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!

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Free Music Concerts for July-Part Deux @ Carly’z Corner

So for this week there is quite a bit of free music for you and I to take advantage of:

Garfield Park Nature Center – July 16, from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Olu Manns Of HeartBeat Africa(Drum Circle)

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WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays – July 16, from 6pm-9pm Cleveland

Afterthought & The Nusoul Band(Dance Party Music)

Stinchcomb Concert Series – July 17, from 6pm – 8pm   Rocky River Reservation

Outlaws I & I (Reggae)

Look About Lodge – July 20, from 6pm – 8pm           Bentleyville

Rio Neon(folk jazz)

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Just a few free music events that you, your family and friends can take advantage of.  So get out and enjoy!

 

 

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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 Music for the month of June @ Carly’z Corner

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WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn’t in Cleveland, Ohio for no reason!!  With summer hot on our heels, the music scene in Cleveland is heating up.    I just wanted to take this month to blog about all the great FREE music concerts and festivals that are going on in some of our communities.

I first wanted to blog about one of my favorite FREE music concert series….WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays….love this!!!

This series starts this Wednesday on June 11th and runs til August 27th from 6p-9p.  University Circle, Inc.  has included something for everyone in this series.  The selection of music ranges from Reggae, and folk to Classical  (this is for you Joycie…..) and Swing Band.

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You can bring your family, friends or that special someone.  Bring a blanket and your picnic basket, or a lawn chair and grab a bite to eat from some amazing eateries representing a taste of what Cleveland has to offer!  There are bounce houses for the kids, or bring a frisbee or a soccer ball and enjoy!!  You can even stay after the concert and enjoy a free movie!

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 Check out their website for more detailed information…(which I have provided a link to above). Here is a listing of all the bands for the entire series:

2014 WOW! Schedule

June 11
Coast to Coast – Motown/R&B/Dance Music

June 18
No Name Band – Music from the 60’s, 70’s and Beyond

June 25
Mary’s Lane – Irish Americana

July 2
Carlos Jones and the PLUS Band – Reggae

July 9
Nick Tolford & Company – Rock & Roll Soul Band
Movie Night:  Frozen

July 16
After Thought & The Nu Soul Band – Dance/Party Music

July 23
Jah Messenger Reggae Band – Reggae

July 30
Son Gitano – Latin/Salsa/Rumba

August 6
Red Light Roxy – Swing/ Big Band

August 13
The Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra – Classical Blue Grass and fun Classical Music
Performed by members of the Cleveland Orchestra
Movie Night: Draft Day (Subject to change) 

August 20
Wild Horses – Rock & Roll Dance Music

August 27
Hey Mavis – Appalachian Americana

HAPPY FRREEEE HUNTING!!

 

 

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 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!