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American Nationalities Movement - Captive Nations
American Nationalities Movement - Captive Nations
The American Nationalities Movement held the annual Captive Nations Dinner in Cleveland on July 14, 2016. Erika Puussaar of the Estonian Community and delegate to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation and Joe Wendel of the German Community and host of the German radio show on WCPN 90.3 were honored with the Freedom Award.

American Nationalities Movement President Ralph Perk Jr. and Past-President Irene Morrow

American Nationalities Movement President Ralph Perk Jr.
and Past-President Irene Morrow


See photos and videos from the Captive Nations event

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Erika Puussaar honored by American Nationalities Movement
Erika Puussaar honored by American Nationalities Movement
The American Nationalities Movement held the annual Captive Nations Dinner in Cleveland on July 14, 2016. Erika Puussaar of the Estonian Community and delegate to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation was honored with the Freedom Award.

Judge Ralph Perk Jr., Irene Morrow and Erika Puussaar

Judge Ralph Perk Jr., Irene Morrow and Erika Puussaar


In her acceptance speech, Erika told stories of her experience as a displaced person in World War II in an Estonian refugee camp.

Photos and Videos of the Erika Puussaar award event

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Joe Wendel honored by American Nationalities Movement
Joe Wendel honored by American Nationalities Movement
The American Nationalities Movement held the annual Captive Nations Dinner in Cleveland on July 14, 2016. Joe Wendel of the German Community and host of the German radio show on WCPN 90.3 was honored with the Freedom Award.

Joe Wendel giving his speech

Joe Wendel


In his acceptance speech, Joe talked about German pride, internment camps during the World Wars and great German people and accomplishments.

Photos and Videos of the Joe Wendel award event

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Republican National Convention
Republican National Convention
The weekend before the RNC was busy around East 4th Street, Public Square and Playhouse Square.

Welcome to Cleveland RNC


See photos from the RNC in Cleveland

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Russian Cultural Garden Groundbreaking<
Russian Cultural Garden Groundbreaking
The Cleveland Russian Cultural Garden hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the Garden on Thursday June 23, 2016.



Svetlana Stolyarova, Jeff Johnson, Anda Cook and Boris Vinogradsky

Svetlana Stolyarova, Jeff Johnson,
Anda Cook and Boris Vinogradsky


Photos and videos of the Russian Garden Groundbreaking

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British Cultural Garden Centennial<
British Cultural Garden Centennial
The British Cultural Garden was dedicated April 14, 1916. It was originally called the Shakespeare Garden. On June 12, 2016 a 100 Year celebration of the British Cultural Garden was held.

Singing God Save the Queen

Singing God Save the Queen in the British Garden


Photos and Videos from the Centennial Celebration

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British Cultural Garden Centennial<
Performances at British Cultural Garden Centennial
Entertainment included the Murphy Irish Dancers performing a Maypole Dance, Sir Roger de Coverly Dance and a Cotillion Dance. Anna Truax sang Flow Gently, Sweet Afton , Barbara Allen and Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again. members of the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival not only performed a lively version of the famous balcony scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet but they initiated Shakespeare Karaoke which allowed the audience to come up and recite passages from the Bard. The Tower City Choir also performed British classics, barbershop style.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet in the British Garden


Photos and Videos from the performances at the Centennial Celebration

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Posing with the Queen and more at the British Cultural Garden Centennial<
Posing with the Queen and more at the British Cultural Garden Centennial
Everyone wanted to pose with the cutout of Queen Elizabeth or the bust of Shakespeare. Enjoy these images of people at the British Garden Centennial.

Posing with Queen Elizabeth

Posing with Queen Elizabeth

Photos of people at the British Garden Centennial Celebration

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Estonian Cultural Garden 50th Anniversary<
Estonian Cultural Garden 50th Anniversary
The Estonian Cultural Garden was dedicated June 19, 1966. An anniversary celebration event was held on June 26, 2016.

Young people at the Estonian monument

Young people in the Estonian Cultural Garden


Photos and Videos of the 50th anniversary of the Estonian Garden

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Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden<
Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden
The Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland hosted the annual Liszt Concert in the Garden on Sunday June 26, 2016. It featured talented musicians from the Aurora School of Music led by Founder and Director Vera Holczer-Waroquet.

