Broadway Slavic Village

The Broadway Slavic Village neighborhood is featured in GardenWalk 2018 on Sunday, July 8th ONLY, from 10am-5pm. 

From the Annual Polish Constitution Day Parade to the Pierogi Dash to the imaginative temporary art installations at Rooms To Let, Broadway Slavic Village celebrates its rich, ethnic history while embracing a new active and artistic lifestyle that is attractive to all city dwellers. The neighborhood’s outdoor amenities have been complemented by public art projects such as Arch Park, the Rotaflora and Newburgh Park. These public works of art have been followed by new gallery spaces opening in Slavic Village including the Magalen, Elevate Gallery and the Village Stage which all feature performance and visual art.

Slavic Village is also home to a variety of housing including "ready to move in" and "do-it-your-self" for homeowners, as well as lease and rental options. For information about housing in Slavic Village, please contact michelleb@slavicvillage.org, call 216-429-1182 ext. 102, or visit http://slavicvillagehomes.org/.

Transportation

One of the best ways to see Broadway Slavic Village is by bicycle. GardenWalk private gardens, special features and community gardens are found throughout the neighborhood and are easily accessible via multi-purpose trails and bike lanes, including Fleet Avenue -- Cleveland’s first "Complete and Green Street". The neighborhood is connected to MetroParks multi-purpose trails at both its eastern border (Ohio Erie Canal Towpath) and western border (Mill Creek Falls and multi-purpose trail to Garfield Reservation), and the Morgana Run Trail runs through the heart of the neighborhood. Information on scheduled GardenWalk Bike Tours and routes for those cycling on their own can be found here soon, or at the GardenWalk Refreshment Stations listed in the GardenWalk Guide. Bicyclists are responsible for their own safety and equipment.

Refreshment Stations

Pick up a GardenWalk Guide, a cool drink, or a light snack!

Neighborhood Map

Gardens in Broadway Slavic Village

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Gardener Stories

Tony Zajac's garden

The house on Claasen looks like any other house on the street, but when I start walking down the drive I glimpse the magical kingdom in the back yard.  Tony Zajac has lived in this house for the past twenty years. During that time he has transformed the back yard into a tropical paradise with hundreds of flowers and shrubs.

Anthony’s love of plants and gardening started at Harvey Rice elementary school in the 4th grade.  He had his own 20’X25’ plot where he grew vegetables and some annuals. He tended this garden every summer until the 7th grade.

Upon meeting Avon Standard it quickly became apparent why he is now managing a second community garden, Regent Community Garden in Slavic Village.  He became involved in the mid 90’s and has continued to lead the efforts ever since. This includes using the large tractor and rototiller to turn and prepare the soil. Standing in the hoop house that opened last year his sense of enthusiasm is contagious.  The hoop house was featured in 'Minority Land Owner' magazine and now contains early thriving vegetables that will be shielded from adverse conditions and the groundhogs that would like to come for lunch.

In the 6 years Terry has lived in this house he has created a paradise in his back yard. The front yard is beautiful too and gives a hint to what a visitor will find in the back.

Lisa has lived in this house, which was built in 1914, for the past 12 years. She loves this part of Slavic Village because the neighbors are friendly and look out for each other. Lisa was born in Long Island and moved several times as a child because of her father's job. She was 13 when her family came to Cleveland.