Friday, August 23, 2019

One World Day

With immigration issues in the news so much lately, a celebration happening Sunday in University Circle seems especially timely.

The 74th Annual One World Day will pay tribute to the many nationalities that make up Greater Cleveland’s population. The Cleveland Cultural Gardens will be the site of musical performances, dance and even yoga. 

Visitors can learn how to pinch a pierogi and write their names in a foreign alphabet, among many other activities. They also can go through the Corridor and Doorway of No Return and envision the experience of African-American ancestors. 

Food and beverages with a foreign flair will be available in the gardens.

Organizers have made transportation and parking easy for One World Day. Free shuttles will run between the two free parking areas and the gardens, and ambassadors will be on site to guide visitors to the free event. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and East Boulevard will be closed Sunday from 7 a.m. to midnight. 

Lolly the Trolley will offer free tours of the gardens between 1 and 4 p.m., stopping at many of them for a brief history. The trolleys will not transport riders to and from the parking areas.  

One World Day runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Parade of Flags kicks off at noon in the German Garden and naturalization ceremonies begin at 1:15 p.m. in the Serbian Garden.

There will be a lot to see and do during the seven-hour celebration. I advise checking out the links to plan your day.

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