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Calling all Healers. LETS GO!

One Perfect Day is right around the corner.

MALIBU, CA
Surfrider Beach

Saturday, June 1st 2024
9:00 first group hits the surf.

Volunteers 7:00am set up / vendor tents

For more info and to register, Click Here.

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Please join the Black Surfers Collective, Heal the Bay, Surf Bus Foundation, Swim Up Hill, and Santa Monica Conservancy as we unite to celebrate Nick Gabaldón Day on June 1, 2024, 9 am - 1pm. Nick fearlessly pursued his passion for surfing, paving the way for countless others. This event serves as a celebration of diversity in surfing and an opportunity for the community to come together, share stories, and ride the waves in his honor. Let's celebrate his legacy of resilience, determination, an6d love for the waves. Together, let's keep his spirit alive!

To ensure we can accommodate everyone and provide the best experience possible, we kindly ask that you register in advance by filling out the registration form. Surf Lessons are from 9:00-noon.

Surf lessons are on a first-come, first-served basis, and we are FULL! If you would like to join the Wait-List please feel out the form. You will receive an email confirming your slot a spot becomes available.

Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier will be free for all visitors in honor of Nick on Saturday, June 1st from 1pm -4pm so bring your friends and family out to enjoy. A celebrity guest reader will pop in for story time and special art activities will be offered, as well as screenings of documentaries exploring issues of race, coastal access, and following your passion against all odds. See you there!

For more info and to register, Click Here.

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>The second Saturday of each May is designated as “Fire Service Day” in the City of Los Angeles - a citywide open firehouse celebration,

This year, our theme is "Celebrating Community Resilience", with a focus on strengthening the connections that benefit our entire community in times of crisis.

We're eager to have you spend part of your day with us on Saturday, May 11, to learn about our team, tools and training - but more importantly, for us to learn of your needs and concerns regarding emergency response and disaster preparedness.



Fire Station 63 (Venice) will be welcoming your visit between 10 AM and 4 PM on Saturday, May 11, 2024 For more info, Click Here.

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May 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy a fun-filled morning with family-friendly activities and a group bike ride for all ages. Wear green for mental health awareness month!

Co-hosted by Santa Monica Spoke, the Kidical Mass bike ride + Mental Health & Wellness Fair is back at Clover Park! The morning will include:



Community partners offering activities and local mental health resources

Family-friendly group bike ride in Santa Monica*

Helmet decorating

Bagels, juice, coffee, and snacks

We will meet on the west side of the park, near 25th Street and Oak Street. Remember to wear GREEN for Mental Health Awareness! This group ride will help all participants develop skills and comfort for bike riding in the city.

Volunteers needed! Email volunteer@SMSpoke.org to help that day.

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Who’s counting days til May 4th at Malibu?!?! We can’t wait to share the stoke, countless smiles and good times with all our AWOW Athletes, volunteers, families and friends. Come support if you can and big thanks to all our ‘Bu partners and people who make these events possible. See ya soon




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Pick Up for Paradise, Rebel Alliance Beach Cleanup


Attention all rebels and Jedi knights! Join us for a galactic beach cleanup on May the 4th at Life Guard Tower 1550 in Santa Monica! Harness the power of the Force as we unite to clean the shores of Santa Monica Beach. Don your Jedi robes, bring your lightsabers (or grabbers), and prepare to restore balance to our coastal paradise. Together, we'll make a difference and leave a lasting impact on our galaxy. May the 4th be with you as we embark on our Pick Up For Paradise mission!

Saturday, May 4 · 9 - 11:30am Northside of the Santa Monica Pier


For more info & to sign up for this free event, Click Here.

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SKATESIDE FEST: A FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT FOR ALL AGES AT BILL BOTT'S PARK IN CULVER CITY

Saturday, May 18 · 10am - 6pm
9910 Jefferson Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232


This event will be enjoyable for both skaters and non skaters of all ages. Come celebrate the joy of skateborading and rollerskating at SKATESIDE FEST with lots of family-centered activities, creativity, music and community spirit! This event has something for everyone.

