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Cleveland Cultural Gardens Centennial Peace Plaza Groundbreaking
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Centennial Peace Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony
On June 11, 2019 the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Centennial Peace Plaza in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

Groundbreaking of the Centennial Peace Plaza

Groundbreaking of the Centennial Peace Plaza


Photos and videos of the Centennial Peace Plaza Groundbreaking

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Cleveland Asian Festival creates ongoing Free Library for AsiaTown
Cleveland Asian Festival creates ongoing Free Library for AsiaTown
Since inception ten years ago, the Cleveland Asian Festival (CAF) has had more of an impact than just the two days of the event. The financial and community benefits of the Cleveland Asian Festival continue throughout the year.

The CAF Activities Committee suggested a free book giveaway at the Festival. Volunteers Mike and Oanh Powell spearheaded the effort to create an Asian architecture design for the library box. This is now a permanent free book library in AsiaTown.

CAF free book library for AsiaTown

CAF free book library


More details of the free library in AsiaTown

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10th annual Cleveland Asian Festival
10th annual Cleveland Asian Festival
The 10th annual Cleveland Asian Festival was held on the weekend of May 18 and 19 in Cleveland's AsiaTown neighborhood on Payne Avenue. It has become a not-to-miss annual event with great entertainment, food, shopping and fun.

MC Jennifer Luu with Hawaiian dancers

MC Jennifer Luu with Hawaiian dancers

See photos and videos from the 2019 Cleveland Asian Festival

John Cosma and OCA Dragon Team

OCA Cleveland Dragon Team at CAF


2019 CAF Photo Page - who do you recognize?

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Saint Pope John Paul II bust dedication
Saint Pope John Paul II bust dedication
A statue of Saint John Paul II was dedicated on May 18, 2019 in the Polish Cultural Garden in Cleveland, Ohio. Dignitaries including Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley and Councilman Tony Brancatelli spoke as did the world-renowned sculptor of the bust, Andrzej Pitynski. Bishop Roger Gries and Father Jerzy Kusy blessed the new addition to the Garden.

Opera singer Dorota Sobieska performed as did the PIAST Polish dance ensemble.

Gene Bak

Gene Bak

PIAST with John Paul II bust

PIAST dancers with John Paul II bust


See photos and videos of the St. John Paul II bust dedication event



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OCA Dragon Dance Team at 2019 Cleveland Asian Festival
OCA Dragon Dance Team at 2019 Cleveland Asian Festival
The 2019 Cleveland Asian Festival was another success. One of the highlights of Sunday was the performance by the OCA Dragon Dance Team.

Take a look



More from the OCA Dragon Team

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Lebanese Cultural Garden Groundbreaking
Lebanese Cultural Garden Groundbreaking
Phase 1 of the plans to create a Lebanese Cultural Garden, part of the chain of Cleveland Cultural Gardens, took place on Saturday May 4, 2019 with a ceremonial groundbreaking event. Pierre Bejjani, Chairman of the American Lebanese Community Council said "The dream has become a reality."

Lebanese Cultural Garden

Lebanese Cultural Garden


Dignitaries including Omar Maalouf, Vice President of World Lebanese Cultural Union North America, and Consul General of Lebanon Suzan Mouzi Yassine came to Cleveland for the event and were joined by local civic and community leaders - and the next generation.

Kids in Lebanese Cultural Garden


Photos and videos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony.

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ICC-WIN 12th annual Summit on the State of the international community in Cleveland
ICC-WIN 12th annual Summit on the State of the international community in Cleveland
For 12 years, the International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) hosts an annual Summit on the state of the international community in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The 2019 topic was very important and timely: The 2020 Census and how to achieve a complete count.

ICC-WIN 12th annual Summit attendees

ICC-WIN 12th annual Summit attendees


Photos and videos of the Summit on the 2020 Census

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First annual Global Cleveland Sister Cities Conference
First annual Global Cleveland Sister Cities Conference
Cleveland is a sister city with over 20 other cities from around the world. Global Cleveland worked with other organizations to promote and enhance these relationships with the first annual Sister Cities Conference held at the Cleveland Public Library.

David Fleshler, Felton Thomas, Sherrie Miday, Valarie McCall, Hiro Fujita and Joe Cimperman

David Fleshler, Felton Thomas, Sherrie Miday, Valarie McCall,
Hiro Fujita and Joe Cimperman


Photos and videos from the Sister Cities event

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Why Columbus Day is important - Basil M. Russo
Why Columbus Day is important - Basil M. Russo
Besides a long career as successful attorney and judge, Basil M. Russo has always been involved in the Italian American community. He is the National President of the Order Italian Sons and Daughters of America, one of the largest Italian American organizations in the United States. Basil holds leadership positions in three prominent Italian American organizations in the United States, and as such, is now regarded as one of the most influential Italian American leaders in our country.

Maine has replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day, joining some other states and cities that have renamed the holiday. Columbus Day, the second Monday of October, has been a federal holiday since 1934. Judge Russo gives his response in this video.



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Polish History in the Polish Heritage Garden - Virtual Tour
Polish History in the Polish Heritage Garden - Virtual Tour
Dan Hanson walked through the Polish heritage Garden behind the John Paul II Polish American Cultural Center in the Slavic Village neighborhood of Cleveland. He enumerated the 27 different placards that depict Polish history throughout the ages including the Constitution of May 3, John Paul II, World War II, Copernicus, Chopin and others. Interested people and students should visit the beautiful garden to see the highlights of centuries of Polish history.



