Items in the Italian Garden Category

One World Day expands dramatically this year: Sunday, August 25, from 1 PM to 9 PM

July 27th, 2013

One World Day schedule in 2013 expands dramatically in terms of performances, food, beverages, as well as the ever popular naturalization ceremony for immigrants.  The main venues will be the Irish and African-American Gardens with many other Gardens have activities along East Blvd and MLK Jr. Drive.  Program kicks off at 1 PM with the parade of nations from the Irish to African-American Gardens.  At 2 PM the naturalization ceremony takes place in the African-American Garden.  At 3 PM a series of performing groups and entertainers takes over in the African-American, Irish, Greek and Italian Gardens.  Performances in the African-American and Irish Gardens will run until 9 PM, changing every 30-60 minutes.  At 3:30 PM the Serbian Cultural Garden will have the dedication of the latest Serbian cultural figure’s bust and at 4 PM the Poles will do the same in their Garden.  Hebrew, Hungarian, and Lithuanian Gardens will also host performances starting at 3 PM.  Many Gardens will be selling ethnic food.  And adjacent to the main stages you can buy food and beverages from food trucks.

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Opera in the Italian Garden–Sunday, July 21, 2013

February 22nd, 2013
July 21, 2013 - Sunday 6:00-7:30 pm “Opera in the Italian Garden”

Enjoy the hugely popular free concert in the beautiful Renaissance setting
of the Italian Garden. Hear famous songs from well known Italian operas
performed by Opera Per Tutti. 250 chairs provided but bring your own to ensure
a seat as over 1300 attended last year.

Bring a picnic or enjoy the freshly cooked wood fired pizzas and Italian gelato.
990 East Blvd., Cleve. OH 44108. Free parking in a lot across from the garden.
Italian Garden Opera Program cover

Italian Garden Opera Program cover

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2012-2013 Cultural Garden Events

November 1st, 2012

December 11, Tuesday, 7 PM.  Holiday dinner of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation.  Details in October, 2012.

Saturday, January 19, 2013, African American Cultural Garden Association holds a fund raiser.  Details forthcoming.

Sunday, May 5, 2013, dedication of the new Mickiewicz bust in the Polish Cultural Garden.  Details to follow.

July 20, 2013  Hungarian Cultural Garden celebrates the 75th anniversary of its dedication.  Details to follow.

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Opera in the Italian Garden’s 2012 edition wins loads of kudos

August 23rd, 2012

With around 1300 in attendance, this year’s Opera in the Italian Garden set a number of records.  Not only in attendance but new food offerings and participation of community luminaries.  All thanks to the Italian Garden Foundation director Joyce Mariani and her team along with the the performers of Opera per Tutti.

See and hear more about this event at:

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