Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” , Sunday, June 21st, 2015

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Happy Father's Day!

Treat Dear Old Dad to a day at the Automobile Driving Museum; enjoy thoroughbreds and motorcycles at Santa Anita Park; brews and barbecue at the Battleship Iowa; a New Orleans festival in Long Beach and MORE on the Sunday "Gayle on the Go!" report.

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Father’s Day!

Automobile Driving Museum

610 Laiport Street

El Segundo

310 909 0950

www.TheADM.org

Happy Father’s Day! Dear old Dad can get a free Root Beer Float at the Automotive Driving Museum in El Segundo. While Dad enjoys his free treat, he can eyeball some of the classic cars on display including a rare 1959 Cadillac Convertible featuring the ostentatious styling that now makes it a highly sought after model; the 1957 Lincoln Premier, which featured power seats, power steering, power brakes, and electric windows; and the 1936 Ford Roadster, a favorite of bank robber Clyde Barrow of Bonnie and Clyde fame.  Barrow wrote Ford Company executives a testimonial praising the car company for the quickness and reliability of the car, which he stole and used in bank robberies!

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Let It Ride II  @ Noon

Santa Anita Park

285 West Huntington Drive

Arcadia

www.santaanita.com

Dad can bring his steel horse to the Great Race Place!

Get trackside at Santa Anita Park to see some of the slickest rides in the San Gabriel Valley and witness the best racing in the country during Let It Ride II! It’s a showcase of motorcycles and thoroughbreds.

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Brews “N” BBQ Father’s Day @ 10am to 5pm

Battleship Iowa

250 South Harbor Boulevard

San Pedro

877 446 9261

www.pacificbattleship.com

Treat your Dad and yourself to Brews and BBQ at Battleship IOWA.  There is live music from the Big Butter Jazz Band and DJ Daddy Scotty, craft beers, food provided by Johnny Rockets and much more. While your aboard the U.S.S. Iowa, take a tour of the historic vessel, and learn why is nicknamed the Battleship of the Presidents.

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Blue Star Museums Program

Free Museum Admission for Military Personnel & Their Families

www.bluestarfam.org

www.descansogardens.org 

If Dad is a veteran, he, along with the family can visit Descanso Gardens for free! The La Canada-Flintridge property is one of more than 2,000 museums in all 50-states are participating in the Blue Star Museums Program.

By the way, take a look at the CENTER CIRCLE when you visit. See how beautiful a water-wise garden be and get tips on making your own landscaping more sustainable.

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Blue Star Museums Program

The 1968  Exhibit

Bowers Museum  

2002 North Main Street

Santa Ana

714 567 3600

www.bowers.org  

The Bowers Museum is a BLUE STAR MUSEUM, where the new exhibit 1968 has opened. It features a 1968 living room with a Huey helicopter actually used in Vietnam in the middle of it.  

The state of the art, multimedia exhibit examines the social forces of the turbulent 1960’s that crested in 1968.

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 Blue Star Museums Program

Empire & Liberty

The Civil War and the West

Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles

323 667 2000

www.theautry.org

Another BLUE STAR MUSEUM participant is the Autry National Center in Griffith Park, where members of the military and their families can see for free “Empire and Liberty”,  the first major museum exhibition to illuminate the causes and legacies of the American Civil War from the vantage point of Westward expansion.

Visitors are invited to explore the conflicts and connections of a growing nation through an astonishing array of more than 200 significant artifacts, including Texas slave sale documents, Andrés Pico’s war drum, the battle flag carried by soldiers of the California Hundred, a Buffalo Soldier’s revolver, and Cherokee General Stand Watie’s bowie knife.

This exhibition shows how the Civil War was more than a clash between the North and South; it was part of a history of debate over how America would expand, and who, within that expanding nation, might claim freedom.

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6th Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival @ Noon

Vision Theater Special Events Lot

4318 Degnan Boulevard

Los Angeles

323 412 0811

www.blackartslosangeles.org 

Leimert Park Village is ready for its Sixth Annual Juneteenth Heritage  Festival in the Vision Theater Parking Lot . It’s an afternoon of culture,  history, as well as free health screenings.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

June 19, 1865, the Union Colonel Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas with a contingency of Buffalo Soldiers. Their mission was  to inform the area's Black inhabitants of the Civil War’s end two months earlier. This news came two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln signed and issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Colonel Granger delivered General Order #3 which finally freed the last 250,000 slaves whose bondage persisted, due to the minimal Union presence in the region This proved that this area of slavery had been essentially unaffected by Lincoln’s efforts. June 19th, which was quickly shortened to “Juneteenth” among celebrants, has become the African-American addendum to the national Independence Day.

January 1, 1980 the state of Texas made Juneteenth an official holiday. Texas became the first state to grant the date government recognition. Several states have since issued proclamations recognizing the holiday, but the Lone Star State remains alone in granting the date, full holiday status.  Government offices are closed and  employees have the day off. Supporters and celebrants of Juneteenth continue to grow in number. Wherever African-Americans are found around the world Juneteenth is celebrated. Juneteenth is promoted not only as a commemoration of African-American freedom, but as an example and encouragement of self-development and respect for all cultures.

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 29th Annual Long Beach Bayou Festival

Rainbow Lagoon Park

East Shoreline Drive

Long Beach

562 912 4451

www.longbeachbayou.com

New Orleans comes to Long Beach!

 This is the 29th Annual Long Beach Bayou Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Of course, there’s lots of music, dancing, activities for the children, Cajun cuisine, and don’t forget THE CRAWFISH!  Yum! Yum! Yum!

Let the good times roll! Happy Father’s Day!  

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Gayle " Gayle on the Go!" Anderson

KTLA 5 News

5800 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

323-460-5732

Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

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Have a GREAT weekend! 

Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.