Lots of Places to Watch the Great American Eclipse

August 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Excitement is growing for Monday’s planetary phenomenon –The Great American Eclipse – and EGP has compiled a list of local places  offering free viewing activities that include solar eclipse experts explaining the science and wonder of it all; tips and tools to safely watch the eclipse, and; a variety of activities for everyone of all ages.

The Great American Eclipse happens Monday, Aug. 21-starting 9:05 a.m. local time.

The Great American Eclipse happens Monday, Aug. 21-starting 9:05 a.m. local time.

Monday, Aug.21 – Where to Watch the Eclipse

     8am-12 Noon–Griffith Park Observatory Presents “The All-American Transcontinental Total Solar Eclipse Public viewing event. Free public viewing event, includes telescope viewing from front lawn, sidewalks, and on the Observatory’s historic coelostat (solar telescope). The Hall of the Sky will have a large supply of safety viewing glasses and solaramas on sale. The public is advised to park at the Greek Theater and take free shuttle. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Bring water. Observatory is located at 1100 Eagle Vista Dr. For more information, call (323) 225-5466.

     9-12 Noon–Solar Eclipse Viewing at Glendale Community College Planetarium. There will be eclipse viewing glasses, streaming NASA video, and fun activities. Staff from NASA and Glendale CC will be on hand to answer questions. College located at 1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, 91208. For more info, contact Barbara Falkowski at bfalkows@glendale.edu.

     9–11:45am –Solar Eclipse Viewing at the California Science Center. Located at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles 90037. Viewing will take place at walkway near parking structure. For more information visit https://californiasciencecenter.org/

     9:30–11:30am–Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park. Safely view the solar eclipse in front of the library. Hang out for the entire event or drop by for a good look at some portion of the eclipse in progress. Free. Library is located at 6145 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042. For more info call (323) 255-0537 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ArroyoSecoLibrary/

     9:30am–Caltech in Pasadena. Astronomers & volunteers will guide you through the eclipse and answer questions about the Sun, eclipse, and astronomy. Event is free to attend. No RSVP needed. Event will take place on campus in Beckman Lawn: 1200 East California Blvd., Pasadena 91125. For more info, contact Cameron Hummels at chummels@caltech.edu.

     9:30am-12 Noon–Viewing with JPL at Kidspace Children’s Museum. Join NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to view the eclipse using special, free solar sunglasses from JPL and by making pinhole viewers in the Imagination Workshop. Museum is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena 91103. For more info, call (626) 449-9144 or visit at www.kidspacemuseum.org/ events/

     10-11:30am–Solar Eclupse Viewing at Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park. Safely view the solar eclipse in front of the library. Hang out for the entire event or drop by for a good look at some portion of the eclipse in progress. Library is located at 6145 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042. For info call (323) 255-0537 or visit their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ArroyoSecoLibrary/

     10-11:30am–Eclipse Viewing at City Terrace Library. Safely view the solar eclipse in front of the library. Hang out for the entire event or drop by for a good look at some portion of the eclipse in progress. Free. Library is located 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90063. For more info call call (323) 261-0295.

     10-12Noon–Montebello Library Presents Solar Eclipse Community Event With NASA/JPL Educator. An educator from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory will provide safe viewing glasses and answer questions. Handouts and educational materials will be included. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640. For more info, call (323) 722-6551 or visit library page at www.colapublib.org/ calendar/

Community Calendar: May 11, 2017-May 17, 2017

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Thursday, May 11

5-7pm—Education Town Hall at Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park. LAUSD Board Member Ref Rodriguez, Superintendent Roberto Martinez, in partnership with the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council to discuss educational issues in the district. Burbank is located at 6460 N. Figueroa St., LA 90042. For more info, visit http://asnc.us/.

Friday, May 12

8-11pm–Friends of Chinese Museum Present “Story Night” in the Pico House on Olvera Street. An evening of poetry, music and spoken word about Asian Pacific American identity, civil rights & social justice movement. Free admission. Location: 125 Paseo de la Plaza, L.A. 90012, across from Union Station. For more information, call (213) 485-6855.

Saturday, May 13

9am-3pm–Free LA County Hazardous & E-Waste Roundupat the El Monte Airport: 4233 N. Santa Anita Ave, El Monte. Safely discard household hazardous waste: antifreeze, old medications, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, needles, syringes, lancets, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs; and e-waste such as TVs, monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones. For more information, call LA County Dept. of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or go to www.888CleanLA.com or call LA County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.

