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Downtown Long Beach is one of Southern California’s most unique waterfront urban destinations to live, work, and play. Board one of the many brightly colored, free Passport buses that travel throughout all five districts. Whether you’re relaxing at the Waterfront, joining the bustle of the West Gateway, experiencing the historic charm of North Pine or the creativity of the East Village Arts District or just enjoying the excitement of Pine Avenue.

Second Saturdays: Room + Border Explore Scale in Abstract Paintings

Rebecca Giesking will exhibit at ArtX in June as part of Large Scalle // Small Scale at Room + Border.

Rebecca Giesking will exhibit at ArtX in June as part of Large Scalle // Small Scale at Room + Border. ArtExchange (ArtX) will host national artists, art sales and featured exhibitions for “artXwalk” happening June 13, 2015.

Could an Activated Corner Be the Catalyst for Revitalization on Pine?


Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Councilmember Lena Gonzalez see great potential in a critical but almost forgotten corner in Downtown Long Beach. Both representatives in the Downtown wish to see the southeast portion of Pine Avenue and Ocean Boulevard come alive with pop-up retail, tourist wayfinding, historical, art or other type of activity similar to what is being done in New York, San Francisco and San Diego.

Public Invited to 2015 Harvey Milk Induction Ceremony of Local LGBTQ Leaders

Photo from Harvey Milk Promenade Park - Equality Plaza Committee Facebook Page

Photo from Harvey Milk Promenade Park – Equality Plaza Committee Facebook Page The Harvey Milk Promenade Park (HMPP) Committee and Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez invite the public to celebrate the inductions of this year’s 2015 Harvey Milk honorees on Wednesday, May 13th at 12:00 noon. 

Installation of Smart Parking Meters Begin in Long Beach


Parking meters got smarter Monday in Long Beach, with the start of installation of more than 1,600 smart meters. The City Council in December 2014 approved the replacement with new, smart meters that accept credit/debit cards in addition to coins.

BO-Beau Kitchen Voted One of OpenTables Hottest Restaurants by Diners

Photo by Andrew Jorgensen.

Photo by Andrew Jorgensen. After another long winter, OpenTable today unveiled the 2015 Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America. This year, BO-beau’s Kitchen, the rooftop restaurant serving Cal-French classic in downtown Long Beach joins the list.

Join Long Beach Heritage on a Downtown Walking Tour March 21


Join Long Beach Heritage, Saturday, March 21, 2015 for a Walking Tour of Downtown Long Beach. Long Beach was recently voted the best walkable, large city in Southern California by Walk Score, a company that rates neighborhoods throughout the United States.

Forum Engages Downtown Residents to Discuss Concerns, Ideas for Civic Center Project


The Downtown Residential Council will hold a special community forum at 7pm on Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Scottish Rite Event Center, 855 Elm Avenue, Long Beach, 90813. The forum will be a conversation with Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners (PECP) about the new Civic Center in downtown Long Beach. 

East Village Association Accepting Nominations For Board of Directors


Downtown Long Beach’s East Village Association (EVA) is now accepting nominations for its Board of Directors. The nomination period is open from February 26 through March 26, 2015. All Board of Directors positions are up for election.

LB Coalition for the Homeless Updates Community on Civic Center Outreach

Long Beach coalition for the Homeless

The Long Beach Area Coalition for the Homeless will have their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 8:30am at Goodwill Industries, 800 West Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806. Parking is on the street or around the block.

Fitz And The Tantrums to Headline Downtown Long Beach New Year’s Eve Festivities


Fitz And The Tantrums, the chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo, are headlining one of the West Coast’s largest New Year’s Eve street celebrations in Downtown Long Beach.  Three city blocks will be closed for this exciting street party, which is produced and sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), and will feature three stages and twelve outdoor bars.

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