Vintage Vegan Fourth of July in Long Beach

My neighborhood association (Bluff Heights) puts on a special vintage fourth of July block party. On a street with tall trees and beautiful old homes there is a cake walk, patriotic pooch parade, water balloon toss, chili contest, cake decorating contest, music, dancing and more. It's an old tradition with a very modern twist. I host a vegan party within the larger block party.

Festivities begin at 12.  It's better to show up early and not miss than come later. The water balloon contest will get you in the mood if you let it. ; )

www.BluffHeights.org

I host a party within the larger block party. The larger block party is not vegan, of course, but my set up will have all vegan food.  However, I know there are other vegans in my neighborhood because with the chili cook off there is at least one vegan option.  Please bring a vegan fourth of july like dish to share...enough for 10 people...with utensils. If you  want to drink you need to bring your own.  Water is usually for sale.  Also some dollar bills for tickets for the events.  Also bring any chairs you might need or blanket although many have done just fine without bringing anything.

There will be others there that are not on this list.

To see pictures from years past please go to the Vintage Fourth folder.  I hope to replace yesteryear's photos with new ones.

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  • Kristina

    Okay I just set up camp. It's on the North side of the street with the bright blankets (one floral one striped), two tables and two red chairs. You can add your blankets or chairs to that. Have any questions call me.

    July 4, 2013

    • Kristina

      Really sorry. I did not realize it said only "Vista". Definitely not enough info! Next time I'll make sure.

      July 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was OK for me. Just saying that a posted "map" would have made it so much easier to locate. In consideration of this event, yesterday I purchased a vegan cook book. The extra effort to find the event location and locate a parking place, made the event more meaningful. I think the reward was worth the effort. If I am around for next years event, I can provide a link with a map that will define the area and the exact location.

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for a fun time at your block party Kristina! The food was great too and the cake walk!

    2 · July 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The cake walk was a new experience for me - great block party.

      1 · July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great - better than I anticilated.

    July 4, 2013

  • Sandy W.

    Sounds like fun. Will have to miss,it as I will be in Hawaii with the fam.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it possible to find a very safe place to secure my bicycle and helmet? Not cycling because I can, I just don't want to try and find a parking place. Otherwise, I will drive. Surely I can find someplace to park :)

    June 26, 2013

    • Kristina

      Well, it's basically a nice urban street. I am sure there are street sweeping signs. I often hitch my bike to those. I will try to drive by and make sure...but I am sure they are there.

      June 26, 2013

    • Andrea

      Also car parking is very difficult - If you can ride a bike - I think that would be better

      June 26, 2013

  • Julie H.

    I love this idea, and I think I've seen this party before! I live walking distance from there. Count me +1 in!

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • Kristina

      Julie...just RSVP. Thanks!

      May 28, 2013

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