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Apr
26
Mon
2021
Grand Park’s REC Center: INSTAGRAM LIVE – En Conversación Con El Departmento Para Personas Mayores De La Ciudad De Los Ángeles @ rec.grandparkla.org
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm
INSTAGRAM LIVE: EN CONVERSACIÓN CON EL DEPARTAMENTO PARA PERSONAS MAYORES DE LA CIUDAD DE LOS ÁNGELES
Presented by City of Los Angeles Department of Aging

Marty Preciado, Gerente de Programación de Grand Park, en conversación con Mariella Freire-Reyes, Directora de Asociaciones Estratégicas y Planificación para la Ciudad de Los Ángeles, Departamento Para Personas Mayores hablarán de programas y servicios disponibles para atender las necesidades de las personas mayores El Departamento Para Personas Mayores aboga por los intereses y el bienestar de personas mayores mediante la administración de programas y servicios en asociación con nuestras agencias comunitarias para atender las necesidades de las personas mayores y a sus cuidadores. (Grand Park’s Program Manager Marty Preciado in in conversation with Mariella Freire-Reyes, Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships & Planning, City of Los Angeles Department of Aging to discuss about available programs and services to serve the needs of older adults. Description: The Department of Aging advocates for the interests and welfare of older adults by administering programs and services in partnership with our community-based agencies to serve the needs of older adults and caregivers.)

EVERY WEDNESDAY get well with Grand Park’s REC Center, an all-new virtual program centered around physical, mental and emotional wellness! Feed your mind, body and soul with multilingual and accessible yoga, dance classes, workshops, and more. Find out more info at rec.grandparkla.org.

 

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

Apr
27
Tue
2021
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

lunch truck in Grand Park

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park Food Trucks returns in an adjusted format, for local workers, jurors, and all parkgoers to enjoy. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill, near Starbucks).

Please practice ongoing safety protocols to help prevent the spread of Covid-19:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Practice physical distancing – a minimum of 6 feet apart
  • If you aren’t feeling well or are experiencing symptoms associated with Covid-19, please stay home.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge.


Truck schedule for May 11 – May 13, 2021:

TUE MAY 11

Flaming Grain

WED MAY 12

The Surfer Taco

THU MAY 13

None

Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

Apr
28
Wed
2021
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

lunch truck in Grand Park

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park Food Trucks returns in an adjusted format, for local workers, jurors, and all parkgoers to enjoy. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill, near Starbucks).

Please practice ongoing safety protocols to help prevent the spread of Covid-19:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Practice physical distancing – a minimum of 6 feet apart
  • If you aren’t feeling well or are experiencing symptoms associated with Covid-19, please stay home.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge.


Truck schedule for May 11 – May 13, 2021:

TUE MAY 11

Flaming Grain

WED MAY 12

The Surfer Taco

THU MAY 13

None

Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

LUNCH A LA PARK Yoga reTREAT GOES ONLINE! @ Grand Park Facebook and Instagram Live
Apr 28 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

AS OF MARCH 20, 2020, the LUNCH Á LA PARK YOGA reTREAT! Program moves online!  In-person classes will be suspended per the Safer at Home order by the County and City of Los Angeles. We will update accordingly, in compliance with County and City mandates. Thank you for your patience during this time.

We will go LIVE on our YouTube (grandparklosangeles)INSTAGRAM (@grandpark_la) and FACEBOOK (@grandparklosangeles social media platforms at 12:15 p.m.

If you can’t make it for the live class, not to worry! We will archive the classes for you to participate on your own schedule.

Please note that we will NOT be having in-person classes at the Park until further notice. Thank you!

Wednesdays and Fridays 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Grand Park’s popular yoga sessions return, giving participants the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize.

For more information about free fall and winter programming at Grand Park, visit grandparkla.org. Follow Grand Park on Facebook (GrandParkLosAngeles), as well as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@GrandPark_LA).

Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

Apr
29
Thu
2021
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

lunch truck in Grand Park

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park Food Trucks returns in an adjusted format, for local workers, jurors, and all parkgoers to enjoy. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill, near Starbucks).

Please practice ongoing safety protocols to help prevent the spread of Covid-19:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Practice physical distancing – a minimum of 6 feet apart
  • If you aren’t feeling well or are experiencing symptoms associated with Covid-19, please stay home.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge.