Carolyn Balogh, Vera Holczer and Ernie Mihaly

Carolyn Balogh, Vera Holczer and Ernie Mihaly at the Liszt Concert

Photos and Videos of the Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden

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Mileva Maric Bust Dedication in the Serbian Cultural Garden
Mileva Maric Bust Dedication in the Serbian Cultural Garden
The Serbian Cultural Garden honors many Serbian figures such as Nikola Tesla, King Peter I, Michael Pupin, Stevan Mokranjac, Bishop Petar Njegos and Vuk Karadzic. A new bust was dedicated on Sunday June 19, 2016 honoring Mileva Maric the Serbian physicist and mathematician who was the wife and scientific partner of Albert Einstein.

The ceremony included a blessing and dedication, stories about Maric and songs by the Serbian Men's Choir Kosovo.

Danielle (Danijela) Sremac, President of the Serbian Institute

Danielle (Danijela) Sremac, President of the Serbian Institute
with new Mileva Maric bust


See photos and videos of the Mileva Maric bust Dedication Event


Alex and Carol Machaskee with Serbian Ambassador Djerdj Matkovic

Alex and Carol Machaskee with Serbian Ambassador Djerdj Matkovic


See Photos of attendees posing with the Maric Bust and throughout the Serbian Garden

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Sounds of Croatian Tamburitza Music
Sounds of Croatian Tamburitza Music
A celebration of Croatian Tamburitza Music was held in the Croatian Cultural Garden in Cleveland. The Sounds of Croatian Tamburitza Music was sponsored by The American Croatian Lodge, "Kardinal A. Stepinac" featuring Zadnja Stanica.

Cleveland Croatian young people performing


Photos and Video of Croatian Tamburitza Music Event

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Juneteenth and African American Cultural Garden Ribbon Cutting
Juneteenth and African American Cultural Garden Ribbon Cutting
The annual Juneteenth celebration was held in the African American Cultural Garden in Cleveland on June 18, 2016. The event was special because it included the ribbon-cutting and dedication of Phase 1 of the African American Cultural Garden.

Mayor Frank Jackson

Mayor Frank Jackson at Phase 1 of the African American Garden


See photos and videos from the ceremony in the African American Garden

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Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland Annual Tea
Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland Annual Tea
The Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland was founded in 2004 as a not-for-profit corporation to provide a forum for information and activities of interest to individuals of Irish descent particularly those with ancestral ties to County Mayo. Their Annual Meeting and Tea was held Sunday June 12, 2016 at John Carroll University.

Cleveland Indian owner Paul Dolan was announced as the upcoming Mayo Person of the Year.

Murphy Irish Dancers

Murphy Irish Dancers at the Mayo Tea


Photos and Videos from the 2016 Mayo Society Tea.

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Cleveland International Hall of Fame
Cleveland International Hall of Fame
What a Night!
A full house (500) was on hand for the induction of the 2016 Class:

  1. Dr. Mohan Bafna
  2. Carolyn Balogh
  3. Arnie de la Porte (posthumous)
  4. Jack Kahl
  5. Rev. Mikhail Mikhail
  6. Khalid Samad
  7. Eugenia Stolarczyk

See bios of the inductees

Photos and videos coming soon!

Cleveland International Hall of Fame logo
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Cleveland Food Adventurers Passport to Lithuania
Cleveland Food Adventurers Passport to Lithuania
The ClevelandPeople.Com Passport Adventurers travelled to Lithuania via the Cleveland Lithuanian Club.

They learned about Lithuanian history, language, music, culture and, of course, food. They listened to Virginija Juodisius-Rubinski play traditional Lithuanian songs played on the kankles which is a Lithuanian plucked string musical instrument of the zither family.

The entrees included Cepelinai, the national dish of Lithuanian along with Kugelis (potato pudding), Vedarai (potato sausage) and a more familiar sausage and sauerkraut.

Linas Johansonasexplaining the entrees

Linas Johansonas explaining the entrees


Photos and videos of the Passport Adventure to Lithuania

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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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This is Our Cleveland - ICC-WIN Multicultural Holiday Party
This is Our Cleveland - ICC-WIN Multicultural Holiday Party
The International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) hosted their annual multicultural holiday celebration at the Global Center for Health Innovation in the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland Ohio.

At the end of an international fashion show that featured native costumes from dozens of countries, the models gathered on stage and walked out to the sounds of We are the World. Watch this short video and be inspired.

More photos and videos from the event soon.

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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.

All at great prices and shipped securely from Amazon.com

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.

ClevelandPeople.Com Philosophy

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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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