Earth Day 2017 Photo Gallery

We’re excited to share this photo gallery from the 2017 Earth Day Festival at Rio de Los Angeles State Park!

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Flash Cleanup 8/19/17 @ 8am

From the GPIA:

The GPIA invites you to join the effort THIS SATURDAY morning at 8am for a Flash Clean-Up and Bulky Item Round-Up event in Verdugo Village (Verdugo @ York). Be sure to bring sun protection, work gloves and some water.  See the included flyer for more details.

See you there!

Many thanks to the GPIA (Glassell Park Improvement Association) , Councilmember Jose Huizar and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell for their commitment to maintaining clean streets in our community.

Walnut Canyon Community Meeting – 7/29/17 @ 10am

The Glassell Park Improvement Association (GPIA) and Friends of Walnut Canyon are holding a large community meeting on 7/29/17 at 10am at the Glassell Park Community Center. This meeting will give updates and outline how the proposed development of 32 tract homes in Walnut Canyon will affect hundreds of homeowners and thousands of drivers in the Glassell Park area, particularly along the haul route to the building site.

For more information, please VISIT THIS LINK.

Earth Day Festival 4/22/17 10am – 5pm

Join us for a celebration of Earth Day and the 10-year anniversary of Rio de Los Angeles State Park (1900 N. San Fernando Rd)!

This event will be a great way for you to learn more about sustainability, as well as connect with sustainability solutions at booths representing community groups, and also celebrate the art of local youth.  On stage, we’ll have speakers giving talks on a variety of sustainability topics, and in between these talks will be performances from local youth (dance, instrumental, choral).  There will also be an art garden to display local youth artworks (contact us if you’d like to be included).

PLUS!  don’t miss:

FREE TREES will be given out starting at 1pm, until they’re gone, courtesy of NE Trees & the City Plants program.

LIVE SCREENPRINTING!  Bring your own 100% cotton t-shirt or totebag to have it screenprinted right before your eyes.  You’ll have your choice of 4 designs.

 

STAGE SCHEDULE:

12:00 – 12:30 – Welcome & Introductions
12:30 – 1:00 – Opening Ceremony
1:00 – 1:15 – Department of Sanitation – what goes in the blue bins?
1:15 – 1:30 – Leigh Jerrard – the ongoing water shortage & ways to be water-wise
1:30 – 1:45 – Studio School String Ensemble
1:45 – 2:15 – DJ Quinfinity, 7th grader (Irving STEAM Middle) from the U Create Youth Workshop
2:15 – 2:30 – Lisa Novick – greener gardening practices for happier plants & cleaner air
2:30 – 3:00 – Performance by Renaissance Arts Academy High School
3:00 – 3:15 – Loraine Lundquist – sustainability is more than environmentalism: why it’s important
3:15 – 3:45 – Student DJ from the U Create Youth Workshop
3:45 – 4:15 – Performance by Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts Elementary
4:15 – 4:30 – Jane Demian & Natalie Freidberg – importance of trees & their proper care
4:30 – 4:45 – Tina Sanchez – the social justice dimension of sustainability; reasons for urgency
4:45 – 5:00 – DJs encore / outro

See the full-size flyer with additional info: FRONT / BACK (incl. full list of booths)

This event is co-sponsored by Glassell Park Neighborhood Council, Glassell Park Improvement Association, Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council, Rio de Los Angeles State Park, Council District 1’s Gil Cedillo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, The California State Parks Foundation, and Northeast Trees.

GPIA Hosting Civil Disobedience Workshop 3/29/17 @ 7pm

We’re sharing this event from the Glassell Park Improvement Association (GPIA):

The GPIA will host the National Lawyers Guild Of Los Angeles for a training in protocols for Civil Disobedience.

Learn about your rights in the streets, common protest actions, common police responses, and potential criminal consequences of civil disobedience actions. We recommend this training for observers, activists, and organizers.

Interested?
There are a limited number of seats available for this event. Pre-register on the GPIA homepage.

Event will be held at:
Glassell Park Community & Senior Center
3750 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

CD1 Candidate Forum 2/16/17 @ 7pm

GPIA (Glassell Park Improvement Association) presents a Candidate Forum between the candidates who will be running for City Council in Council District 1.  Please attend if you’d like to hear from the candidates before you cast your vote next month!  The outcome of this election could have a major impact on all of Northeast Los Angeles!!!

Candidates

Joe Bray-Ali, Gil Cedillo, Giovany Hernandez, Jesse Rosas

Moderated By

Gabriela Teissier of Univision

Location

Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies
2050 N. San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Co-Sponsored by

Glassell Park Neighborhood Council, Mt. Washington Homeowners Association, Arroyo Arts Collective, Uptown Gay & Lesbian Alliance, LAUSD, HIstoric Cultural Neighborhood Council, Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Echo Park Neighborhood Council, NorthEast Youth Council

Community Meeting to discuss Target at Old Fresh & Easy Site 1/12/17 @ 7pm

There has been much discussion about the community’s desire to see a grocery store and, now, the proposed Target store at the site of the old Fresh & Easy site (4211 Eagle Rock Blvd). The Glassell Park Improvement Association (GPIA) has arranged to have representatives of Target Corporation come from Minneapolis to attend their meeting this Thursday, January 12th. They, along with staff from Council District 14, will do a presentation about this proposed project and answer audience questions. Please come and bring your ideas for what you’d like to see!

Sponsored by the GPIA

Meeting will be held at:
Glassell Park Community & Senior Center
3750 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065