Truck schedule for May 11 – May 13, 2021:

TUE MAY 11

Flaming Grain

WED MAY 12

The Surfer Taco

THU MAY 13

None

Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

Grand Park’s Our LA Voices 2021 @ olav.grandparkla.org
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
Grand Park brings Our LA Voices 2021: A Digital Spring Arts and Culture Fest right to your screens! Join us as we celebrate the multicultural and diverse landscape of Los Angeles County’s arts community through the lens of identity, impact, and resiliency. Tune in every Thursday from April 15-29 at 6PM.

WEEK 1 LINEUP

LIVE PERFORMANCE
Viet Trap: Live
DJ Lani Love
DJ Lani Love spins a set of hip hop tracks from Vietnam and Vietnamese Diaspora.
TALK
Vietnamese New Wave: Then and Now
DJ Lani Love & Elizabeth Ai
Lani Love in conversation with filmmaker and director Elizabeth Ai to discuss Ai’s current project, New Wave Documentary, a project documenting and preserving the sociocultural influence and impact of the popular 80s music genre, New Wave, on Vietnamese diaspora. DJ Lani Love and filmmaker Elizabeth Ai as they chat about the origins of Vietnamese New Wave and its cultural significance then and now.
TALK
Creation Stories of the Los Angeles Basin
Department of Cultural Affairs & the NEA Big Read ft. Metzli Projects
Learn about some of the creation stories of the Los Angeles Basin by joining Elder Alan Salazar (Tataviam/Chumash) to hear excerpts from his new book “Tata, the Tataviam Towhee,” a nature story illustrated by Mona Lewis using pigments made from rocks and soil collected in Tataviam territory.
FILM
Changing Landscapes (Isle of Eigg): Film Premiere
Arthur King & AKP Recordings
The experimental documentary short Changing Landscapes (Isle of Eigg) was filmed in the Scottish Hebrides. The process, or artistic methodology, of the Changing Landscapes series is focused primarily on field recordings, and is the unchanging framework that allows the location to truly serve as the focus of the art.

WEEK 2 LINEUP

LIVE WORKSHOP
Milagros: Live
Department of Cultural Affairs & the NEA Big Read ft. Ofelia Esparza & Rosanna Esparza Ahrens. This session will explore the question, ‘What is the miracle needed right now?’ We will tap into our artistic abilities and create a Milagro to ourselves.
TALK
A Conversation With
Jonah Elijah
Conversation with LA-based artist Jonah Elijah, His work encapsulates black life in America and addresses controversial issues that actively affect the African American community. Using materials to explore economic inequality, displacement, or human rights Elijah’s artist practice embraces discomforting realities.
WORKSHOP
Welcome To My Neighborhood!
Jocelyn Ayala of the dA Center for the Arts
We will take a walk around Downtown Pomona, note our most eye-catching features, and then replicate them onto a vision board for what we would like our neighborhood to look like post-covid.
Recommended Supplies: Paper, pencil, pen, watercolors – and any other art supplies you have at home!
TALK
Changing Landscapes (Isle of Eigg): Talk
Arthur King & AKP Recordings
This interview and sneak peek at the Changing Landscapes (Isle of Eigg) Gallery Exhibition features Dublab’s Alejandro Cohen in conversation with Arthur King’s Peter Walker. They discuss the multi-layered project that began on a remote Scottish island, and is now a record, film, and pop-up gallery installation in Los Angeles.

