Tuesday, August 02, 2016

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.

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 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 at http://clevelandoneworldday.org/2016/parking-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.


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


For more information on this release contact Dan Hanson at dan@clevelandpeople.com or Debbie Hanson at 216-406-6594 cell.

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