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In October, the Arts Council for Long Beach launched the Cambodia Town Mural Project, an initiative that will install eight public art murals along Anaheim Street between Long Beach Blvd. and Junipero Ave. This project is in partnership with Cambodia Town Inc., United Cambodian Community (UCC), Homeland Cultural Center (HCC), the offices of councilmembers Daryl Supernaw (4th District), Dee Andrews (6th District) and Midtown Business Improvement District.
The community is invited to attend a series of events designed to further activate Harvey Milk Park and Equality Plaza (Harvey Milk Park) throughout February and March. The series will include coffee gatherings, live music, educational sessions, and a re-creation of a Long Beach Debate Club called Spit ‘n’ Argue.
Join Long Beach Heritage Saturday, January 14, 2017, for the East Village Walking tour. Future tours of the historic district will be given the second Saturday of each month. The East Village is home to several of the earliest “own-your-own” residential high-rises catering to elegant resort living built after World War I and the discovery of oil in the region.
Global Girls Leading Our World (Global G.L.O.W.), a nonprofit dedicated to empowering young girls through mentoring and transformational literacy and art, will begin an after school program for girls, grades 5 through 12 at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, located at 5870 Atlantic Ave.
Holiday shoppers are taking it down to the wire for Christmas gifts this season and Downtown Long Beach retailers have plenty of specials to offer at the more than 34 retail, specialty, entertainment and dining outlets ranging from apparel and electronics to toys and gift cards, among others.
The public is invited to attend a Grand Opening Ceremony for the new Promenade Square Park Tot Lot located at The Promenade and East First Street, on Saturday, December 17, at 10:00 am. “Access to safe, fun places is a basic need in every neighborhood, and this new tot lot will serve the families in Downtown that had to travel a half-mile away to play,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
On Saturday, November 26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, over 20 businesses in Long Beach’s East 4th St. shopping district will host the Belmont Heights Shop Local Holiday Block Party. The event coincides with American Express’s Small Business Saturday®, which encourages Americans to shop at local independent businesses across the country, from neighborhood retail stores to restaurants and service businesses.
Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach is partnering with the Belmont Shore Business Association (BSBA) for iWalk & Shop 4 Kids. iWalk & Shop 4 Kids is a new take on the annual iWalk…4 Kids 5K fundraising event benefiting Miller Children’s.
Home to the impressive Victorian Queen Anne Bembridge House and numerous smaller examples of this style, Willmore City was the first residential development in Long Beach. Started in 1881 from a subdivision of the Rancho Los Cerritos, Willmore City contains Drake Park named for Colonel Charles Rivers Drake developer of the Pike amusement complex and the Knoll Park housing development.
On the heels of the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, North Long Beach’s Renaissance is taking another big leap. On September 26th at 11:00 am, Uptown is celebrating the launch of UpLAB, a new co-working space and studio serving local entrepreneurs, creatives and nonprofits.