First Fridays returns with former mayor’s book-signing

First Fridays on Aug. 6 will run the gamut of sights and sounds along “Art-lantic Avenue,” from Led Zeppelin tunes to the Jazz Angels, from art pieces to pirates, and from Dixieland to Peter Pan.
Former mayor Beverly O’Neill and publisher Harry Saltzgaver will be at the Historical Society of Long Beach, 4260 Atlantic Ave., signing copies of their new book Passionately Positive: The Beverly O’Neill Story.
First Fridays will continue to blur the lines between artist and attendee with the interactive elements now in place. August will launch “Poetry Box,” where participants may submit poems related to Bixby Knolls. Attendees are also encouraged to bring something to stick on the “Leave Something Behind” collage– a unique abstract collection, as well as to participate in the community art piece where the public can pick up a pen and draw, sign their name, or otherwise leave their mark.
The First Fridays information table will be available from 6:30pm to 8pm on the northwest corner of Bixby Road and Atlantic Avenue, with maps, restaurant recommendations, and info about First Fridays and area businesses.

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