Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Garden Tour Sunday June 22nd

Dear Blogger --

This is just a reminder that "Ideas, Innovation, & Industry," the 2008 Brooklyn Centre Garden Tour, will take place Sunday, June 22nd, between 1 and 5 PM at Riverside Cemetery, 3607 Pearl Road in Brooklyn Centre, a park neighborhood of the City of Cleveland, nestled in ZIP Code 44109.

There will be costumed narrators, musical entertainment, refreshments, free parking and shuttle service, & continuous walking tours throughout the afternoon, with the last tour starting at 4:15 PM.

Cleveland-centric and Northeast Ohio-centric books from Gray's Publishing will be available, and we will be especially featuring Vicki Vigil Bloom's books on cemeteries and on genealogy.


"Reflections from Brooklyn Centre: Presentations and Oral Histories from The Brooklyn Centre Historical Society" will also be available in limited quantities. It was published late in 2004.

Admission is $8 in advance, $10 the day of the tour, and seniors are $5 in advance, $7 the day of the tour. Reserve your tickets today! Call 216-351-0254 or email gloria.ferris@gmail.com.

Web references to the event include:



At these links you will find directions to Riverside and also the postcard graphic that has been so well received this year, as it was last year, as well. We certainly do have some remarkable talent in our neighborhood.

If you receive more than one of these reminders over the next few days, please forgive us. What that means is that, in our databases, your address may come up in more than one affinity group or ZIP code. Actually, the more of these you get, the more involved you are in building our community, so thank you, and bear with us while we get the word out.


  1. Gardening can be viewed as a form of art, and it is important to make all aspiring artists aware of events that will be taking place in Cleveland. The Cleveland Museum of Art will be reopening its historic 1916 building on Sunday, June 29. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. Join museum director Timothy Rub and other community leaders at a ribbon cutting ceremony, set to begin at 10:30 a.m. at the South Terrace. Afterward, be among the first to take a tour of the galleries and see what has been renovated and added in the building. Tours will go on throughout the day, and hands-on activities will be available for all to enjoy. Visitors will see noticeable changes in the interior garden court and the central rotunda, but will be greeted by the familiar, unchanged Armor Court. Nineteen galleries exhibiting 900 works will be open. These galleries will have Western European and American art primarily from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Famous pieces such as El Greco’s The Holy Family with Mary Magdalen, William Merritt Chase’s Dora Wheeler, and Apollo and the Muses by Charles Meynier are included in these collections. Again, admission is free and is open to everyone. For more information and for regular museum hours, call 1-888-CMA-0833, or visit www.ClevelandArt.org. We look forward to seeing you at the reopening on June 29!