Whether you're young or old, the Campus and Community Play Date has something for you! The Campus and Community Play Date will feature music, food, and activities--all provided by community residents and community-based businesses. Check out our activities below:

Free Food!

Please register here to receive your ticket for free food from local food legends Slammin Sammy’s BBQ and Dressed to Kale! Tickets will also be available at the event and they will still be FREE - registering in advance helps us to know how much food to bring, so make sure nobody misses out by registering today!

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Live Music & Performances

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy live music featuring community-based performers. Performances by:

  • DJ/Master of Ceremonies: Tony Del Rio
  • Kevin Conwell & the Footprints
  • Ms. BBC & Conscious Eye Reggae Band
  • Cellists from Suzuki at CIM, the Sato Center
  • 12 Literary Arts
  • Sogbety Diomande


Cleveland is built on the robust foundation of vibrant neighborhoods. Learn more about that history with community storytellers at the Turning Point art installation. Featured discussions:

  • History of Cleveland
  • Famous Black Residents of Cleveland
  • Winston Willis
  • History of Glenville
  • History of Little Italy

Fun & Games

It’s all fun and games until Recess Cleveland shows up, then it’s a party! Come check out the giant bounce house and other fun activities for kids of all ages (even the young at heart)! Recess Cleveland has brought pop-up recess events to the Cleveland area for the past 3 years, and we’re excited to have them at CWRU! Featuring:

  • Giant Bounce House
  • Freecess (toys and games for attendees to play with at their leisure)
  • Giant Bubble Station OR 4 Hole Mini Golf
  • Human Foosball / Soccer
  • Toddler Town (a play area designed for 6 and under)