Category Archives: Kids

Wilshire Safety Study Community Meeting: June 8th

Community Engagement Public Meeting 1

The City of Santa Monica is conducting a roadway safety analysis for Wilshire Boulevard between Ocean Ave. and Centinela Ave. We want your help to identify safety issues and concerns!

Please join us and attend this first community workshop on June 8th at Reed Park Auditorium (1133 7th Street, Santa Monica). The meeting is open house format, so drop-in anytime.

In 2019 there will be a series of community engagement opportunities and outreach to help inform this project. Want to get involved? Please sign-up for project information at the weblink (below). Stay tuned for the second of these two larger community meetings this fall – 2019.

For those who can’t make it, there will be opportunities to provide comments online, or you can e-mail directly at safe.wilshire@smgov.net.

This effort is part of the citywide safety initiative called Take the Friendly Road.

See our event page HERE

Provide transportation safety input via the Take the Friendly Road interactive map.
Live or work in the neighborhood and want to participate in the community listening workshops?
– Click here to sign up for City updates
– Contact the project team at Safe.Wilshire@smgov.net

19th Annual LA River Ride is June 9th!

Register NOW for the LA River Ride

Be sure to register early for the 19th Annual LA River Ride – just around the corner! Ticket prices will increase on June 9, so be sure to register now and pre-order your jersey for the best rates! 

We’re excited to once again be supported by The Wonderful CompanyPocrass & De Los Reyes, LLP, the Riordan FoundationFirst 5 LA, and more. 

You won’t want to miss all of the extras this year – the photo-booth from REI, on-course support from VeloFix, and even a BUS from LA Metro so you can finally try out those bike racks and elevate your LA commute. PLUS a fully-loaded raffle with bikes from REIPure CyclesTernRaleigh, and DTLA Bikes!

Register for the 19th Annual River Ride

19th Annual Summer Soulstice Festival is June 23rd!

19th Annual Main Street Santa Monica Summer SOULstice Festival  – Let the countdown begin!

Bringing SOUL to the street for Santa Monica’s only mile-long music festival on Sunday, June 23! Entertainment and fun for the entire family!

Presented by the Main Street Business Improvement Association, the 19th Annual Summer Soulstice Festival will feature 6 stages and showcase Main Street businesses along with over 100 local vendors, activation sites for all ages including rock star pet party and kid’s stage, 7 satellite bars and car-free streets spanning one mile long!
Benefiting Heal the Bay and Santa Monica Spoke!

For all the latest info stay update:
FACEBOOK: HERE
EVENTBRITE: HERE
WEBSITE: HERE

Kidical Mass: Earth Day Garden Ride

April 20th, starting at Memorial Park!
KIDICAL MASS The Lorax Earth Day Bike Ride Tour to Park Drive Community Garden with FUN hands-on KIDS Workshops

Free: Please RSVP HERE

DATE:    SATURDAY APRIL 20th, 2019
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  MEMORIAL PARK
–  By playground enter on 14th Street.
PIT STOP Activities at Park Drive
– Broadway between 24th & Park Dr

Our Earth Day theme is Dr Seuss’ The Lorax.
We will spend more time at the Park Drive Park and Community Gardens with more fun activities!!

The Lorax was Dr. Seuss‘ personal favorite of his children’s book. It chronicles the plight of the environmentand the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the Once-ler. As in most Dr. Seuss works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book. What costume will you dream up?

The book is commonly recognized as a fable and a story Dr Seuss was able to create addressing economic and environmental issues without it being dull. “The Lorax,” he once explained, “came out of me being angry. In The Lorax I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might.”

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Community Gardeners for Santa Monica’s Kidical Mass: The Lorax Family Ride and Garden Tour 2019. 
We will take a family friendly ride in Santa Monica to visit Park Drive Community Garden for a special kid friendly event. Prizes and giveaways!


SM Community Gardens

Schedule
9::00am – 12:30pm

– Check-in, Morning Snacks (coffee and juice), Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating.
We ride to Park Drive Park and Community Gardens for extended pitstop activities!
– Pitstop host Santa Monica Community Gardeners
– Ride to Pit Stop visit at PARK DRIVE COMMUNITY GARDEN extended activities
– Family Garden tours and Community Garden Workshop for the kids, seed planting, the life of soil!
– Face Painting at Park Drive Park
– Pancakes cooked right at the park, kids can create their own gummy worm dirt cups
– Ride back to Memorial Park by noon,

* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Free Safety Checks on site for minor adjustments/repairs. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……


Don’t have a bike –You can #RideBreeze!



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Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM !
Special 20% discount on Rentals at the Santa Monica Bike Center. You can find special Kid carrying cargo bikes, kid seats, trailers, tandems, tag-a-longs!! Anything you could need at a 20% discount for rentals) – Please reserve online and write “Kidical Mass” in the special requirements section of the reservation – 20% discount will be applied at check out! Reserve early and plan to pick up bikes Saturday morning in time to arrive at the event.

Kidical Mass: Valentine this Saturday at Ishihara Park!

The weather is due to clear – we will still be at Ishihara Park!

DATE:    SATURDAY February 9th
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  Ishihara Park (2909 Exposition Blvd)
– 
meet Exposition Blvd between picnic area and playground.

Free: Gratis
Please RSVP HERE so we have enough refreshments and activity supplies!
Por favor RSVP AQUÍ así que tenemos suficientes refrigerios y materiales de actividad!

Don't mis the first Kidical Mass of 2019 from Ishihara Park - and heart shaped pancakes!
Click the image for all the Info! (bilingual)

Arrive early and don’t miss the FUN!
We return to Ishihara Park for FUN and post-ride snacks.
Pre-ride snacks, heart shaped pancakes, coffee, and beverages for the kids (Please help us reduce waste and be sustainable, bring your own cups/plates – we will have some too!), Check in, Helmet Decorating, Prizes, Free Bike Safety Checks provided by Performance Bicycles.

Don’t have a bike –
You can #RideBreeze!

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM !
Special 20% discount on Rentals at the Santa Monica Bike Center.
Click image above for more info

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* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Free Safety Checks on site for minor adjustments/repairs. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……