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!
Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell presents:
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)
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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.
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.
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!
Mark your calendars: The Central City Action Committee (in charge of that graffiti removal in our neighborhood as well as after school programs for kids) is having a rummage sale!
They get some awesome, I mean FANTASTIC donations to help raise money for its programs. We’ve heard of prizes that were not collected from The Price is Right get donated here. Vintage items, clothes, toys, furniture, books, household items, and more! A couple of new items include an electric fireplace, an “Abdominal Track System Exercise Machine” (will have to go to the sale to see what this thing is), and a child inflatable jumper.
Check it out on Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14 from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Who knows, maybe the Abdominal Track System Exercise Machine will make a perfect V-day gift for your significant other!
The CCAC is located at the old fire station at 534 E Edgeware Road.
Join fellow bird lovers on Sunday, December 29 for the annual Christmas Bird Count at Echo Park Lake!
Bird lovers in Echo Park have identified over 70 species of birds over the last ten years. You can expect to find species such as mallards, great-tailed grackles, robins, American coots, sparrows, finches, great egrets, black-crowned night herons, green herons, blackbirds, hawks and various gulls and doves, and more.
Beginning birders, including children, are welcome to the free bird walk. Binoculars are strongly recommended along with a bird guide if you have one.
Meet at the Boathouse at 8:00 am for the two-hour count.
Following the Echo Park Lake bird count, at about 11:00 am, is the Vista Hermosa bird count. Vista Hermosa is a small park just a little west of downtown Los Angeles. Meet at the parking lot at 100 Toluca Street, just north of First Street. Time about 1.5 hours. Terrain mostly level, some slight elevation.