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April 16th, 2015
This Wednesday, April 22nd marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, and as the Earth Day Network slogan says — “It’s our turn to lead” and make 2015 a standout year in environmental responsibility. All of us living in Marina del Rey appreciate how beautiful our town is, and that it takes some TLC to keep our harbor, beaches, wilderness and air in tip-top shape. That’s why so many of us try to green up our lives as much as we can by recycling, buying local at the Farmer’s Market, using eco-friendly products, adopting a Meatless Monday menu plan, and biking or walking instead of driving. It takes such a tiny bit of effort to make a huge impact on our planet — and that’s exactly what Earth Day is all about… to remind us how easy it is to make a difference.
This weekend through next week, there are a ton of Earth Day happenings around L.A. that can get you involved, inspire you and your kids with education, and entertain big time with activities, music and much more. Take a look at some of the best options!
April 6th, 2015
Whatever plans you have for the weekend of April 10th — put them on hold… stat. Because Marina del Rey is turning 50 years old this year and the city is having one heck of a shindig to celebrate! There will be super cool tall ship tours, mock battle reenactments, gourmet food trucks, water taxi service, entertainment by legends Three Dog Night, plus CAKE and FIREWORKS— yes, this is going to be the birthday bash of the year. And that’s only Friday night. Saturday and Sunday have much more in store with the Marinafest Boat Show, including in-water boat shows, more tall ship fun, a classic car show on Sunday and so much more. See complete brochure for the full list of attractions.
March 31st, 2015
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There’s no mistaking what springtime holiday is just around the corner — it’s impossible to miss the pastel wicker baskets, Cadbury Eggs, and bunny-inspired everything lining the shelves at just about every store in town. Not to mention the egg hunts, and yes… those decadent Easter Brunches that allow us to feign temporary amnesia when it comes to caring about calories. There are plenty of us who love to host our own brunch and cook-up a feast of decadent dishes like overnight French toast, asparagus and jack frittata and/or vegan broccoli quiche (hungry yet?). But for those of us who detest a Sunday filled with dirty dishes, we opt for something a little more low-maintenance with all of the yumminess still in-tact… we choose the restaurant route! And boy, there are some amazing Easter Brunches happening in Marina del Rey this year. Here are 5 options to consider when making your plans — just remember to make reservations!
March 24th, 2015
Courtesy of Burton Chace Park Website
Calling all parents! If you’re looking for a super fun, activity-filled, social retreat for your kids this spring break, you have to check out Burton Chace Park’s Spring Adventure Camp. The overall theme of the camp is “A Voyage to Experience” and if you reserve your spot now, your 6 to 12 year olds could be entertained for hours in a “welcoming, fun and stimulating” environment from March 30 to April 3 (LAUSD’s spring recess). We’re not sure what the staff has in store for your little bundles of energy, but judging from the daily themes (Pajama Jam on Monday, Spring Adventure on Wednesday and Luau Beach Party on Thursday), there is going to be some major fun to be had.
March 17th, 2015
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Not only is it St. Patrick’s Day today, but we are also officially only three days away from the first day of spring! Yep, at exactly 3:45 pm on March 20th, the sun crosses the celestial equator on its way to the ecliptic and we have (allegedly have) exactly 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night— and that my friends is what we call the Spring Equinox. That information would be more exciting if the super cool solar eclipse was visible from Marina del Rey, but sadly, we’d have to travel to London to catch a good view in person. However, thanks to the magic of technology, we can still witness the celestial excitement by watching it unfold online at Space.com. There’s also a nifty Day and Night iPhone App that might come in handy that day.
Now that we’ve had our equinox lesson for the year, let’s think about how we should ring in the first weekend of spring! Here are a few ideas to get you started: