Each year, people around the world come together on the third Saturday in September to clean local beaches, parks, schools, river banks and neighborhoods. It’s the largest volunteer day on the planet, and we hope you’ll be there for the next Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept.15, 2012, 9 a.m. until noon.
The third annual L.A. Craft Beer Crawl will take place on Saturday, August 18, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Heal the Bay. Attendees will have well over 50 craft beers to sample across seven different bars and restaurants all within walking distance in Downtown Los Angeles.
Experience the grand opening of the completely refurbished Sundance Sunset Cinema on Wednesday, August 29. Join hundreds of ocean lovers and movie fans for a summer beach party at Sundance Cinema’s new state-of-the-art multiplex in West Hollywood. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, popcorn, movie snacks and an open bar before selecting from one of five first-run films to attend. Get an early look at L.A.’s latest film hot spot before it opens to the public. All of the premiere proceeds go directly to support Heal the Bay programs that protect our local shoreline.
Bedhead Pajamas is giving 15 percent of its new 2012 summer collection "The Sea" to Heal the Bay. Shop in-store until "The Sea" collection has sold out. Artist Kim MacConnel designed BedHead's window display using recycled trash picked up from the beach.
DudaArt presents the "Blue Aquarium" series debut at Le Cellier. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Heal the Bay. Artist Mary T. Duda will be there to sign her work. "Saxophonist Extraordinaire" Don Bell and and "Songbird" Summer Rona will perform and special French-Vietnamese appetit/wine pairings will be served. There will also be a raffle drawing and prize giveaways.
Why aren't there more African-American surfers? White Wash explores the complexity of race in America through the eyes of the ocean via the history of African Americans and water culture from slavery, civil rights wade-ins to surfing in contemporary times at sites in Santa Monica and Southern California.
Two celebrated writers deeply influenced by the riparian and other landscapes of the American West will read from their work and explore how storytelling – in the tradition of Thoreau and Emerson – can give voice to natural resources.