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Add Your Voice to 'Voices Among Voices' at Parade the Circle & Circle Village

Posted June 01, 2011 in Press Releases

CLEVELAND- Few events generate the kind of excitement and creativity that Parade the Circle & Circle Village do for Cleveland. Each year, more than 70,000 people make their way to University Circle for a remarkable afternoon of artistic, musical, and educational activities. On Saturday, June 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., come hear the Voices Among Voices in University Circle for a day of free activities, festive family fun.

University Circle Inc. and the Cleveland Art Museum bring you Circle Village and Parade the Circle respectively. The combined events draw an animated, all-encompassing mix of more than 30 museums, schools, churches, and community organizations from University Circle and around the region. They come to educate, entertain, and enjoy one of the most anticipated yearly events in Cleveland.

Circle Village offers activities for every age and interest - from creating a Japanese carp kite, learning how to play a musical instrument, to decorating Frisbees, bags, fans, or even oneself with jewelry made from pop can pull tabs, puzzle pieces, and other recycled materials. Visitors can create their own masterpieces, or help someone sick feel better by making them a card. There's so much to see and do, and it's free.

The 22nd annual Parade the Circle - a vibrant community art parade featuring assorted puppets, stilt walkers, floats, costumes, and more - welcomes its most international collaboration to date: three South African, two French, and one Burkinabe artists who will combine their talents to construct three giant puppets, joining the throng of other puppeteers participating in the parade. Live musicians, including Yiddish Cup Klezmer, Joe DeJarnette Jazz Quartet, Townsman Orchestra, and Robert Ocasio Latin Jazz Project, will perform on Kulas Stage. Nearby, the music in the air will blend with the aroma of classic American and great ethnic cuisine along our food vendor row. And it's easy to find yourself in the Circle, especially if you're coming from the west side. For the second straight year, UCI is partnering with the Gordon Square Arts District to provide round-trip, handicap accessible Lolley the Trolley transportation to and from Circle Village and the Gordon Square Arts District Day. Trolleys will run from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with pickup and drop off locations at the corner of East Boulevard and Bellflower as well as the corner of Detroit and West 65th.

Add your voice to the chorus in University Circle on Saturday, June 11. For more information and a full list of participants and activities, visit universitycircle.org

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