Why? YP Events!

Over the last two days, I’ve had a chance to attend two great young professionals events that just reinforce what an active and engaged YP community we have in Cleveland!

On Wednesday night, I attended the Playhouse Square Partners BBQ With a View. Held on the roof of the Playhouse Square parking deck, this event offered great BBQ food, beautiful lake and city views (complete with some fly-bys from the Air Show), and the chance to find out more about the Playhouse Square Partners organization and committees.


We also had some tasty libations from Pope’s Kitchen (Clark is a Partners member!) and Mancan Wine in a Can (a Cleveland company with a legit wine product).

And there was the reveal of the theme for Jump Back Ball, happening February 25, 2017. This year’s theme is Roaring Back to the 20’s, with plenty of glitz, glam, gangsters, and Gatsbys.


Tickets for this fabulous party go on sale on October 24 and are sure to sell out fast!

If you missed the BBQ or if you were there and can’t wait for the next chance to hang out with some cool Playhouse Square Partners like myself, here are a few upcoming events that are open to all:

I hope to see you at a Partners event soon! Not only do we have a great time, but we do great work benefiting the Playhouse Square Foundation!

And last night, I attended a scavenger hunt through the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo with the Cleveland Zoological Society’s Ambassadors’ Circle. Joined by Alicia, Amanda, and Scott, the “Flaming-GALS” team scavenged through the Zoo, answering questions and posing for fun photo opps.

What was so cool about the scavenger hunt was that it made you find places in the Zoo that you might not always stop to see and, in the process, you learned more about the animals and the place they call home in Cleveland.

Plus, seeing the giraffes come in for the night with the sunset behind them was pretty sweet, too!


This was the first scavenger hunt put on by the Ambassadors’ Circle, but I hope it won’t be the last. From creative team names like “Tequila Mockingbird” and “The ScAvengers” to interesting questions to silly photos (oh, and appetizers and beer and wine and great raffle prizes), this event was a winner!

The Cleveland Zoological Society’s Ambassadors’ Circle has some upcoming events exclusively for members of Ambassadors’ Circle:

  • YP Meeting on Thursday, October 6
  • Volunteer opportunities for Boo at the Zoo on October 20-22 and 27-29
  • Zoo History Tour on Wednesday, November 9
  • ZooKeepers’ Circle Reception on Wednesday, November 16

Whether you’re passionate about the arts, animals, meeting new people, or benefitting great Cleveland institutions (or all of the above), Partners and Ambassadors’ Circle offer two great ways to get involved and, I can say with authority, have a lot of fun, too!

***Disclosure: I am the vice co-chair of Playhouse Square Partners. And I was invited to attend the Ambassador’s Circle scavenger hunt with complimentary admission for me and a guest. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***


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  1. […] Later that day, Matthew, Jeffrey, and I had an all-American afternoon of taking in both the Cleveland National Air Show and a Cleveland Indians game. We found a great spot on the roof of the Playhouse Square parking deck (I might have had a head’s up that this was perfect spot). […]

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