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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.
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.
Groundwork Fitness is planning another fashion show to entice Long Beach shoppers to stay in the city. The Black December Fashion Show will keep locals shopping local for another weekend. On December 6, 2014 fashionistas will gather at 236 Pine Avenue, an empty storefront which will soon belong to Localism.
After a frantic Black Friday, customers are encouraged to enjoy the artisans and entrepreneurs that call Downtown Long Beach home for Small Business Saturday. A joint venture of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and the East Village shops, the Downtown Long Beach Small Business Saturday celebration on November 29 will feature a Makers Mart, live music, shop discounts, a photo booth, free bike valet and more.
Yesterday, The Brass Lamp signed a lease to occupy 4,000 sq. ft. of the Mark Schneider building on the Promenade. The Brass Lamp is a book bar and lounge; a fusion of a coffee shop, wine bar, and bookstore. It’s a place where customers can read a book, work on a laptop, or have nice conversations with a friend.
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) are partnering with Bisnow, which provides localized publications and events for the commercial real estate community, to host The Future of Downtown Long Beach on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
Downtown Long Beach restaurants, bars and streets will be filled with music at Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) new music series: Live After 5. A monthly event that will activate entertainment venues as well a non- traditional locations such as parks, vacant storefronts and street corners with live performers on the second Thursday of each month, Live After 5 will celebrate the local arts and music culture.
Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez invites Long Beach residents and the community to a free Day of the Dead event on Pine Avenue on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The celebration will take over two blocks of Pine Avenue between 6th and 8th Street from 2 pm to 10 pm.
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announced the new Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year today, including Executive Committee and non-voting advisory members. “Looking around the room at our first Board of Directors meeting, I was so impressed by the individuals who have committed to dedicate their time to the DLBA,” shared Hilda Sanchez, Board Chair.
On Saturday, October 11 from 5-10 p.m. Downtown Long Beach will roll out the wine barrels, tap kegs of craft beer and fire up some delicious dishes for the 2nd Annual Promenade Beer and Wine Festival, presented by interTrend Communications.
On September 15th, 2014, at 7pm, the Downtown Residential Council (DRC) will hold its September Forum at L’Opera Ristorante, 101 Pine Avenue. The Forum will feature presentations on Homeless in Downtown Long Beach. Speakers from the Health and Human Services Department, Police Department, Downtown Long Beach Associates and Mental Health America will provide information on this important topic.