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Community Comes Together for Boyle Heights Primavera Festival

Promoting a healthy, sustainable community through the celebration of gardening, fitness and nutrition, June 15

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: June 3, 2013


Community Comes Together for Boyle Heights Primavera Festival


On Saturday, June 15, 2013 Boyle Heights residents will come together for a memorable day under the sun at the 1st Annual Boyle Heights Primavera Festival. A culmination of the efforts of community-based organizations, the Festival aims to promote a healthy, sustainable community by engaging its members in activities that promote and celebrate gardening, fitness and nutrition

The event, which will take place at Prospect Park from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., will include educational workshops, El Mercado Del Pueblo Farmers' Market, a fitness course, resource booths, healthy food, live music and a children's play area with arts and crafts. Free and open to the public, festival organizers anticipate more than 1,500 Boyle Heights residents including children, adults, and seniors.

The festival will also include a 2-mile bicycle adventure through Boyle Heights that will take 100 youth to three community gardens, including Proyecto Pastoral, Jardin Abundancia, and Girls Today Women Tomorrow. At each stop, cyclists will participate in a series of health and wellness discovery workshops including seed bombing, juicing, and yoga. The bicycle adventure will provide the youth with hands-on experience in environmental education, healthy eating and food preparation, as well as fitness and well-being.

Organized by Las Fotos Project, C.E.S.A., Salesian Boys and Girls Club, Cross Fit City of Angels, LA Sewcial Club, Vegan Moni, HerManitas, and Mucho Music, this fun, outdoor gathering is sure to be the first of many to come as it delivers a day of education in an engaging and entertaining environment.

Sponsors of the Boyle Heights Primavera Festival include: The Southern California Gas Company, the California Endowment, Building Healthy Communities Boyle Heights, Bloggers of Health, Los Angeles City Council Member Jose Huizar, Healthcare Enrollment Campaign, Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council, Senator Kevin De Leon, and the Los Angeles Produce Association. Media Partners include: Brooklyn and Boyle and the VideoMouse.

To learn more about the Boyle Heights Primavera Festival, visit www.boyleheightsprimaverafestival.com

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