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.
The Spring Egg Hunt takes place this Saturday, April 12 from 2-5:00 pm at the Echo Park Recreation Center playground (1632 Bellevue Avenue).
Egg Hunt start times are:
5 years & under: 3:00 pm
6-8 years: 3:30 pm
9 years & older: 4:00 pm
Activities include arts and crafts, face painting, music, egg hunts and a visit from The Spring Bunny (all are free).
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The healthiest egg hunt in town! The annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Echo Park Farmers’ Market takes place on Friday, April 18 starting at 4:00 pm.
The craft table will be set up for Easter arts and crafts, and the Easter Bunny will be on hand to take photos (bring your cameras!).
Toddlers ages five and under will start at 5:00 pm, ages six and over at 6:00 pm.
Although not technically an Easter event, the Festival of Childhood on April 26 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm is a great spring event for families.
The annual event, hosted by Echo Parenting & Education, is a free outdoor community day of play and creativity for families from all over Los Angeles. There will be a rock climbing wall, face painting, crafts, story time, street painting, children’s dance groups and live musical performances. Reservoir street closure begins at the Echo Park Methodist Church, where the event is taking place.
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, 2014, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Edendale Branch Library (2011 West Sunset Boulevard).
How to vote: Bring TWO copies of documentation, such as a drivers license and a utility bill. For the full list of acceptable forms of documentation, click here. For more information on the elections, click here.
To view a list of current candidates, click here.
All are welcome! Bring yourself, your neighbors, your input, and join us at Barlow Hospital, located at 2000 Stadium Way, in Williams Hall.
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.
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? Meet at 1:00 pm at Sunset Beer Company to pick up trash bags, gloves, trash grabbers, and a volunteer t-shirt. Angel City staff members will also be providing Trash BINGO boards for you to mark off what you find on the streets – the winner gets an Angel City gift certificate and goodies.
The cleanup will go until 2:30 pm, at which time we’ll end up at the Short Stop for some post cleanup up beer and snacks.
Email Emily at Emily@angelcitybrewery.com to register, and let her know your t-shirt size.
See you Saturday!
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