TONIGHT: Movie Screening: LOVE THY NATURE

CONNECTING TO NATURE IS KEY!

Wednesday, February 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Movie Screening at the Aero                                              Bike Valet courtesy of Santa Monica Dept. of Planning & Community Development.

The Film
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty…..
A Panel discussion will follow the screening
More info HERE

 

So Many Events this Week!

Movie Screening: LOVE THY NATURE
CONNECTING TO NATURE IS KEY!

Wednesday, February 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Movie Screening at the Aero                                              Bike Valet courtesy of Santa Monica Dept. of Planning & Community Development.

The Film
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty…..
A Panel discussion will follow the screening
More info HERE

 

 


Handlebar Happy Hour: Ingo’s Tasty Diner

Thursday, February 23 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 pm

This month we return to an all time favorite –
TIME:    5pm -7pm (HH $)
PLACE:  1213 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica.

Event info is HERE
Always fun, alway family friendly.
Socialize, talk bikes, give input ….


Then we put it ALL TOGETHER for a day of Celebrating and Bike Riding on Saturday! Parks Day, Come Play, Ride with the Mayor and SM Spoke Picnic Ride!!

Saturday, February 25th, See event for times and more info HERE

• The official Parks Day, Come Play! starts at 10am with Grand Opening Ceremonies at the new Ishihara Park
• Our ride activities will start at the Dedication Celebrations at Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park) at 11am with the February Ride with the Mayor and our Picnic Ride –
Click for Questions or to RSVP

 

Parks Day, Come Play + SM Spoke Picnic Ride!

Saturday, February 25th

We are putting it ALL TOGETHER for a day of Celebrating and Bike Riding!

The official Parks Day, Come Play! starts at 10am with Grand Opening Ceremonies at the new Ishihara Park located at 2909 Exposition Blvd. in Santa Monica. Ishihara Park was named for George Ishihara, a long-time resident of Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood and a World War II veteran. The park is designed by the prominent landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer + Associates who will be conducting group tours at the new park.

Saturday, February 25th
Festivities begin at 10:00am at Ishihara Park (we’ll here too!)

Bike ride gathers at 11:00am at Gandara Park and will return to Ishihara Park after stops at Los Amigos and Reed Park Re-Opening Celebrations.

Our ride activities will start at the Dedication Celebrations at Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park) at 11am with the February Ride with the Mayor to Los Amigos Park our 1st stop. After picnic snacks and a visit at the Re-Opening Celebration at Los Amigos Park we’ll head over to the Re-Opening Celebration at Reed Park for more exploring. After we hang out there for a bit we’ll head back to the Grand Opening Celebrations Ishihara Park.

Pack your own picnic snacks or join us – we’ll be packing lemonade, fruit, PB&J’s and other yummy stuff to share. We always aim for zero waste events – please bring reusable cups and plates – napkins will be provided.

Please click HERE for questions or to RSVP so we can bring enough for everyone to share!


Check out the route HERE*

*subject to change.


Airport2Park.org will be there to share updates about the new 12 acre Santa Monica Airport Park Expansion and recent news that the City of Santa Monica can now begin planning for the design & construction of a new Great Park to replace SMO when it closes on December 31 2028.

February 25th: Bike Ride with the Mayor & Park Day, Come Play Ride!

 

Santa Monica Spoke Update Meeting postponed – new date announced SOON!


Join us on February 25th for a Bike Ride with the Mayor
and MORE!

To celebrate “Parks Day, Come Play!” we’ll join Mayor Ted Winterer and City Manager Rick Cole on a bike ride beginning at Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park) for a fun, 3 mile ride to Los Amigos Park. You can stop there or continue with us (after a brief visit) as we continue our ride with short visits to view the awesome new features at the remaining parks. We’ll end up back at the celebrations for the new Ishihara Park (near our start point).

January Ride with the Mayor was joined by CalBike Board & Staff


Full info and updates are in the
Calendar Event
!

Mayor’s Ride on Facebook here


We meet at Gandara Park at 11am – plan to roll soon after 11:15.
Grab your own bike and helmet or try the local Breeze Bike Share bikes (station at Gandara Park). Breeze Ambassadors will be there to answer questions.


The ride will be on city streets with and without bike lanes. Children are welcome but should be capable of street riding or in an appropriate child seat or trailer.

