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Cooking demonstrations with top chefs, art installations and fitness events coming to University Circle this summer

Posted at 9:15 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 21:15:03-04

CLEVELAND — There’s a number of summer programming events taking place at University Circle this summer. University Circle Inc. is launching a program called Circle Connects, which features interactive components and resources so that children can have fun while school is out for the summer.

“We are thrilled to introduce Circle Connects as UCI’s 2020 summer program,” said Chris Ronayne, president of University Circle Inc. “We wanted to give the community an outlet to the programs and organizations they love in University Circle, and Circle Connects does just that. Thank you to our partners at PNC for their unwavering support.”

Circle Food Tour

University Circle Inc will partner with six area restaurants and talented chefs to produce cooking demonstrations that will air live on Facebook and YouTube at 6 p.m., every other Sunday beginning July 12.

Each featured restaurant will create a food kit filled with the ingredients needed to follow the cooking demonstration recipe from home. The kits can be purchased and picked up at the restaurant the week prior to the demonstration. An ingredients list will be provided the Friday prior to each show in case people wish to shop on their own.

All food demonstration designed for beginning to intermediate level.

  • July 12 – Chef Zack Bruell, L’Albatros
  • July 26 – Chef Seth Bromberg, Kantina
  • August 9 – Chef Mike Cheung, Kenko
  • August 23 – Chef Tiwanna Williams, PearlFlower Catering
  • September 6 – TBD
  • September 20 – Chef Doug Katz, Provenance

Wade Oval Art Installations

Local children and professional artists Augusto Bordelois and Angelica Pozo will created large-scale art installations on Wade Oval. The art will address racial injustice, the digital divide and women;s suffrage.

Installations on Wade Oval will take place on four Fridays: August 7, August 21, September 4, and September 18. A downloadable educational kit and educational signage will accompany each installation to encourage deeper understanding of the art and its subject matter.

Shape Up in Circle

Launched in April, this program provides free-live streamed workouts for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Nineteen new workouts will be streamed July 15 through September 16 on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Educational resources for this program include fun fitness facts during the livestreams. Additional support for Shape Up in the Circle is courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic.

The Cleveland Orchestra

The orchestra will hold digital learning sessions for families interested in the Lullaby Project. Digital sessions, which take place in August and September, include a Lullaby Project overview and demonstration, resources for early childhood development with a certified music therapist, and tips for incorporating music into daily family life.

Find more info here.