4th Street Retro Row, Long Beach, CA

A Trip Back in Time on Retro Row

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4th Street in Long Beach, aka “Retro Row” is a one-of-a-kind place. It’s like taking a trip back in time, just by walking down the street. This small stretch of 4th Street, in between Junipero Ave. and Cherry Ave. in the midst of several Long Beach Historic Districts, is bursting with personality. The spirit, vibrancy, and character of this corridor is unlike any other place in the city. Dubbed “Retro Row” by locals and tourists alike, this street features dozens of vintage shops and boutiques. Here, you can find some of the best antique furniture and clothing stores in the city, …

Festivals in Long Beach and surrounding areas

September Festivals & Fun

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Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean the fun is done. There are lots of local events and festivals coming up in September! ART DECO FESTIVAL ON THE QUEEN MARY – Friday, Sept. 4th – Monday, Sept. 7th Cruise back in time to the Gold Age for a weekend of drink, dance and opulence. The Queen Mary boasts some of the grandest and intricate interior designs on an ocean liner, influenced by the Art Deco movement of the 1920s and 30s. The weekend includes a look at the elaborate murals, paintings, sculptures and carvings onboard plus vintage inspired fun. Pack …

Long Beach Junior Lifeguards

Long Beach Junior Lifeguards

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Summer Fun Long Beach Junior Lifeguards, LBJGs, kicked off summer 2015 with a splash! The Long Beach Fire Department Lifeguards – Marine Safety Division welcomed more than 500 youths to the program’s 46th summer. This is not day care or even day camp. It is a special group of youths 9 to 17 years old that are ready to spend six weeks of summer dedicated to learning the ways of a lifeguard. Long Beach Junior Lifeguards Program Every day Marine Officer Jeff Gillot oversees ten instructors as they help prepare future generations of lifeguards. Before the program even starts, there …

4th of July in Long Beach

4th of July in Long Beach

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Let’s Celebrate! Independence Day. America’s Birthday. 4th of July. Whatever you call it, the biggest national holiday of the summer is right around the corner! While you could settle for the same old BBQ in the backyard, there are many different fun and exciting ways to celebrate 4th of July in Long Beach and surrounding areas.  No matter what your celebration style is, there is something for everyone. July 3rd – Big Bang on the Bay: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Don’t want to stick to just one day to celebrate America’s Independence? Come to Boathouse on the Bay for an early celebration! This …

The Shannon Jones Team movie night

The Shannon Jones Team Movie Night

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  The Shannon Jones Team Movie Night at the Art Theatre of Long Beach was a huge success. More than 150 people attended a fun filled night. There were friends, neighbors, popcorn, and a fantastic movie at the lovingly restored 1924 Art Theater, which is a perfect state of the art venue to host a community event.       The night was about The Shannon Jones Team bringing the Long Beach community together and saying, “Thank You!” She has been the local real estate expert in the greater Long Beach Area for more than 20 years helping people successfully …

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Long Beach Farmer’s Market

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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner… All at the Farmer’s Market Start your week off with breakfast at an open-air European style market. Sundays’ Farmers Market in Long Beach is known as the South East Market. It is located in the parking lot of the Alamitos Bay Marina. Walk down any aisle and you can smell the ocean and see beautiful boats docked at the marina. Be sure to arrive hungry because you be able to buy the freshest and most amazing produce, and eat a freshly prepared breakfast. Enjoy a steaming cup of “pour over coffee,” and a perfectly soft poached …

Long Beach summer fun

Long Beach Summer Fun

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Long Beach Summer Fun Guide Hot summer nights are here and luckily, there’s lots of free fun to be had in Long Beach this summer! Here are a few things to check out and put on your calendar. Summer Beach Party Kickoff – June 22nd through June 28th. 7 Day Celebration of Long Beach’s new bike and pedestrian trail along the beach. For more details, click here.  Moonlight Movies on the Beach Alfredo’s Beach Clubs hosts movies from June 22nd through August 27th. Movies and parking are free and refreshments are available for purchase. The movies begin at dusk (approximately 8 …

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Annual Harbour Surfboard Swap

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Harbour Surfboard Swap Annual Harbour Surf Board Swap was a huge success on Saturday May 9th. Locals gathered to buy, sell, or even trade surf boards, Hawaiian shirts, fins, wet suits, and much more. The best part was that everything was priced under $500.           If you missed it this year, do not worry. Follow Harbour on Facebook. Stay up to date on all special events at the store located at 329 Main Street Seal Beach, Ca. A friendly beach city next door to Long Beach. Homes for Sale in Seal Beach    


Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Turf Replacement Program

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Now that Earth Day has come and gone, it’s time to put those environmental values into practice! If you own a home in Long Beach and are looking to go green, save some green, or BOTH, check out the City of Long Beach’s Lawn-to-Garden program! You could receive a rebate of up to $3,000 just for turning your water-guzzling lawn into a beautiful variety of semi-arid plants and flowers!