Friends of Bixby Park to Host Bob Baker Marionettes at Bixby Bandshell

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Friends of Bixby Park is pleased to announce that it will present Bob Baker Marionettes at Bixby Bandshell for its summer installment of Free Children’s Public Theater at 11 a.m. on August 19th and August 26th. Both performances will be sponsored by Anchor Seaport Escrow. Bob Baker Marionettes have traveled the world performing puppetry and entertaining children and adults. The performances are free to the public. Bixby Park is located on the corner of 1st and Junipero Streets in Long Beach-between Broadway Ave. and Ocean Ave. For more information please visit

“We are so grateful to Anchor Seaport Escrow for sponsoring our Free Children’s Theater summer program,” said Friends of Bixby Park President Claudia Schou. “Bob Baker Marionette Theater is known for producing some of the best shows on the West Coast! We are thrilled to be able to offer this show for free to families in our community.”

The public is encouraged to bring a picnic basket and blanket. Friends of Bixby Park has partnered with local restaurants, including Park Pantry, Olives Gourmet Grocer, Café Ambrosia and Paradise Piano Bar & Restaurant, to offer picnic meals for $10 and under. A portion of the funds collected for picnic meals will be donated to Friends of Bixby Park’s Parcel 1 Renovation Project, slated to begin later this year. To order a picnic meal, please call: Park Pantry the Original- 2104 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 562.434.0451; Café Ambrosia- 1923 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA, 562. 432.1098; Paradise Piano Bar & Restaurant- 1800 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 562. 590. 8773; Olives Gourmet Grocer- 3510 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 562.439.7758 or 5000 E 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 562.343.5580.

Bixby Park Preservation’s mission is to preserve the historic integrity of Bixby Park, while providing the necessary restorations and beatification to make the park desirable place for residents and visitors. Bixby Park Preservation is partnered with Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation, a non-profit entity that provides support for local youth and neighborhoods. More information about Friends of Bixby Park can be found at

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