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April 3rd, 2017

HOW TO MAKE YOUR MARINA DEL REY MLB PARTY A HOME RUN

March madness just ended and now, the Major League Baseball craze is officially underway with the first opening game happening just days ago (the Dodgers & Angels first games are TODAY)! Are you ready for the SoCal team spirit, Marina del Rey? As always, you’ll be able to take in the ballpark action at the usual spots around town, like Yardhouse, Sports Harbor, Mo’s Place, Tony P’s, Killer Shrimp… you know the sports bar drill. But sometimes, watching the game on your own big screen in your own awesome pad (especially if it’s a sweet waterfront pad!) has its own great rewards. Inviting only your besties to watch; having your own smorgasbord spread to enjoy; and kicking back with zero driving required are pretty excellent reasons to forego the crowded pub scene. Plus, no matter what team you’re rooting for, you can cheer them on loud and proud with zero judgement from the opposite side (well, as long as you invite like-minded friends over, that is).

To help you host an awesome baseball soirée, here are some party pointers with décor ideas and concession-style food inspired by our SoCal stadiums. (The menu holds so much more than hot dogs, my friends.) Ready? Let’s Play Ball!

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March 28th, 2017

Honoring National Volunteer Month In & Around Marina del Rey

April is almost here — and man, it’s a great month, isn’t it? Aside from being 2017’s first full month of spring (yay!), it has one other really meaningful distinction — It’s National Volunteer Month. This annual commemoration came to the U.S. in 1974 and became a kind of celebration of volunteerism.  In essence, this is the time to recognize the abundance of selfless work happening in our community, and inspiring others to get involved, as well. Donating time to a worthwhile organization can make a tremendous difference, plus no matter what you’re interested in, you’ll find a volunteer opportunity that goes right along with it. Love animals? Volunteer at the animal shelter. Good with kids? Apply to be a big brother or big sister. Into the environment? Be part of a beach clean-up crew. There are so many ways to help, especially in and around Marina del Rey.

Ready for your hour(s) to shine? Here are 7 volunteer ideas to consider starting this month.

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February 28th, 2017

The Marina Roundup: What’s Happening in & Around Town This Month

Marina del Rey has got some major March mojo going on with a ton of great stuff happening all around us. Feel like influencing a popular restaurant’s menu? Get ready to wield your tasting power. Interested in some on-the-water jazz with a side of French toast? Done! How about running say… 26.2 miles and then grabbing a free beer? Go to it. This month has some big fun on the agenda so open that calendar app and get tapping. You’ll want to get in on at least one of these events.

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February 21st, 2017

Adventure Time! Not Your Every Day Fun — In and Around Marina del Rey

 

Life in Marina del Rey is all about having a good, balanced lifestyle. It’s about going to Mother’s beach any time we want; hopping on a champagne cruise to celebrate the weekend; pedaling up the strand to chill in Venice; or eating dinner harbor side on a perfect weekday night. That’s the stuff paradise is made of, right? Of course! But that doesn’t sum up all of the fun available around town. There are a few really cool (and kind of unusual) to-dos in Marina del Rey and in our neighboring towns that you need to check out if you haven’t already. We’re not talking about yoga on the water (which rocks) or music in the park (which is always fun) — we’re talking about the kind of stuff you don’t do every day. Activities that you just have to tell your friends about and post about on social media with a lot of hashtags (i.e. #ICanFly #CallMeSherlock #DancingQueen — keep reading, you’ll see what we mean!).

Here are FOUR ideas that definitely fit the “fun but different” bill. Go do at least one this weekend. Then tell us all about it!

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January 17th, 2017

Marina Spotlight: Paddle for Breast Cancer this Sunday at Mother’s Beach

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The great part about life in Marina del Rey is that there are always cool things going on. Concerts in the park, Champagne brunches, and amazing events that radiate a brand of charm that’s just pure Marina magic. One of the most powerful events happening down at Mother’s Beach every month is the TBG Champion Paddle, a 90-minute SUP paddle event for breast cancer awareness & support. It happens one Sunday each month from 9 am to 10:30 am, and it’s an extraordinary way to spend a weekend morning.

The TBG Champion Paddle itself is a joint effort between the ProSUP Shop and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Tiffany B. Grunwald, to raise awareness for breast cancer, celebrate healthy bodies, and honor all of the incredible breast cancer warriors who have fought the disease. It’s a pretty nifty gathering where you can get out on the water, support friends & family and be a part of something kind of special for 90 minutes.

If you’re interested, here are the details.