WEEK 3 LINEUP

LIVE TALK
Making Our Neighborhood: Live
Samanta Helou Hernandez & Jimmy Recinos
A two-part informational livestream on how to “Make a Neighborhood” in response to gentrification in historically ethnic and working-class Los Angeles communities. Part one will describe how Jimmy and Samanta first came together and conceptualized a discussion series for their community centered on three themes: historic redlining, current gentrification, and present and future housing affordability issues in the Virgil Village and East Hollywood areas. Part one will also describe the evolution of the discussion series into a public art project, an educational pamphlet campaign, archival research and blog storytelling, and finally, round-table discussions with various community members affected by our series’ three major themes. Finally, Jimmy and Samanta will discuss the importance of language justice and accessibility throughout the process of “Making Our Neighborhood.” Part two will describe Jimmy and Samanta’s final installment for the series, Making Our Neighborhood: The Magazine, discussing the importance of memorializing the findings of the discussion series in a tangible form for communities to access, and telling the stories behind finding the various voices featured in their magazine. Part two will also touch on the need to uplift art and literature in times of hardship, noting how despite many resources “taken” by the pandemic, including public schools, public libraries, and other public spaces, working-class communities can still come together to voice and respond to ongoing struggles, as we have done so historically.
PERFORMANCE
Party In My Living Room
Thurz
In an intimate setting from his living room, Thurz, LA hip hop artist hailing from Inglewood; will perform songs inspired by the experiences in his community. Thurz will be performing songs from his ‘MORE THURZ ON THURZDAY’ playlist, accompanied by Wali Ali Jr. on talkbox and a special band configuration TBD. In 2020, Thurza released ‘MORE THURZ ON THURZDAY’ playlist, a song per week, every week of the year, from January through December.
LIVE TALK
Musicians As Workers: Live
Josephine Shetty
Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, there are many examples of music workers building worker power. However, exclusionary union models, individualism, increasing inequality, and technological changes in the music industry have also hindered music workers from massively collectivizing or uniting in solidarity with the rest of the working class. This conversation dives into the meaning of positioning musicians as workers, building broader movements of music workers, and how we can learn from an existing lineage of musicians organizing to build stronger movements of workers today.
DANCE PIECE
Rasquanchecias
Primera Generación Dance Collective
“Rasquachencias” showcases our collective’s past, present, and future works to consolidate a vibrant picture of our Mexican American sociality. This piece explores the power of rasquache play, engaging the possibilities in loud colors, Latinx iconography, and recycled juxtapositions to highlight the creative survival strategies produced by the brown, working-class communities that we grew up in.
DANCE PIECE
Love for the Prairie《苍穹之恋》
Chinese Dance Company of Southern California
The Mongols have always regarded the world as a component of nature, and believe that man and the earth coexist and prosper, and all the phenomena of nature are the products of the earth. “Love for the Prairie” shows the Mongols’ love and reverence for their homeland and nature.
蒙古人一向把天地万物看成是大自然的构成部分,认为人与天地万物共存共荣,大自然的一切现象都是天地的产物。《苍穹之恋》表现的就是蒙古人对大自然的热爱和崇敬。

Find out more info at olav.grandparkla.org.

 

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

Apr
30
Fri
2021
LUNCH A LA PARK Yoga reTREAT GOES ONLINE! @ Grand Park Facebook and Instagram Live
Apr 30 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

AS OF MARCH 20, 2020, the LUNCH Á LA PARK YOGA reTREAT! Program moves online!  In-person classes will be suspended per the Safer at Home order by the County and City of Los Angeles. We will update accordingly, in compliance with County and City mandates. Thank you for your patience during this time.

We will go LIVE on our YouTube (grandparklosangeles)INSTAGRAM (@grandpark_la) and FACEBOOK (@grandparklosangeles social media platforms at 12:15 p.m.

If you can’t make it for the live class, not to worry! We will archive the classes for you to participate on your own schedule.

Please note that we will NOT be having in-person classes at the Park until further notice. Thank you!

Wednesdays and Fridays 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Grand Park’s popular yoga sessions return, giving participants the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize.

For more information about free fall and winter programming at Grand Park, visit grandparkla.org. Follow Grand Park on Facebook (GrandParkLosAngeles), as well as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@GrandPark_LA).

Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

May
1
Sat
2021
Grand Park’s Celebration Spectrum by dublab, created for ArtRise (in collaboration with Tanya Aguiñiga and curator Mark “Frosty” McNeill) @ Grand Park
May 1 @ 5:00 am – May 31 @ 10:00 pm
🎊🎉 THIS MAY Celebrate with Grand Park’s Celebration Spectrum by @dublab, a month-long public art installation, programming, and digital experience created for Art Rise in collaboration with @tanyaaguiniga and curator Mark “Frosty” McNeill (@dubfrosty). ⁠

