Friday, July 27

Grand Park Inaugural Weekend

I think every Downtown resident is waiting with baited breath for this new park to open.  Any new green space is always appreciated, but this park also comes with a great amount of beauty!  I can't wait to walk through it and experience it for the first time.

If you haven't heard, the wait is over!  This weekend is the inaugural weekend and the park is kicking things off with a weekend full of fun!  Here is the schedule posted on the Grand Park website!
National Dance Day Celebration
Saturday July 28, 2012
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


10am to 12noon
A special appearance by Nigel Lythgoe

Welcome by William T. Fujioka, Chief Executive Officer of the County of Los Angeles; Adam Shankman and Lil’ C, Dizzy Feet Foundation Board Members; and Thor Steingraber, The Music Center Vice President of Programming
Warm-up with So You Think You Can Dance, Season 4 finalist Katee Shean
Hip-Hop master class with So You Think You Can Dance, All-Star Lauren Gottlieb
A special performance by Cirque du Soleil®
U.S. Postal Service Innovative Choreographers Stamps First Day of Issuance Ceremony
Everybody Dance Zumba Fitness® routine with Gina Grant

12noon to 1pm
COMMUNITY DANCE CLASSES for everyone! Taught by –
Robin Antin, The Pussycat Dolls, with the PCD girls
Mary Murphy, So You Think You Can Dance judge and ballroom champion

1pm to 2:30pm
PERFORMANCES by some of the best and brightest young dance talent in Los Angeles –
Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Ehecatl Dance Company and Casa de la Cultura Mexico
Rage Crew


Food available for purchase from Kogi Truck, Grill 'Em All, Coolhaus, and Homeboy Bakery.
Information is subject to change.
July 29, 2012
Sunday Music in the Park
- 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presented by Grand Performances in partnership with The Music Center
Experience a musical treat outdoors with performances featuring the distinctive sounds of Los Angeles.  Bring a picnic and spend the day in Los Angeles County’s newest park.
Get there as soon as you can to check out this new space and on your way there, don't forget to admire the newly restored City Hall lawn!  It is so great to have more green space coming in!

Happy Weekend and don't forget to do something special with your dog!