ClevelandPeople.Com

ClevelandPeople.Com
Celebrating Cleveland's Cultural Diversity


177th Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade - Cosgrove Steps
177th Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade - Cosgrove Steps
The 2019 St Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland was the 177th. Honorees and dignitaries gathered on the steps of the Cosgrove Center including Grand Marshall Bill Homan, Mother of the Year Eileen Kilroy, Inside Co-Chair Patti Maher Hanrahan and Outside Co-Chair Sr. Corita Ambro. Mayor Frank Jackson, County Executive Armond Budish and Councilman Blaine Griffin were also there.

Katie Cooper led the Irish anthem in Gaelic and then the US anthem. Bishop Nelson Perez gave an invocation and the parade was dedicated to the late Bill Carney whose family was on the steps.

Then Grand Marshall Bill Homan blew the whistle to begin the Parade.



Top of Page
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody J. Stewart EWAW Keynote
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody J. Stewart EWAW Keynote
Elite Women Around The World® is a global network of individuals, leaders, organizations and businesses coming together with a shared mission of enhancing the economic position of women globally. EWAW celebrated a Glass-Ceiling Shattering Night for Women on Women's International Day March 8, 2019. The keynote address was given by Justice Melody J. Stewart who is the first African-American woman elected to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Justice Stewart was elected in November 2018 to a full term as the 161st Justice to serve on the Court. Highlights of her swearing in ceremony were shown first.



Top of Page
Rest in Peace Sam Miller
Rest in Peace Sam Miller
Cleveland and the world have lost a great friend. Sam Miller’s parents were poor Jewish immigrants from Russia and Poland. Their name was changed at Ellis Island. He became a great philanthropist helping Jewish, Catholic and other causes.

Sam Miller, Forest City co-chair emeritus, died March 7, 2019 at age 97. He will be missed greatly.

Sam Miller was inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Wednesday May 8, 2013.

Sam MIller

Sam Miller


Photos and videos of the 2013 Sam Miller induction

Top of Page
Cleveland International Hall of Fame 2019 Class
Cleveland International Hall of Fame 2019 Class
The 2019 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame has been announced. Over 100 worthy candidates were nominated and these 6 outstanding people (alphabetical order) will make up the 10th Class and be inducted on April 16, 2019.

Click on the name to see a photo and short bio of each inductee.

More information will be posted soon. Congratulations to these 6 outstanding individuals!

Order your dinner tickets now (the event always sells out.) Click on the Buy Now button below to pay securely via credit card and PayPal. ($77 per ticket)




Cleveland International Hall of Fame




Top of Page
Maslenitsa 2019
Maslenitsa 2019
The Cleveland Russian Cultural Garden hosted the 5th annual Maslenitsa celebration at the Rockefeller Greenhouse. It featured Best Bliny and Babuskha contests, Russian music, kids games, food and more.

Dressed for Maslenitsa

Dressed for Maslenitsa

Photos and videos of the 2019 Maslenitsa

Top of Page
2019 Kurentovanje Parade in Cleveland
2019 Kurentovanje Parade in Cleveland
The 7th annual Cleveland version of the most popular carnival in Slovenia - Kurentovanje - was a weeklong event featuring dinners, a dance party, bocce tournament and more. But the highlight was the annual Kurentovanje parade followed by the festival celebration in the Slovenian National Home.

Kurents in Kurentovanje Parade in Cleveland

Scaring away winter at the Cleveland Kurentovanje Parade


View videos and photos of the 2019 Kurentovanje parade in Cleveland

Top of Page
2019 Kurentovanje Festival in Cleveland
2019 Kurentovanje Festival in Cleveland
After the Kurentovanje Parade, the festivities continued inside the Slovenian National Home including music, dancing, food, drink and camaraderie.

Kurent and baby Kurent

Kurent and baby Kurent


View videos and photos of the 2019 Kurentovanje Festival

Top of Page
Estonian Independence Day
Estonian Independence Day
Happy Estonian Independence Day. February 24 is a national holiday in Estonia marking the anniversary of the Estonian Declaration of Independence in 1918. It is commonly celebrated with fireworks, concerts, parades, and parties. It is the national day of Estonia.

Young people at the Estonian monument

Young people in the Estonian Cultural Garden


Top of Page
Chinese New Year Celebration - 2019 Year of the Pig
Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University. February 9, 2019
Chinese New Year Celebration
The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University hosted a Chinese New Year Celebration for the Year of the Pig on Saturday February 9, 2019. Hundreds of people watched 20 performances and then enjoyed a reception.

Students from the Great Wall Enrichment Center performed an original Chinese dance to celebrate the New Year.

