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Park(ing) Day in Pasadena to Take Over Colorado Blvd

Art Installation and Restaurant Pop-Up Shop to Transform Parking Spaces

Pasadena, CA - On Friday, September 20th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., Pasadena's Playhouse District will celebrate international PARK(ing) Day by transforming two parking spaces into temporary parklets. Pasadena is the first city in San Gabriel Valley to participate in this worldwide grassroots event.

The temporary parklets will be found on both the north and south sides of Colorado Blvd. between El Molino and Oak Knoll. Two 7' x 20' parking spaces will be transformed into an urban oasis. Outside of Vroman's Bookstore and Zeli's Coffee Bar, enjoy stories with Mr. Steve from noon to 2:30 p.m. and view local watercolor artist, Pete Morris, paint an event day inspired piece. There will also be a raffle to enter. Directly across the street at Yahaira's (at Arcade Lane), a one day pop-up shop restaurant complete with bales of hay and colorful festival decor will offer a complimentary limited menu of sangria(non-alcoholic), iced tea and quesadillas.

"The Playhouse District Association is proud to install two temporary parks on International Parking Day. By doing so, we are part of a global initiative that will create 975 temporary parks in 162 cities within 35 countries. We are part of bringing people together locally and around the world," says Erlinda Romo, Playhouse District Association Executive Director.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where citizens and artists collaborate to improve the public realm by transforming parking spaces into public places. For more information, go to www.parkingday.org/.

PARK(ing) day is a joint effort by La Loma Landscaping, Cal Poly Pomona Landscape Architecture students and the Playhouse District Association. Special thanks to: La Loma Development, Ashanti Smalls, Cal Poly Pomona Landscape Architecture program, Professor Heidrun Mumper-Drumm, Director of Sustainability Initiatives at the Art Center College of Design, Design for Sustainability Class, Art Center College of Design, Eco Council, Art Center College of Design, Vroman's Bookstore, El Portal Restaurant, Yahaira's Café, and Michelle Bernal, City of Pasadena.

[The Playhouse District Association (PDA) is dedicated to promoting the economic vitality of the Playhouse District as the center of culture, commerce and community in the heart of Pasadena. For more information about the Playhouse District Association, visit www.playhousedistrict.org.]

 

 

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