Long Beach First Fridays

Grab Your Bike And Try Out The Separated Bike Lanes at First Fridays

first-fridays-bike-lane The community is encouraged to try out a temporary, separated bike lane and share their thoughts for promoting “Bikeability,” as part of the Long Beach Bicycle Master Plan (Bike Plan) update efforts. The interactive demonstration will be featured at First Fridays in Bixby Knolls, on July 1, 2016, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, on Atlantic Avenue between Bixby Road and San Antonio Drive.

Public Invited to the Grand Opening of The New Eighth District Field Office In Expo Arts Center

Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin - Photo from Facebook Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin – Photo from Facebook The field office will be moving from its current location at 5641 Atlantic Ave. to the Expo Arts Center at 4321 Atlantic Ave. Join us for the grand opening of the new field office this Friday evening at ArtOber First Fridays!

Give Old American Flags to the Scouts for a Proper Retirement

Boy Scout Troop 29 will hold their Fifth Annual Flag Collection & Retirement at First Fridays in July. Boy Scout Troop 29 will hold their Fifth Annual Flag Collection & Retirement at First Fridays in July. If you are like many veterans and patriots who wave a flag from your front porch, you likely have a few flags that you’ve replaced throughout the year that you have kept, wondering how to retire them properly.

This Weekends Beach Streets Fun Begins at First Fridays

first-fridays-june Join us for a weekend celebration of all things non-motorized starting with First Fridays Beach Streets Kick-Off on June 5! Ride, walk, skate, or unicycle to Atlantic Avenue for a night of art, music, and community. And don’t forget to come back the following day, June 6, for more pedestrian friendly activities at Beach Streets!

April First Fridays Brings Long Beach County Fair Back to Bixby Knolls

first-fridays-april15 It’s that time of year again! First Fridays and Long Beach Fresh are working together to bring you the “2nd Annual Long Beach County Fair” on April 3! All of our seeders, feeders, eaters, and creators will be on site to provide the community with all the best Long Beach has to offer.

March First Fridays Spotlights Women’s History Month

first-fridays-lg A wise woman once said, “Well behaved women seldom make history.”  On March 6, First Fridays is honoring that spirit with our special Women’s History Month event. Help us celebrate those special ladies who have helped shape our lives through music, art, and culture.

For The Child to Host Children’s Book Drive at First Fridays

for-the-child For The Child is thrilled to accept new children’s book donations at Bixby Knolls First Fridays event Today, June 6 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. near the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association offices (4313 Atlantic Ave.).

First Friday’s Honors Urban Agriculture in April

lb country fair This First Friday, you are invited to meet Long Beach farmers and eat the fresh food they grow in expert preparations by Bixby Knolls restaurants. From edible flowers to habanero honey: the chefs at Bixby restaurants will be highlighting Long Beach grown fruits and vegetables in special dishes for the evening.

First Fridays Celebrates 7th Anniversary with “Day of the Dead”

first-fridays-lg First Fridays celebrates its 7th Anniversary with “Day of the Dead” in Bixby Knolls. Businesses will participate in an altar contest and will host themed face painting, music, sugar skull coloring, and tasty treats in honor of the holiday.

First Fridays Celebrates Art-Ober Tonight in Bixby Knolls

first-fridays Every month we celebrate the arts, but in October First Fridays is going BIG! Art-Ober honors those creative souls painting, sculpting, and strumming to their own beat. Enjoy: Live art and interactive art activities, local band MOVE will perform Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety in front of the BKBIA office; pop-up art galleries; photo ops; indie rock; politicos; break dancers; goats and chickens; chalk zones; live sculptures; the Knolls Ranger’s 132nd birthday party at Oh Very Young; free books; gift items; antiques; the Big Red Bus; and plenty of the unexpected.

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