Highlights Include:

- Beginner Skateboard Lessons: Ages 5 + Ticket necessary to particpate. Rental equipment available on a first come first serve basis.Ticket necessary to partipate.
- Beginner Roller Skate Lessons: Ages 5 + Ticket necessary to partipate. Rental equipment available on a first come first serve basis.
- Art Activities: Get creative with skate-themed art and craft stations.
- Contests and Competitions: Showcase your skills in our skateboarding and roller skating contests. Categories will be available for different age groups and abilities with tons of prizes to be won!
-Family Fun Zone presented by Bones Love Milk: Engage in a variety of fun games and activities suitable for the whole family. There’s plenty of fun to keep everyone entertained throughout the day.
- Raffles and Giveaways: Enter our festival raffle for a chance to win exciting prizes including new skateboards, roller skates, gear, toys, exclusive Skateside merchandise & more. Plus, enjoy spontaneous giveaways throughout the day!
- Local Food and Vendors: Refuel with delicious bites from local food trucks and browse vendor stalls offering unique goods and skate-related products.
- Live Music and Entertainment: Enjoy live performances and DJs that will keep the festival vibes going all day long.

Tickets:

- VIP Passes Available for purchase: Gain exclusive access to skip lines, additional activities, gifts and more with a VIP pass!

More info:

- Parking: Street parking available on site.
- Safety Gear: Rent Helmets and safety gear for your lessons. Limited supplies available for rent.

Mark your calendars and bring your crew for a day of fun. Whether you're a pro skater or just love watching, there's something for everyone at SKATESIDE FEST. Don't miss out on this rad event!

Prepare for a day of fun, laughter, and community. Bring your friends and family to SKATESIDE FEST and make memories that will last a lifetime! Skate on!

For more info and to reserve a spot, Click Here.


Registration for the city of Santa Monica’s Summer programs including skate classes and skate camps at The Cove Skatepark opens April 24 for Santa Monica residents and May 1 for non-residents. Secure your spot and sign up now!

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This is the Pup Cup division of the Skate Contest from the Venice Beach Games.

Check out the photos from this contest, Click Here




A non-LA resident with a case of the measles visited the Santa Monica Pier, Marina del Rey, and several other tourist spots in Los Angeles.

Individuals who were at any of this places at the same time may be at risk of developing measles within 21 days from the exposure date.

Here is the announcement from LA Public Health:

Public Health Confirms Measles Case in Los Angeles County Health Officials Identify Locations for Possible Measles Exposure

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been notified by the California Department of Public Health of one case of measles in a non-Los Angeles County resident who traveled throughout Los Angeles County from Saturday, March 30, 2024, to Monday, April 1, 2024.

Individuals who were at the following locations during the dates and times below may be at risk of developing measles within 21 days from the exposure date.

Saturday, 3/30/24

- Sheraton Gateway Hotel Gym — 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 (5:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.)
- Denny’s – 5535 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 (time undetermined)
- Universal Studios – 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
- Buca Di Beppo – 1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Universal City, CA 91608 (appx. 12 p.m.)
- Cletus Chicken Shack in Universal Studies — 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 (appx. 4 p.m.)
- Lard Lad Doughnuts and EC Food Truck in Universal Studios — 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 (time not yet determined)
- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream — 445 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (time not yet determined)
- Sheraton Gateway Hotel — 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Sunday, 3/31/24

- Sheraton Gateway Hotel Gym — 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 (5:30 a.m. -8 a.m.)
- Jack in the Box--1127 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301 (appx. 11:00 a.m.)
- Santa Monica Pier—Santa Monica, CA 90401
- Pier Gear — 380 Santa Monica Pier #1, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (time not yet determined)
- El Torito Mexican Restaurant — 13715 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 (6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
- Sheraton Gateway Hotel — 6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Monday, 4/1/24

- Sheraton Gateway Hotel — 6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
- Denny’s – 5535 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (time not yet determined)

Additional locations where possible exposures may have occurred are being investigated.

People who were in the locations above should confirm if they have been vaccinated against measles. If they have not had measles in the past and have not yet obtained the measles vaccine, they are at risk of contracting measles if they have been exposed. Unimmunized persons or those with unknown immunization status who were at these sites during the date and times listed above are at risk of developing measles from 7 to 21 days after being exposed. Exposed individuals who have been free of symptoms for more than 21 days are no longer at risk.

“Measles is spread by air and by direct contact even before you know you have it and can lead to severe disease,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. “Measles is highly contagious for those who are not immune to it. Initially causing fever, cough, red, watery eyes, and followed by a rash, it can result in serious complications for young children and vulnerable adults.”

People who were in the locations above around the aforementioned times should:

· Review their immunization and medical records to determine if they are protected against measles. People who have not had measles infection or received the measles immunization previously may not be protected from the measles virus and should talk with a health care provider about receiving measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization.

