Movie Night at Echo Park Lake

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Please join Council District 13, the Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Echo Park Historical Society for a free screening of the classic Hollywood film “Sunset Blvd.” compliments of Paramount Pictures.

The Echo Park Film Center will start the evening with a few of their student shorts and then the feature production.

Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and chairs, and enjoy the movie under the stars by the magical Echo Park Lake.


Echo Park Lake Lotus Festival is back!

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This is very exciting for Echo Park… the Lotus Festival has returned!

The 34th Lotus Festival takes place this weekend, July 12 and 13. This year’s host country is the Philippines.

This is not only the first year since the park was closed and renovated, it’s been a few years since there have been actual Lotus flowers blossoming at the lake. There will also be the return of the Dragon Boat races, as well as some delicious food, entertainment, performances, music and dancing.

To kick off the festivities, Council District 13 is hosting Echo Park Night on Friday, July 11 with a film screening and live music. Picnic baskets and blankets encouraged!

Opening ceremony for the festival starts at noon on Saturday, July 12. Check back on this post for schedule updates as we get them!

UPDATE: Lotus Festival Schedule after the jump!

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Questions about city services? Ask Councilmember O’Farrell on Saturday

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell presents:

“Councilmember in your corner – Echo Park”

Join business and community leaders, meet with neighbors and learn about city services.

Councilmember O’Farrell and will also walk the neighborhood, going door-to-door to speak with residents about important city services.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:30am-Noon
Echo Park Lake (Glendale Boulevard & Park Avenue)

Questions? Contact Silvan de la Cruz at sylvan.delacruz@lacity.org

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All that’s left of this Echo Park ficus tree is a pile of sawdust

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The facade of the building at 1501 W Sunset Boulevard has not been seen in quite some time now – until this weekend. The huge ficus tree covering the front of these buildings was cut down over the weekend, leaving nothing but a pile of sawdust behind.

The ficus was removed as part of the Sunset Boulevard beautification project, as well as the overall need to repair sidewalks. Approximately three dozen trees will be removed along the Echo Park corridor, but will also be replaced by 100.


Easter activities around Echo Park start this weekend

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The Easter holiday is upon us, and there are some great family friendly activities happening around Echo Park. Although Sunday, April 20 is the official holiday itself, events start this weekend. Egg Hunt at Echo Park Rec Center The Spring Egg Hunt takes place this Saturday, April 12 from 2-5:00 pm at the Echo Park […]


Echo Park Neighborhood Council upcoming candidate forums

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Get involved, vote informed! Neighborhood Council elections for the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council (GEPENC) takes place on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Echo Park Improvement Association is hosting a candidate forum on Thursday, April 3 where all those running for a position have been invited to introduce themselves. When to vote: Elections are Saturday, April 12, […]


Bear spotted in Echo Park / Elysian Park

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Echo Park resident Art Meza spotted a bear in a tree on Park Drive along Elysian Park earlier this week. Neighbors say it’s been around for a while.


Angel City Brewery hosting Echo Park street cleanup Saturday

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As part of a series of community events and cleanups, Angel City Brewery is organizing a cleanup in Echo Park this weekend on Saturday, February 8. The cleanup area will focus on Sunset Boulevard and adjacent streets in the area around the Short Stop (toward the eastish end of Echo Park). Want to help out? […]


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