Long Beach News and Events
Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin – Photo from Facebook
Councilmember Al Austin II and the Eighth District Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) invite local seniors to the kick-off for a new program of activities geared toward adults 55 and older at the Expo Arts Center.
Long Beach Branch NAACP will turn 75 years old. The Branch was founded in 1940 by Ernest McBride, Sr., Lillie Grigsby, Zelma Lipscomb and other community activists. Immediately after the branch was chartered, they launched efforts to remove barriers of racial discrimination in housing, education, and employment.
October is Arts Month in Long Beach, and the community is invited to attend a forum on public art on Sunday, October 11, 3:00 to 5:00 pm, at Stearns Champions Park Community Center, 4520 East 23rd Street.
Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Arts Council of Long Beach announced the winners of the third annual Port of Long Beach PHOTOGALLERY competition. This unique program, on exhibit at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) showcases work by nearly 80 professional and amateur photographers who captured images at the second-busiest port in the nation.
Councilman Dee Andrews brought forth an agenda item at the Tuesday, October 6th, City Council meeting, requesting the Long Beach City Council to consider opening an Office on Aging and City Council voted unanimously in favor of the item.
The Long Beach Camerata Singers will debut their season on Sunday, October 25, in the Long Beach City College Auditorium with “Joy, Fantasy, and Remembrance: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.” The evening’s program promises to capture the fascination of audiences from all walks, with repertoire ranging from the classic pillar, Beethoven’s “Chorale Fantasy,” to the world premiere commission, “We Are Joy,” by Jenni Brandon.
City Place Long Beach officials, in partnership with the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), today announced their invitation to the community in the renaming of the shopping center. Members of the community can partake in the process at www.facebook.com/cityplacelongbeach now through January 4, 2016.
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is holding Community Health Needs Assessment forums this month to hear from residents about health issues affecting them, and the City.
ArtExchange (ArtX) will host its monthly “artXwalk” on October 10th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at 356 East Third Street, Long Beach, CA 90802. The event will feature an outdoor film screening, exhibitions, open studio tours, free art activities and refreshments in the storefronts along Third Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Elm Avenue.
Multi-Tony award-winning director, dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones will perform the Southern California premiere of “Story/Time” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, part of California State University, Long Beach.