· Contact and notify their health care provider as soon as possible about a potential exposure if they are pregnant, an infant, have a weakened immune system and/or are unimmunized regardless of vaccination history.

· Monitor themselves for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash from 7 days to 21 days after their exposure (the time period when symptoms may develop)

· If symptoms develop, stay at home, and avoid school, work and any large gatherings. Call a healthcare provider immediately. Do not enter a health care facility before calling them and making them aware of your measles exposure and symptoms. Public Health can assist health care providers in appropriately diagnosing and managing your care.

Common symptoms for measles include:

- High fever (higher than 101° F)
- Cough
- Runny nose
- Red and watery eyes
- Tiny white spots that may appear inside the mouth 2-3 days after symptoms begin.
- Rash 3-5 days after other signs of illness. The “measles rash” typically starts at the face and then spreads down to the rest of the body.

About Measles

Measles spreads easily through the air when an infected person breathes, talks, coughs, or sneezes. The virus can stay in the air and on surfaces for many hours, even after the infected person has left. The infected person can spread the disease up to four days before a measles rash appears and up to four days after the rash appears.

If other people breathe the contaminated air or touch the infected surface, then touch their eyes, noses, or mouths, they can become infected.

Measles can be prevented with a measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR or MMRV). The MMR vaccine protects against three diseases: measles, mumps and rubella. The MMRV vaccine protects against four diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox). They are administered in two doses and are highly effective: two doses are 97% effective against measles and one dose is 93% effective. The spread of measles can be prevented if 2-dose coverage of vaccine remains at 95% or above in the community. For more information on measles, visit: ph.lacounty.gov/measles.

Most health insurances cover the cost of the MMR and MMRV vaccine. Insured persons should check with their doctor or local pharmacy to see what vaccines are offered. Uninsured or underinsured children and adults can access free or low-cost vaccines at clinics enrolled in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccines for Adults (VFA) program. For a list of clinics that offer free or low-cost immunizations for persons who are uninsured or underinsured, call 2-1-1 or visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ip/clinics.htm.

In in the United States, as of April 11, 2024, a total of 121 measles cases have been reported this year, which is more than double the number of cases reported in all of 2023. Furthermore, 56% of these cases required hospitalization for management of measles complications or isolation. Most of these cases have been unimmunized. There has been one other measles case in Los Angeles County in 2024.


Join Heal the Bay from 10 AM – 12 PM, April 20, 2024, at the Santa Monica Pier on Santa Monica Beach!

We are celebrating the transformative power of reusable alternatives to single-use plastics at our Beach Cleanup this Earth Month! Every gloved hand on the sand, every advocate trained, and every dollar raised brings us closer to a plastic-free future.

Whether you participate in a beach cleanup or contribute to our online fundraiser, you'll be directly helping to rid our beaches of harmful plastic pollution and advocate for impactful, lasting change for the Los Angeles community.

Join us on the sand, explore all the ways you can make a difference this month, and share this page with your loved ones! We're grateful for your support and excited to celebrate with you.

This event's onling registration is getting very full!

Walk-up volunteers may still join us in the sand even if our online reservations sell out.

10 AM - 12 PM @ Santa Monica Beach, Northside of the Pier

FREE ADMISSION TO THE HEAL THE BAY AQUARIUM

11 AM - 4 PM @ the HtB Aquarium Under the Pier

The Heal the Bay Aquarium, will be FREE to all cleanup volunteers and open for an extra hour.

This event is held rain or shine, barring lightning or beach closure.

For more info and register for the event, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.


PET-CHEWLLA is back, and BIGGER than ever! Join us for our second annual Adoption Fair and Pet Festival.

Join us for our second annual Adoption Fair and Pet Festival. Saturday, April 6th, from 1:00 to 6:00 PM at our Venice Clinic at 210 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291.

You’ll have a chance to meet adoptable dogs and cats needing great homes from eight different Los Angeles-based rescues!A day filled with furry friends, fantastic food, lively tunes, and refreshing drinks!

Donate to the silent auction, shop local vendors, and get your face painted or a flower crown for your dog!

This event is family-friendly, and leashed pets are encouraged to come!

You must be present day of event to be eligible to win the raffle for the Lakers game tickets.

For more info, Click Here.

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Join Heal the Bay from 10 AM – 12 PM, April 20, 2024, at the Santa Monica Pier on Santa Monica Beach!

