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The L.A. River Runs Wild Again with Activities this Weekend

Updated: New Dates Below!

Recreating, learning, and sipping coffee by the L.A. River continues to be taken to new heights. This weekend, River Wild, a coalition of local businesses and River advocates, will host a series of activities that support the use of the River and exploration of the adjacent neighborhoods of Northeast Los Angeles.

The schedule is below. You can also visit www.riverwild.la for more information.


Saturday, February 8, 8am-5pm
Location:
Clearwater Street "Rio Vista", just north of Ripple Street, Elysian Valley 90039



FOOD & DRINKS:


  • Cafecito Organico's LA River Café: 8am-5pm

  • The Juice: opens at 8am

  • eRoots Pop-up Fresh Produce Market: 10am-2pm

  • Buy local, fresh, and organic produce from eRoots, a social enterprise dedicated to creating an affordable healthy food system in Los Angles. Find out how to bring a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to your local school and enter a free drawing to win your first box of local organic fruits and vegetables!

  • Let's Be Frank Hot Dogs: brunch, lunch and more

HEALTH:


  • LA County Public Health Free Flu Vaccines: 8am-2pm

  • Meet your LA County Department of Public Health district nurses, find out about local health resources, and receive your flu vaccine.

  • LA Food Policy Council with Good Food Pledge: 11am-3pm

  • Meet the team, take the Good Food Pledge, and learn about the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network resources for communities and corner store owners! Find out how to get involved in the movement to make LA a Good Food Region for All -- where food is healthy, affordable, fair and sustainable.

BIKES AND TOURS:


  • Coco's Variety ½ day & Full Day Bike Rentals: 8am-5pm

  • Elysian Valley Neighborhood Bike Tour: 11:30am

  • This one hour bike tour will be led by Helen Leung, Elysian Valley native and bicycle explorer.

  • Maker and Artist Studio Guided and/or Self-Guided Bike Tours: 2:00pm (See list below)

  • LA River Regatta Club Pub Bike Ride to Golden Road Brewing: sunset pubcrawl time

ARTS & CULTURE:

NELA ArtWalk - Highland Park to Elysian Valley: 7pm

Film - Frogtown Futuro film screening of "Demolition": 7:30pm

Music


  • DJ's Aurelito, Shakespeare, Dewey & their Music Ice Cream Truck: Morning to midday

  • DJ Aji: 1pm-3pm

  • Live Music by MAADWEST: after 3pm

  • River Wild T-shirts

  • Origami paper art table by Ava

Maker and Artist Studios Open Houses


  • Michael Todd Sculpture

  • Cactus Gallery: 10am-3pm; 5pm-9pm

  • Treeline Woodworks

  • NOMAD Art Studios

  • BOOKSHOW

  • More studios to come!


About the Author

George Villanueva, Ph.D. is a native Angeleno born and raised in the intersecting spaces of East Hollywood, Koreatown, and the Temple-Beverly corridor (now Historic Filipinotown).
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