Leadership Long Beach Hosts IDEA FEST LONG BEACH
2015-05-26 · By Editor
On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Leadership Long Beach will present the second annual IDEA FEST LONG BEACH (IF LB). The festival is a free all-ages event with a focus on education and arts. IF LB will be held at Orizaba Park (1435 Orizaba Avenue) and surrounding businesses from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Inspiring interactive classes and community discussions will take place at the Orizaba Park Community Center, Alex’s Bar, Gladys Urban Farm and Artist Co-Op. Event-goers can participate in classes ranging from popular arts to social justice, and science to local culture. Some classes will be conducted in Spanish, which are noted in the schedule. There will also be performances on the IF LB stage, entertainment and other activities around the arts throughout the festival for everyone to enjoy.
“One of the most unique things about IDEA FEST LONG BEACH is that it is designed to create meaningful dialogue among community members,” said Sean Devereaux, who is an IF LB organizer and the Manager of Volunteer Services at the Aquarium of the Pacific. “The Aquarium will be bringing its Aquarium on Wheels to IF LB, because it wants to be a part of the conversation, especially for the kids who will lead us all into the future.”
Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell will kick off the event with a welcome to the community and introduction of the 2015 Leadership Long Beach (LLB) service projects. IF LB class themes are Arts & Culture, Wellness, Business, Service and Visioning. Participation in classes is free, but event organizers are encouraging the community to reserve a seat ahead of time. Seat tickets and a full list of festival offerings can obtained by visiting the IDEA FEST LONG BEACH website at www.ideafestlb.org. A printed event schedule, map, featured classes and speakers can also be found in a special 16-page pullout within the newly relaunched Palacio Magazine. Pick one up ahead of time from businesses throughout Long Beach or learn more at www.palaciomagazine.com.
IF LB sponsors include the Port of Long Beach, The California Endowment, Zaferia District and Redemption Church. The event was also made possible in part thanks to a Knight Foundation grant through the Long Beach Community Foundation.
About Leadership Long Beach:
Leadership Long Beach was founded in 1989 by some of our community’s most influential and visionary stakeholders. These founders envisioned the formation of a civic improvement program that would serve the community by educating and motivating leaders on issues important to the future and sustainability of our city. The leaders produced by the Leadership Long Beach program have shared experiences, associations and values that enable them to set imaginative, yet realistic goals, and achieve them through coordinated and effective strategies. Leadership Long Beach has three principled leadership programs – the Institute, Youth Leadership Long Beach and Executive Quick