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Aug 5, 2013
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Location of Gospel Brunch; photo courtesy of Day One Pasadena

Location of Gospel Brunch; photo courtesy of Day One Pasadena

There’s a lot of numbers here, but Day One Pasadena is a community-based nonprofit that strives to build “vibrant, healthy cities by advancing public health, empowering youth, and igniting change.” They are celebrating 20 years of Youth Month with Block9.

Block9 is a nine day series with free activities and events attempting “to make Pasadena a little nicer, one block at a time.”

The activities began August 1st with 15 tons of sand and their “urban beach,” followed by a Pachanga Night, a community summit, and a “Gospel Brunch.”

Block9 is supported by Side Street Projects, the Armory, Art Center, Light Bringer Project, Sparc, Conscientous Projector, the City of Pasadena, and many other notable organizations.

This week, there’s lots more (the following info is from Day One’s press release):

Monday, Aug. 5th: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Artful Monday
A day of color, creativity, and community. Beautify the neighborhood by joining in on a series of different art projects.

Tuesday, Aug. 6th: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Service Tuesday
DOing Something! Time to roll up our sleeves and make our community a more beautiful place. Let’s make our vision a reality.

Wednesday, Aug. 7th: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Game Day
Get your game on! Beach volleyball, soccer, football, tug of war, and ultimate Frisbee! Bring it!

Thursday, Aug. 8th: 6-9 p.m. – Bike It!
Free bike repair, bike-in movie, bonfire and smores.

Friday, Aug. 9th: 5-9 p.m. – Push Play Youth Festival
Youth Music & Arts Festival bringing local artists and musicians of all ages together to create an eclectic environment filled with creativity, compassion, and community.

Side Street Projects; photo courtesy of Day One Pasadena

Side Street Projects; photo courtesy of Day One Pasadena

Day One & Block9
Through Friday, August 9th
Free to the public
730 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena
For complete info, visit DayOnePasadena.org or call 626.229.9750

Site of Block9's "urban beach"; photo courtesy of Day One Pasadena

Site of Block9’s “urban beach”; photo courtesy of Day One Pasadena

We Adorn You will offer free henna tattoos on Friday August 9th; photo courtesy of We Adorn You

We Adorn You will offer free henna tattoos on Friday August 9th; photo courtesy of We Adorn You

We Adorn You will be at Block9 on August 9th

We Adorn You will be at Block9 on August 9th

 

 




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