Grand Opening Ishihara Park, Dedication Gandara Park, Re-Opening Celebrations at Los Amigos & Reed Park

February Handlebar Happy Hour: Ingo’s Tasty Diner

We are super excited to return to


DA)Y:    Thursday
DATE:   February 23rd
TIME:    5pm -7pm (HH $)
PLACE:  INGO’S TASTY DINER, 1213 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica


They have a pretty exciting Happy Hour for our group of hungry, thirsty bicyclists to enjoy

Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm everyday
Enjoy well drinks, signature cocktails, draft beer, and selected glasses of wine

Menu, cocktails and wine list are available on the website.
This has become one or our local favorites! 

Check out this vintage shot of the diner!

Check out this vintage shot of the diner!

No HH food specials, but here are a few of the favorite things that they suggest are “value driven and go well with happy hour drinks”

Deviled Chino Valley Ranch Eggs, goat cheese, pickled beet, toasted hazelnuts and chives*
Toni’s Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip with crudité of farmers market vegetables*
Kennebec French Fries, hand cut w/ sea salt*
Guacamole, California avocados only w/ fresh red corn chips*
Maggie’s Farm Simple Mix of Lettuce, avocado and vinaigrette*
The Nice Little Caesar Salad, sweet gem romaine, torn rustic croutons, and parmesan*
*Can be Made gluten free, Vegetarian, Or Vegan!! Be still my heart!

EXPO LINE SERVICE ALERT Feb 10th-12th

Expo Line Maintenance This Weekend

Beginning Friday (2/10) at 9:00 PM, through close of service on Sunday (2/12), there will be no train service to the following Metro Expo Line stations, 

  • Palms
  • Westwood/Rancho Park
  • Expo/Sepulveda

— in order for crews to begin one-year warranty repairs and upgrades. This will be the first of two weekends in February that work will be conducted on stretches of the Expo Line.

While this weekend’s work is in effect, local and express Metro Bus shuttles will replace train service between Culver City and Expo/Bundy Station. This means all westbound trains will stop at Culver City and turn back towards downtown Los Angeles. Metro shuttles will be available at Culver City for continued westbound service. Trains from Santa Monica will travel as far as Expo/Bundy Station. From there, customers may board shuttles for continued eastbound service. Shuttle service is free if transferring from the Expo Line.

Click for More Details from LA Metro

Expo Line trains are slated to arrive every 12 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes at night throughout the weekend. Bus shuttles will match Expo Line service levels as best as possible. However, trips are expected to take about 20 minutes longer than usual, so please allow extra time and plan accordingly.

On Friday, Feb. 10, the last complete eastbound trips depart Santa Monica at approximately: 7:42 p.m., 7:56, 8:08, 8:21 and 8:36. The last complete westbound trips depart 7th/Metro at approximately: 7:55 p.m., 8:01, 8:07, 8:13 and 8:19. All times are subject to work related delays.

Finally, Metro is thanking customers for their patience and understanding as they get this weekend’s work completed. These repairs and upgrades will result in safer and more reliable Expo Line service.

For more transit news and real-time service updates, follow us on Twitter at @metrolosangeles or @metrolaalerts.

Movie Screening: LOVE Thy Nature

Movie Screening February 22nd,
CONNECTING TO NATURE IS KEY!

The Film
An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy Nature shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our well being, but also to solving our environmental and climate crises.


The Event
Aero Theater
7pm
* Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seat

Panel Discussion
A Panel discussion will follow the screening moderated by Sheila Laffey, Ph.D., adjunct Professor SMC and award winning producer and director.

Panelists will include:
Sylvie Rokab, Emmy nominated film maker and the writer and director of Love Thy Nature.

FREE Admission for:
Santa Monica Residents, High School and College Students w/valid ID and Sustainable Works Members
Not a Santa Monica resident, High School/College student or Sustainable Works Member? Purchase tickets at Fandango.
Free Bike Valet
Bike Valet courtesy of Santa Monica Dept. of Planning & Community Development.
Zero Waste Event

Enjoy the concessions, but when finished, please discard in a sustainable manner to minimize waste…ideally ZERO!

You can do this by discarding items at the Zero Waste stations we’ll have at the theatre. Sustainable Works staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you sort and place materials into the correct Compostable, Recyclable and Landfill bins at these stations.
Bring a reusable water bottle! Water will be provided by the City of Santa Monica.