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Celebrate the 4th in the 5th!

The sounds of Motown will ring out in East Long Beach the evening of July 4th, when Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske hosts a “Custom Made” music party, at Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center, Clark Avenue and Conant Street, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

“Custom Made” is the name of the band that will perform music from the 60’s through the 80’s, Motown and Top 40. The group has performed all over the world, including Las Vegas, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Disneyland, Germany, and for U.S. troops in Iraq.

Rosie the Riveter Park is three acres, adjacent to the former Douglas Aircraft Plant dedicated to the women who labored in the jobs men left behind during World War 2 and the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

“Bring your own chairs, dinner and non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy the music,” said Councilwoman Schipske. “You can also walk around the park and learn more about the women who did their part to help keep us free.”

The park is adjacent to Veterans Memorial Stadium, where the city’s annual fireworks display will be put on after sunset, so it offers a great viewing spot. 

The fireworks show at Veterans Memorial Stadium on July 4th is a project of the Long Beach Firefighters Memorial Association -- a non profit organization that raises money for local youth and charitable organizations. 

 For only $5 you get to see a spectacular show inside the stadium (not viewable from outside). When it gets dark you get to see the best fireworks in the area.


If you are coming to Rosie the Riveter Park at the corner of Conant Street and Clark Avenue on July 4th , we will be "passing the hat" and sending the money to the LB FF Memorial Association because without their fireworks, it wouldn't be the 4th of July