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Denison Park Playground Grand Re-Opening
On Friday, June 3rd, the City of Cleveland Heights held a Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting at the Denison Park Playground, 1015 Quarry Drive, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44121.

The Denison Park Playground is designed for children ages 5-12 and was last updated in 2002. The new playground was made possible, in part, through a grant from DWA GameTime, the vendor for Denison Park’s playground equipment.

Last year, Cleveland Heights City Council approved the capital improvement for a 2022 installation of a new playground at Denison Park. While the playground’s original swing base remains, the entire playground unit has been replaced. All remaining fixtures from the old playground have been repainted, and the City of Cleveland Heights placed 230 cubic yards of mulch at a depth of 12 inches throughout the playground to help keep children safe.
Hillcrest-Heights Community Market
Every Thursday, 4:00-8:00

The Hillcrest-Heights Community Market kicked-off this week and you can enjoy the market every Thursday, from 4:00-8:00 pm, through October 13th.

The Cities of Cleveland Heights and South Euclid have partnered with Food Strong and Care-A-Van to bring together farmers, makers, and advocacy groups to serve the residents of Cleveland's east side suburbs.


The Hillcrest-Heights Community Market still have room for you! Interested vendors should contact Rebekah at communitydevelopment@seuclid.com or 216-691-4232 for more information.
Mayor Seren on The Next Thing with Jing Podcast
Cleveland Heights Mayor Kahlil Seren recently joined host Jing Lauengco on her Next Thing with Jing podcast.

According to the podcast's website, Jing Lauengco is a Brand Strategist, Chief Optimist, and the Filipina Founder of Other Brown Girl.

"Next Thing with Jing brings a blend of brand, business + human potential stories exploring transformational turning points, setbacks, comebacks + never-going-backs. Meet creative entrepreneurs + women of culture making meaning while making a living. Get insights + inspiration from interviews with personal, professional + social change agents who found + fueled their next thing in the new now."

About her interview with Mayor Seren, Jing said:

"Celebrating PRIDE month and recorded live on Memorial Day, I caught up with my friend Cleveland Heights MAYOR KAHLIL SEREN to talk about his vision and inspiration behind his historic 100-year win, his deep love of family, his admiration for his activist moms, and how his childhood shaped him to be the modern leader he is today."

You can listen to Next Thing with Jing's Episode 13—Leading Change with PRIDE: MAYOR KAHLIL SEREN here.
Cain Park's 2022 Season kicks off TONIGHT, Friday, June 10, at 7:00 pm with the opening of Andrew Lloyd Weber's SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Alma Theater!

Based on the Paramount movie, SCHOOL OF ROCK follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn some extra cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.

Dewey turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

The Tony-nominated hit includes all of the original songs from the movie, plus new music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and book by Julian Fellowes.

SCHOOL OF ROCK runs through June 26. Tickets are still available, but they are going fast! Get your here and be ready to ROCK!
Bring the kids to dance and sing along with
The Laurie Berkner Band, Saturday, June 11 at 3:00 pm
Evans Amphitheater
LAURIE BERKNER makes music for kids that parents love, too. This show is in the afternoon, so the whole family can enjoy it!

People magazine calls Laurie Berkner the "Queen of Kids Music" and the Los Angeles Times says "Laurie Berkner does what Fred Rogers did: Respect, validate, and reassure young children."

Laurie says, "I want to create songs that matter for children. I was singing once and saw a four-year-old girl shut her eyes and start swaying to the music. I thought, ‘That’s the reason I got into music.’ It keeps me wanting to do more.”

Chris Botti, Sunday, June 12, 7:00 pm
Evans Amphitheater
For three decades, CHRIS BOTTI has recorded and performed with some of the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and even Frank Sinatra.

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy Awards. 

His 2012album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.

