Upcoming Events

Second Line Parade & Sneaker Ball Annual Benefit

The Second Line Parade and Sneaker Ball is an annual benefit for Karamu House, held in Cleveland’s historic Lake View Cemetery on July 25, 2020, honoring the African American tradition of the New Orleans second line parade—followed by a sneaker ball with live music and Creole fare and drinks!

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Community Events

Oberlin College graduates Russell and Rowena Jeliffe opened the Playhouse Settlement in 1915 to offer a place for people of different races, religions, and economic backgrounds to come together through the arts. Today, Karamu House brings together thousands of adults and children every year through community programming and events.

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Arts Education

Karamu House brings together adults and children (of all races and ages) together every year through its arts academy and education programs, including dance, drama and theatre, and vocal performance. The Karamu Arts Academy provides fall and spring semester classes, as well as a summer intensive program. Karamu also partners with local schools and organizations to bring arts education into their programs.

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