Don’t stay in this April Fool’s Day. Come have some fun to help Cleveland’s pre-K students!
Who wouldn’t want to spend a Saturday night with friends, food, drinks, art – and arcade games?! Have an awesome evening with extra-fun surprises, all while sponsoring STEM education for pre-Kindergardeners in our community – at Warren A. Sill Fund’s 4th annual Spring Out of Hibernation event on April 1 at 78th Street Studios (Gordon Square Arts District).
Keep your quarters in your pocket – just have a blast challenging your high score with a selection of Superelectric Pinball Parlor’s favorite pinball machines specially delivered for the fun of April Fool’s Day. Perhaps you’re not a pinball wizard, and just want to come as a spectator – watch away! Our Superelectric friends will be in attendance to show you how it’s done.
2. Cleveland food & beer – need we say more?
On the “Spring Out” beer menu this year will be Heavy Seas, Sibling Revelry and Dogfish Head – who all made generous donations so you can drink as much hoppy goodness as your bleeding-CLE heart desires. (Don’t worry, wine-os: we’ve got you covered, too!) Plus! A sweet bonus: Top off your happy belly with a bit of Mitchell’s Ice Cream.
3. 216 personalities
You won’t need to feel shy busting a move with Cleveland’s favorite local DJ – FreshProduce – known for always bringing “engaging, energetic, accessible hip hop” sets to their performances, according to their happy clients on Facebook.
Cueing them up will be News5’s Meg Shaw, our Spring Out of Hibernation host for the 2nd year running.
4. Heart-warming reminders
Meet and greet a handful of our Kent State University scholarship recipients, who’ll catch you up on the amazing things they’ve been up to this past year.
Plus, you can get acquainted with the 4-year-olds who your ticket is also supporting. We’ve interviewed them all and shared their loves, hopes and dreams with you via fun-fact posters displayed throughout the event space. These are sure to give you #ALLthefeels.
((P.S. For every 5 tickets sold, another Cleveland Metropolitan School District classroom will have the opportunity to receive these invaluable benefits of a Children’s Museum of Cleveland visit. Click here to learn more about our cause.))
5. Art appreciation
You may already be familiar with 78th Street Studios and its “Third Friday”: a monthly event where community members can drop by the former American Greetings headquarters-turned-artsy-studio-space to view the creations of our city’s artists. We figured we couldn’t pick a better venue to have the Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CMC) give a little crafty preview of what they’ve been working on with students at Euclid Park Elementary this past year. Before you leave, don’t forget to snap some selfies with your besties at RGI Creative’s photobooth, offered for free just for the evening!
6. Extras (prizes!!)
Throw your raffle tickets in the ring for some FANTASTIC prizes this year, including a YETI cooler, Cleveland Indians tickets, and an Arhaus furniture piece (to name a few!). Whether you’d like to head to see the Cleveland Orchestra play, get outta dodge to Pittsburgh for the weekend, or pick up some fashionable items – like a Banyan Tree leather bag or a Harness Cycle apparel gift card – there’s truly something for everyone!
7. You’ll be a hop-skip away from…
… the best nightlife Gordon Square has to offer after Spring Out of Hibernation concludes. While our past attendees can vouch for our after-party hits (stay tuned to see where we’ll be hosting this year!), 78th Street Studios is a short Uber ride away from some post-event boozy spots like XYZ the Tavern, Luxe Kitchen & Lounge, Happy Dog – and more!