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What Festival
Who Hosted by the City of Signal Hill
When Saturday, April 20, from 10am to 1pm
Where Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave.
More Info To participate in activities, $4 wristbands will be on sale until 12:30pm. Activities will include bouncy jumpers, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, carnival games, an egg hunt and a photobooth, complete with a spring-fest bunny. Attendees are advised to bring a bag or basket to collect egg-hunt goodies. Food and snacks will be available for purchase. Parking will be available at Legion and Hill Street and at Alvarado Elementary School on 21st and Cherry. Call (562) 989-7330.

What Earth Day celebration
Who Hosted by The Growing Experience Urban Farm
When Saturday, April 20, from 11am to 3pm
Where The Growing Experience Urban Farm, 750 E. Via Carmelitos
More Info At this family-friendly event, attendees can shop sustainable vendors and a fresh produce stand, meet the chickens, explore the food forest, learn about microgreens, try healthy food samples and more. Food vendors will include Feel Good Salsa, Rainbow Juices and Under the Sun. There will also be free healthy samples from Healthy Active Long Beach and Primal Alchemy Catering.

What Earth Day gardening
Who Hosted by the Signal Hill Public Library
When Monday, April 22, from 5pm to 7pm
Where Signal Hill Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St.
More Info Attendees are invited to create a self-sustained garden known as a terrarium. The event is free and space is limited. Registration is required. To register, call 562-989-7323 or visit the library.

What Environmental clean up
Who Hosted by the Friends of the LA River
When Saturday, April 27, from 9am to noon
Where Three locations: Compton Creek at Del Amo Station; Willow Street Estuary (headquarter site for the clean-up); and Golden Shore Marine Reserve
More Info The Great LA River CleanUp will bring together hundreds of volunteers to the river to remove several tons of trash that would potentially pollute the river and harm wildlife before dumping into the Pacific Ocean. This is an opportunity to contribute to a thriving, healthy LA River during Earth Month. Visit

What Children’s activity
Who Hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos
When Saturday, April 27, from 10am to noon
Where Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Rd.
More Info Julia Bogany, a Tongva Tribal Councilmember, will lead a special workshop where children can make necklaces and learn a few Tongva words. Bogany is a member of the Tongva tribe, the Tribal council and a cultural consultant. A $5 donation per child is suggested. Visit

What Community bike ride
Who Hosted by the City of Long Beach
When Saturday, April 27, from 10am to 4pm
Where Pacific Avenue from Willow Street to downtown
More Info The route will be closed to cars and open for walking, bicycling and more. Local music, food and vendors will be posted along the 2.5-mile route, extending from the Wrigley area to downtown. Three festival hubs will feature music and family-friendly activities. Free skateboarding lessons will also be provided by Skate Kids throughout the day. To view the route map visit

What Yoga festival
Who Hosted by local Long Beach yoga studios
When Sunday, April 28, from 9am to 6pm
Where The Pike, 95 S. Pine Ave.
More Info Free yoga lessons will be provided by teachers from studios across Long Beach including Ashtanga Yoga Long Beach, Purple Yoga Studio, Sundara Yoga, Yogalution, Ja Yoga and FreeSpirit Yoga. There will be a Mindful Market featuring curated vendors selling all organic, non-GMO, vegan products, yogi lifestyle-related products and accessories. Locally sourced vegan and vegetarian food and drinks will also be available for sale. Wishful Events will be on site to provide childcare and activities including art and crafts, outdoor games and meditation classes for kids. For a schedule of events visit

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