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|City of Long Beach Sustainable Events|
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The City of Long Beach would like to highlight and recognize Sustainable Events throughout the City. The Long Beach community is invited to participate in these public events and take individual actions to make this city more sustainable.
|May 2013 Sustainable Events: |
|Solar 101 Community Workshop |
Wednesday May 1st 6:30-7:30pm
Organized by AMECO, the workshop will teach you how to use the sun's power to benefit your home or business. Our team of experts will go over the basics of solar energy in addition to other topics including: how much money you can save with solar, how to finance a solar installation, and how to choose the best solar system and solar installer. Attendees will be given the chance to ask questions at the end of the workshop. There are limited spaces available, so register today to lock in your spot at the Solar 101 Community Workshop! Fill out a registration form here http://solarexpert.com/solar101/ or call (562) 633-4400.
|Free Comic Book Day |
Saturday, May 4th
Los Angeles Costume Swap, which promotes swapping costumes instead of buying cheap ones, is partnering with two non-profits for Star Wars/Free Comic Book Day. Check out their facebook for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449239385162019/
|First Saturday Stewards |
May 4th 10:00am - Noon
"Join us in cleaning the stream, clearing the trails, pulling weeds or painting the benches. Wear a hat and bring water. Call (562)570-1745 for mandatory pre-registration."
Location: El Dorado Nature Center 7550 E. Spring St. 90815
Monthly Wetland Cleanup
Date & Time TBA
"Join the El Dorado Nature Center at Golden Shore Marine Biological Reserve to learn more about our fragile wetland habitats and how to protect them. Bags and gloves will be provided." For more information call Brooke Davis at (562)570-4876
Location: Golden Shore Marine Biological Reserve. 101 Golden Shore Ave.
|Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden: Attractive Annuals |
Saturday May 4th 2:00pm-4:00pm
This class, offered by the El Dorado Nature Center, will discuss attractive annual wildflowers and how to use them. Call to register at (562) 570-1745
|La Gran Limpieza - Great LA River Cleanup |
Saturday May 18th 9:00am - Noon
This month the wetland cleanup will be in collaboration with Friends of the Los Angeles River's event. Golden Shore Marine Biological Reserve will be one of many sites for the annual Great LA River Cleanup. Individuals may register online at http://folar.org/?page_id=1827 and groups may register by calling (323)223-0585.
Ongoing Events in Long Beach:
|Bike Long Beach! |
Every Saturday, all day
"Save money, have fun, and support local businesses. Ride your bike to local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer. Look for the yellow and green bike window decal in local businesses and ask about their discount/promotion."
Location: Long Beach City
|Downtown Beach Cleanup |
Every 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am with LB Clean
"Each time we have great prizes for you to win and The Pike Bar & Grill invites every helping hand to a free lunch! Supplies and refreshments are on us, but in order not to add more trash into the environment we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and plastic bags--such as grocery bags.
Location: Beachfront parking lot at Junipero and Alamitos/Shoreline Dr
|Art Walk Arts Fair |
Every 2nd Saturday, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
"This monthly event provides the neighborhood with a public exhibition space for all art forms. Independent, folk, grass root artists as well as professional artists. Musicians, dancers, theatre and street performers are encouraged to participate. There are spaces for 45 artists' booths, two music locations and also a space for theatrical performers or any other form of artistic expression. Together with a street closure, local art galleries and businesses participate by hosting various art events."
Location: Monthly street closure on Linden Avenue between 1st Street and Broadway in Downtown Long Beach
|30-min Beach Clean Up |
Every 3rd Saturday, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
"Help rid the beach of trash and debris. All ages welcome. Free parking, trash bags, gloves, door prizes, volunteer credit forms and refreshments."
Location: 1 S. Granada Ave 90803
|Alamitos Bay Farmers' Market |
Every Sunday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
"Situated in the parking lot near the bay, this market is a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Grab what you need for the week, then head across the lot to the weekly Art and Craft fair."
Location: East Marina Drive south of East 2nd Street
|World Trade Center Farmers' Market |
Every Tuesday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
"Fresh produce, organic fruits and vegetables, crafts, and live music entertainment."
Location: 1 World Trade Center
|5th District Farmers' Market |
Every Sunday, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
"Over 60 farmers will provide you with all your in-season fresh produce needs."
