Cleveland Public Library hosts its
with free ‘Street Festival’
CLEVELAND, July 27, 2019: To celebrate Cleveland Public
Library’s 150th anniversary and to thank the community for
its longstanding support, the Library hosted a free Street
Festival on Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 1:00 –
“The CPL150 Street Festival honors both the Library’s 150
years of service as well as the community members who make our
work so meaningful,” says Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive
Director. “Throughout the day, we’ll have activities appropriate
for children and families, and the evening will include
programming for adults. This festival will be a colorful, joyous
occasion created specifically for the people of Cleveland.
Consider this your formal invitation to come downtown on July 27
to take part in the festivities.” Mr. Thomas was right!
Clevelanders experienced an eclectic range of
entertainment including a Ferris wheel, a puppet parade, balloon
animal creations, a Tri-C Vocal Arts Academy performance,
a bold and colorful inflatable public art installation,
MOCA’s LOADED performance series, the Cleveland Inner
City Ballet, a roller skating performance, and an appearance
from artist and illustrator Raúl the Third, among others.
The CPL150 Street Festival took place on Superior Avenue,
between E. 3rd and E. 6th Streets and also featured comedian
Roy Wood Jr., a DJ set from DāM-FunK, and other
high-profile performers, musicians, and artists.
highlights also included:
Author Eric Litwin
#1 New York Times bestselling and acclaimed children’s author Eric
Litwin brings early literacy and music together in a
song-singing, guitar-strumming live performance including his
beloved characters from the original four Pete the Cat books,
The Nuts and Groovy Joe.
Big Bang Boom!
A trio of dynamic dads—Chuck Folds, Steve Willard, and Eddie
Walker—make up this pop/rock music group who play
parent-friendly children’s music. This is kid’s music for adults
who have had enough of Barney, The Wiggles, and Kidz Bop from a
band that has been compared to U2.
Ballet Fusion Dance Company Hiplet
Hiplet fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin,
Hip-Hop, and urban dance styles rooted in communities of color.
Performances incorporate the rhythms of African drums with
Tchaikovsky, arabesques, beat-boxing, or even Tango en pointe,
all set to popular music.
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