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Polish Constitution Day Parade
Polish Constitution Day Parade
The Constitution of May 3, 1791 is generally considered Europe's first, and the world's second, modern written national constitution, after the United States Constitution that had come into force in 1789. It is a national holiday and source of great pride to the Polish community.

Each year a parade is helld in Slavic Village to commemorate the May 3 constitution.

In this video clip MC Ray Vargas announced the groups marching in the 2019 Polish Constitution Day Parade as they approached the John Paul II Polish American Cultural Center in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood.





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Thank you Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman
Thank you Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman
Thank you Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman for the kind words for the 10th anniversary.

Senator Rob Portman letter to Cleveland Internatiuonal Hall of Fame

Senator Sherrod Brown letter to Cleveland Internatiuonal Hall of Fame


Congratulations to the 2019 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

2019 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Standing L-R Paul Burik, Dr. Akram Boutros, Sree Sreenath.
Seated L-R Marilyn Madigan, Richard Fleischman, Ingrida Bublys




Cleveland International Hall of Fame

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Cleveland International Hall of Fame 2019 Class
Cleveland International Hall of Fame 2019 Class
What a night! Look for photos and videos soon. Here is a video of Chris Tanaka interviewing the 6 inductees in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.



Cleveland International Hall of Fame

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Welcome to Cleveland
Welcome to Cleveland



Members of the Stabrova Youth Ballet
welcome you to Cleveland


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Thank You Mayor Jackson
Thank You Mayor Jackson
Letter from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to Dan and Debbie Hanson of ClevelandPeople.com


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Thank You Governor Kasich
Thank You Governor Kasich
Letter from Ohio Governor Kasich to Dan and Debbie Hanson of ClevelandPeople.com


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We Pray the Rosary - Living Rosary DVD
We Pray the Rosary - Living Rosary DVD
Hail Mary, Full of Grace…

This DVD is a Living Rosary in the sense that over 200 people participated in saying a prayer. 3 bishops, numerous priests and sisters and a variety of lay people all said a prayer (Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary or Glory Be) that when put together combine to form the complete Rosary.

We hope that you will pray along with the diverse group of people on this DVD. They are young and old, different races and ethnicities, in Church and outside, alone and in groups. The prayers are said in English, but occasionally there is a prayer in another language. You may not know the language but will understand, and be able to pray along, because of the context.

  1. American Sign Language
  2. English
  3. Gaelic
  4. German
  5. Hindi
  6. Italian
  7. Konkani
  8. Korean
  9. Lebanese
  10. Polish
  11. Portuguese
  12. Slovenian
  13. Spanish
  14. Swahili

Lourdes Shrine in Cleveland


More about the We Pray the Rosary DVD


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Cleveland Non-Violence Pledge
Cleveland Non-Violence Pledge
"As chairman and on behalf of the Hispanic Roundtable, we enthusiastically take the pledge of peace and nonviolence. We are honored to be associated with two of the greatest human beings whoever lived: Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. Most importantly, we want to be associated with the universal and eternal value of peace and dignity for all human beings, who are all created in God's image.
José C Feliciano

Have you signed the Cyber Wall of Peace and Nonviolence yet?

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Cultural and Ethnic Store
Cultural and Ethnic Store
No matter what your cultural or ethnic background is, you will find products tailored to that group in our On-Line Store.

For example, do you know a Slovenian (or Irish or Polish or Italian or...) Grandma or Grandpa who would love their own Parking Sign? Check it out. Books, DVDs, Music, Flags, Baby Items, Gourmet Foods and much more.

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Please help support ClevelandPeople.Com by shopping in our Online Store.

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 What is Cleveland's greatest asset?
Cleveland People

Sure we love the distinct 4 seasons (most of the time). And we love the great cultural and civic resources such as University Circle, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cultural Gardens, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lake Erie, the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians and so much more.

But it's the people that make Cleveland special. The rich culture, traditions and, of course, food from over 100 ethnic groups makes Cleveland a much richer city.

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Welcome to Cleveland

Helping Monika

Over 1,500 of the daily visitors to ClevelandPeople.Com visit from outside the US. The website has been serving as a Virtual Welcoming Center to people from all over the world. We ask the appropriate Ambassador to assist us with specific cases.

For example, we received an e-mail from a visitor named Monika in Poland. The message was in Polish so we asked Polish Ambassador John Borkowski to translate for us.

Basically, Monika is coming to the Cleveland Clinic and is nervous. She doesn't know anyone or the language.

We sent Monika's information to many on our Polish (and other) lists and the response was terrific. Several organizations and individuals will be assisting and welcoming Monika.

What a terrific group of Cleveland People!

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Do you need a Hungarian Flag? A shirt that says "I love Slovenian girls"? How about a sign that says No Parking except for Irish Grandmother?

These and hundreds of other items for your particular ethnic group are available for browsing at our on-line store. It's safe, fast, easy and fun. And there is a wide selection you will never find in the stores!


What is Cleveland's greatest asset?
Cleveland People Sure we love the distinct 4 seasons (most of the time).

And we love the great cultural and civic resources such as University Circle, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lake Erie, the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians and so much more.

But it's the people that make Cleveland special. The rich culture, traditions and, of course, food from over 100 ethnic groups makes Cleveland a much richer city.

This site serves as a portal to reach the many interesting groups of people that make up Cleveland. While you will want to click on a link of a group that you belong to or are familiar with, why not check out some other groups and see what they have to offer?

If you are from outside the Cleveland area, even outside the US, please contact us to see what our area has to offer you and your family. We think you will be amazed at the opportunities.

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