The annual Labor Day Parade on Kinsman Road is a big event on Cleveland’s east side. The 2012 parade was huge, requiring close to four hours for its participants to make their way down Kinsman from East 140th Street to Luke Easter Park in sweltering sun. This year, without a Presidential election to swell the ranks, the 2013 parade was somewhat shorter, and the weather was gray and drizzly, but spirits were just as high. Cleveland’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood has come in for bad press of late, but the community remains committed to maintaining a sense of community and progress in the face of economic challenges.
Photos and writing by Mark Satola.