Fourth of July Celebrations in Long Beach

Personal fireworks are illegal in Long Beach, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo a fantastic Independence Day display. There a several locations where  fireworks can be seen in Long Beach.

Broadway in the Park: Musical Theatre West sets a date for its premiere gala event

Mark your calendars to save the date for Musical Theatre West’s annual fundraiser Broadway in the Park on Saturday, August 8, 2009 in the Park Estates area of Long Beach. MTW hopes to raise $125,000 to benefit programs including the Youth Education and Outreach Program, which reaches over 17,000 young people each year, introducing them to the magic and excitement of live theater through special daytime performances and visits to the classroom.

Phase Three Connected Corridor launches with community meeting at Burnett Library

Are you someone who is contributing to the neighborhood? The type of person who likes to share the “connectivity news” with others. Then you need to attend the Meet and Greet for the official launch of the Connected Corridor’s Phase Three!

Senate embraces Bonnie Lowenthal’s foster youth bill

The bipartisan support for Bonnie Lowenthal’s foster youth food stamp bill spread to the state Senate Tuesday, as a key committee overwhelmingly approved the measure, increasing the chances it will be on the governor’s desk before the summer ends.

Learn more about the East Village ArtExchange

Tuesday, June 30 Councilmember Suja Lowenthal, the ArtExchange Board of Directors and the Redevelopment Agency will lead a community meeting to learn more about the ArtExchange project in the East Village. The ArtExchange is a collaborative art facility proposed for the southeast corner of 3rd Street and Long Beach Boulevard on the former Acres of Books site.

Long Beach Municipal Band tunes up for summer concert series

This summer Long Beach’s favorite outdoor party — concerts with the world famous Long Beach Municipal Band— kick off in local parks on June 30. The Long Beach Municipal Band centennial season of free outdoor concerts shares “Ragtime to our time, celebrating 100 years of music!” The annual outdoor summer concert season returns to Long Beach parks starting June 30 for 28 free performances.

Army Corps of Engineers to study reconfiguration for Long Beach Breakwater

For several years now, Long Beach residents and government officials have struggled with the issues relating to the breakwater. Congresswoman Laura Richardson announced Friday that she has secured $100,000 in federal funding to authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the Federal interest in a reconfiguration of the Long Beach Breakwater off the coast of Long Beach to improve water quality, promote navigation, preserve coastal zones, and protect property.

Explore America’s “shining sea” at the Aquarium on Fourth of July

Enjoy this Fourth of July with a BBQ feast, fireworks, and fish at the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach. Families will be able to witness the ambiance of the Aquarium at night, the new Shark Summer experience, and get a fish-eye view of fireworks.

Neighborhood Resource Center hosts another ‘Meet the Funders’ workshop

Some Long Beach businesses offer great ways for community organizations to raise money. The Neighborhood Resource Center will host another “Meet the Funders” workshop on Monday, June 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 pm at 425 Atlantic Avenue.

Argh! Pirate Invasion takes over Belmont Pier today

The Long Beach Pier Daze Pirate Invasion, Faire and Festival will take place at the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. The free event is open each day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Highlights include a living history Pirate encampment on the beach, live pirate show with real pirate ships “attacking” the pier, arts and crafts booth and a Kids Zone that includes a treasure hunt and pirate costume contest. 

Rent coming to MTW in Long Beach; reserve tickets early!

Musical Theatre West is proud to announce that tickets for their production of the Jonathan Larson Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-Winning smash Rent are available now. Rent will run December 11-20, 2009 at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center located at 6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815. 

Restoration Trade Fair features local vendors for historical DIY

This Sunday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Rose Park Restoration Trade Fair will be the one-stop event to help homeowners in Historic Districts restore and refurbish their homes. This year’s theme is “Do it Yourself/Do it With Help”, which means: workshops, workshops, workshops!

California Pools of Hope unveils new name at Circle of Friends celebration Saturday

California Pools of Hope, Inc. one of Long Beach’s most beloved nonprofit organizations, has changed its name to California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc.. The new name will be unveiled on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the Circle of Friends Aqua Celebration from 10:00 a.m.

Chiropractic Neurology Center

EverythingLongBeach recently spoke with Dr. Karin Kim of Chiropractic Neurology Center, via email. They talked about inspirations, challenges and what’s it’s like being a chiropractor in Bixby Knolls. How long have you been in business?

“Love Among The Stars” brings prom to 4th Street

The Art Theatre of Long Beach and Lil Devils Boutique are teaming up to host “Love Among The Stars: Prom 1976” on Saturday, June 27th starting at 9pm following the ‘Last Saturdays On 4th’ monthly soiree. “Love Among The Stars: Prom 1976” is 4th Street’s own version of a Seventies Prom to get you in the mood for the ultimate Prom nightmare as depicted in Stephen King’s classic movie, “Carrie”.

Assembly Safety Committee OKs plan to protect seniors

The Assembly Public Safety Committee today approved a plan by Sen. Jenny Oropeza to enhance penalties against those who repeatedly abuse the elderly. Senate Bill 18, approved on a bipartisan vote, would increase fines on those who abuse dependent adults and senior citizens 65 and older.

LBMA After Dark opens two exhibitions

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents LBMA After Dark approximately three times a year. Each a unique, lively nighttime art happening, complete with world-class artwork, music, live entertainment, and an appetizer and cocktail menu specially crafted to complement the featured exhibition.

Discuss the “Road to Health Care Reform” at town hall meeting

St. Mary Medical Center will host “The Road to Health Care Reform” Town Hall meeting on Friday, July 3rd at 9 a.m. on its campus at 1050 Linden Avenue in the Parr Health Enhancement Center. Panelists include Congresswoman Laura Richardson; Dr.

Sharrows lead the way for bike path on Second Street

The City of Long Beach’s efforts to be the most bicycle-friendly city in the nation move forward on Saturday with the unveiling of “sharrows” — existing street lanes that are now clearly marked as shared lanes for both vehicles and bikes in Belmont Shore.

Interest-free loans help small business owners get out of debt

Many area small businesses may be eligible for interest-free loans under a new program created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The “America’s Recovery Capital” (ARC) program, which went into effect on June 15, 2009, allows small firms to take out loans of $35,000 to pay down existing business debts.

City issues RFP for Social Service Grant Program

The City of Long Beach Department of Community Development has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to solicit participants for the Social Service Grant (SSG) Program.  Qualified respondents must be nonprofit agencies with at least 2 years experience in providing social services in Long Beach.  

Michelle Mangione headlines Sunday Night Live Comedy

Sunday Night Live Comedy hosted by comedianne Lynda Montgomery will feature the music of Michelle Mangione. Sunday June 28th 7:00 pm at The Long Beach Playhouse 5021 East Anaheim Street Long Beach 90804. Proceeds benefit Friends of Long Beach Animals ( to build a play yard for 4000+ animals.

Last Saturdays goes to back to the prom with ’70s style

Merchants on 4th Street (from Junipero to Cherry avenues) host a free evening of art and entertainment. All events start at 6 p.m. and are all-ages unless otherwise indicated. Last Saturdays highlights include: Elan Collection (408 Saint Louis Ave.

Share a favorite book with the League of Women Voters

The Long Beach Area League of Women Voters invites members and the public to an informal book discussion at the Los Altos Library (5614 E. Britton Dr., LB 90815) on Saturday, June 27, from 10 am to noon. Anyone interested can come just to listen or bring a favorite book and say a few words about it.

Next Page »

  • get long beach news by email