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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.
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.
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.
Join Long Beach Heritage, Saturday, Saturday, July 16, 2016, 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 neighbourhood throughout the United States.
On Friday, July 8, City officials will break ground for the new Civic Center, which will include a new City Hall, Port Headquarters and Main Library, along with a re-activated Lincoln Park and new residential, retail and hotel commercial development.
The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Downtown Fitness Loop on Saturday, July 9, at 10:00 am near the Shoreline Marina office, south of Shoreline Village. Guests will be able to see the first installed piece of fitness equipment as well as plans for the entire loop.
Artist’s rendering courtesy of Promenade Area Residents Association and Landscape Structures. The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Promenade Square Park Tot Lot located at The Promenade North and East First Street, on Saturday, June 4, at 10:00 am.
Join Long Beach Heritage Saturday, May 7, 2016 for their new North Pine Walking tour. As well as celebrating successful re-activation projects such as the Kress Lofts, Walker Lofts (the Famous Department Store buildings), York Temple Lofts, and Molina’s Press-Telegram and Meeker- Baker buildings, this tour will highlight the charm of some of our earliest extant commercial structures along the Pine Avenue corridor between 4th and 8th Streets.
Ready to get your hunt on? Pack up the kiddos and follow the Easter Bunny’s trail this Sunday. He’ll be making his way throughout Long Beach with several appearances planned at local events. Here are four places to look for bunny sightings:
“Beach Streets Downtown” Opens Broadway Corridor for a Day of Walking, Cycling, Skating and Socializing
The community is invited to kick-off the “Beach Streets Downtown” Open Street event on Saturday, March 19, at 10:00 am on Broadway in front of Bixby Park. Then, the Broadway corridor will be opened up for walking, bicycling, skating and socializing, by temporarily closing the street to vehicle traffic from Pine Avenue to Euclid Avenue until 5:00 pm.