Monday, June 30, 2014

Dancing in the Streets (Nearly)

On Monday, June 16, the Long Beach community enjoyed an evening of food, dancing, and music during the Concert in the Park(ing) Lot.

The free event was held in the parking lot of Georgie’s Place, an American and Greek grill on Atlantic Avenue. Hedgehog Swing entertained the crowd with their signature gypsy jazz sounds as adults and children alike took to the makeshift dance floor on the pavement.

A beautiful sunset for a beautiful event.

Free LGB goodies are always a crowd-pleaser!

Hedgehog Swing playing tunes for the crowd.

Dancing the night away!

Have fun and support your local community and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association by attending the next Concert in the Park(ing Lot), July 28! Check their website for more information on upcoming Concerts in the Park(ing Lot).

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Long Beach Pride Parade Experiences a Record Turnout

On May 18, the 31st annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Parade was held on Ocean Boulevard. Long Beach Airport (LGB) staff and volunteers helped to welcome thousands of members of the LGBTQ community and allies to the event, hosted by Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc.

Driving to the Pride Parade in style. Is there any other way?

LGB volunteers show their pride and support.
LGB’s parade float featured the palm trees, planes, and the musical stylings of DJ A-Ron. The celebration is the 3rd largest of its kind in the country and features performances, food, and fun for all.

Be sure to join us at next year’s event on May 16 and 17, 2015!

Be progressive! B-E progressive!

LGB's colorful, musical float

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Long Beach Airport (LGB) able to Keep Cool During a Power Outage

Long Beach Airport (LGB) was supported by generators this morning as there was a power outage in the Long Beach Airport Area Complex. The tower was still in control and operations ran fairly well as the LGB team adjusted. Southern California Edison was immediately on the scene to fix the problem and was able to get full power running within three hours. The video shows JetBlue pulling off the ramp and U.S. Airways taking off during that time. Travelers were directed to contact their airlines if they had any questions.