We are celebrating the transformative power of reusable alternatives to single-use plastics at our Beach Cleanup this Earth Month! Every gloved hand on the sand, every advocate trained, and every dollar raised brings us closer to a plastic-free future.

Whether you participate in a beach cleanup or contribute to our online fundraiser, you'll be directly helping to rid our beaches of harmful plastic pollution and advocate for impactful, lasting change for the Los Angeles community.

Join us on the sand, explore all the ways you can make a difference this month, and share this page with your loved ones! We're grateful for your support and excited to celebrate with you.

This event's onling registration is getting very full!

Walk-up volunteers may still join us in the sand even if our online reservations sell out.

10 AM - 12 PM @ Santa Monica Beach, Northside of the Pier

FREE ADMISSION TO THE HEAL THE BAY AQUARIUM

11 AM - 4 PM @ the HtB Aquarium Under the Pier

The Heal the Bay Aquarium, will be FREE to all cleanup volunteers and open for an extra hour.

This event is held rain or shine, barring lightning or beach closure.

For more info and register for the event, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.


The City of Santa Monica Community Recreation Division offers two action packed weeks at The Cove Skatepark.

Learn to skate The Cove Skatepark in this 3 hour and 50 minute half day skateboarding camp for beginner and intermediate skaters. This camps will consist mostly of group instruction with an opportunity to free skate and practice new skills. All protective gear (mask, helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, and wrist guards) are required to participate in the camp.



During non-camp hours all participants must have a Cove Skatepark Membership in order to use the skatepark. Cove Skatepark membership can be attained at the Memorial Park Gym office located next to the Cove Skatepark (1401 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica, 90404). PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT TO SIGN COVE SKATEPARK WAIVER. For questions regarding membership and office hours please call (310) 458-8237.



Apr 1, 2024 - Apr 5, 2024

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Join us on 4/12 on the 1200 Block of Third Street Promenade to watch High School Musical 1 and relive this classic with the best sing-along of your life!

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Celebrate the Easter season at Third Street Promenade with fun, games, and FREE photos with the Easter Bunny!

On Sunday, March 24th from 12-4PM, celebrate the Easter season at Third Street Promenade!



There will be fun activities for all ages including:
📸 Photos with the Easter Bunny (pets welcome!)
🎪 Live Childrens’ music + entertainment
🎨 Arts & crafts + games
🎈 Balloon twisters + face painters
🐣 First 200 kids get a free surprise treat!

Photos with the Easter Bunny will be first-come, first-served.



Event will be on the 1200 Block of Third Street Promenade (between Arizona & Wilshire)



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LA Art Space - A Shoppable Art & Music Festival

· Sunday, March 3.\, 2024
· Event Time: 10am - 5pm
·Event Location: 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica

50+ Visual Artists * Live Music * Free Art Workshops * Stage-Side VIP Lounge * Activities For Kids * FREE!

Join us at the LA Art Space - A Shoppable Art & Music Festival happening at the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA, USA. Get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of art and music!

Discover a wide range of artworks and crafts created by talented local artists. From paintings and sculptures to handmade jewelry and unique home decor, there's something for everyone.

As you explore the festival, let the live music performances set the perfect backdrop. Talented musicians will entertain you with their soulful tunes, creating an atmosphere that will make you want to dance and sing along.

Whether you're an art enthusiast, a music lover, or simply looking for a fun day out, the LA Art Space - A Shoppable Art & Music Festival is an event you don't want to miss. Mark your calendars and join us for a memorable experience!

PAINT : LAB POP-UP WORKSHOP
Unleash your inner artist with Paint: Lab! Explore your creativity with their FREE workshops all day long.


- Open Painting: Experiment with tempera & acrylics, texturizing tools, & unique surfaces!
- Giant Mural Collab: Team up with fellow artists on a massive 48x60 canvas!
- Speed Drawing Challenge: Sketch your best cat portraits from 3D Robotic Cat Models in minutes! ⏱️
- 2-3PM, Color Theory & Color Wheel: Master the basics in a fun, interactive workshop!
- 3-5PM, Drawing & Painting Workshops: Learn from experts in 2-hour sessions! ✏️ Step by Step Acrylic Paint Session
- Face Painting & Bubble Art: Express yourself & get a little messy with these hands on colorful creations! ✨

DOWNTOWN SANTA MONICA ~ LIVE MUSIC STAGE

12-1PM: The SYCONS. Solar Powered DJs, and alt energy, alt transport activists.

