City of Long Beach
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411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, will present Dance Fest from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, at International City Theatre (330 E. Seaside Way). The event will be emceed by Dash Radio Host and iHeartRadio Producer Calipso Aranda and will feature performances from the Homeland Cultural Center artists in residence.
“Dance Fest is a great afternoon of music, dance, poetry and martial arts demonstrations showcasing Long Beach’s rich ethnic diversity,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
The afternoon will feature performances by West African Drummers and Dancers, Ballet Folklorico Paisajes de Mexico, Hmong Association of Long Beach, Ancient Khmer Martial Arts, Aztec Dance Xipe Totec, Homeland Sound Army Crew, Kutturan Chamoru Foundation (Micronesian Arts), AIM 4 the HeArt poetry readings, Happy Senior Line Dance and the Homeland Street Dance Crew.
Both the performance and parking are free, but people are encouraged to reserve their tickets ahead of time by calling (562) 570-1655 or visiting the Homeland Cultural Center at 1321 East Anaheim St.
Dance Fest is sponsored by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, in partnership with Arts Council for Long Beach and Partners of Parks. Homeland Cultural Center, located at MacArthur Park, offers free programs in traditional ethnic and urban contemporary arts throughout the year.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.
About Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, having received the National Parks and Recreation Association Gold Medal Award four times. PRM provides leisure programs and services to residents and visitors, which improve quality of life in Long Beach. PRM maintains 171 parks with 26 community centers, 320 acres of open space, and 6.1 miles of beaches; implements the City's Open Space Plan, provides recreational opportunities to meet diverse community needs, maintains public marinas, and provides for public safety and the humane treatment of animals.