity…..No tickets will be required for the Friday and Saturday outdoor concerts June 27 and 28. The performances will start at 3 p.m. and run until midnight each day on U.S. Bank Plaza, located at E.14th Street and Euclid Avenue.

HAPPY FREEEEEE HUNTING!!!!!

Just Putting It Out There…..Free NASA Summer Camp for kids!

My daughters have attended the SEMAA,  (Science, Engineering, Mathematics Aerospace Academy) summer camp for the past 2 years and have loved it. This camp is  sponsored by NASA.  The kids are able to performed science experiments, study our solar system and even ecosystems all on a college campus.  It runs for one week, July 7-11 @ The Tri-C campuses.  YOU MUST BRING YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS INTO THE OFFICE! THEY CAN’T BE FAXED OR MAILED!!!    I have attached the link for the application above. If you have questions or need more information please contact Director, Lori Scott .  The deadline is May 29, 2014. So hurry, the space is on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Lori J. Scott, Director

NASA SEMAA

Cuyahoga Community College

2900 Community College Avenue

Metro Campus Center Room 22

Cleveland, OH 44115-3196

 

Office: 216.987.6301

Fax: 216.987.6308

email: lori.scott@tri-c.edu

 

Happy Frreeeee Hunting!

 

 

Tri C Jazz Fest…FREE Concert posted on Carly’z Corner

I was just wanted to hear from anyone who was able to take advantage of the FREE Tri C JazzFest tickets I blogged about?

I tried to apply for the four, but only was able to get 1 😦

For those of us who were able to snag them, maybe we can meet up and enjoy our FREE concert together!!!!!

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IMAG0133   My daughter and I  on our way to see Peter White at the 2013 Tri C Jazz Fest! Awesome!

 

Happy Freeeee Hunting!

Tri C Jazz Fest…FREE Concert posted on Carly’z Corner

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Are you a Jazz-lover like I am?  If you are, the Tri C JazzFest is a jazz lover’s treat.  They continue to wow me with their award winning line up.  This year’s all star line-up will not disappoint. Would you like to take in a FREE Jazz Fest concert?  Well you can……

In celebration of its centennial year, The Cleveland Foundation is generously supporting two components of the 35th annual Tri-C JazzFest:

  • One thousand tickets to the Gregory Porter concert at 6 p.m. June 27 at the Ohio Theatre will be given out free. Tickets for the Porter concert, while free, are REQUIRED. Limit 4 tickets per person.        
  • All the free, outdoor concerts on Star Plaza, which begin at 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 27-28, will be supported by the Foundation.

Tickets for GREGORY PORTER – and the entire JazzFest lineup – will be available beginning 11 a.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 7. Please check back here or visit www.playhousesquare.org for tickets.

Tri-C JazzFest is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a big move June 2014, presenting three jam-packed days of concerts in the theaters of PlayhouseSquare plus free music outside on Star Plaza.

Twelve ticketed shows and a host of free outdoor events will be featured June 26-28, 2014.

This year’s lineup for the ticketed, indoor events is as follows:

THURSDAY, JUNE 26

7:30-9:45pm – (Ohio Theatre) The Sean Jones Quartet plus the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra with Christian McBride

FRIDAY, JUNE 27

6-7pm – (Ohio Theatre) Gregory Porter
7:15-9:25pm – (Palace Theatre) John Scofield Uberjam/Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
9:30-11pm – (Ohio Theatre) Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra

SATURDAY, JUNE 28

1:30-2:30pm – (Hanna Theatre) Jamey Haddad ‘Under One Sun’
2:45-3:45pm – (Ohio Theatre) Ernie Krivda Fat Tuesday Band Plays the Music of Oliver Nelson and Jimmy Smith
4-5pm – (Hanna Theatre) Eliane Elias
5:15-6:15pm – (Ohio Theatre) Terri Lyne Carrington
6:45-8pm – (Ohio Theatre) Christian McBride Trio
7:30-8:45pm – (Hanna Theatre) Raul Midon
8:15-10pm – (Palace Theatre) Marcus Miller/Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns
with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot

10:15-11:15pm – (Ohio Theatre) Dave Holland Prism

IMAG0133   My daughter and I  on our way to see Peter White at the 2013 Tri C Jazz Fest! Awesome!

Festival Pass
JazzFest introduces its first all-festival pass.

Pass-holders will receive a preferred-seat ticket for each of nine concerts of their choosing, plus walk-up admission to the remaining three shows. Seating for those three shows is on an as-available basis.

The pass costs $270. Reserve your festival pass

Individual Concert Tickets
Individual concert tickets will go on sale Friday, March 7, 2014.

So be one of the first to get these tickets @ 11am TODAY!

Happy Freeeee 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.
10831 Magnolia Drive
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!