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Cleveland Cultural Gardens Calendar of Events for 2015

April 1st, 2015

We are proud to announce the new 2015 Calendar of Events for the 99th year of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. This is going to be en exciting year preparing for the Cultural Garden’s Centennial Celebration!! This is a tenative schedule so please check back often for updates or changes. Don’t miss the fun!


March 28 2015——-10am-12:00pm.  Czech Cultural Garden Clean up Day. Shaker Heights High School volunteer students  to help with the maintenance of at the Czech Garden with Paul Burik- coordinator.


April 3 2015——6:30pm. Executive Board Meeting - Ariel

April 11 2015—–12 – 3:00pm. Slovenian Cultural Garden Clean up Day. CWRU Residential Hall Association- 1st year residential students volunteers. They have asked to reserve 10-15 volunteers for the Slovenian Garden. The rest of the Garden  delegates can ask for volunteers  for your Gardens on a first come first serve basis.

April 12, 2015——1- 4:00pm.  HebrewCultural Garden Clean up Day . “J-Serve” and D.L.Lavin reserved their volunteers to work primarily at the Hebrew Garden with Bill Jones.

April 14 2015——6:30pm.  Celebration of the 99th Birthday of the Cultural Gardens of Cleveland. Delegate  Meeting and Installation of Executive Board -The Cleveland Cultural Gardens’ Birthday and Installation of the new Executive Board members of the CCGF will be Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm. The Russian Cultural Garden is proud to host this event at Sherwin Gilmour Party Center.

April 20 2015—–1- 4 p.m.  ” Earth Day” at the  Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Details to follow.

April 24 2015——1-3:30pm. Arbor Day with volunteers from Holden Arboretum  at the Ukrainian Cultural Garden. Details to follow. 


May 7 2015——6:30pm. Executive Board Meeting - Ariel

May 28  2015—-TBD—- UCI Bus Tour. contact: Erica Puussaar

May 30 2015—–TBD—–A service project with the Boys Scouts of America. Estimating over 100 volunteers. Details to follow.


June 7 2015——1:30 pm. Serbian Cultural Garden -Dedication of new Tesla Statue and new bust of Vuk Karadzic.

June 9 2015——6:30pm. Executive Board Meeting - Ariel

June 9 2015—–TBD—–Home Schooling Feild Trip with Paul Burik

June 14 2015—–The Annual Cleveland Lithuanian Cultural Garden PICNIC will take place on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at East Park Beach Club on Lake Erie off Neff Rd. More details to follow.

June 20 2015—–12:00 noon—–Junteenth @ African American Gardens at the new Center – 7905 Central Ave. More detalis to follow

June 27 2015——Annual Free Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden. Come and enjoy  “Concert in the Garden” to celebrate summer at the Hungarian Cultural Garden of Cleveland, on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM. A string quartet featuring Cleveland Orchestra musicians playing the music of Franz Liszt! This event is free and open to the public. Picnic on the Lake  (Immediately following the Liszt Concert)     $40.00 @Home of Richard Fleischman RSVP  440  256-2264.

June 28  2015—–1:00pm——“Võidupüha Jaanipäeva” – Summer Solstice and Freedom Celebration in the Estonian Cultural Garden Garden

June 30 2015—–11:30 a.m——-99 Red Balloons in the German Cultural Garden, In honor of 99 years of the Cultural Gardens – not to mention the anti-war, anti-Wall 1983 German pop song by Nena, (99 Red Balloons).  Red balloons will be released in the German Cultural Garden at 11:30 a.m. June 30. “It’s a party celebrating all the Gardens with German food and bands.” Free event.


July 2 2015——6:30pm. Executive Board Meeting - Ariel

July 11 2015—–10am. Serbian Cultural Garden Golf Outing- Sleepy Hollow Golf Course 9445 Brecksville Road, Brecksville. Event will benefit the Serbian Cultural Garden.
10:00 a.m. Registration (With a shot of Slivo) 11:00 a.m. Tee Time from Front and Back Nines Your Tee Time will be assigned in the order that your Foursome payment is received $135 Fee Includes: Morning Pastries and Coffee , 18 Holes of Golf * Cart, Italian Buffet Luncheon, Prizes * Music * Dinner 6:00 p.m. Dinner at  St. Elias Church, 8023 Memphis Ave, Cleveland, OH 44144. Non-golfing spouses or guests welcome! $35.00 includes dinner and music. Please make check payable to the Serbian Golf Outing For golf and/or dinner mail to:Serbian Cultural Garden P.O. Box 91896 Cleveland, OH 44101. For information, please call (216) 986-1910 SCRAMBLE FORMAT. Winning foursome receives a catered dinner for 8 at The Serbian Cultural Garden in Rockefeller Park

