Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lummis Day 9 - The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles

Heritage Square Museum - Lummis Home and Gardens



Sunday, June 1, 11am-7pm


It’s free, fun and family-friendly:  Enjoy some of the city’s best poetry, music, dance and art. Bring the kids for the puppet shows, the theater and the hands-on crafts exhibits. There’s something for everyone at the 9th annual Lummis Day, the arts and history festival that showcases our city’s rich tapestry of cultures.
The event occupies two historic walking-distance locations in a corner of Northeast L.A serviced by handicapped-friendly shuttle buses and easily accessible by MTA Gold Line and freeway. The two sites—Lummis Home and Heritage Square Museum—feature some of the city’s most historically significant buildings and serve as perfect backdrops for an all-day celebration of Los Angeles history and arts.

Lummis Home, 200 East Avenue 43, Los Angeles.Poetry readings 11:00 am-noon,music and crafts, noon-5:00pm Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles. Music, dance, art, theater and puppets, 12:30 pm-7:00 pm
The music offered at this year’s event includes Cumbia, “post-punk glam indie rock opera,” meringue, gospel, classic 1930’s style big-band jazz dance, flamenco, Celtic acoustic music, rock, punk, folk and much more. Dancers represent salsa, tap, modern dance and folkloric styles. You can hear readings from broad range of award-winning poets, see works of abstract and figurative art, enjoy lively theater performances. There will be lots of things for families and kids to do together.
Councilmember Gil Cedillo,  CD1, Councilmember Jose Huizar,  CD14, Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council,Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council,Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council,County of Los Angeles Arts Commission, Fresco Community Market, Home Depot and Color Spot, Metro, NelaArt News, Public Radio KPFK 90.7, PEN Center USA, Poets & Writers Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. This concert is sponsored in part by Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina.

Schedule of Events

Lummis Home and Garden

200 E Avenue 43
Gates Open at 10 am


10:30 am - Musical interlude by Neel Agrawal and Navjot Sandhu
11:00 am - Introduction and poem by Suzanne Lummis
Poetry readings by: Christopher Buckley, Mary Fitzpatrick, Liz Gonzalez
Noon to 5 pm - Art and crafts exhibition


Heritage Square Museum

3800 Homer Street
Gates Open at 12 noon




12:45 - Ted Garcia, Native American Blessing & Welcome Song
1:00 - Timur and The Dime Museum
2:00 - Blue Rhythm Jazz Orchestra
3:20 - Little Faith
4:30 - La Sirena y Orquesta Mar de Ashé
6:00 - La Chamba



1:30 - Arya Movement Project: Sambasalsa!
2:45 - Lineage Dance Company
4:00 - Danza Teocalt
5:30 - Chester Whitmore



1:00 - Sweet DizPosition
2:00 - Banna Baeg Mall
3:15 - Smithfield Bargain
4:30 - Alarma
5:30 - Somos Mysteriosos



1:30 - Michelle Rodriguez
2:15 - Dead End
3:00 - BMC
4:00 - The Slightlys
5:00 - The Dead Sea Crows


Other Performance Areas:

Lincoln Avenue Church Performance Space:

2:40 - Teatro Arroyo's "Dr. Madcap's Theatricum"
4:00 - Reprise: Teatro Arroyo's "Dr. Madcap's Theatricum"


Puppets & Players Stage

1:20 3:00 4:30  Puppets & Players: Scooter's Circus Adventure


Family Activities Space

Various times: Urban Science Corps "Eco Voices"


Other Family activities:

(various locations at Heritage Square)
Tongva Clapper Sticks
Home Depot/Color Spot Transplanting Booth
Audubon Display and Activity (plus Andasol Elementary School Display)
Highland Park Heritage Trust Living Museum Tour
Franklin High School AP Spanish Display




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Official Lummis Day T-Shirts

 Lummis Day T-Shirts


Beautifully designed with the new Lummis Day logo created by Highland Park artist Terri Lloyd.


All proceeds support the Lummis Day Community Foundation


Click here to order yours

Download the Official Lummis Day Program


  Click here to download (PDF - 10 Mb)


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Gloria Molina
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