Kid-crazy at The Beachland
Moms, dads, babysitters, grandparents… there is an extensive menu of kids events going on in the Collinwood Neighborhood. From the Fairy Tale Ball, to a blues jam session for kids, to Kiddie Karaoke there are going to be great opportunities at the Beachland Ballroom for kids and guardians alike to get together, socialize, trade recipes, play date and even maybe shake a tail feather or two.
Musician and Artist in Residency Grant recipient, Doug Wood created a program that is open to the public where kids can engage with local cultural musicians. Wood, says,”What I do, is not only play for the kids, I try to engage them by asking them how the music makes them feel.” Wood has been playing music and touring since the late 80s, hitting the clubs and colleges, where someone had mentioned he “…would be great to work with kids.” His approach is a, ‘get on their level kind-of-approach.’ I will take ideas from the kids and make songs about them; there’s a lot of Sponge Bob in there, and Spiderman, and football. I also encourage the kids try to write about what’s on their mind and try to make some music when they get home!” The Artists in Residency Grant is a federally funded grant program focusing on the Northeast Shore/Collinwood region and is in association with Northeast Shore Development Corporation and CPAC.
There are also fun Beachland, “Cleveland Kids Dance” (CKD) events coming up as well which are listed below. These kid friendly events are the ‘brain child’ of mom and former Beachland Chef and Hospitality Manager, Kim Homan. Homan says that after she became a mom she had asked Cindy Barber, (Co-owner of the The Beachland Ballroom) “…if we could open up the Ballroom and just let a bunch of kids run around and get their ‘winter crazies,’ out.” Homan has a goal with these events, “The goal of these dance parties is to get kids up and active, spark their creativity with craft projects, and inspire them through special activities featured during each event.
Cleveland Kids Dance (CKD) at the Beachland:
September 8, 12-3pm Yoga PJ Party Come dressed in PJs and create your own meditation space for your bedroom followed by a small group yoga session. $10 reservation suggested.
October 6, 12-3pm Kiddie Karaoke
October 28, 12-3pm Halloween Spooktacular Wear your costume and enjoy Halloween activities in a safe, indoor environment.
$5 Kids Admission (Accompanying Adults Free)
Ballroom, All Ages. For more information call the Beachland at: 216.383.1124 or check out the website at: http://www.beachlandballroom.com/