Councilmember Schipske to host July 4th pre-fireworks event

The sounds of Motown will ring out in east Long Beach the evening of July 4, when Fifth District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske hosts a “custom-made” music party at Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center, Clark Avenue and Conant Street, from 6:15pm to 8:15pm.
Custom Made is the name of the band that will perform music from the ’60s through the ’80s, Motown and top 40. The group has performed all over the world, including Las Vegas, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Disneyland, Germany, and for US troops in Iraq.
Rosie the Riveter Park is three acres, adjacent to the former Douglas Aircraft Plant, dedicated to the women who labored in the jobs men left behind during World War II and the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
“Bring your own chairs, dinner and non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy the music,” Schipske said. “You can also walk around the park and learn more about the women who did their part to help keep us free.”
The park is adjacent to Veterans Memorial Stadium, where the city’s annual fireworks display will be conducted after sunset, so it offers an ideal viewing spot.

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