By Mark Silverberg

For the first time in 18 years, September 24, 2022 saw the return of the Walter Hyde Memorial Fleet Avenue Jamboree in Cleveland’s historic Slavic Village neighborhood. Hundreds of residents turned out with dozens of vendors, elected officials, and resource tables. There were at least 15 musical acts ranging from classic rock to hip hop, folk, blues, and other genres. There was a great diversity of food, including, of course, pierogies and kielbasa, with vegan options, smoothies and much more. The sponsors included University Settlement, Cleveland AIDS Task Force, Neighborhood Connections, Buildings and Food, Fleet Avenue Stakeholders, REACH, Vic’s Floral, Boss K-9, AT&T, Small Organization Solutions, Pamela Hawkins, Carl Chaney, Barb Witovicz, and The Walter Hyde Family. What a great day in Slavic Village!