Free Stamp: All things free in the #CLE for June 2019

The best things in life are free, indeed, and our monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up all of the free #CLE events that get our "stamp" of approval. Got a free event you want us to include? Drop us a line here.

Summer jams
Music Box Supper Club, oWOW, and Yuengling will kick off their summer-long Happy Hour Concert Series (a nod to the old-school Coffee Break Concerts at WMMS) with Brock & Srgo tomorrow, June 5 . Two additional free shows will take place this month, with Falling Stars slated for June 19 and Marc Lee Shannon on June 26. Each performance will take place at Music Box during happy hour with doors opening at 5 p.m. and music starting at 6 p.m. Can't make it? Listen live on oWOW radio. Get more 411 here.

Pitch perfect
On Saturday, June 8, over 1,000 Clevelanders will collectively pitch a baseball from League Park to Progressive Field for the First Pitch of Summer. The ball will travel a whopping three miles by being “pitched” from one person to the next, with the ultimate destination of being used for the ceremonial first pitch of that day's Indians game against the Yankees.

A festival will be held at League Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring music, food trucks, autograph sessions with legendary Indians players, and other baseball-themed fun. Though the event is free, those who wish to be part of the pitch relay must register online or by calling 216-479-6226.

Off to market we go
Pinecrest is hosting its first-ever Give Gifted Summer Marketplace on Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop specialty gifts from local vendors, enjoy live entertainment, and explore all the new Pinecrest has to offer.

Rock on
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Rock Hall experience will be amped up with a packed calendar of events (many of them free). In June, be sure to bookmark Hungry for Music (June 15), a free concert featuring students benefitting from the organization's instrument donations and drive; CONCACAF Tailgate (June 22), a free concert with Amine's Soulshine Band before the Gold Cup game; Cuyahoga50 at North Coast Harbor (June 23), a community celebration with live music; and the family-friendly Fam Jam (June 29). For a full list of events, click here.

Bird(town) Is the word

On Saturday, June 15, LakewoodAlive will host its fifth annual Birdtown Picnic and third annual “Battle of Birdtown” softball game, which will feature Lakewood notables. The softball game takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at George Usher Field, followed by a free community picnic from 12 to 3 p.m. in the adjacent Madison Park Pavilion. Learn more here.

In perfect harmony
Green Tara Yoga and Healing Arts is hosting a Women's Community Sing on Saturday, June 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. An "evening of singing from the heart," the event unites girls and women for a night of simple chants and rounds celebrating themes of nature and spirit. (No singing experience necessary.) Green Tara is located at 2450 Fairmount Blvd. and free parking is available behind the building or in the upper lot via the ramp, as well as Grandview Ave.

Take me to the river
Just before the landmark anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire, LAND studio will host PechaKucha Night: Waterways at Jacobs Pavilion as part of the Cuyahoga50 festivities. This epic event will feature lively presentations on clean water issues from thought leaders and activists from all over the world in the unique PechaKucha format (20 slides at 20 seconds each). The event takes place on Thursday, June 20, at 8 p.m. and advance registration is requested.

Young professionals unite
Presented by INSIGHT2PROFIT and Engage! Cleveland, the sixth annual Cleveland Young Professionals Week takes place from June 22-29. Designed to provide opportunities for networking and exploration of the city, the packed lineup includes everything from rooftop yoga to behind-the-scenes tours of Playhouse Square—and a number of free events, too. Check out the YP Employment, Education, and Civic Engagement Fair on June 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the 5th Street Arcades - more info here.

Read more articles by Dana Shugrue.

Dana Shugrue, a senior at John Carroll University, is a regular contributor to FreshWater Cleveland. When she’s not in class, she devotes her time to the Carroll News, writing for the Arts & Life section every week and managing online content. Dana is also a media intern for Empowered&Poised, a start-up company that aims to empower young women through social, physical and mental components. When she graduates, Dana hopes to land a permanent position in the editorial field.  
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