Things to Do This Week in Long Beach 4/22/19

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Earth Day is here! It is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

How are you celebrating Earth day?

Here are some ideas:

  • Plant Something
  • Ride your bike
  • Buy reusable bags
  • Use a refillable water bottle
  • Buy produce from a local farmers market
  • Thrift
  • Spend time outside!

Last but not least; LBLN brings you this week Events for you and your family.

2019 Earth Day 5K & 10K Long Beach

April 22

Long Beach, Shoreline Aquatic Park

It is a VIRTUAL RACE! Celebrating the third annual Earth Day 5K & 10K and participants will get a beautiful earth medal. Plus, at least 15% of every registration to Wild Earth Allies.Their mission is to protect vital areas of our natural world for the benefit of wildlife, habitats, and people by inspiring collaborative action. You choose to complete a 5K or 10K.  You complete your race on your own and submit your time to us.  Then we ship your medal directly to you. When: Complete your race any time in April 2019.  Even better if you complete it April 22nd!*Medals will begin shipping out at the end of March 2019.  After that they will ship within 2 to 5 days of signing up. You choose the course and you time yourself .  To celebrate our beautiful earth! COST:  $20, which includes your medal, official bib and shipping.  Plus, at least 15% of every entry will be donated to Wild Earth Allies. WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Run on your own, or with friends! And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon and more!

More info here

Square Earth Day Cleanup: Long Beach

April 22, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Belmont Pier 25 39th Pl Long Beach, CA 90803

To celebrate Earth Day, Square Organics will be hosting nationwide cleanups! Meeting will be held at Belmont Pier at 5pm on Monday, April 22nd.No need to bring anything but your beautiful self! There will be biodegradable bags, gloves, yummy snacks. Please REGISTER for this free event. 1 RSVP includes: a branded tote, Square earth day pins, a hoodie, & Square snacks! More info on Square Organics: it is a mission to empower women through community and organic, functional, real food products that are ethical, responsibly sourced, and contribute to health, wellness and self-actualization. Square Organics gives 1% of net sales to the not-for-profit organization Not for Sale, which prevents and fights human trafficking and slavery, which disproportionately affect women. 

More info here

Musical Exploration

Location: Cal Heights Music, 1240 E. Wardlow Rd. Long Beach, CA 90807

Start Time: Apr 22 at 4:00PM- 4:45PM

Age: 4-6

Price: 20$

This program is for young students who are ready to learn about music but are not quite ready to choose one instrument to study. In our Musical Exploration program we will introduce children to different instruments, musical genres, musical cultures, and the basics of the musical alphabet. Children will learn how to count in time, learn about tempos and rhythm, and get hands on experience. This is a great precursor class to our One on One Lessons and Group and Bands classes.

Class is 45 min and Adult participation is not required but is optional. Adult must remain onsite for duration of the class. This is not a “drop off” class.

More info here

Free Thursday Afternoon at LBMA 

Location: Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803

Start Time: Apr 25 at 3:00PM- 8:00PM

The Museum’s permanent collection is diverse with more than 3,200 works encompassing 300 years of American and European art in all media. Highlights from the collection include furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, ceramics by Beatrice Wood, and sculptures by Claire Falkenstein, George Rickneyand Peter Voulokos; Early 20th Century European Modernist paintings by Vasily Kandinsky, Alexej Jawlensky and others from the Milton Wichner Collection; and contemporary artists such as James Jean, Sherrie Wolf, and Sandow Birk whose paintings have recently been added to the collection.

More info here

Cuentos y Cantos Bilingual Storytime

Location: Bay Shore Neighborhood Library, 195 Bay Shore Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803

Start Time: Apr 26 at 11:00AM- 12:00PM

Cuentos y Cantos, a bilingual Spanish Story time is for Families with children ages 2-5 are invited to explore books, songs, finger play, and more.

More info here

Earth Day Pine Street 

Join Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez and the EDoP Committee in the inaugural Earth Day on Pine Festival on Saturday April 27, 2019 from 2 pm to 8 pm on Pine Ave. between 4th and 5th Streets!
There will be food specials from our eateries on the block, resources and music! Come celebrate Mother Earth and educate or get educated on what you can do to lower your carbon footprint! 
MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW. CHECK BACK FOR BANDS!

State of the Environment Conference

April 26th

9am-4pm

Join CSULB’s Student Sustainability Coalition (SSC) for the second annual State of the Environment Conference. This FREE, day-long event invites CSULB staff, students, faculty, environmental leaders, policymakers, scientists, and businesses to engage in discussion about our current state of the environment and our role in the future of sustainability.

Brought to you by the Student Sustainability Coalition

FREE breakfast, snacks and lunch will be provided to all participants. This is a free Earth Week event and all are welcome.

Learn more at csulb.edu/sustainability

Cambodia Festival 2019

April 27th

The Cambodian Coordinating Council (Cam-CC) will be hosting its annual Cambodian New Year Celebration (CNYC) on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9 AM to 5 PM at El Dorado Park, Area III, Long Beach, California.

The Cambodian New Year is one of the most important festivities celebrated by Cambodians in Cambodia as well as by the Cambodian diaspora all over the world. This year, we are ushering in the “Year of the Pig” according to the Cambodian zodiac, which features a 12-year cycle with each represented by a specific animal.

Cam-CC, an umbrella organization, represented by all the major community organizations in Long Beach, is proud to host these festivities in partnership with the City of Long Beach to showcase our rich Cambodian cultural heritage to the Long Beach community at large. It will also be an occasion for our younger Cambodian American generations to experience the Cambodian Traditional New Year Celebration. There will be traditional games, traditional and modern dances, singing and dancing with live bands, Buddhist ceremony, and much more. There will be booths for non-profit service-organizations, commercial vendors as well as Cambodian authentic ethnic foods.

As a private event, although all community members are welcome, entrance to the area is restricted to the ticket holders ONLY. Ticket can be purchased in advance at several Cambodian restaurants/stores at $27 per vehicle (park entrance fee included), or $30 per vehicle on the day of the event.

Tickets on sale at the following location:

Keo Neighborhood Market
1224 E South St, Long Beach, CA 90805

Riverside Market
1842 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90813

Phnom Penh Noodle Shack
1644 Cherry Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813

Sophy’s
3240 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90804

United Cambodian Community
2201 E Anaheim St #200, Long Beach, CA 90804

KH Market
915 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90813

Beach Streets Wrigley

April 27th

10am-4pm

Get ready to bust out your bikes, boards, and roller skates and strap on your shoes, because Beach Streets is back and it’s better than ever! Come be part of the biggest people-powered party in Long Beach. For one day only, we’re taking over Pacific Ave. and Willow St. and giving the community an opportunity to eat, laugh, dance, ride, play, skip, pop wheelies, shop, and socialize in the streets of our great city. Oh, and did we mention it’s FREE! Stay tuned for updates and visit BeachStreets.com for more information.

Send LBLN your events coming up, email info to: longbeachlocalnews@gmail.com

By Karina Manzo

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