Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are definitely here. Check out these fun, free, family-friendly events put on by some of our community partners.
Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation is showing free movies in CV Park on Wednesday evenings in July. Bring your blankets and picnics to the Hindenburg section of the park before sunset on Wednesday, July 20 for “The Good Dinosaur” and July 27 for “Zootopia.” On the 13, they screened “Norm of the North” to an appreciative audience. The screenings are totally free and great for kids and grown-ups who like a little fresh air with their movies.
Teens can enjoy the newly opened skate park just a few hundred yards away. My son and his friends have deemed it totally sick (a very good thing) and are trying to get there on a daily basis. The park is open until dusk and it too is free. Thank you, Parks & Rec!
On Friday evenings at 6, the YMCA is hosting music concerts. Some are at the Crescenta-Cañada Y on Foothill, some are around the outdoor pool at the new Crescenta Valley Y on Lowell. They’re free and open to the public, YMCA member or not. The schedule seems to cover the musical spectrum: blues, jazz, harp, classic rock, you name it. And on July 30, the Y is doing a safe swimmer event open to the public with fun for the whole family like Fishing for Ducks, ring toss games and more.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the first one, Albertsons will host another Customer Appreciation Event from July 22 to July 24. With the help of the CV Chamber and the Early Rodders Car Club, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Albertsons parking lot (at the corner of Foothill and Lowell) will play host to classic cars, outdoor barbecue, deejay music and nutty games where contestants can win rotisserie chickens and fresh-baked cakes. Kids will enjoy taking photos with a sleek, red fire engine. Parents will love the raffles, giveaways, samples and party ideas.
On that same day, Saturday, July 23 the Chamber will do a ribbon cutting at the Verizon Wireless store across from Albertsons. Stop in to wish them luck as we use the giant scissors to cut the ceremonial ribbon and welcome them to the neighborhood!
Looking ahead, the annual National Night Out happens on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Our local event will take place at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station at 4554 Briggs Ave. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. It’s a fun event for kids with giveaways and games and a great information resource for adults.
If you have an event that interests the community at large, let us know about it. Drop us an email and flyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.