The 3rd Annual Lummis Day Festival on Sunday, June 1, will add a “Family Corner Stage” to the mix of entertainment and cultural events taking place at Sycamore Grove Park (4702 N. Figueroa Street) beginning at 12:30 pm.
Entertainment on the Family Corner Stage will be a mix of puppetry and storytelling, music and sing-along. MC’s will include KMEX News Anchor Fabiola Kramsky, KMEX Entertainment Reporter Cecilia Bogran, KTTV News Reporter Hal Eisner and KPFK Radio personality Fidel Rodriguez, who will rove among the audience with wireless microphones and interact with the crowd.
The stage will feature performances by the “Puppets and Players Little Theater,” Carol Colin and Ted Waltz’ Charles Lummis puppet saga, “Puppets Tramp Across the Continent,” professional, bi-lingual storytelling from the “We Tell Stories” group of actors, music from Los Chilitos, A family sing-along with Lou Pugliese and a performance by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Music Program.
The Family Corner Stage will be set at the northern end of the park to avoid sound conflicts with the main Sycamore Grove Park stages, where performances will feature nationally and regionally celebrated artists performing in Spanish, English and Tagalog.
A complete performance schedule is available at www.lummisday.org.
The 3rd Annual Lummis Day Festival will include events at Lummis Home, Casa de Adobe and Sycamore Grove Park and will be presented by the Annenberg Foundation and the Autry National Center. Sponsors include the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Arroyo Seco, Eagle Rock, Greater Cypress Park and Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Councils, the Mount Washington Association, KMEX Univision 34, KTTV Fox 11, public radio station KPFK 90.7, the Arroyo Seco Journal, Poets & Writers, Inc, SIPA: Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, the North Figueroa Association, Ed Reyes and Los Angeles City Council District 1, Jose Huizar and City Council District 14, State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, the Highland Park Heritage Trust and the Los Angeles Arts Commission.