From a family-friendly bird walk to a farm tour, here are this week’s local events for families to enjoy from May 23-29!
Long Beach Firefighter Museum
Wednesday, May 23 | 8:00am-12:00pm
1445 Peterson Ave, Long Beach 90813
The Long Beach Firefighter Museum collects, preserves, and displays the rich history of the Long Beach Fire Department. The collection has grown over time from little more than an idea and one old fire truck to a collection that can show the evolution of firefighting in the City of Long Beach and the fire service. If public service vehicles of all kinds fascinate your little one, this may be the perfect way for your family to spend a Wednesday morning!
Learn More: http://www.lbfdmuseum.org/
Family Friendly Bird Walk
Saturday, May 19 | 8:00am-9:30am
4600 N Virginia Rd, Long Beach 90807 | Rancho Los Cerritos
Join the volunteers of Rancho Los Cerritos and your Long Beach neighbors for a leisure stroll through the grounds of the historic rancho. How many resident birds and seasonal migrants can you spot in trees and on the historic grounds? A limited number of binoculars are available on lend, or you may bring your own to help spot our feathered friends. Listen to the calls and songs, and potentially observe nesting as the season continues to bring new life, growth, birds, and blooms. This event is free for all.
Learn More: https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/bird-walk-family-may-2018/
Double Decker Farm and Garden Tour
Saturday, May 26 | 11:00am-4:00pm
5870 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach 90805 | Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage! This whistle-stop tour of North Long Beach's homegrown food community will involve visiting both public and secret gardens and farms all tucked into the neighborhood. Taste and learn about harvesting your own bounty, engage in talks with community groups like Long Beach Grocery Cooperative and the Community Table. Tickets are available now, and kids under five can enjoy the ride for free
Learn More: https://agrihood.brownpapertickets.com/
Holland Festival Long Beach
Sunday, May 27 | 10:00am-6:00pm
7390 E. Carson St., Long Beach 90808 | Gemmrig Park
Come celebrate our shared cultural heritage of the Netherlands and Indonesia (former Dutch East Indies). Food, music, and fun for the whole family. Numerous vendors selling Dutch and Indonesian products and food. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious dishes. Heineken beer on tap. Children 12 and under can enjoy the festival for free.
Learn More: http://www.nassocal.org/announcements/holland_festival.html