Vice Mayor Rex Richardson has announced the launch of a new monthly pop-up gathering called #PopUPTown in North Long Beach

North Long Beach, CA

Vice Mayor Rex Richardson has announced the launch of a new monthly “pop-up” gathering, #PopUPTown Social, in partnership with the Uptown Business Association and Roxanne’s Events. #PopUPTown Social celebrates local artists and music, local residents, local food, and local Uptown pride.

 “Based on the success of other signature programming like the Uptown Jazz Festival, #ActivateUptown, and Village Fest, we are proud to bring these #PopUPTown monthly micro-socials to North Long Beach,” said Vice Mayor Richardson.  “By using place-making as a means to activate space along the North Atlantic Avenue business corridor, we are setting the stage for new developments and improvements coming to our community very soon.”

#PopUPTown will launch on Thursday, May 25th, from 5:30-8:30 PM in the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library Learning Garden, and will continue the 4th Thursday of each month.  The events will feature live local entertainment, Roxanne’s beer and wine garden, fresh produce, an array of food, dessert, and goods vendors, and a kids’ activity.  Residents are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair and come have a good time with the community.

 For May’s kick-off, there will be a Jam Session of eclectic sounds from local artists, including saxophone player Brandon Baker, Guitarist John Conti, Brian Gazo presenting a drum solo, Di Easley on the keyboard, and more to be announced.  Additionally, there will be an array of vendors including: Robert Earls BBQ Truck, vegetarian options from Roxanne’s, and a fresh fruit & veggie produce stand.