Sun 6/30 Concert at 5 pm; Fireworks Display when dark. Eagle Rock Park, 1100 Eagle Vista Dr
Bring your family to Eagle Rock Park this evening to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends! Festivities take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Fireworks at approximately 8:30 p.m.
6/30 at 5:00p at LA City Hall-Free to Public. Jimmy Kimmel to host & performance by Moby.
The transition of power at Los Angeles City Hall starts this Sunday evening as Eric Garcetti is sworn in as the city's new mayor, during a free public party in downtown's Grand Park.
The public can enter at 1st Street and Broadway, with gates opening at 5 p.m. Garcetti's staff is warning that parking will be limited and that people should arrive early. Those wishing to avoid traffic can take the Red Line subway to the Civic Center station, which has an exit near Grand Park.
Hollywood, a major backer of his campaign, will be on hand. Jimmy Kimmel is emceeing, and techno master Moby, accompanied by a choir, will kick off the event with a song.
The event will include Steampunk carnival games, multicultural music and an oath of office administered by the 13-year-old daughter of a janitor.
Besides Moby, there will be performances by Afghan American singer Ariana Delawari and two-time Grammy winner Melanie Fiona.
The solstice happens tonight (6/20/13) at 10:04 pm PDT marking the longest day of the year.
Solstice brings extremes of daylight and/or darkness. Earth’s orbit around the sun – and tilt on its axis – have brought us to a place in space where our world’s Northern Hemisphere has its time of greatest daylight: its longest day and shortest night. Meanwhile, the June solstice brings the shortest day and longest night to our friends south of the equator.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, noontime shadows are shortest. On this solstice, the sun takes its most northerly path across the sky for the year. It’s the year’s highest sun, as seen from this hemisphere. Thus your noontime shadow is shortest. In the Southern Hemisphere, the opposite is true. This solstice marks the lowest sun and longest noontime shadow for those on the southern part of Earth’s globe.
To many cultures, the solstice can mean a limit or a culmination of something. From around the world, the sun is now setting and rising as far north as it ever does. The solstice marks when the sun reaches its northernmost point for the year. After the June solstice, the sun will begin its subtle shift southward on the sky’s dome again. Thus even in summer’s beginning, we find the seeds of summer’s end.
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