“The River Runs Through It: Charles Lummis and the Culture of the Arroyo Seco” is a professional development workshop for Educators presented by the Lummis Day Community Foundation since 2006. Our workshop has been taken by over 125 teachers and is an educational experience that encourages the use of experiential learning to help foster community through a sense of place.
Photo Credit: Mark Smalarz
Lummis Day belongs to all of us in the Northeast L.A. community. How can we improve it?
The Lummis Day organizing committee is reaching out to the community for suggestions. What would you like to see and hear at the 2014 Festival? How can we make it more enjoyable and more meaningful to our neighborhoods?
The 8th annual Lummis Day Festival had its largest attendance of any year since our main performance stages were re-located to Heritage Square Museum in 2010. Our attendance clicker at Heritage Square recorded about 3,500 attendees while over at Lummis Home, the number was close to 2,000. The feedback we’ve received from the community has been gratifying.
Each year, the members of the organizing committee spend months in planning the event, selecting performers, poets and artists and tending to the myriad details that go into managing a large event smoothly with minimal financial resources. If you are interested in participating in the organization o the festival, please let us know: the process is open to everybody in the community.
If you attended this year’s Festival, please help us by letting us know what you enjoyed and where we have room for improvement. The survey takes just a couple of minutes to complete. We’ll be grateful for your input.
The ninth annual Lummis Day Festival is scheduled for June 1, 2014!
Music, dance, poetry and art representing a rainbow of cultural traditions was presented at the eighth annual Lummis Day Festival, which took place Sunday, June 2, 2013. The multi-site Festival, is one of L.A.’s signature cultural events.
The main stages for Lummis Day’s performances were again located at Heritage Square Museum (3800 Homer Street), where the best of home-grown Northeast L.A. music, dance, food and community resources were presented amid the historic buildings preserved on the unique museum’s grounds.
As always, the two-part Festival’s opening morning event took place at Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43), with readings by critically acclaimed poets. The Lummis Home site also featured music, art exhibits and refreshments. Visitors to Lummis Home enjoyed the interior of the century-old home, influenced by mission architecture and the dwellings of the Pueblo Indians, and stolled through the beautiful native plant gardens that surround the building.
The Lummis Day Festival is presented by the Lummis Day Community Foundation, which celebrates the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles through educational and cultural events and the annual Festival that draws the community together for a shared experience while providing a platform for cooperation among people of all ages and backgrounds.