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Labor Day 2016 in Long Beach

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The farewell to summer and gateway to fall has arrived, with Labor Day coming up this weekend. Los Angeles and Long Beach are loaded with activities that are fun for kids and adults alike, giving us all a chance to salute the long weekend. Music events make up the bulk of what we highlight here, but don’t forget to check local attractions like the Aquarium of the Pacific for extended discounted hours on Sunday, or visit the annual Long Beach Greek Festival for food and culture. If you’re feeling brave, the weather temperatures this weekend will be great (with some occasional clouds), …

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Beach Streets 2016

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Beach Streets Event Celebrates Bike Friendly Long Beach March 19th is the day to grab your bike and head downtown for the second Beach Streets event in Long Beach. A four mile stretch of Downtown, Broadway, and Retro Row will be closed down to accommodate bikers, skaters, and walkers. There will be live music, food, and local art showings. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to a full schedule of bands, there will be a Kids Zone with an obstacle course, bouncy house, and toddler area. The Kids Zone will be located in the parking …

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Last-Minute New Year’s Options

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Still Sorting Out Your New Year’s Plans? Here Are Some Local Options For You If you’re one of those people who doesn’t plan ahead, New Year’s Eve can sometimes sneak up on you.  You might have a tough time scoring reservations at a popular restaurant this late, but there are still lots of options beyond a quiet night at home with Netflix and an icy cold bottle of bubbly. Join the Countdown at the Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A – Skip the endless search for the best and cheapest cover for a NYE event. Grand Park + The Music …

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Local Halloween Tricks and Treats

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Treats by Day and Screams by Night All the local Halloween fun in and around Long Beach for ghouls and goblins of all ages! Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary Every night, ending November 1st 8 pm – 12 am (1 am on Fridays and Saturdays) Queen Mary The already haunted Queen Mary becomes even more scary with the legion of spirits, monsters, and the undead that bring your nightmares to life. Tickets start at $20. Visit their website for more information.   Knott’s Scary Farm Thursdays – Sundays ending October 31st 7 pm – 2 am Knott’s Berry Farm The largest, …

Halloween with your Pets

Howl-o-ween Happenings for You and Your Furry Friends

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Happy Howl-o-ween! Why should us humans get all the fun? As important members of the family, your pets should get to partake in all the festivities! Here are some of the fun Halloween events in the LA/OC area that you and your furry friends can both enjoy!     Walk & Trick-or-Treat for the Animals Oct. 24th, 9 am – noon Huntington Beach Central Park 18000 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach Furry kids and human kids are both welcome at this trick-or-treating event! Explore the haunted dog agility course or trick-or-treat through the “ghost town” of vendors. Not to mention all …

Long Beach October Arts Month

October is Long Beach Arts Month

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It’s Arts Month here in Long Beach! Murals. Photography. Dance. Music. Architecture. We’re celebrating it all. “During October, we celebrate the art that happens every day all over Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement. “Murals, music, arts education, and dance programs are all part of the diverse, vibrant fabric that is woven throughout our City.” Mayor Garcia is right. Those who live in Long Beach know that there is a vibrant art scene thriving within the city (and not just within the East Village Arts District!), however it’s not every day that we get to celebrate all …

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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, …

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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Long Beach Is Bike-Friendly

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Is Long Beach bike friendly? Absolutely! It’s no surprise that Long Beach was named among the 20 best US Cities for Cylists, according to the Alliance for Biking and Walking. The city has more than 30 miles of bike path directly along the coastline and rivers, great bike facilities, and numerous bike friendly events. The Alliance compiled a ranking of bike-friendly cities using data submitted by the 52 largest municipalities in 2014 and hilly San Francisco came in first, with Austin second and Long Beach third. Where to Ride Your Bike Long Beach offers numerous places to ride a bicycle …

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Rose Park Egg-Stravaganza A Hit!

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The Rose Park Egg-Stravaganza was a big hit! Held in the neighborhood’s namesake Rose Park, at 8th and Orizaba, dozens of children and their parents gathered to participate in an egg hunt, a cake walk, and pet live bunnies and chickens. The Rose Park Bakery donated cookies as well as cakes for the cake walk, and the Rose Park Neighborhood Association did a great job organizing the event. The Shannon Jones Team was proud to be a sponsor and host of a kids Coloring Corner. The team commissioned a special Long Beach-themed coloring sheet, complete with the Queen Mary, International …