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31738Livin' for the Weekend: The Frog Spot, LA River Rover, Sunset at the Oasis & More!

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  • asncalert
    Jul 18, 2014

      Is it the Weekend Yet?

      TGIF!  This weekend, The Frog Spot, FoLAR's popular summertime weekend pop-up visitor center will be open and free to the public from 8AM - 4PM on Saturday and Sunday.  Sip morning coffee while the river birds chirp or cool down with an afternoon popsicle in the shade.  The Frog Spot in Elysian Valley is a community gateway to the LA River at 2825 Benedict Street, LA 90039 near Newell Street.



      Also, on Saturday, just north of The Frog Spot, FoLAR will partner with the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority for the free program, SATURDAY WITH A NATURALIST, at Marsh Park where we will roll out our 38-foot mobile visitor center, the Los Angeles River Rover!  All ages will have fun exploring the past, present and future of the LA River in our museum-on-wheels at Marsh Park from 10AM to Noon at 2960 Marsh Street, LA 90039. 



      The fun continues!  On Saturday night from 5-8PM, The Frog Spot hosts its weekly fundraiser for Friends of the Los Angeles River entitled, SUNSET AT THE OASIS.  A $15 minimum donation to FoLAR offers an evening of live music, culture, and community with light snacks, and your choice of beer, wine or soft drinks. All ages are welcome.



      Photo by Susan Kemp



      Vista Point

      A relatively happy band playing relatively sad songs.



      Vista Point originated in Palmdale,

      California and includes acoustic folk singer/ songwriter Richard Rauda, bassist Jake Minter, guitarist Diego Hodge, with Chase Wells and Wil Splinter on percussion.


      Check out their sound and style!



      DeFault American

      Blending and Jumping Styles and Genres



      Formed by a Robb and a Robby in 2011 in Lancaster, California, DeFault American has recorded two albums with Mad One Records.  The band includes Walter Croft on drums, Choco on bass, Robb McGregor on guitar and vocals, and Robby Coleman on guitar.


      Lewis MacAdams, Host

      FoLAR Co-Founder & President


      Lewis MacAdams is a poet, journalist, and filmmaker who envisioned FoLAR as a "forty-year artwork" to bring the Los Angeles River back to life.  He feels his work will be done when the Steelhead Trout run returns to the River.




      2825 Benedict Street

      LA 90039

      323 351-8677




      From Riverside Drive, take Newell Street northeast until it ends. A quick right on the bike path will lead you to The Frog Spot. Easy street parking on the weekends.



       This Sunday, FoLAR's Shelly Backlar will join a panel for Algalita Marine Foundation's event, DIRECT VIA SATELLITE: THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH featuring Dr. Marcus Eriksen, Dr. Kevin Kelley, and Beth Terry.  This event runs from 12-4:15PM at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in the John M. Olguin Auditorium and will offer a rare opportunity to communicate via satellite with researchers studying plastic pollution on an expedition to The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  The panel of experts in the auditorium will discuss the challenges of plastic era waste with recommendations for solutions. Free event; RSVP to Algalita at 562-598-4889.




      Friends of the Los Angeles River

      570 West Avenue 26, Suite 250

      Los Angeles, CA 90065

      (323) 223-0585






      Address postal inquiries to:

      Friends of the Los Angeles River

      570 W. Ave 26, Ste. 250

      Los Angeles, CA 90065-1047

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