10am-4pm–LAFD Fire Service Day-Neighborhood Fire Stations Open to the Public. The stations will roll up their doors to offer tours, fire safety & disaster preparedness training, education, & free home smoke alarms while supplies last. For more information, visit visiting: www.lafd.org/news/.

2-4pm–“Cuisine of Early 19th Century Los Angeles” Presented by El Pueblo Park Association & Culinary Historians of So. California at the Avila Adobe on Olvera Street in downtown L.A: 125 Paseo de la Plaza, L.A. 90012, across from Union Station. For more information, call (213) 485-6855.

2-3pm–Dave Winstone Presents Music of the Rock & Roll Era at the Montebello Library. Learn about its roots in the blues & influence of British invasion. Entertaining & informative program for adults & families with kids over age 10. Free admission. Library located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. For more info, call (323) 722-6551.

2:30-3:30pm–Let’s Salsa –Dance Class at the Bell Gardens Library. Dance instructor Emmy Lam will teach the basic steps of salsa dancing. Get an hour of exercise and have fun along the way! No partners needed. For ages 18 and up. Free Admission Library is located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. For more information, call (562) 927-1309.

3pm–Lummis Day Poetry Workshop at the Arroyo Seco Library in Highland Park. Called The Sense of an Ending in Poetry, workshop will engage with the challenge of ending a poem: how to provide closure with a turn, a contraction, or an expansion. Open to teens & adults. Library located at 6145 N. Figueroa St. LA 90042. For more info, call (323) 255-0537.

5-8:30pm–Opening Reception of Self Help Graphics Exhibit “The Art of Indigenous People: Inspiring the Protection of Mother Earth.” Exhibition runs through June10. Self- Help Graphics is located at 1300 E. 1st St., LA 90033.

7-10pm–Opening Reception: Art as Resistance: Paintings in Protest to a Trump Presidency at Ave 50 Studio in Highland Park. Features works by 17 artists in a visual protest to Executive Orders, Alternative Facts, Muslim Bans and Border Walls. Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric, ICE Raids, Cuts to the EPA, NEA and PBS. Curated by Eric Almanza. Closes June 3. Free admission. Ave 50: 131 N Ave. 50, LA 90042. For more information, visit http://avenue50studio.org/ or call (323) 258-1435.

Monday, May 15

3:30-5:30pm–Mother’s Day Craft at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Create a special craft for mom. Supplies will be provided. Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For info, call (562) 806-7650.

Wednesday, May 17

4-5pm–Post Mothers Day Show at City Terrace Library Featuring Performance by Danza Azteca Xochipilli. Bring mom or another important woman in your life to share event. Free admission. Library located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr., LA 90063. Call (323) 261-0295 for more details.

Upcoming

Bike to Work Day Pit Stops May 18 In Support of Metro Bike to Work Month. Stop by one of three locations in L.A. Councilman Huizar CD-14 District: Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Blvd; El Sereno CD 14 Office, 4927 N. Huntington Dr.; Boyle Heights CD-14 Office, 2130 E. First St.

LA Sanitation Hosts “Discover Recycling” Open House May 20 at North Central District Yard. Program will feature equipment demonstrations, facility tours, information booths, recycling games, & the dynamic duo “Mr. Recycle” and sidekick “Robo Blue” as they jump into action to serve family fun, food and prizes for kids. Time: 9am-2:30pm. Yard is located at 452 N. San Fernando Rd, LA.

Argentine Guitarist Rafael Orsi Performs May 20 at the East Los Angeles Library. Enjoy a wonderful night of music as Rafael Orsi, singer, guitarist & proprietor of Radio Raices Argentinas plays folklorico music from his native Argentina. Free admission; ages 18 and up; light refreshments courtesy of Los Amigos of the East LA Library. Time: 3-4pm. Library located at 4837 E. 3rd St. LA 90022. For more info, call (323) 264-0155.

MOTA Day May 21. Visit all Six Museums of the Arroyo-The Gamble House, Heritage Square, LA Police Museum, Lummis House, Pasadena Museum of History & Southwest Museum for free. Time: Noon to 5pm. For more info, visit www.museumofthearroyo.com.

Alina Fiesta Show May 25 at the Chet Holified Library in Montebello. Dressed in authentic costumes, Alina will perform a different latin dances. She will be dressed in beautiful authentic Library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. For more info, call (323) 728-0421.

Memorial Day Observance May 29 in Boyle Heights at the All Wars Memorial/Cinco Puntos. Join the solemn remembrance honoring the men and women who lost their lives defending our nation.

Time: 10-11am/ Memorial is located at 3300 E. Cesar Chavez Ave, LA 90063 (Cinco Puntos).

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