Location: Corner of Spring Street and Clark Avenue
|Local Harvest Farmer's Market |
In addition to the variety of farm-fresh produce, this market includes some great ready-to-eat vendors which makes it nice for a spontaneous mid-week picnic.
Location: Marine Stadium, Appian Way and Nieto.
|Greener Good Farmers Market |
This North Long Beach farmers market features fresh fruit, vegetables, hot food, and more available for purchase. The market also accepts EBT, credit, debit, and cash as forms of payment.
Location: 609 E. Artesia Boulevard (Corner of Atlantic Avenue & Artesia Boulevard).
|Bixby Knolls Uptown Farmer's Market |
Purchase fresh produce and organic food in the heart of Bixby Knolls, a 50s-era neighborhood with boutique retail, art and restaurants. Don't miss the free produce drawing at 5:00pm!
Location: 46th Street and Atlantic Avenue
|Downtown Farmer's Market |
Fresh Produce, organic and cooked food. Live music and crafts! Two hours of free validated parking in any CityPlace parking structure.
Location: Promenade North & East 4th Street
|East Village Farmers Market |
Every Saturday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
"The East Village Farmer's Market of Downtown Long Beach is a year-round affair that is surrounded by restaurants, shops and cafes."
Location: 1st Street between Elm and Linden Avenue
|Cyclone Coaster Vintage Bicycle Ride |
Every First Sunday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
"The free, Cyclone Coaster ride (slow pace-a celebration of old and unusual bicycles) departs from Portfolio Coffeehouse at 10:00 am to ride along the beach path and surface streets in and around Long Beach. Riding, networking, swapping stories, swapping bicycles and swapping parts. Open to people of all ages with any type of bicycle and at any riding level".
Location: Portfolio Coffeehouse on Junipero and 4th St.
|Friends of the Colorado Salt Marsh Mondays |
Every Monday, 9:00 am
"Join FOCL restoration technicians as we restore the salt marsh at the Lagoon. Email email@example.com for more info.
Location: Colorado Lagoon, Long Beach
|Cal Heights Clean Streets |
Every Thursday, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
"On a rotating schedule, we remove litter, trash, illegal signs and debris on Wardlow from the 405 to Orange Avenue and on Atlantic from the 405 to Carson St."
Location: Wardlow Rd at Atlantic Ave Meet behind EZ Lube. Street parking available around the corner on Lime Ave.
|Free Yoga |
"Join us for a yoga practice under the open sky and trees. There will be a 75 minute hatha yoga practice, suitable for all levels. Please just bring your yoga mat or a towel and a smile. Donations accepted."
Location: Marine Park (Mother's Beach) E. Appian Way & N. Ravenna Dr.
"Join us for blissful yoga in Belmont Shore. Enjoy the sounds of the sea and the warmth of the sun while practicing yoga. No experience necessary and all skill levels welcome. Yoga will include meditation, asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing).
Location: 1st & Bayshore in Belmont Shore
|First Fridays Long Beach |
Every 1st Friday, 6:30 pm
"The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community".
Location: Atlantic Ave. in Bixby Knolls
|Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners Meeting |
Meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 9:00am in the Board Meeting Room on the 4th Floor in the Brennan S. Thomas Administration Building.
|Litter-Free LB |
More than 147 tons of litter and dumped items are collected annually by volunteers participating in clean-up events hosted by the Environmental Services Bureau. Clean-up events happen year-round. A litter-free Long Beach depends on volunteers like you!
|Beach & Wetland Clean-ups |
"Save Our Beach" conducts monthly beach and wetland cleanups in Seal Beach and Long Beach. You can also contact Kim Masoner to arrange your own beach cleanup at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Sierra Club Long Beach |
The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter arranges monthly conditioning beach walks and hikes with opportunities for all ages and levels of experience.
Additional Long Beach Event Calendars:
Aquarium Events, Aquarium of the Pacific Events Calendar
Calendar of Events, El Dorado Nature Center's Calendar
Green Events, Long Beach Green Guide
Local Events Calendar, Long Beach Local
Green LA Events Calendar
If you have additional Sustainable City events, please submit the information to:
Tiffany Chen, Sustainability Assistant at Tiffany.Chen@longbeach.gov
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