🎊🎉 The project creates space for the missed celebrations in Los Angeles following a year in isolation. As a proposed joyful ode, the installations highlight the importance of marking time through gathering and the mental health benefits of communal celebration. Additional programming and digital experiences reflect the multi-faceted ways in which Los Angeles County’s diverse populations express their joy. Grand Park’s Celebration Spectrum, a TMC Arts program, transforms the outdoor expanse of Grand Park into a deconstructed party, unfolding in a progression of four installations that represent the arc of an epic celebration. Responding to the hurt and heightened anxieties associated with the pandemic, the project offers the communities in Los Angeles the opportunity to heal and re-emerge thanks to the transformative power of the arts.⁠

🎊🎉 MAY (ONGOING)
The Gratitude Walk by Justin Michael Williams
Platform: We Rise Website / Grand Park’s Mixcloud
Did you know that taking a walk in nature has the power to boost your mood? Reset your energy with this 20-minute Gratitude Walk. Pop this in your ears, and take a walk through any neighborhood, park, or simply your backyard to wake up your positivity, energy, and power.
🎊🎉 MAY 13 AT 3PM
The Power of Resilience: Meditation for Freedom and Change by Justin Michael Williams
Platform: Facebook Live
Meditation is not just about reducing stress, it’s about knowing that no matter what’s going on in your life, that you have the power to overcome. In this powerful interactive 60-minute session, you will learn how to step into your truth and break through fear so you can take charge of your mental health, and feel the authentic freedom and power that is your birthright. This session welcomes to all ages, as well beginners and experienced meditators alike. Come as you are. You are enough. Let’s rise together.
🎊🎉 MAY 20 AT 6PM
Social Sparks: A conversation about celebrating resilience and fortifying communities through art.
Platform: Facebook Live
Celebration Spectrum artist Tanya Aguiñiga engages in dialogue with curator Mark “Frosty” McNeill of dublab for an exploration of how art can serve as a powerful vehicle for healing and joyful expression.
Aguñiga and Frosty will give a curatorial overview of their Celebration Spectrum installation for Art Rise at Grand Park and discuss how community-focused creative output can act as a positive feedback loop—reinforcing the public through reflections of their own innate strengths.
🎊🎉 MAY 27 AT 6PM
Audible Identities: A dialogue and music listening session about expressing personal heritage through sound.
Platform: Facebook Live
Featured Artists: Anna Luisa Petrisko, Maral, Xandão
Moderated by: Mark “Frosty” McNeill
Join us for a dynamic session in which we explore the joyful sounds of Los Angeles’ diverse ethnic diasporas through a conversation with dublab DJs who contributed to the expansive Celebration Tapestry audio collage.
Expect musings on Central American cumbia sonidera culture, the sounds of Persian springtime renewal, feel good Filipino sounds spanning space and time, and much more.
The artists will reflect on their deep personal connections with music, how it represents their distinct heritages, and interconnections within Los Angeles’ broad expanse.
We aim to illuminate how Los Angeles’ multi-faceted communities harness the power of celebratory music to bond and bring healing in times of challenge.

Find more info at werise.la/grandpark.

 

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

May
4
Tue
2021
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

lunch truck in Grand Park

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park Food Trucks returns in an adjusted format, for local workers, jurors, and all parkgoers to enjoy. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill, near Starbucks).

Please practice ongoing safety protocols to help prevent the spread of Covid-19:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Practice physical distancing – a minimum of 6 feet apart
  • If you aren’t feeling well or are experiencing symptoms associated with Covid-19, please stay home.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge.


Truck schedule for May 11 – May 13, 2021:

TUE MAY 11

Flaming Grain

WED MAY 12

The Surfer Taco

THU MAY 13

None

Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

May
5
Wed
2021
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

lunch truck in Grand Park

Grand Park’s Lunch a la Park Food Trucks returns in an adjusted format, for local workers, jurors, and all parkgoers to enjoy. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill, near Starbucks).

Please practice ongoing safety protocols to help prevent the spread of Covid-19:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Practice physical distancing – a minimum of 6 feet apart
  • If you aren’t feeling well or are experiencing symptoms associated with Covid-19, please stay home.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge.


Truck schedule for May 11 – May 13, 2021:

TUE MAY 11

Flaming Grain

WED MAY 12

The Surfer Taco

THU MAY 13

None

Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.