WELCOME FROM NPNA PRESIDENT
Dear fellow residents of the NPNA neighborhood:
As the new president of the NPNA Board of Directors I will like to thank the residents and my fellow Board Members for giving me the opportunity to serve in a leadership position.
The NPNA includes an area with a very diverse population of approximately 4,000 that extends form 3rd Street to Anaheim and from Pacific Avenue to Long Beach Blvd.
The goals for the next year will include miscellaneous community events to attract the residents of the NPNA area as well as the adjacent neighborhoods, in addition to improvements in safety, street lighting and landscaping.
We would like to create a new partnership with local businesses to support the community goals.
I am asking for your support and active participation to improve our neighborhood and to submit creative ideas to create a vibrant urban environment.
Pedro C. Costa, President, NPNA Board of Directors
CONGRATULATION TO NEW NPNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Vice-President, Economic Development: Andreas Herr
Vice-President, Communications: Loara Cadavona
Vice-President, Community Projects: Kerry Ann Gerot
Vice-President, Community Outreach: Robert Navarro
K9 CORNER UPDATE
As fall kicks into gear and the weather starts to change, our neighborhood dog park continues to provide a well needed resource for both dogs and humans in the North Pine. K9 Corner located on Pacific and 9th remains one of the cleanest parks to walk your furry friends even after heavy rain due to the faux grass and pebbles that keep the park from getting muddy. The plants along the back wall were replaced with a more dog friendly species and are doing great. If you haven’t stopped by in a while make sure to stop in and say hello. Also, across town make sure to check out the Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade, always a great time for a great cause. http://www.hautedogs.org/howloween.html
EVENTS IN THE NORTH PINE NEIGHBORHOOD
El Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Monday, November 1st from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Centro C.H.A Inc.
727 Pine Avenue, Downtown Long Beach
Join the Messengers of Peace & Centro CHA as they honor and celebrate the memories of the beloved souls. The community can rejoice and observe the mystical beauty and wonder of this ancient and spiritual celebration. Partake of various sacred ceremonial tributes and memorable altar creations on the grounds of the historic Pine Avenue.
Festivities will include:
Community Altar Offerings- Add a photo or keepsake of your lost loved one
Traditional Azteca Dancing
Poetry, Music, & Traditional Dia de los Muertos
Community Sharing Storytelling
Candle Vigil to promote peace and unity
Refreshments- Pan Dulce, Coffee & Champurrado
It’s a bird. It’s a plane… It’s…
SUPERMAN, an outdoor film screening
Presented by Long Beach Cinematheque
Saturday, November 20 – 6:00 pm entertainment; 7:30 pm screening
Lot at Anderson Paint and Hardware
714 Pine Avenue, Downtown Long Beach
FREE, but in honor of Thanksgiving, movie goers are asked to please bring canned food or cash donations to benefit Food Finders. Donations to be made at the door.
Come out to a screening of SUPERMAN, the original 1978 film starring the late Christopher Reeve! Beginning at 6:00 pm, djs will spin super tunes to kick off the event, and the Long Beach Roller Derby will be on hand selling refreshments!
See you on November 20th!
MORE EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN
Halloween in Downtown
Sunday, October 31 – evening
Throughout Downtown LB
Garnica Interiors Design Studio Open House
Thursday, November 4 at 5:30 pm
216 The Promenade North, Suite 206, Downtown Long Beach
Car Free Fridays
Friday, November 5 and ongoing
Toddler Story Time
Monday, November 8 at 11 am
101 Pacific Avenue in Downtown LB
State of the Downtown
Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 pm
151 S. Pine Ave., Downtown Long Beach
Long Beach Roller Derby’s WRECK FEST OF CHAMPIONS
Saturday, November 13 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
In the Queen Mary DOME
126 QUEENSWAY, Long Beach
Beachgreens Harvest Dinner
Sunday, November 21 at 6:30 pm
The Infinite Yoga
517 Pine Avenue, Downtown LB
For more events, check out http://www.dlba.org/Events
DOWNTOWN PROJECT UPDATES
Retail Visioning Report and 32 Item Action Plan now available
The final report and action items are now available. The “Shop Local Campaign,” one of the 32 action items, is now in the planning stages. The 3 goals of the campaign are to:
- Get residents out
- Get information / inventory of retail offering to people
- Grow a sense of collaboration between residents and local businesses
Stay tuned for more. The complete report can be viewed at here.
The new Bikestation Long Beach on First Street between Pine Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard is under construction. The facility is scheduled to be complete by the end of February 2011. (more)
Downtown Construction Updates
Several plans and projects to improve the public space are slated for construction in Downtown Long Beach. For more info, please visit: http://www.dlba.org/downtownprojects
4th Street Deli now has its own enewsletter. Check out their information on their holiday catering and more by visiting here, and signing up for their enewsletter.
NPNA MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Membership meetings will now be held every quarter on the 4th Wednesday of the given month at 6:30 pm.
January 26th at 6:30 pm, location tbd
April 27th at 6:30 pm, location tbd
June 22nd at 6:30 pm, location tbd
September 28th at 6:30, location tbd
NPNA communicates to its members through its monthly enewsletter, periodic e-action alerts, and e-event announcements. We encourage you to forward our enewsletters to all those who want to stay informed about the downtown.
The NPNA Board of Directors wishes you a Happy Halloween!