Art and Kids in May (and beyond)

With K.A.M.P. and the Venice Art Walk on the horizon, families have a chance to expose kids to the artistic process and actually meet artists at work. Getting to know the person that creates a unique work is not only fun, but

5.7.15

Exploring Abbot Kinney with Kids


Venice CanalsEach beach city in Southern California has its own personality, but Venice has cornered the market on cool.  And when you have teens and tweens, the cool factor just might be the difference between a lame outing and one that’s …

5.7.15

Art Walks

With a dynamic creative community of artists, galleries, collectors, and museums that has reached a critical mass, Los Angeles is by any measure one of the world’s most important cities for contemporary art. Engaging children (and some adults) in the …

5.4.15

The 24th Street Garden Classroom & Summer Seedlings Camp

24th Street SchoolThe 24th Street Garden Classroom is located at 24th Street Elementary School, in the West Adams neighborhood. Spanning nearly 1.5 acres, the Garden includes an orchard with more than fifty-five fruit trees, habitat gardens, Native California gardens, sixteen vegetable production beds, shaded …

5.1.15

Dodger Blue: Becoming a Fan

Honestly, I was never a baseball fan until my nine-year old son dragged me into the sport  – and I mean, kicking and screaming. I learned to love Little League because he was out there playing, but going to a …

5.1.15

Things to Do With Kids in LA: Explore Leimert Park Plaza

Filmmaker John Singleton once described his neighborhood, Leimert Park, as “the black Greenwich Village,” an apt characterization of a place that is the heart of Los Angeles’ contemporary African American arts and culture scene. Located between USC and Baldwin Hills, …

5.1.15

Things to do with Kids in LA: Explore Boyle Heights

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Historically home to Jewish-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans and other immigrant groups, Boyle Heights—named for early Irish immigrant land owner Andrew A. Boyle—is a great example of the kind of only-in-LA mash-up that makes our city special. Though vestiges of the Jewish …

3.23.15

Things to do with Kids in LA: Explore Sawtelle Japantown

sawtelle-japantown-signWhile the cool factor of Sawtelle Boulevard has been on the rise for years, it’s now a bona fide Hipster Heaven of pan-Asian culinary delights, quirky gift shops, trendy clothing stores, and karaoke bars. But armed with a little background,

3.11.15

Three Hikes Worthy of these Gorgeous Clear Skies

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When the rains sweep clean the L.A. Basin, hiking is in order. Here are three worthy places to explore.

Admit it – you’re perfectly happy not to be living back East with all those dreadful snowstorms. For many, the single …

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