University Circle

Naturally engaged: Botanical Garden opens Perennial Playspace
Holden Forests & Gardens opened its Perennial Playspace at the Cleveland Botanical Garden this past weekend—giving guests of all ages opportunities to interact with the natural world and, hopefully, develop lifelong habits of environmental stewardship.
Orchids Forever: Botanical Garden’s annual show triggers spring fever in Cleveland
Holden Forests & Gardens' 16th annual Orchid Mania show is happening now at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. FreshWater news editor Dana Shugrue tells you what to go see, while managing photographer Bob Perkoski catches the delicate beaty of the orchids displayed. 
Filling the silence: CLE Silent Film Festival will celebrate the music of J. S. Zamecnik
The first-ever Cleveland Silent Film Festival and Colloquium will this month celebrate the emergence of music paired with films at venues around Northeast Ohio, and centers around composer, and Cleveland native John Stepan Zamecnik.
#CLEative Groove: Meet Susan Chapo, founder of Relish Cleveland Tours
Welcome to #CLEative Groove, a new series featuring profile Q&As with our city’s creative makers and shakers! Read on for our first installment with Susan Chapo, founder of Relish Cleveland food tours.
All aboard! RTA launches new high-tech, low emissions HealthLine bus fleet today
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is introducing 16 new environmentally-friendly passenger and buses with the latest in tehcnologies along the HealthLine.
A look back, a glimpse ahead: CDCs navigated challenges in building up communities in 2021
A trio of local Community Development Corporation leaders are striving to accentuate the positive during the pandemic while casting ahead to a brighter future with the programs they've offered in their neighborhood this past year and the plans they are making for 2022.
Rockefeller Park: The crown jewel of University Circle; the vision of 19th Century benefactors
The beloved Rockefeller Park has been one of the city's most prized outdoor spaces for a century. How the 20-acre park came to be is a story of several benefactors—William Gordon, John D. Rockefeller, and Jeptha Wade—and park designer Ernest W. Bowditch.
Staging a comeback: CAC Culture Heritage Grant winners elevate new voices
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture provided its newly-established Cultural Heritage Grants this year to 11 culturally-specific organizations to to support to new work and performances—both virtually and in person—at a time when a resurgence of COVID-19 cases is keeping audience capacity limited at some venues.
New prospects: Opportunity Corridor opens, officials mark start of final steps
The long-awaited Opportunity Corridor, connecting East 55th Street at I-490 to East 105th Street in University Circle, officially opened last Friday evening. 
Lasting legacy: the men who envisioned the Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Masterworks: At the turn of the 20th Century, some of Cleveland's wealthy icons had a vision to create a new art museum. That vision led to the creation of the Cleveland Museum of Art—“for the benefit of all people, forever.”
Leading the way: Cleveland Clinic focuses research on both current and future pandemics
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for extensive research and innovation to treat both the current and future health pandemics. With its Global Center for Pathogen Research & Human Health, Cleveland Clinic is at the forefront to find treatments and cures for infectious diseases.
Engage! Cleveland's annual Young Professional Week offers networking, social events
Engage! Cleveland will hold its eighth annual Young Professionals Week later this month, to help attendees network and explore everything Cleveland has to offer.
Mexico joins the Cleveland Cultural Gardens just in time for One World Day
Mexico is now represented in the Cleveland Cultural Garden and Comite Mexicano de Cleveland will celebrate One World Day with food and activities this Sunday, Aug. 29.
One World Day: Celebrating Cleveland’s diversity for 75 Years
For more than 75 years, Cleveland has honored its ethnic diversity and celebrated the city's immigrants with One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. After canceling last year's event, One World Day will mark it's 75th anniversary next week. 
Frank Seymour Barnum: Designed more than 20 homes on Millionaire’s Row, fireproof building pioneer
Cleveland Masterworks: Frank Seymour Barnum was known for designing fireproof buildings, but he also designed notable school, industrial, and residential structures throughout the city in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in University Circle
FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski provides a peek into the everyday lives of Clevelanders going about their business in the neighborhoods and on the streets of Cleveland.
Safety, efficacy, and access: Cleveland Clinic’s response to the COVID-19 vaccine
With three effective vaccines available, progress is being made in the fight against COVID-19 and the number of cases in Ohio declining on a daily basis. The Cleveland Clinic is working hard to increase vaccinations and keep the COVID-19 cases on the decline with targeted programs to reach more people.
Cleveland Clinic shows its support for local, minority-owned businesses with commitment pledge
The Cleveland Clinic took its Supplier Diversity program a step further by joining 11 other healthcare providers in an impact purchasing commitment to increase business to diverse groups of suppliers.
Art Museum expands its presence to Clark-Fulton neighborhood with Community Arts Center
The Cleveland Museum of Art is stretching its presence westward with the opening of its Community Arts Center in Clark-Fulton's burgeoning arts culture.
Urban décor: Cleveland’s many sculptures reflect city’s history, humor, unity, and divisions
Cleveland's growing database of more than 500 sculptures represents periods of time gone by, our sense of humor, and sometimes even artists' strong statements.