Students from the Great Wall Enrichment Center

The Chinese New Year Celebration first page


Blue and White Porcelain Dance by members of the Westlake Chinese Cultural Association

Blue and White Porcelain Dance
Westlake Chinese Cultural Association


The Chinese New Year Celebration second page - more performances

Junjuan Shen, Hanhan Teacher (Chambers Elementary School); Yufei Guo, Visiting Professor, Confucius Institute at CSU

Junjuan Shen, Hanhan Teacher (Chambers Elementary School)
Yufei Guo, Visiting Professor, Confucius Institute at CSU


Chinese New Year Celebration third page - Awards and Staff

Top of Page
Nritya Gitanjali School dancers at Chinese New Year event
Nritya Gitanjali School dancers at Chinese New Year event
Students of the Nritya Gitanjali School of Dance and Music performed this Blossoming of Flowers Indian dance at the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University 2019 Chinese New Year celebration.

Blossoming of Flowers Dance by students of the Nritya Gitanjali School of Dance and Music


Students of the Nritya Gitanjali School of Dance and Music


See more from the Indian dance at the New Year event

Top of Page
Cleveland Cultural Garden Colombian Garden
Cleveland Cultural Garden Colombian Garden
The Ohio Colombian Foundation has been working to create a Colombian Cultural Garden. It would be the first Hispanic heritage garden in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens chain.

Ivan Cerquera, Luz Elena Klopp and Maria Pujana made a presentation at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation board meeting on January 9, 2019 describing their mission and plans.

Ivan Cerquera, Luz Elena Klopp amd Maria Pujana

Ivan Cerquera, Luz Elena Klopp amd Maria Pujana presenting


The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation board voted to approve the Ohio Colombian Foundation as community representative for the proposed Colombian Garden.

Maria Pujana, Dan Hanson, Luz Elena Klopp amd Ivan Cerquera,

Maria Pujana, Dan Hanson, Luz Elena Klopp amd Ivan Cerquera

Congratulations on this important step!

More information

Top of Page

Pakistan Cultural Garden serving the community
Pakistan Cultural Garden serving the community
For some time the Pakistan Cultural Garden has been wanting to get involved in serving the community. Last week president Malka Khan took the initiative and contacted a few places and chose St Herman Homeless shelter.

St Herman Homeless shelter sign

They took dinner for 140 people to St Herman Homeless shelter on January 18th.

Pakistan Cultural Garden group feeding the homeless

Pakistan Cultural Garden group feeding the homeless


Qaisra Haider said "It was a great learning experience for us to learn about St Herman of Alaska the Patron Saint of this Shelter. How it was started. The many transitions it went through. Once again you go somewhere to help people and in reality it is you that has come out being educated.

Top of Page
What a Night!
9th annual Cleveland International Hall of Fame inductions

The photos and videos from the 9th annual Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction are now posted at ClevelandInternationalHallofFame.com/. Well over 500 people attended the inspiring and fun evening.

Ralph Perk, Dr Atul Mehta, Abby Mina, Karen Pianka, Sister Alicia Alvarado and Sheila Murphy Crawford

Ralph Perk Jr., Dr Atul Mehta, Abby Mina,
Karen Pianka, Sister Alicia Alvarado and Sheila Murphy Crawford

You can nominate someone now for the 10th class which will be inducted Tuesday April 16, 2019.

Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Top of Page

Welcome to Cleveland
Welcome to Cleveland



Members of the Stabrova Youth Ballet
welcome you to Cleveland


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


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


Top of Page
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


Top of Page
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?

Top of Page


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.

Top of Page


 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

Top of Page

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!

Top of Page



ClevelandPeople.Com News & Events

See all of the latest news on the ClevelandPeople.Com News page and a Calendar of Events on the Calendar page.

Top of Page


Submit Your Group's Event

If you want your group's events listed in our Calendar, please send an e-mail to events@clevelandpeople.com with the details. Please allow at least 2 weeks lead time.

Top of Page

On-line store for browsing and shopping

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.

Learn more about ClevelandPeople.Com



Top of Page



Follow ClevelandPeople on Twitter

Follow ClevelandPeople on Twitter

or Cleveland People on Facebook



ClevelandPeople.Com is sponsored in part by
Margaret W Wong & Associates

Immigration Services for Corporations and Individuals
Fulfilling Dreams of Living in the United States




Thanks to Vision Net for hosting this site












Stay informed about the news and special events of the Group(s) you choose by signing up for the free ClevelandPeople.Com e-newsletter



Follow ClevelandPeople on Twitter

Follow ClevelandPeople on Twitter

or Cleveland People on Facebook


Like the work of ClevelandPeople.Com? Contribute to the cause via Paypal




Visit our On-line Store featuring Books, DVDs, Music, Flags, Clothes, Food and more from our various ethnic groups.




In Association with Amazon.com





Browse over 6,000 ClevelandPeople
YouTube videos




Cleveland Cooks Volume 3 Cookbook Cleveland Cooks Vol 3
The best Ethnic Recipes from Cleveland






 Copyright © 2009-2017
      Magnum Computers Inc.