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Join us for the first-ever Endless Summer C.A.M.P. (Community | Art | Music | Picnic) at Tongva Park celebrating community, arts and culture. Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic, blankets, and beach chairs and enjoy four Saturday afternoons of free programming showcasing music and dance from Brazil, Cuba, Latin America, and Hawaii, including GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Daniel Ho. Youth from Santa Monica will take the stage performing orchestral and chamber music, Balkan music, Hawaiian dance, and Ballet Folklorico. Hands-on craft workshops celebrating the park’s plants and world traditions enhance the day’s activities. The Ice Guys LA will serve frozen treats for purchase. Tongva Park’s amenities include a splash pad, playground, ocean observation deck, public art, and 100+ species of plants. Endless Summer C.A.M.P. is produced by Community Arts Resources (CARS), in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and is made possible by Art of Recovery. The full schedule is below.
-Saturday, August 19, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Animals from around the world with Conservation Ambassadors | Santa Monica’s Elemental Music Chamber Music Institute string quartet and instrument petting zoos | Succulent Plant Terrarium building workshop with artist Eros Cortes
-Saturday, August 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Afro-Cuban and Latin dance community get-down with CONTRA-TIEMPO | Hawaiian dance performance by Santa Monica’s Cabeza de Vaca Cultural Center | Sensational Sashes (or headdresses, belts or bracelets) Workshop with artist Marcus Kuiland-Nazario
-Saturday, September 2, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Hawaiian dance performance and workshop with Hālau Keali’i O’Nālani and Grammy Award winning musician Daniel Ho | Academia de Danza, Ballet Folklorico Flor de Mayo’s youth Ballet Folklorico | Fish Marionette Making Workshop with artist Ellen Schulze
-Saturday, September 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Afro-Brazilian dance and drumming workshop with Viver Brasil | Santa Monica Youth Orchestra’s Balkan Ensemble | Drum Making Workshop with ReDiscover