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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Tall Ships Festival Needs 600 Volunteers

The Tall Ships are coming and your help is needed!

Yes, the Cleveland Tall Ships Festival will be held in Cleveland from July 7-11, 2010. The Festival is being organized and presented by the Rotary Club of Cleveland and the Port of Cleveland, along with several other sponsors, including Downtown Cleveland Alliance.

“To insure that everything runs smoothly and that those attending have the best time possible, some 600 enthusiastic volunteers are needed to handle a number of tasks on-site during the Festival,” said Julie West, Tall Ships Volunteer Coordinator. “We need greeters, ticket takers, ‘Ask Me’ volunteers, crowd control marshals, hospitality workers, docents, and ship liaisons,” Ms. West added.

The Cleveland Furniture and Millwork Fair: July 14 & 15th

The District of Design will host the first Cleveland Furniture and Millwork Fair on July 14 and 15th at the Halle Building in downtown Cleveland. This first-of-its-kind fair will bring together Northeast Ohio’s finest furniture makers and millwork companies with Cleveland-area’s world-class design community.

Currently 15 furniture makers are registered, including Amish furniture companies of various sizes from Holmes County, large Cleveland-area furniture manufacturers and individual artisan woodworkers based in Cleveland.

Neighborhood Parties during the Cleveland Marathon

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon is one of the City of Cleveland’s signature events. While thousands of runners take part in the annual tradition, the race is more than just an experience for the runners, it’s a community event for the whole city! This year, several neighborhood parties and cheering sections have been organized by Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition (CNDC) and each of the neighborhood directors in the city.

The parties are meant to showcase the different neighborhoods of Cleveland, all while showing support for the race participants. These parties are open to the public – so please pick a party and enjoy race morning Cleveland style!

Cleveland City Planning Commission Approves the Canal Basin District Plan

On Friday last week, the Cleveland City Planning Commission, by unanimous vote, adopted the Canal Basin District Plan. The plan, which is sponsored by Downtown Cleveland Alliance, the City of Cleveland and Ohio Canal Corridor, was presented by Greg Calpino of the nationally prominent landscape architecture firm JJR. The overview of the project and the plan was given by Tom Yablonsky, Executive Vice President of Downtown Cleveland Alliance.

The centerpiece of the Canal Basin District Plan is the proposed Canal Basin Park, which will include the current Settlers Landing Park and expand it to a new 24 acre signature park for the city. In addition to the park, the plan coordinates necessary linkages to nearby neighborhoods and from the last phase of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

Live Jazz at VERVE Begins Tonight!

VERVE Restaurant begins its collaboration with Jazz 28 this evening! The new collaboration has created a new go-to place for great food and entertainment in Downtown Cleveland.

“Jazz 28 has developed an excellent reputation for bringing top-name jazz entertainers to Cleveland. We are excited about the fact that we are now able to introduce northeast Ohio to a venue where diners and jazz enthusiasts can consistently rely on creative cuisine and outstanding performances,” says VERVE Chef/Owner Brian Okin.

The Jazz 28 performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights only, beginning at 8:00 p.m. and ending at 11:30 p.m. VERVE will be serving dinner throughout.

May Specials at Houlihan’s in Tower City

Check out all these great specials being offered this month at Houlihan’s! Houlihan’s is located at 230 Huron Road in Tower City. Stop by anytime for lunch or dinner!

North Union Farmer’s Market at CSU

It’s back! North Union Farmers Market and Cleveland State University are proud to announce the grand re-opening of the Earth to U. Farmers Market on the downtown CSU campus on Thursday, May 13 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The market will provide fresh fruits and vegetables, locally made products, and live music every Thursday through October 2. The market is located in front of the law school on Euclid Avenue between E. 18th and E. 21st streets.

The Future of the Malls: May 6th

A public forum will be held at 5:30pm on May 6th at the Louis Stokes Wing of the Downtown Public Library. The topic of the forum will be how Cleveland’s historic Malls will be redesigned as part of the new Medical Mart and Convention Center. Everyone is invited to contribute their ideas and share in the vision for the future of Cleveland’s downtown Malls.

Got City Game: City Brag Book

Got City Game is a web-based reality TV show filmed here in Cleveland wich recently wrapped up its first season. As part of the first season, they released this interactive Brag Book. Click on the image below and see if you have “City Smarts”

2010 Historic Downtown Cleveland Luncheon Forum

Stacy Mitchell (nationally recognized expert on independent business) will present during the 2010 Historic Downtown Cleveland Luncheon Forum on May 12th. The Luncheon will be held at Sammy’s Metropolitan Ballroom in Downtown Cleveland.

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