PRESS RELEASE

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

5/23/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:052318
Subject:
The City’s ‘100 Days of Summer’ Kicks Off with Free Under Cover Concert on May 25
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov




From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the City of Long Beach will offer hundreds of free or low-cost cultural programs, sports activities, and special events throughout the city. "100 Days of Summer" is a partnership between Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention and Visitor's Bureau to promote opportunities to "stay and play" in Long Beach.

“Summer is a time of fun and family, and the ‘100 Days of Summer’ provides several activities for both,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “From movies, concerts, and cultural programs to sports and aquatics, residents will not have to leave the city to find interesting things to do.”

Kicking off the “100 Days of Summer,” Under Cover will be performing a free concert at Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way on Appian Way between Second and Colorado Streets, on Friday, May 25. 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 fun will begin at 5 p.m. with a Kids Zone leading up to the free concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners and relax on the lawn for a great evening of family fun. Several food trucks will be available.

The websites, www.100daysofsummer.org and www.lbparks.org, provide residents with activity ideas without having to travel far or spend a lot of money. Listings include but are not limited to:

  • Free concerts and movies.
  • Events at El Dorado Nature Center.
  • Events at Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos historic sites.
  • Ideas for spontaneous fun like biking, golf, tennis, kayaking, and swimming.
  • Free drop-in youth and teen programs.

For more information about the free Under Cover concert or any of the “100 Days of Summer” programs, residents can call 562.570.3150.

About Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

The Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is one of the premier parks and recreation departments in the country, is consistently recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, and has received the national Gold Medal Award four times. PRM operates 171 parks with 26 community centers; two major tennis centers; an animal shelter; one of the busiest municipal golf systems in the country with five courses; and the largest municipally operated marina system in the nation with over 3,200 boat slips. More than 3,200 acres are developed for recreation. The Department offers approximately 2,400 contract classes (fitness, health, enrichment) to people of all ages (newborn to senior) every year; after-school programs at 26 sites during the school year; and summer programs for youth 5-12 years old. Other unique sites include multiple community gardens, a municipal cemetery, more than 38 miles of bike trails, 10 dog parks, and eight skate parks.

For more information about Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine programs and services, visit www.lbparks.org. Please “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @LongBeachParks.