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The City of Long Beach presents an open street event for the whole family to walk, bike and shop. Beach Streets University will be closing off 4 miles of streets in East Long Beach for friends and families to spend the day outside. There will be various streets where folks can start or end their visit to University Beach Streets. This years route will highlight Atherton St by the iconic CSULB Pyramid, Bellflower Blvd., Los Coyotes Diagonal & Spring St. 

Don’t miss your chance to see the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach racetrack just like the drivers do, on the very course itself!

The City of Long Beach together with the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach invite you to ride a bike, glide on inline skates, walk or jog while experiencing the turns, tire tracks and sights all at your own pace! 

*No motorized vehicles; no animals allowed except service animals. Participants must stay within the coned area on the race track.

Length of Track: 1.5-mile  

Free event with readings, performances, and other activities. Libraries and other book organizations will be there. Full schedule and activity list available on website.

Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Hawaii. Vendors will be on site selling Hawaiian goods.

No pets allowed at event.

For more information, call 562.946.6476

Experience life as it was in the 1800's with games and entertainment. There will be demonstrations of spinning and weaving and people can try dirty panning for gold or churning butter.

Easter Egg Hunt with crafts, games, and Easter Cake Walk. Egg Hunt will be done in age groups. There will also be a pancake breakfast at 8am.

Easter egg hunt with food, games, inflatables, and pictures with a bunny.

Tickets are $5 if purchased online (can be picked up at Recreation Office at 815 Mission Street) or at the event for $8

Egg Hunt Schedule

  • 2 and under:12:15pm
  • 3-4: 12:30pm
  • 5-6: 12:45pm
  • 7 and up: 1pm
  • Join us for a very special read aloud with Louis Thomas, author of Hug It Out!  This new release picture book offers a fresh funny take on sibling rivalry and conflict resolution.  Co-sponsored by Pages: a bookstore.
  • To commemorate Black History Month, join us for a screening of the PBS documentary February One, the story of the Greensboro Four. 
  • February One tells the inspiring story surrounding the 1960 Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins that revitalized the Civil Rights Movement and set an example of student militancy for the coming decade.
  • Open to adults and teens ages 13 and up.   
  • 2017 year of the rooster graphic Celebrate the Lunar New Year with us! Enjoy delightful performances of Chinese dances and folksongs. We will have a lively Kung Fu presentation as well as a calligraphy demonstration. There will also be food, giveaways, and even an art activity that you can take home!  All ages are welcome.
  • Presented by The San Gabriel United Chinese Association and The Friends of the San Gabriel Library 
  • *Parents: Please be aware that food will be served at this program. A list of ingredients will be available.