Free Day @ The Cleveland Museum of Art


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!



Free Music Concerts in July @ Carly’z Corner

I have previously blogged about our amazing Cleveland Metroparks! They are truly a vital and vibrant part of Cleveland and her  surrounding  communities.

 They offer a little something for everyone…..whether you want to hike, golf, bike, interact with wildlife, dance or just take in an evening of music.  The Metroparks….has it all!

During the summer, they offer a Summer Concert Series at various parks.  I just wanted to tell you of these….as they are usually right within your community and a great way to get out and meet some of our neighbors and local musical talent.

This weekend…..Look About Lodge located at 37374 Miles Rd in Bentleyville on July 13 between 6p-8p will feature Ferguson 35   (formerly the Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet).

This is a free event! But a $1 per person donation is  greatly appreciated.

Get out and enjoy!

Happy Frreeee Hunting!  

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!

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!!!!!



Gregory Porter - Be Good, Water

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


Happy Freeeee Hunting!

Just Putting it Out There…Volunteerism=Satisfaction=FREE

Many people volunteer their time and energy as a way to give back to the community that they have received great support and benefits from.  Volunteerism, really has no limits!  It doesn’t matter whether your passionate about animals, music, children, education, or the visual arts. There is an organization or grass roots entity which could use your selfless acts of giving.

But since you know I am all about the FREE!  I wanted to bring to light another added benefit that Volunteerism brings!  A fellow “Pinner” pinned information about an event that is dear to her heart that she wouldn’t be able to attend this year….“The Sandestin Wine Festival”.  This wine festival is held annually in Baytowne Wharf…Destin, Florida.  This is a 3 day festival that runs from April 11-13, 2014.

About Us

I wanted to highlight this from the website:


“Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed for the 28th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival.

The Sandestin Wine Festival partners with local non-profit organizations and donates a part of the festival proceeds to them. There are an assortment of times and positions available for individuals interested in volunteering.

Each volunteer will be required to attend a meeting prior to the festival and will be given a t-shirt to wear during their assigned shift. Volunteers will be given a complimentary ticket for the day that they are not working.”

Normally, to attend the festival each day, it would cost you $15/day or $45 per person to attend the event for all three days.  However,  just for giving of a little of your time, you will be able to attend the festival for two days…..(the day you volunteer and the day of your complimentary ticket!)  Now instead of $45 for all three days…you can attend all three for $15!!!!

 So check out the opportunities to volunteer in your local community, the rewards are of great personal benefit!


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

Gregory Porter - Be Good, Water

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 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:


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


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


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!