I think that I am like most Clevelanders who have heard of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens (CulturalGardens.org - @CulturalGardens) -- we think it is a great idea, a real treasure for Cleveland, but never take the time to explore them. That is why I was so excited to hear that the One World Festival would take place in Rockefeller Park's Cultural Gardens.
The One World Festival did a great job of pulling people into Rockefeller Park to see it in a new way. (You can learn more about Rockefeller Park, and other Cleveland landmarks on the Cleveland Historical website and app, and on Twitter at @CLEhistorical.) The One World Festival was a huge event that pulled in a diverse cross section of our community with great entertainment, food, and a naturalization ceremony. I was impressed!
I recommend visiting the the One World Festival website at ClevelandOneWorldfestival.com to learn more about this great event. In addition to the photos above and the following schedule, please read the tweets below that will give you a sense of the day's activities.
Shakespeare - Abridged Midsummer Night's Dream
One of the highlights for me was Cleveland Shakespeare Festival's presentation of an Abridged Midsummer Night's Dream. Every summer, I enjoy the free Shakespeare plays that they perform in area parks, and was glad that the One World Festival gave me another chance to see one of their shows. This abridged version of Shakespeare's play was specially produced for this day. They did a great job bringing this fun play to the audience that day.
We are very lucky to have Cleveland Shakespeare Festival in our community. If you missed their shows this past summer, I recommend watching for updates on their CleveShakes.com website, following them on Twitter at @CleveShakesFest, and liking their Facebook.com/CleveShakes page. This past year, they started holding monthly "Open Mic Shakespeare" nights where people who appreciate Shakespeare get together to read his plays out loud.
Here are the photos from their presentation of an Abridged Midsummer Night's Dream at the One World Festival:
Here are my sos_jr tweets and retweets from the One World Festival. Please read through them to get a flavor for the day's activities, and to learn about Cleveland's Cultural Gardens.
Today's One World Festival: free parking at VA Hospital, and Ohio City Bicycle Co-op providing free bike valet near the British Garden.— Tracy Moavero (@CrookdRiverWmn) August 25, 2013
I'm at Hebrew Cultural Garden (Cleveland, OH) [pic]: http://t.co/1j7iLVgKps— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) August 25, 2013
@CulturalGardens thx for a great program today.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) August 26, 2013