Eat for art on New Year's Day to support Heights Arts programs

Heights Arts invites the community to welcome 2015 with its much-loved, annual Tommy’s New Year’s Day pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 1, at Tommy’s restaurant, 1824 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights.

Pancakes, eggs, sausages, and vegetarian options will be served, along with juices, coffee and tea, for the price of $10 for adults, and $5 for children age 12 and younger. Admission tickets will be available at the door beginning at 9:45 a.m. In addition to the all-you-can-eat breakfast, diners have the opportunity to win a variety of gift certificates from local Heights Arts supporters, and purchase a commemorative T-shirt or hand-silkscreened poster from Zygote Press. 

Heights Arts has a long, creative relationship with Coventry Village, a quarter-mile stretch of independent businesses that has enlivened its streetscape with benches, street signs and fences by local artists.

Tommy’s restaurant has hosted a benefit pancake breakfast for Heights Arts since 2001, when owner Tom Fello first offered to help raise funds for the Coventry Arch, located at the intersection of Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard. Tommy's donates all proceeds from the breakfast, plus tips and raffle tickets proceeds, to Heights Arts. 

While waiting for a table, one can browse next door at Mac’s Backs, 1820 Coventry Road. Half of all purchases made at the bookstore will also be donated to Heights Arts. Ron the Flower Clown returns this year to entertain children of all ages with his unique balloon creations.

Take-out pancake breakfast orders are also an option; call 216-321-7757 between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to place a take-out order.

Heights Arts’ New Year's Day event, its biggest fundraiser of the year, provides support for community programming in visual, musical and literary arts. The 15th Annual Tommy’s Pancake Breakfast is sponsored by Big Fun, Mac’s Backs - Books on Coventry, and Tommy’s restaurant. 

For more information, visit or call 216-371-3457. Raffle tickets are also available in advance at the Heights Arts gallery, at 2175 Lee Road.

Mary Ryan

Mary Ryan is on staff at Heights Arts, a nonprofit community arts organization.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 11:11 AM, 12.23.2014