Happy Saturday! It's a great day for a paddleboard festival; a Sea Jellies exhibit; a Juneteenth celebration; play at the Hot Wheels Garage and MORE on the Saturday 'GAYLE ON THE GO!" list. Enjoy!
Free for Spectators!
6th Annual Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival @ 7:30am
Santa Monica Pier
Hundreds of the top stand up paddleboard racers and thousands of spectators gather at the historic Santa Monica Pier for the 6th annual Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival.
The event features thrilling race competitions, a lively festival and family friendly activities.
Emerging Experience: Taste Sound Style
Annenberg Space for Photography
10050 Constellation Boulevard
Emerging Experience is a multimedia installation at Skylight Studios that offers imagery exemplifying three different themes: Taste (June 6 – July 12),Sound (July 13 – August 16) and Style (August 17 – September 20).
Featuring the work of artists who are challenging photographic boundaries in social media, Emerging Experience celebrates the latest photographic talents and trends, as well as crowd-sourced digital content.
Sea Level Rise / Sink or Swim-Annenberg Space for Photography
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
562 590 3100
SEA LEVEL RISE exhibition at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach features images from “Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change”, which is produced by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.
See how housing, infrastructure, and social responses are developing to address the challenges of rising seas, coastal flooding, and increasingly powerful storm surges tied to global climate change.
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
562 590 3100
Also at the Aquarium of the Pacific, this mesmerizing exhibition of Sea Jellies. That’s right Sea Jellies, not Jelly Fish. You will learn they are not fish. In fact, you will learn how these sea creature have survived for more than an estimated 500 million years even though they do not have a brain, heart, nor lungs.
Hot Wheels Garage
Automobile Driving Museum
610 Laiport Street
310 909 0950
The Automobile Driving Museum is hosting a Hot Wheels® Garage event starting at 10 a.m. Look for Hot Wheels® displays of life-size cars and numerous Hot Wheels® tracks and cars to race.
The museum is supporting C.A.S.E. - Community Alliance for Support and Empowerment. Donate individual toiletries, clothes for women and children, and blankets to receive a free raffle ticket to the drawing for some really cool Hot Wheels® toys. In addition, a face painter and balloon artist will also be available for the kid’s enjoyment.
Also, the ADM will feature a special Hot Wheels® kids sundae in their new Ice Cream Station ice cream parlor.
10th Annual Lummis Day Festival
The 10th Annual Lummis Day Festival celebrates the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles at five locations!
The Lummis Day festival takes it name from, who walked 3,500 miles from Ohio to Los Angeles as a newspaper stunt in 1885. He was the first City Editor of the Los Angeles Times; he founded the Southwest Museum – the first museum in Los Angeles and, preserved the Old Spanish Missions of Southern California, published a literary magazine, Land Of Sunshine/Out West, and was an advisor to President Theodore Roosevelt.
Long Beach Walk4Hearing
Long Beach Marina
Marina Green Park
386 East Shoreline Drive
301 657 2248
The Hearing Loss Association of America Walk4Hearing is the largest walk of its kind taking place in multiple cities across the country, including Long Beach.
Every Spring and Fall thousands of walkers - children and their families, young adults, young at heart and everyone in between - form teams and walk in their communities to increase public awareness about hearing loss, help eradicate the stigma associated with it and raise funds for programs and services.
15th Annual Riverside Juneteenth Celebration @ Noon
Stratton Community Center
2008 Martin Luther King Boulevard
888 752 1619
Riverside invites everyone to its 15th Annual "Riverside Juneteenth Celebration" at Bordwell Park at Stratton Community Center in Riverside. 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.
Free for Pasadena Residents!
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
888 253 2652
Spring cleaning Pasadena residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste and recycle electronics starting at 9 a.m. in Parking Lot K, south of the Rose Bowl Stadium. The free event is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works in cooperation with the City’s Department of Public Works.
Household hazardous waste and e-waste collection sites are arranged at different stations in Parking Lot K. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the area and to follow instructions given by event staff.
Household hazardous waste items include used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, automobile and household batteries, paint, brake fluid, paint thinner, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, expired pharmaceuticals and fluorescent light bulbs.
E-waste items include computers, keyboards, printers, monitors, laptops, docking stations, scanners, shredders, fax machines, computer mice, telephones, televisions, flat screens, VCRs, DVD players, PDAs, cassette players, tape drives, stereos and household batteries. Many of these products have parts that can be recycled. Please do not bring explosives, radioactive materials, trash and tires, controlled substances and household appliances.
The public can bring a maximum of 15 gallons of household hazardous waste and 125 pounds of e-waste.
Gayle, "Gayle on the Go!" , Anderson
KTLA 5 News
5800 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Have a GREAT weekend!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.