3rd Annual Restoration Trade Fair & Fundraiser Is ON!
2010-08-26 · By Editor
Flip no more. Home restoration is the new sustainable lifestyle. Now in its third year, the family-friendly 2010 Restoration Trade Fair event—Sunday, September 19, 2010 —will bring together city personnel knowledgeable in the historic preservation permit process, specialty contractors and vendors and experts on historic district lifestyle issues.
For two subsequent years, the RTF has reached approximately 700+ homeowners living in historic districts in and around the Long Beach area, and expectations will no doubt exceed what’s been done in past years.
Event Highlights (with more to come as we get closer to the event):
- Over 50 Specialty Vendors & Exhibitors: On-hand will be a variety of non-profit, city, heritage, historic and community groups providing educational services to add color and character to the day. Plus, top-notch local vendors and artisans offering services and consulting in a variety of areas, including landscaping and nursery resources, interior/exterior design, lighting, flooring, furniture and cabinetry, painting and finishing, house numbers, and much much more!
- Workshops & Speakers: We have a schedule of speakers & hands-on workshops including “How to Buy in an Historic District”, “Discovering Your Home’s History”, “How to Work with an Architect,” and more to be announced soon.
- Architectural Photography Movie & Lecture: Screening at the Art Theatre on 4th Street will be “Visual Acoustics”, a film about mid-century architectural photographer Julius Shulman, directed by Eric Bricker and narrated by Dustin Hoffman. This screening is produced in conjunction with the Long Beach/South Bay Chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA).
- Community Mosaic Project: Participate in an historic mosaic mural at the Luther Burbank School, a project of the Garden of the Mind. Inspired by Luther Burbanks’ Shasta Daisy, the mosaic mural will hang in the school’s reception area. A great family activity!
- Morning Swing Music: Courtesy of the Union Station Band, a 1930’s – 1940’s era swing orchestra!
- Daily Specials Along 4th Street! Shop and dine along the ”Retro Row” corridor—between Junipero & Cherry—Long Beach’s independent shopping & dining district.
The Restoration Trade Fair event is Sunday, September 19, 2010 from 9:30-4pm at Luther Burbank School, 501 Junipero Ave, Long Beach, 90814, (4th & Junipero).
Fundraiser: The event is a fundraiser for the Rose Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA), a 501c non-profit organization. Funds will be used for education and participation in RPNA restoration activities. The event is Free to RPNA members and children under 18; $5 for all others. There is no on-site parking.
Major tradefair supporters: Benjamin Moore Paints, Jeannette Architects, Inc., UPS and historic district realty specialists, Cottages and Bungalows magazine, Swoop’s World Radio and Suja Lowenthal, Vice Mayor of Long Beach.
For more information on this event as well as local restoration resources and specialists, and upcoming news and events go to the Restoration Trade Fair website or find us on Facebook!
About The RPNA
The historic Rose Park neighborhood is located in the City of Long Beach, California and just blocks from the beautiful Pacific Ocean between Cherry Avenue and Redondo Avenue to the west and east, and Fourth Street and Tenth Street to the south and north. The icon of our neighborhood is a small historic park located on Orizaba Avenue at Eighth Street.
The Rose Park Neighborhood Association is a recognized a nonprofit volunteer organization organized to represent the residents of this area and to protect and promote its interests. Our Association is responsible for one of the largest geographical association areas in the city, with more than 22,000 residents and two designated historic districts. www.rpna.org