Station Hope 2024

A Celebration of Hope. A Dialogue for Change.

May 25, 2024

7:00pm-10:00pm, St. John's Episcopal Church in Ohio City & the surrounding neighborhood - 2600 Church Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

Station Hope is a free jubilant community festival celebrating Cleveland’s social justice heritage and exploring contemporary struggles for freedom and equity in the form of short theatrical pieces, storytelling, music, dance, and visual art installations on the grounds of St. John's Episcopal Church, Cleveland's first authenticated Underground Railroad site. It’s also an opportunity to check out the church’s beautiful original architecture. 

Due to the historic construction of the building, some interior spaces may not be accessible to people with limited mobility.



SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY FROM STATION HOPE 2023


Watch the 2017 Station Hope Video



ARTS & COMMUNITY

Residents of the nearby public housing estate at Lakeview Terrace join long-time and new residents of the Ohio City neighborhood, along with real-estate developers, arts lovers, business owners, and politicians, to make up a highly economically diverse crowd.

ABOUT ST. JOHN’S

St. John’s Episcopal Church is located at 2600 Church Avenue in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland—known as “Station Hope” on the Underground Railroad. The oldest consecrated building in Cuyahoga County, St. John’s was the last stop for freedom seekers before crossing the waters of Lake Erie, and its steeple acted as a beacon of freedom.