PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

5/17/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 051709
Subject:
Long Beach Celebrates 10 Years of 100 Days of Summer
Free Concert at Marine Stadium to Kick off 2019 Festivities
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, in partnership with the Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, offers free or low-cost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the city. The program, called 100 Days of Summer, launched in 2009. By this Labor Day, the City will have provided 1000 days of fun.

“Long Beach is always packed with exciting things to do, and the City really ramps up activities with 100 Days of Summer,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Nearly every park in the city will be activated with free and low-cost special programs, including movies, concerts and sports. It’s a perfect way for kids and adults to stay active and healthy throughout summer.”

Kicking off the 100 Days of Summer celebration, the band Under Cover will perform a free concert at Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way on Appian Way between 2nd and Colorado Streets, on Friday, May 24. Under Cover plays high-energy dance music featuring pop, rock, soul, funk, Latin, R&B, Top 40 and favorites from the ’50s to present day. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a Kids Zone, with the concert taking place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners to enjoy on the lawn. Several food trucks also will be available.

For information on this year’s 100 Days of Summer programs, residents can visit www.100daysofsummer.org or call 562.570.3150.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

For more information about the City of Long Beach, visit http://longbeach.gov/. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, having received the National Parks and Recreation Association Gold Medal Award four times. PRM provides leisure programs and services to residents and visitors, which improve the quality of life in Long Beach. PRM maintains 171 parks with 26 community centers, 320 acres of open space and 6.1 miles of beaches; implements the City's Open Space Plan; provides recreational opportunities to meet diverse community needs; maintains public marinas; and provides for public safety and the humane treatment of animals.

For more information about the Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/park. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. 

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