It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...
Congratulations to the new Miss Santa Monica, Claudia Ethridge, 20. She will be competing in the Miss California, USA, in January. (Ocean Front Walk, Monday, April 14, 2014)
A special workshop for kids focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) integrated California Common Core requirements in Science with instruction in Art and Design. Kids learned about the physics of flight, climate and wind, sustainable materials, and color theory while designing and decorating their own unique kites.
The Kite Festival was developed by Otis College of Art and Design’s Creative Action Program to bring families and communities throughout the Los Angeles region together for a fun-filled day of learning, creating art, and kite flying. This year, with generous support from the Drachen Foundation, Art4Moore, the Tides Foundation, the Home Depot, and the California State Coastal Conservancy, Otis has secured the funds and supplies to deliver a fantastic community event that will include educational workshops, painting, kite design and flying, and a special plein air drawing workshop.
“This is a fantastic event for the whole family,” says Richard Shelton, Director of Creative Action at Otis College of Art and Design. “Kids had the opportunity to learn about the physics of flight, work on their own creations, and watch some truly inspiring kites take to the skies.”
This year the indomitable Wini Jackson—celebrated advocate in service to children – has pledged her support and time to include kids from group homes, county facilities, public schools, treatment centers, and special needs homes throughout Los Angeles. All leftover supplies donated for the event will be given to Urban Compass in Watts.
In past years, Otis Kite Festivals have included children from the organizations Urban Compass, Junior Blind of America, Children’s Bureau, and St. Jude’s Hospital.
World Champion Unicyclist Jamey Mossengren juggles while riding a 12 foot unicycle at Ocean Front Walk on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Jamey has been unicycling for over 25 years and is currently the world champion so it’s no wonder he feels so at ease on unicycles. His skills astound the audience on numerous occasions by fearlessly jumping over a volunteer, jump roping and pedaling with his hands ... just to name a few. uniproshow: A ONE of a kind unicycle fire show!
Peter Rabbit greets children at Douglas Park during Santa Monica Jaycees' 22nd Annual Peter Rabbit Day Presented by Kate Bransfield on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Santa Monica Jaycees (Santa Monica Junior Chamber) is Santa Monica and the Westside's premier organization for young Professionals who want to make the most out of living in the Greater Los Angeles area. Recently named one of the top 115 chapters in America, we are a volunteer organization offering opportunities for leadership development, community service and camaraderie for women and men ages 21-40.
Merritt, Expert Henna Artist & founder of Party Henna, applies a henna tattoo during the Santa Monica Global Festival at theThird Street Promenade on Friday, April 11, 2014. The fest features live entertainment with music, dance and cultural demonstrations, interactive booths displays, educational items including clothing, pottery, artwork, artifacts, music, games, crafts and tasty samples from every continent. The Global Fest runs through Sunday.
Grand Marshall Bob Baker leads puppeteers through the Third Street Promenade Downtown Santa Monica during the Million Puppet March Parade on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Fit Club Beach Boot Camp works out at Santa Monica Beach on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Boot Camp on the beach starts with dodgeball, then a circuit style full body workout. The bootcamp is for all fitness levels.
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards lunch at Crescent Bay Park on Saturday, March 29, 2014.