Mayor Seren Visits Cleveland Heights' Schools
As the 2021-2022 school year drew to a close, Mayor Kahlil Seren toured Cleveland Heights public and private schools and spoke at Heights High's graduation ceremony. The Cleveland Jewish News article linked below highlights his recent visit to Hebrew Academy of Cleveland.
Cleveland Heights mayor visits Hebrew Academy of Cleveland

Cleveland Heights Mayor Kahlil Seren recently visited the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland's new Mendy and Ita Klein Campus in Cleveland Heights, where he toured the school and addressed the students in fourth through sixth grades. The mayor spoke...

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"Meet Your Chief" Community Meeting
Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 pm
Meet Cleveland Heights' new Chief of Police Christopher Britton at a "Meet Your Chief" Community Meeting that will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 6:30 pm at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Boulevard.

Chief Britton will talk about his background, his approach to policing, and his plans for making Cleveland Heights an even safer place to live, work and visit. He also will answer questions from the public.
SummerFEST 2022
In the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District
The Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District (SID) has kicked off its SummerFEST, featuring concerts, yoga classes and historical walks.

As a part of SummerFEST, the District will host TWO CONCERTS EACH MONTH during June, July, and August in the parking lot on Grandview Avenue behind Firestone on Cedar Road. All concerts will take place from 6:30–8:00 pm.

The first SummerFEST concert featured nationally renowned klezmer band, Yiddishe Cup, on Thursday, June 9th.

Upcoming SummerFEST concerts include:

  • June 16: Blue Lunch, Favorites from the 50’s-today
  • July 7: Blue Lunch
  • July 13: Cats on Holiday, Louisiana-inspired rock/roots/Zydeco
  • August 4: Blue Lunch
  • August 11: Cats on Holiday

On July 13th and August 10th, Green Tara Yoga & Healing Arts will host YOGA IN THE LOT from 6:30–7:15 pm. If you’d like to participate, please register in advance and bring your own yoga mat.

And on July 21st and August 4th, Ken Goldberg, President of the Cleveland Heights Historical Society and member of the Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, will host HISTORIC WALKING TOURS of the Cedar Fairmount District from 6:30–8:30 pm. If you’d like to participate, please meet Ken at the parking lot on Grandview Avenue at 6:30 pm.

For more information about SummerFEST, please visit SummerFEST2022.org.
Sunday June 19, 2022
Coventry Village and Safer Heights will hold their 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration supporting black-owned businesses and artists on Sunday, June 19th.
The Coventry Juneteenth Celebration is led by local black artists/organizers and is for the WHOLE neighborhood to celebrate the freedom and contributions of the black community in Cleveland Heights and beyond!
The event will feature:
  • A Vendor Market with 80 Black Owned Businesses
  • Live performances from: YaYa Bey, Black Hippie, ME:YOU, The Katy, Teamonade, Mooke da God, and more!
  • A FREE Movie in the park: Pixar's SOUL (9:00 pm)
  • A drum Circle under the PEACE Arch (7:30 pm)
  • A Roller Skating Rink with Rollin' Buckeyez
  • Local poets, authors, speakers, faith leaders
  • Local activist and reparations groups and organizers
  • Live art and gallery experiences featuring local black artists
  • Free family activities: Face painting, magic show, crafts, creative workshops
  • Coventry Village Merchant's Sidewalks Sale
  • Jeepers Creepers 216: Black Owned Jeep Club, Jeep Show
  • Free snacks/food
  • Discounted shopping


Cleveland Heights City Hall and the Community Center will be CLOSED on Monday, June 20, 2022, in celebration of the Juneteenth federal holiday.
Cleveland Heights City Council Meetings
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, June 21, at 7:30 pm, following the Council Committee of the Whole meeting, which will be held at 6:30 pm.

Both meetings will be streamed live and may be viewed on the City's YouTube channel. The agenda may be found on the City's website.

For more City meetings and event listings, please visit the City's calendar.
The City of Cleveland Heights is Hiring!

Job openings in the Police Department, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and other departments may be found on the Cleveland Heights Job Opportunities webpage.
-- All Are Welcome --