Things to do in Long Beach this weekend including…Broadway music and a cruise around the coast

Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day, as such we’ve gathered some opportunities you can take part in to help spruce up your community. Plus, we’ve got live music, a health fair, new makers market and a science cruise around the coast.

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PALOS VERDES EARTH DAY BEACH CLEAN-UP—SAN PEDRO (Thursday)

Image courtesy The Phoenix.

Drug and alcohol recovery non-profit The Phoenix are looking for volunteers to help clean up Palos Verdes Beach on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22.

The Phoenix will supply participants with equipment and extra masks if needed, they only request that volunteers be at least two days sober if they want to participate.

Clean-up starts at noon. Registration is required, click here for more info.

Meet up is at 2235 W 25th St.

EXPLORE THE COAST ON A TALL SHIP—L.A. MARITIME INSTITUTE (Saturday)

Courtesy Facebook/Los Angeles Maritime Institute.

Explore the San Pedro coast on a tall ship, for free, with the Los Angeles Maritime Institute Saturday, April 24. This three-hour excursion, geared toward raising awareness about environmental pollution will include hands-on scientific activities for children and adults, in addition to docent-led talks about the coast.

What’s more, the experience is bilingual, the only bilingual marine environmental tour in all of California, said Mark Friendman who developed the proposal for the program’s conservancy grant.

The ship departs at 4 p.m. from San Pedro Ports O’ Call Harbor, sails around the harbor and coastline and returns.

To sign up, call 310-833-6055.

LONG BEACH BLACK HEALTH COMMUNITY FAIR—BETHANY CHURCH (Saturday)

With the mission to support and inform Long Beach Black residents of healthy living and prevention against the COVID-19 virus, Bethany Church, Long Beach Ministers Alliance, Craft + Light Creative Arts Studio and Long Beach Medical Center have organized the Black Health Community Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24.

Visitors will receive free COVID-19 health packages on arrival and can participate in a domino tournament, socially distant line dancing classes and arts and crafts stations for children.

Long Beach Memorial Care will also be giving out 200 free COVID-19 vaccines in addition to health screenings. For a complete list of scheduling, click here.

For those in need or transportation, there is a free bus pick-up and drop-off at three locations in Long Beach. Click here for more details.

The fair is at Bethany Church at 2250 Clark Ave.

EARTH DAY CLEAN-UP—DOMINGUEZ GAP WETLANDS (Saturday)

Those who might have been unable to participate in an Earth Day clean-up day can join the Puente Youth Association at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 24 at the Dominguez Gap Wetlands.

Participants are asked to bring their own masks, gloves and water and are encouraged to arrive on bicycle if possible.

Meet-up is at the pavilion at the southwest end of the wetlands, enter at the Wetlands Trailhead at 4067 Del Mar Ave.

DAVID BURNHAM LIVE – THE GRAND (Saturday)

Image courtesy Musical Theatre West.

Broadway leading man David Burnham will kick off Musical Theatre West’s return to live performances with an in-person concert outdoors at The Grand event center Saturday, April 24.

Tickets and seating are limited due to coronavirus restrictions, but tickets are $75 each with tables of two and four still available. Tickets must be purchased in advance, click here.

The Grand is at 4101 E. Willow St. parking will be free.

LONG BEACH SUNDAY MARKET (Sunday)

On the corner Fourth Street and Alamitos Avenue, discover local vendors selling food, art, vintage and handmade goods Sunday, April 25.

This new market’s mission is to foster growth in the small business community by giving fledgling businesses an accessible platform and environment to get started.

Visit the market’s Instagram here for more information. Market is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

STARLIGHT ON THE BLUFF (Sunday)

Organized by Starlight Projects Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on community activism through art, the free event features live bands and electronic artists performing at The Bluff Sunday, April 25 from 2 p.m. until dusk.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, snacks and whatever else. Event is both family and pet friendly. Attendees are asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing protocol.

Find the event at 2009 E. Ocean Blvd. at Cherry Avenue.

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