We had a such a great time at University Circle's (@inthecircle) 23rd Annual Holiday CircleFest on Sunday, December 4, 2016, that we wanted to share our photos and tweets/retweets of the day to thank all the sponsoring organizations. Unfortunately, Julie only was able to attend the early activities, since she had a choir performance, but Stuart stayed to the very end of the evening activities.
One of the great things about the day is the people who work at the sponsoring organizations, who warmly welcome and talk to visitors. Stuart wants to give a shout-out to the following people he met during the day. Their actions show how to effectively engage visitors to University Circle.
Cleveland History Center Director Angie Lowrie (@AngieLowrie - @CleStartsHere) - Thank you for making a point of saying hello when you recognized Stuart from his mention of the History Center on Twitter, and asking for a link to our CircleTrek Walking Tour of Cleveland's University Circle blog post.
Peter (did not get his last name) - He was the volunteer at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (@goCMNH) who spent a lot of time with Stuart, sharing very interesting information about our planet, volcanoes, and continental plates. It is this level of involvement that makes a visit to a museum come alive.
Julie recently won a free membership to the museum at a CMNH Reel Science showing of Anaconda at the Capitol Theatre (@CapitolW65th). (See our Think & Drink with the Extinct: Wildlife! blog post for more information about these movies.) With our new membership, we hope to go to even more Cleveland Museum of Natural History events, and hope to meet Peter again to learn more from him.
- Cleveland Museum of Art Associate Photographer David Brichford - After all the daytime activities, Stuart started a conversation with a photographer as they waited for the winter lantern processional to begin. Stuart learned that he was one of Cleveland Museum of Art's official photographers. David Brichford shared some very interesting facts about how the museum is always updating their photography equipment as technology evolves.
Holiday CircleFest Photos and Videos
Holiday #CircleFest Tweets & Retweets
Workmen's Circle Klezmer Orchestra is w/ us at Cleveland History Center for UCI CircleFest. Free! Come on over. Crafts, museums + more. pic.twitter.com/zNXOqde52g— Maltz Museum (@MaltzMuseum) December 4, 2016
This was rad! https://t.co/d5xMqYOPgp— Annie Nickoloff (@Nickoloffoff) December 5, 2016
What Others Have to Say
You can also learn more and see photos from the event here:
Find Yourself In The Circle: Holiday Circlefest 2016 (PDF File)
I have attached the official University Circle (@inthecircle) Holiday CircleFest program as a PDF file that will open in a new window.
Holiday CircleFest Program (PDF File)
I have attached the official Cleveland Museum of Art (@ClevelandArt) program as a PDF file that will open in a new window and lists all the activities happening at the museum on Sunday, December 4, 2016.
Preparing for Winter Lights Lantern Festival on Wade Oval (photos, video)
By Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer (@clevelynnish - @ClevelandDotcom) on December 2, 2016, at 5:47 AM, updated December 2, 2016, at 10:46 AM
2016 UCI Holiday CircleFest
During Holiday CircleFest, renowned museums, gardens, galleries, churches, and schools open their doors free-of-charge. The Maltz Museum was in the Cleveland History Center lobby with edible marshmallow dreidels, Hanukkah crafts, music from Workmen's Circle Klezmer Orchestra, and a chance to learn about Jewish culture, tradition, and celebrations.
Flickr Holiday CircleFest Photo Album by Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (@MaltzMuseum)
Related Blog Posts
We look forward to attending many more events at University Circle institutions. Here is our past CircleFest blog post:
- Blog Date: December 19, 2013 - Cleveland Holiday CircleFest 2013
If you are interested in seeing some of our past University Circle-related blog posts, click here. This is our twentieth University Circle-related blog post.