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Memorial Park Master Plan Community Workshop #2

August 13 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

The City of Santa Monica is planning to expand Memorial Park! All residents and stakeholders are invited to participate in this public input opportunity. Three master plan options will be shared with the community for feedback. A light dinner will be served. Date and time subject to change.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for advance viewing of presentation boards and Q&A with the project team. Presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Parking validation will be available for the Civic Auditorium Parking Lot (immediately adjacent to the auditorium). A bike valet will also be provided.

If you require any special disability related accommodations (i.e. sign language interpreting, access to an amplified sound system, etc.) please contact Community & Cultural Services by calling (310) 458-8310 or emailing ccs@smgov.net at least 3 days prior to the workshop.

Jazz on the Lawn 2018

The Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert Series returns for its 13th year! Each Sunday in August.

“Everyone is invited to grab friends, family and dancing shoes for free concerts in the park. A sampling of jazz and world music genres, free dance lessons and intermission performances (on select dates), and some of the area’s finest food trucks will be presented in Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park). Patrons are invited to come early to enjoy new family-fun activities for children and adults, providing entertainment like corn hole, giant blocks and more beginning one hour prior to each concert,” — Santa Monica City.


Jazz on the Lawn Emcees: alternate concerts, check dates linked below 
• Actor, spoken word artist, humanitarian, and TED speaker Sean Hill
• Joe Hernandez Kolski
, co-founder of Downbeat 720*, an open-mic event for high school performers.

MUSICICAL PERFORMANCES:
Sunday, August 5th: Nick Mancini Collective
Sunday, August 12th: ScambootyFree swing dance lesson at 4:30pm
Sunday, August 19th: Twanguero, Intermission concert will feature The Samohi Jazz Combo
Sunday, August 26th:  Orquesta Tabaco y Ron,  Free salsa dance lesson at 4:30pm.

FOOD TRUCKS: Vary by date – check the calendar event
• The Berlin Truck
– grilled cheese sandwiches and German style sausages
• The Gastrobus
– farmers’ market bistro with locally-sourced dishes
• King Kone – ice cream and sweet treats
• Paradise Cookies & Ice Cream
– fresh baked cookies and homemade ice cream
• Tacos Super Gallito – burritos, tortas, quesadillas and tacos
• Yalla Truck – falafel and chicken kabob sandwiches

PRE-CONCERT GAMES: Begin one hour prior to the concert at 4 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m.


Gandara Park includes a children’s playground, restrooms and parking. Free bike valet will be offered starting at 4 p.m. in the Gandara Park lot.
Walk, bike, scoot, public transit or multi-modal your way. Expo Line 26th Street/Bergamot Station is an short eight-minute walk and Big Blue Bus Route 5 stops in both directions on Olympic Blvd. at Stewart St.

For more information on the series, visit smgov.net/jazz. See and share posts about the concerts by using #ArtSaMo.

Downbeat 720 has been running for over sixteen years and is sponsored by the City of Santa Monica.

Kidical Mass: SUPERHEROS Theme, July 14th!

SAVE the DATE!

Douglas Park –  Chelsea side by the Playground.

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke, the City of Santa Monica for Santa Monica’s next Kidical Mass Ride. 
We will take a family friendly ride around the Santa Monica neighborhood north of Douglas Park. Prizes and giveaways at Douglas Park when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:00pm
– Check-in, Morning Snacks, Bike Safety Checks by Performance Bicycles, Helmet Decorating — Plus NEW Art & Crafts
– FAMILY Ride
– POST RIDE ACTIVITIES & GAMES
– Prizes, post ride snacks

 


* 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……

Kidical Mass: The Lorax Garden Tour & Earth Day Family Ride

KIDICAL MASS The Lorax Earth Day Bike Ride
Tour Park Drive Community Garden
FUN hands-on KIDS Workshop

Free: Please RSVP HERE

DATE:    SATURDAY APRIL 21st, 2018

TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  MEMORIAL PARK
–  By playground enter on 14th Street.
PITSTOP Activities at Park Drive
– Broadway between 24th & Park Dr

Our Earth Day theme this year 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 environment and 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 2018. 
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 by Performance Bicycles Santa Monica, 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……

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

Kidical Mass: The Lorax Garden Tour & Earth Day Family Ride

More activities added!

KIDICAL MASS The Lorax Earth Day Bike Ride
Tour Park Drive Community Garden
FUN hands-on KIDS Workshop

Free: Please RSVP HERE

DATE:    SATURDAY APRIL 21st, 2018

TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON
START:  MEMORIAL PARK
–  By playground enter on 14th Street.
PITSTOP Activities at Park Drive
– Broadway between 24th & Park Dr

Our Earth Day theme this year 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 environment and 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?

Check the event here