1-2PM: The Rufus Bordal Jazz Trio. A jazz trio made up of southside, Santa Monica locals.

2-3PM: One High Five. Alternative Punk Rock from Long Beach, CA.

3-4PM: "The Edler". Spinning a mix of classic R&B and Hip & Hop.

4-5PM: La Compañía Musica. Latin Band from Santa Monica - Past performances include Pier Locals' Night & 4th of July Parade.

And More!

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Another Round of Venice Skate Park Ripping! This edit features new and old footage of Asher Bradshaw, Kiko Francisco and Haden McKenna, plus many more.


Locals' Night returns on February 15th, celebrating Black History Month with an epic lineup of live music and activities!

Inside the Merry-Go-Round building:

Activities for Kids -

📚 3:30 & 4:30pm
Books & Cookies brings their cherished children's storytime to the Pier! Dive into a world of reading, dancing, singing, and musical instrument jams for a night filled with joy. This family-friendly event is the perfect chance for kids to come together, explore, and create lasting memories.

6-9pm
Disco Renegade's Silent Disco is shaking up the dance scene, offering a unique party experience where you control the beats with wireless headphones. Born out of a love for music and a rebellion against the ordinary, this silent revolution lets you curate your own dance adventure. Join the movement, break free from the norm, and let the silent beats of Disco Renegade's Silent Disco be your guide to unforgettable nights!

On the Parking Deck & Main Stage:

Live music, classic car show, merch booths & more.

5:00-9:00pm
Prepare for a visual feast as several prominent Westside car clubs, including The WestSide Crew and the WestSide Volkswagen Club, make a triumphant return for Locals' Night. The Pier deck will transform into a showcase of automotive artistry as these enthusiasts bring their meticulously maintained and stunning vehicles to the event. From classic cruisers to customized Volkswagens, attendees will have the chance to gaze in awe at the diverse array of automobiles that these passionate clubs proudly present. It's not just a night of dancing and music; it's an opportunity to appreciate the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into keeping these wheels rolling in style. So, gear up for a night of not only rhythm and beats but also the visual spectacle of Westside's finest automobiles.

5:00-5:45pm
SYREETA NEAL, a third-generation musician and songwriter, hails from a lineage of musical greatness. As the daughter of Grammy award-winning Blues musician Kenny Neal and the granddaughter of harmonica legend Raful Neal, she seamlessly carries on the rich tradition of her culture-bearing family.

Splitting her time between the vibrant musical landscapes of Louisiana and Los Angeles, Syreeta continues to carve her unique path in the world of music, blending the roots of her heritage with a contemporary musical vision. Syreeta’s album "Stand Tall" (available on all streaming platforms) stands as a testament to her artistry as she skillfully combines tradition and innovation in a harmonious blend of rock, blues and soul that has captivated audiences worldwide.

7:00-8:00pm
BLVK H3RO is one of Jamaica’s most exciting young artists, with a fervent following built on soulful solo tracks (“Feet Don’t Fail”, “It Nuh Easy”) and a collaboration with the likes of Skillibeng on “Young Boss” Remix. Rooted in reggae and dancehall, his infectious, genre-bending music draws from a boundless range of musical influences and experiences.

BLVK H3RO makes his loudest statement yet with his incoming sophomore album, dropping on Delicious Vinyl Island, the Caribbean music imprint of iconic L.A. label Delicious Vinyl. The followup to 2019’s The Immortal Steppa boasts collaborations with fellow rising stars Teejay, NationBoss and Iotosh, and a fresh batch of influences and sounds, from afrobeats to jazz. Leading the hype for the project is “It Nuh Easy”, a track that Andrew Holness, Jamaica’s prime minister, recently praised in a speech to the nation.

8:00-9:00pm
MIGHTY LOVE, featuring the renowned lead vocalist Starr Light, guides audiences on a captivating journey through the decades with performances of classic to contemporary Soul, RnB, Funk, and Dance Hits. The ensemble was founded by a group of friends who are enthusiastic music curators, boasting accomplishments as recording and touring artists, working actors, published writers, and music podcasters.

Audiences will be captivated by the band's innovative mashups, reminiscent of a DJ seamlessly controlling the ensemble. Their performance exudes a vibrant vibe and infectious energy, captivating crowds as they share their profound knowledge of songs and their passionate appreciation for music.

January 18 | 3:30-10PM



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"Today we venture back to 1996 at Topanga Point in Los Angeles California, to see young surfers compete at the Hardware, Grom Pro Junior."