Easy directions and free parking for One World Day

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Easy directions and free parking for One World Day

Category : News

For people unfamiliar with the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, getting there and parking always seem to be a concern. Parking Coordinator Jedidiah Fabian and his team have made it very easy for you to get to and park (for free) in the Gardens for One World Day on August 28 (next Sunday)

There will be plenty of Signage to help you find the Gardens and park at One World Day.

Directions to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and One World Day’s Parking

There are two main lots that will be used.  One on the North end and one on the South. The Metroparks Parking Lot is on the North end, and the VA Lot on the South.

To get to the Metroparks (North) Lot

From I90 West:

  • Take exit 177-Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
  • Stay in Left lane and take a left onto Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
  • Be aware of incoming traffic
  • Then, take another quick left and you have arrived at the Metroparks parking lot on your right – lots of signs, you can’t miss it.
  • Then just follow the directions from One World Day parking ambassadors who will be on site.

From I90 East:

  • Take exit 177-Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
  • Take a Left onto Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
  • Take your first right and you have arrived at the Metroparks parking lot – lots of signs, you can’t miss it.
  • Then just follow the directions from One World Day parking ambassadors who will be on site.

The other main parking lot is at the Louis Stokes VA Parking

From I90:

  • Turn onto Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
  • Continue down Martin Luther King Jr Dr. going South
  • Take a Left onto E.88th Street
  • Merge right to Continue on E.88th (E.88th becomes East Blvd)
  • Take a Left onto St. Claire Ave and continue until E.105th
  • Take a Right onto E.105th
  • Continue for 1.7 miles until Magnolia Drive
  • Take a Right onto Magnolia Drive

You have arrived at Louis Stokes VA Parking Lot and One World Day Volunteers will be present to guide you.

There will be lots of signs and friendly volunteers to assist you. If you need special assistance and/or have a handicap placard the volunteers are prepared to assist you.

Shuttles will get you to and from parking to the Gardens for One World Day.  It is easier than it may sound!


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One World Day Parade of Flags

Special Parade Grand Marshal at Cultural Gardens One World Day

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UPDATE: Due to training, Mr. Mioci will not be able to attend.

Special Parade Grand Marshal at Cultural Gardens One World Day

For Immediate Release
August 1, 2016

Cleveland, OH – Since 1945 the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation (CCGF) has celebrated One World Day exemplifying the theme of the Gardens: “Peace through Mutual Understanding.” Sunday August 28, 2016 will be the 71st annual One World Day held in the Cultural Gardens.

2016 is the Centennial year of the Cultural Gardens (the first Garden was established in 1916) and the CCGF has hosted a number of special centennial events.  The celebration will culminate in One World Day on August 28 from 11AM – 7PM.

The Parade of Flags is always a popular and much anticipated part of One World Day.  Marchers parade down East Blvd and then MLK Blvd wearing the costumes and carrying the flags of the ethnic heritage they represent.

One World Day Parade of Flags

Befitting a Centennial celebration, the 2016 One World Day Parade of Flags will be special because the dozens of nationality groups will be led by a celebrity Grand Marshal.  You may have seen Stipe Miocic in the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade.  Now you can see him as Grand Marshall of the One World Day Parade of Flags.

Stipe Miocic

Stipe Miocic

Stipe Miocic is the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Heavyweight Champion of the world and he hails from Cleveland.  Stipe Miocic was a Cleveland Golden Gloves boxing champion and NCAA Division I wrestler at Cleveland State University.

Stipe is of Croatian heritage and will lead the Croatian and other delegations in the parade.  He will be on hand for photos and autographs after the Parade of Flags.

Concerned about parking? Don’t be. There is free parking at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center’s VA with free shuttle services transporting from the VA Parking Lot to the Chinese Garden (South) and at Cleveland Metroparks lot (North Gate at the Gordon Park) at walking distance to One World Day events.  Several 13-Passengers Golf Carts will be available to transport those who need it throughout the gardens. See more on parking and transportation

About the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and One World Day

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens consist of 29 nationality gardens along East Blvd and MLK Blvd with several more in the planning and development stages.   One World Day on August 28 is the official annual celebration of the Gardens.  11 AM- 7 PM.  Free admission and free parking.

The One World Day Centennial Celebration is a Councilmatic Event Presented by Councilman Kevin Conwell, County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell and in partnership with University Circle, Inc.

Major sponsors include Key Bank, Councilman Kevin Conwell, City of Cleveland, County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell, University Circle Inc., Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Medical Mutual, Alex Machaskee & Associates LLC, Cuyahoga Community College, ImageLab Media Services and Hofbräuhaus Cleveland.

Contact

Cleveland Cultural Gardens
President Sheila Murphy Crawford    sheilacrawford99@gmail.com

One World Day Committee Co-Chairs:

Dr. Richard Crepage              rich.crepage@gmail.com       440-812-1370 cell
Svetlana Stolyarova               realtorsvetlana@msn.com     216-548-4663 cell

One World Day Producer
Johnny Wu                              johnny@mdifilm.com             216-539-4634 office

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