July 11 2015—–10am.  Polish Cultural Garden Work. Polish Cultural Garden, corner of East Blvd. and St. Clair
Dear Friend of Polonia,    Volunteers are needed to work this Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 10:00 am in the Polish Cultural Garden, corner of East Blvd. and St. Clair. The Polish Cultural Garden was dedicated on October 28th, 1934.  We will be removing eight shrubs along with the root balls.  This is heavy duty hand work, please bring your own gloves and shovel.  Water will be provided. It has been said that more hands make a job easier.  Michael Minich, a parishioner of St. Barbara’s has arranged for helpers from the LIA house to assist.  All are welcome to participate in preserving, restoring and promoting one of America’s finest Polish heritage sites. Please note that East Blvd, at the Polish garden is currently a one lane road due to road construction.

July 26 2015—— 6:00 – 7:30pm.  Opera in the Italian Cultural Garden - Enjoy the popular FREE concert the Italian Cultural Garden puts on each year where beautiful music mingles with the sounds of the Renaissance fountain. Come and dream a little while being serenaded with music from famous Italian operas performed by Opera Circle. Bring the whole family!


August 11 2015——6:30pm. Executive Board Meeting - Ariel

August 23 2015—–11am-8:30pm.  One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Located in Rockefeller Park.

We are celebrating 99 years of “Peace through Mutual Understanding” and launching the countdown to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens’ Centennial Celebration in 2016. Come and be a part of Cleveland history! FREE event!  Hosted by the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation. More details to follow.


September 3 2015——6:30pm. Executive Board Meeting - Ariel

September 17,24 ——Cleveland Italian Film Festival at the Cedar Lee, Atlas Cinemas Eastgate, Capitol Theaters. For Tickets please call: 216.456.8117.  More details to follow.


October 1,8,15——Cleveland Italian Film Festival at the Cedar Lee, Atlas Cinemas Eastgate, Capitol Theaters. For Tickets please call: 216.456.8117.  More details to follow.

October 2 2015—–10th Anniversary of Indian Garden Grand Celebration. Details to follow.

October 13 2015——6:30pm. Executive Board Meeting - Ariel


November 10 2015——6:30pm. Executive Board Meeting - Ariel


December 3 2015——6:30pm. Executive Board Meeting - Ariel

December 8 2015—–6:30pm.  Delegate Meeting – Holiday Dinner - TBD

Note: All meetings are at 6:30 at Ariel International Center on East 40th Street unless otherwise noted.

Please check back often for updates. Thank you for your support!!!

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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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Lithuanian Garden’s Ongoing Restoration

November 28th, 2012

The newest restored feature in the Lithuanian Cultural Garden are the balusters on their renown rail overlooking MLK from the East Blvd level.  The stone rail is one of the finest examples in the Gardens, together with the Italian Garden’s similar rail.  All of the Cultural Gardens are constantly undergoing restoration by the nationality group that sponsors each and every one of them which in turn has lead to increased visits and interest in the Gardens.

New balusters--Lithuanian Garden's East Blvd level

New balusters--Lithuanian Garden's East Blvd level

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Lithuanian Flag and Pole appear on MLK Jr. Drive

November 28th, 2012

While the Lithuanian Cultural Garden has always had an impressive entrance, grand staircases, sign and other features on MLK Jr. Drive they have not had a flag and pole to call attention to their Garden on MLK.  The Lithuanian Cultural Garden committee rectified that recently with the addition of a pole and Lithuanian flag.  Thanks to the committee for their efforts as well as to the City of Cleveland’s Forestry department for pruning the trees around the pole so the flag can wave unfettered and in clear view.

New Lithuanian sign, flag and poles on MLK

New Lithuanian sign, flag and poles on MLK

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Lithuanian Cultural Garden’s 2010 Activity Report

February 27th, 2011

2010 Accomplishments:

  • Carried out the annual Spring clean-up, planting and re-planting of flowers and bushes
  • Maintained the flowers and the fountain through the year
  • Held the Garden’s annual “appreciation and membership drive” picnic
  • Carried out power wash and tuck-pointing of the upper level stone structures and tuck-pointing of the fountain

2011 Plans:

  • Clean up the bust of “Basanavicius” which has a “weeping” problem which is causing a discoloration of the base of the bust
  • Reconstruct the balusters of the balcony on the upper level of the Garden
  • Hold the Garden’s annual “appreciation and membership drive” picnic
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