Councilmember Austin Invites Community to July’s Second Sunday
2014-07-08 · By Editor
Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin invites the community to join him for July’s Second Sunday event in Virginia Village.
Second Sundays will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 on Long Beach Boulevard between 53rd and 56th Streets, a business corridor in North Long Beach.
This month’s event features the Aquarium on Wheels from the Aquarium of the Pacific, as well as a mobile video gaming lounge and the Safe Moves Bike Rodeo for children. There will also be art and music up and down the street. As always, the event is open to the public and free of charge.
Second Sundays in the Village, kicked off last June, is a free community event organized in partnership between Councilmember Al Austin and the Virginia Village Business Association. The event serves to highlight the revitalized Long Beach Boulevard corridor in North Long Beach while fostering a stronger partnership between the neighborhoods and the local businesses.
“Community interest in Virginia Village and its Second Sundays event is growing,” Councilmember Al Austin said. “It is a great way to activate the businesses and residents in yet another part of the Eighth District.”
Virginia Village derives its name from the history of this area, which was known as Virginia City before it was annexed by the City of Long Beach in 1924.
Over the last several years, the City of Long Beach, and its former Redevelopment Agency, invested more than $5 million in streetscape improvements along the Long Beach Boulevard corridor between Del Amo Boulevard and 56th Street.
July’s event is co-sponsored by Councilmember Austin, Long Beach Airport, the Aquarium of the Pacific, Cultural Alliance Long Beach and the Virginia Village Business Association.