We would like to invite​ ​​​​you ​​to join us on Saturday, August 27, 2016 to celebrate the City’s 235th birthday and, a sneak preview of the soon to open “Gateway to Nature Center” here at El Pueblo (please see attached flyer).

The new Center is a partnership between El Pueblo, Western National Parks Association and the US Forest Service. Nature exhibits and environmental programming featuring our National Parks and US Forests will be highlighted within the “Gateway to Nature Center”. The goal and objective of the Center will be to educate and connect diverse urban communities to our open public lands.

Joining us will be LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich,​ several LA City Councilmembers (Mayor Garcetti pending),​ Mayor and several Councilmembers of the City of San Gabriel, Washington dignitaries from Department of Agriculture and Interior. Also, we anticipate over 600 community leaders and general public participating in both the walk and bike ride from the San Gabriel Mission to El Pueblo. The historic route will be the same one taken in 1781 by the original 44 settlers who founded the City of LA.

Below is an overview of activities taking place on August 27th:

6:30 am – Walk begins from San Gabriel Mission to El Pueblo (9 miles)
7:30 am – Bike ride begins from San Gabriel Mission to El Pueblo (9 miles)
9:45 am – Ceremonial walk from Union Station into El Pueblo with all participants and VIP’s – Media presence
10:00 am – Official program begins at El Pueblo Kisoko Plaza (gazebo) – Media presence
10:20 am – Cake for 235th birthday (photo op and media presence)
10:25 am – Ribbon cutting and sneak preview of “Gateway to Nature Center” (photo op and media presence)
10:40 am – Entertainment (music and dance programming until 1pm)
11:30 am – Special presentation in the Pico House “The People’s Pueblo: LA during the Jim Crow Era”
1:00 pm – Event ends

We hope to see you there!