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Pictured left to right: Chris Robson, Danielle Potter, Jose Quintanilla, Sylvia Salcedo, Gretchen Swanson, Eric Copeland, Demitrius & Cybele Zeigler (Not pictured: Dawn Mendelson)

The Rose Park Neighborhood Association Board met at The Socialist on Wednesday, April 5th to discuss upcoming plans for beautification and community outreach efforts at Burbank Elementary with plans to design and implement a 10 foot mosaic rainbow mural.

ArtWorksLBC will be implementing a new project at Long Beach Pride and will be reaching out to the community to get involved! Long Beach Pride is celebrating 40 years of producing and supporting activities that educate, encourage and celebrate PRIDE, inclusion, and respect for humanity. The 2023 Pride Festival will take place the weekend of August 5th & 6th.

Plans to continue the activation and design for safer streets along E7th Street with focus on both the south and north side of Dawson, Raymond, St. Louis and Cherry Avenue are underway. Residents interested in helping to connect neighbors and provide outreach are encouraged to reach out at info@rpna.org.

We have exciting events coming up in June such as the Annual Picnic in Rose Park and the 2nd Annual Block Party happening in August. Stay tuned and get involved by emailing at info@rpna.org or message us on Instagram HERE. Subscribe to the ENEWSLETTER HERE.

2022 Year End Review & Looking Ahead in 2023

2022 Year End Review

Rose Park Neighborhood’s ArtWorksLBC Director Dawn Mendelson highlights the program’s engagement with nonprofit and community partners, art sessions in Rose Park, and the events we attended in 2022 in the graphic below.

Long Time Volunteer Sylvia Salcedo Joins the Rose Park Neighborhood Board

Pictured: Sylvia Salcedo

Meet Sylvia: “I’m a retiree, having worked as an investigator for the State of California for 20+ years.  I have lived in Long Beach for 24 years with the last 7 years in the unique and welcoming neighborhood of Rose Park.  My husband and I are active members of Rose Park Neighborhood Association since we moved into the area. I enjoy spending time outdoors, spending time with my close friends and family, meeting new people, trying new restaurants (and going back to my favorites), cooking, attending museums, concerts, musicals, traveling, going to the movies (The Art Theatre is my favorite), and indulging in a breathtaking red wine, martini and margarita (not together).  In my spare time, I volunteer at a number of local nonprofit organizations, advocate for seniors, and my husband and I routinely do a neighborhood cleanup in our area. I am passionate about advocating for my neighborhood and for vulnerable and underserved children and seniors, and promoting a greater sense of community within my neighborhood.”