Beach Streets Uptown Experience
On June 6, 2015, the City of Long Beach held its first Beach Streets event! Over 30,000 came out for Beach Streets Uptown. Longbeachize reported that the atmosphere was both relaxed and festive, with a strong sense of community. We had great participation from local businesses, the Uptown Business Improvement District, neighborhood associations, local organizations, and residents and visitors. People came out not only for an exciting community event, but also for the unique experience of unrestricted access to walk or bike on Atlantic Avenue.
We know we had a good time. There were so many activities! There was lots of great music from DJs, school bands, and at least 30 live bands. There were bike classes for kids and a kid’s bike rode, the Emergency Preparedness Expo, a skate and BMX expo, a dance party, exhibits from neighborhood associations, art festivals, and so much more. Beach Streets was a bundle of expos and festivals and classes and concerts rolled into one, all enabled by the temporarily closure of one street. It’s amazing how much public space is created when one stretch of road is closed!
We want to hear from you!
Now that the dust has settled, we want to hear about your experience at Beach Streets Uptown!
Did you bring your family?
Did you discover new businesses?
Did you learn anything new about your community?
What kind of fun stuff did you get up to?
What were your favorites parts of Beach Streets Uptown?
Are you a business owner along the route, or did you run a booth or activity?
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