Our Experience During Cleveland Young Professionals Week 2018
Now that Young Professionals Week has (sadly) come and gone, we wanted to look back on the events we attended and share our thoughts!
Young Professional Civic Engagement Fair
The Young Professional Civic Engagement Fair, held at the 5th Street Arcades, was a great way to meet local non-profit organizations looking for volunteers. There were several booths and plenty of organizations to talk to. All of the organizations had great volunteer opportunities available and were super helpful with answering questions! What was great about this fair was it wasn't just focused on volunteering opportunities, it was also an employment and graduate program fair as well!
Donut Panel Discussion & Tasting
Our personal fave, the donut panel discussion & tasting invited local donut experts from Peace, Love, Little Donuts, Big Mouth Donuts, Brewnuts, Daylight Donuts, and Goldie's Donuts. It was a great way to try so many great donuts and hear from the donut makers themselves. They discussed their backgrounds, best selling donuts, and what they think the future holds for the donut community in Cleveland. Our fave donut flavors included M&M, cake batter, Fruity Pebbles, and chocolate glazed. We might have even taken a few for the road for breakfast the next day!
Rooftop yoga was such a fun way to jump start our weekend on a Saturday morning! The view of the city from the roof was amazing, and we definitely got a great workout in. Despite the heat (it was over 90 degrees!) there was a good breeze, making it the perfect day for some yoga! We highly recommend checking out Tremont Athletic Club and their future rooftop yoga classes, the view is fantastic and the instructors are great!
Old Brooklyn Rising
This tour of Old Brooklyn was a great way to explore the up and coming neighborhood! The tour began at Old Brooklyn Cheese Co. for a cheese tasting. Their homemade cheese was amazing, and they also offered other food items such as pickles and sandwiches. Next on the tour was Coffee Coffee Coffee. A new coffee shop in Old Brooklyn, it also houses Sixth City Cycles, a bike shop focused on repair and refurbishment. Lastly, we headed to Vino Veritas Cellars where we enjoyed some of their delicious wines. They have future plans of growing their winery and creating a barn-like space for future wine lovers to enjoy their vino on a night out! Old Brooklyn has so much to offer, with so many great establishments opening in the next few months. We definitely recommend checking out this area of Cleveland - and don't forget to check out the carrots on the lamp posts! They represent Old Brooklyn's history of being one of the largest farming communities in the country.
We hope you enjoyed following our adventures during Young Professionals Week! Check out Engage!Cleveland's website for future events around Cleveland!