Community aka ComeUnity, in all senses of the word, best describes one of Long Beach’s most powerful and anticipated summer events: Park Jam. What started as a quaint, “underground” gathering of artist friends and family, has grown into a widely known and well-attended, Hip Hop culture-promoting, DJ-spinning, Dance-encouraging, Performance-having, Art Project-making, Potluck-preparing, Local Artist-supporting, creative, feel-good party in the park – every year since 2003. Since its inception, Park Jam has become synonymous with “good vibes” and positivity, encouraging love, unity and an all-out positive family friendly experience. Organizers also encourage an eco-friendly experience, requesting the use of reusable food containers, plates, utensils and more. Park Jam occurs every first Sunday beginning today, until September 2, throughout the grassy area surrounding the outdoor amphitheater at Cesar E. Chavez park.
Writer and 562 City Life journalist Molly Marina Haupt did a great job chronicling the history of Park Jam, complete with a photo stream for an inside look. Park Jam happens today from 12-9pm. Don’t miss it!
Park Jam Key Contributors include: The Mighty Junebugg, Aaron Elimelech, Dinah Ismail, Yassi Amini, May Salem, Ty Maximum, Roz Kumari, Hahk Tu and the entire Collective I Long Beach team.