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Rose Park Neighborhood Book Club:Escape to Butterfly Ave,” written by Author Max Evans, is a coming-of-age drama/comedy that highlights a skateboarding father striving to maintain a bond with his teething daughter during the Covid era. 

Longtime Long Beach resident, Author Max Evans will hold a conversation about his novel with attendees at Page Against the Machine on Friday, January 20th at 7PM.

If you are interested in participating in the next book club discussion, email info@rpna.org to participate. Participants can shop local and purchase the book “Escape to Butterfly Ave” at Page Against the Machine at 2714 E. 4th Street, Long Beach. The book is also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

*** The Rose Park Neighborhood Book Club is a resident-led initiative consisting of an informal discussion about books and topics of interest. Follow us on Instagram to stay informed!

Sign up to host a breakfast on your block with neighbors the weekend of February 11! If you are interesting in hosting a breakfast, sign up to participate with We Love Long Beach HERE.

Email the Rose Park Neighborhood Association at info@rpna.org to let us know you are participating and how we can offer YOU additional support!

Neighborhood Book Club & Roses for Rose Park for Businesses!

Neighborhood Book Club gathering on Sunday, November 6th

Long Beach neighbors gathered early Sunday evening for food and drinks to discuss the book “The Connected Community” written by Cormac Russell and John McKnight. This book explores the ways neighbors can connect with each other to create healthier, stronger and more engaged neighborhoods. The group discussed the inspirational stories from the book that describes the many ways we can utilize the resources and assets of our own neighborhoods in order to strengthen our communities and create healthier environments. “Real change comes from within the neighborhood, not outside-in, and not top down. When neighbors seek to connect and discover all of the assets and treasures that exist locally, individuals feel empowered and resilient in making long-lasting positive change.” – not an exact quote, but a summation of the book and discussion of book club attendees.

Special thanks to the wonderful hosts Eric & Kaney Copeland and local nonprofit We Love Long Beach for organizing. If you are interested in reading this book or hosting a discussion around this topic, please email us at info@rpna.org.

Rose Alley Mural in Rose Park Neighborhood


Roses for Rose Park is out in the business community again! November 12th – 13th a Rose for Rose Park Mural will be painted with the direction of Artist and Rose Park Resident Cody Lusby on the east side of Rivera’s Mexican Restaurant. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th from 9am to 4pm! Join in anytime! Wear comfy, paintable clothes!

Roses for Rose Park

Rivera’s Mexican Restaurant

2901 E 7th Street Long Beach, CA 90804

Sat. November 12th – Sun. November 13th from 9am – 4pm

Questions? Email info@rpna.org.