Save The Date: Home-grown Arroyo culture takes center stage at Lummis Day

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The eighth annual Lummis Day on Sunday, June 2 will celebrate the arts, culture and history of Northeast L.A.  with a wide variety of musical and dance performances as well as poetry readings and family-friendly activities.

Lummis Day – named in honor of Charles Lummis, an early L.A. civic and cultural leader who founded the Southwest Museum and lived near the Arroyo Seco – features an eclectic line up that  includes  Chicano rock band  Ollin, folk legend Jim Kweskin with the Crockett Sisters and gospel singers Little Faith.

The all-day festival straddles the Arroyo Seco, with events taking place on the grounds of Lummis’ Highland Park home and amid the Victorian homes of Heritage Square in Montecito Heights.  All events are free and open to the public.  Click here for a schedule of events.

In other Eastside weekend events, Logan Elementary in Echo Park will celebrate its 125th anniversary,  the Verdugo Village section of Glassell Park will hold a block party and resource fair; and there will be separate fundraisers for Micheltorena and Aldama elementary schools. Check out our Save the Date calendar for details.

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