Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews and Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine will present the 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 12:30pm to 5pm. Entry is free for the multi-cultural celebration, located at King Park, 1950 Lemon Ave.
Musical headliners, sponsored by Union Bank, will be The Lowrider Band (formerly known as War), the original composers and singers of “Lowrider,” “Cisco Kid,” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” “As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, Union Bank is honored to support such an important community event,” said Union Bank Regional Executive Leticia Aguilar. “We are delighted to be part of Long Beach’s 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.”
The celebration will be filled with entertainment and special-interest groups that focus on the teachings of King. Along with a day of enlightenment through music, attendees may visit an assortment of attractions such as the health pavilion, where free health screenings, such as blood pressure and diabetes testing, will be offered.
“Dreamland,” an area specially for children and teens, will include free carnival rides, a teen stage with dancing performances and contest, arts and crafts booths, and a nutritional snack stand that teaches kids about nutrition.