Fun Day! From The Flats to Uptown and Beyond!

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Fun Day! From The Flats to Uptown and Beyond!

Ever have a day when you have a few things planned, but as the day proceeds, opportunities for more fun activities arise? That was my day on Saturday, May 6, 2017, when a couple of fun things evolved into a full day and evening of activities.


Late Morning: Cleveland Flats - Drink Local. Drink Tap. Inc.'s "4 Miles 4 Water"

I started my travels for the day in the Cleveland Flats for Drink Local. Drink Tap. Inc.'s 4 Miles 4 Water (@4Miles4Water - #4m4w2017) -- a walk/run to raise financial support for their mission.

On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 4 Miles 4 Water will take place at a new venue and at a new time! The Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Jacobs Nautica Pavilion waterfront will host this educational and recreational event. Enjoy views of downtown Cleveland and the Cuyahoga River waterfront during the festival, run and walk!

If you don't know about Drink Local. Drink Tap. Inc.'s (@DrinkLocalTap) activism work here in Cleveland, and their sustainable water projects in Africa, I recommend you visit their website, and YouTube Channel, to learn more.

I had some work I needed to do in the morning, so I arrived late to the "4 Miles 4 Water" event. I am glad I still stopped by to see it, since I was able to see some great drum and dance performances, meet leaders at the information booths, and learn from Executive Director and Founder Erin Huber (@ErinDeeHuber) that the event was very successful!  BIG congratulations to Erin and her leadership team!

Please share the success of the event by retweeting any of these tweets that interest you. Also, I recommend seeing the photos in the May 6, 2017, blog post, Photographs From Drink Local. Drink Tap's 4 Miles 4 Water Run by Share The River (@ShareTheRiver).


Early Afternoon: Downtown Cleveland - Cleveland Public Library's "Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton – An Exhibit" Opening!

I had not originally planned on attending the opening of Cleveland Public Library's (@Cleveland_PL) Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton – An Exhibit (#SupermanAtCPL). However, after seeing @Cleveland_PL's and Friends of the Cleveland Public Library's @FriendsCPL tweets, I knew that it was a must-attend event that day! So I headed to ​Downtown Cleveland (@DowntownCLE) for my second stop of the day.

I knew that the Superman exhibit would be on display through December 31, 2017, but there were some unique things happening on May 6, 2017 (see tweets below). I was also able to meet the man behind the @Cleveland_PL tweets, and learn about some behind-the-scenes facts about the exhibit. I will need to come back again to explore some more, and to show my wife/co-blogger, who could not attend!

Here is a Fox 8 News (@fox8news) video about the event which appears in an article by Suzanne Stratford (@SuzStratford): Superman soars to Cleveland Public Library for special exhibit

Have you heard of Hoopla Digital (@HooplaDigital)? You can check out FREE online Superman and other comic books with your library card from both Cleveland Library Hoopla and Cuyahoga Library Hoopla (@CuyahogaLib).

While at the Cleveland Public Library, I also stopped by to say hello to CJ Lynce (@tuxinboots), who is the manager of the library's must-see TechCentral MakerSpace (@TechCentral_CPL).

The Superman exhibit will be at the library for the rest of the year, so please share information about it with others by retweeting the following. Find out more by searching for the #SupermanAtCPL hashtag.

Click here to see the five other blog posts I have written about the Cleveland Public Library, in addition to more blog posts that I have written about activities at other local libraries.


Late Afternoon: Uptown Cleveland - Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA)'s Free Admission First Saturday

May 6, 2017, was the first Saturday of the month -- the perfect time to head to Uptown Cleveland (@UptownCle) for the FREE Admission First Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (@MOCACleveland).

Yes, each month there is one day with FREE admission, sponsored by PNC Bank (@PNCBank). Thank you, PNC Bank!

Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) plays an urgent and exciting role in the city's cultural landscape. As a non-collecting institution and the region’s only contemporary art museum, MOCA is ever-changing, introducing new exhibitions three times a year and creating fresh experiences for visitors each season. Since its founding in 1968, MOCA has presented the works of more than 2,000 artists to our region, often through artists’ first solo shows.


Find information about current exhibitions on the MOCA website at:

Please retweet photos and information that interests you about @MOCACleveland.

Here are two blog posts that I have written about events that took place at MOCA Cleveland. This museum is a great location for special events!


Evening: Cleveland's University Circle - Cleveland Museum of Art's MIX: Model

I ended my day with my wife and co-blogger, Julie Smith, joining me as we headed to Cleveland's University Circle (@InTheCircle) to attend a VERY special MIX at CMA at the Cleveland Museum of Art (@ClevelandArt - #MIXatCMA).

Here is a video that shows what MIX at CMA is about:


We attend these monthly MIX at CMA events often, since we enjoy the music, the atmosphere of the Museum's Ames Family Atrium, and especially the tours by the museum's expert curators. (Click here to see the MANY photos we have shared on Twitter of tours during #MIXatCMA.)

The event on May 6, 2017, was not your usual, great MIX at CMA -- it was extra special. This was the second MIX: Model fashion show in partnership with the International Interior Design Association (@IIDA_HQ).

News Release

Special Night: MIX: Model, Saturday, May 6, 6–10 p.m.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Kelley Notaro
The Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art Hosts International Interior Design Association’s Product Runway Event

Cleveland (May 4, 2017) – Fashion meets interior design as MIX at CMA hosts the International Interior Design Association’s Product Runway fashion show, Cleveland/Akron’s biennial event. Product Runway challenges designers to create couture ensembles from interior architecture, décor and building materials.

The winners will be decided by a special panel of judges including Cheryl Durst, IIDA executive vice president and CEO; Valerie Mayen, designer and owner of local contemporary clothing company Yellowcake Shop; and Carrie Malatesta, interior designer, IIDA. MIX attendees also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite ensemble online after the fashion show.

Before the show, grab a MIX: Model signature cocktail, or check out CMA’s current exhibitions, Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, and Black in America: Louis Draper and Leonard Freed. Afterward, dance the night away to the sounds of Cleveland-based DJ MisterBradleyP.


Read the full Special Night: MIX: Model, Saturday, May 6, 6–10 p.m. press release here.

I was able to get some great photos from the first MIX: Model fashion show in 2015, and again this year, and share them on Twitter. (See my May 1, 2015, fashion photos/video by clicking on these links: 7:55 PM; 8:17 PM; 7:41 PM; 7:50 PM; 8:01 PM; 8:02 PM; 9:03 PM; 9:14 PM)

Also, you can see Emanuel Wallace's (@MannyWallace) 66 photos from the MIX:Model event on Cleveland Scene's (@ClevelandScene) article/slide-show, All the Fashionable People We Saw At CMA’s MIX: Model 2017

Please see and share my photos, and photos by others, by retweeting my @sos_jr tweets and retweets which follow:

I have written many blog posts about the Cleveland Museum of Art and the other museums in Cleveland's University Circle, which you can view by clicking here.


Thanks for a Fun Day!

Thanks to all the organizations that hosted these events -- from the flats to Uptown and beyond!