Count Down: 18 days until the Annual Silver Strand Block Party, Sunday, August 26, 2012. Details of Event.

The Board of the Silver Strand Marina Homeowners Association, in cooperation with this year’s sponsors, realtors Debra Berman and Pat Kandel of Coldwell Banker, Marina Del Rey and Venice, have  announced the program of events for the upcoming Silver Strand Block Party on Sunday, August 26. The professional party planner is Mary Anne Bradley.  For the second year running, Homeowner and Block Captain Jennifer Manoogian is SSMH Chair of the ad hoc Annual Party Committee. None of this would be happening if it weren’t for Nora Nicosia, Board member and Chair of the Block Captain Committee. It was her dream to revive the great Silver Strand Block Parties of the 1990s. Three years ago, she went to work and got our new series of Annual Block Parties up and running. Bring yourselves, kids, grand kids and friends. This is going to be a great afternoon and an opportunity to socialize with your neighbors.

Time: Noon to 4pm

Location: Northstar Mall



Opening Ceremony on the stage led by  Master of Ceremonies, Julian Miranda, vocalist and interactive DJ of “All Rave Entertainment.” As a singer, Julian has worked with Ray Charles, Teena Marie, Luther Vandross and many others. Remarks by Berman and Kandel and Fred Karlsen, President of the Board of SSMH.

“Magical Butterfly Release”

Food: Available to purchase at modest prices.

The Border Grill Truck, owned by renown chefs, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, will be offering gourmet Mexican specialties including: fresh corn tacos with pork or chicken, or steak fillings and flour tortilla quesadillas with cheese, steak or chicken. There will also be green corn tamales, quinoa fritters and a Peruvian Ceviche fish Cone, sides of organic rice and beans, homemade tortilla chips and fresh salsa and guacamole. Bottled
water and specialty drinks will also be on hand. Price range $3-6.

The Softy Truck will be offering ice cream cones, sundaes, banana splits, shakes and malts, root beer floats, espresso, cappuccino mocha lattes, tea, hot chocolate and hot pretzels. Price range $ 2-5.

Entertainment on the stage: National Yoyo Champions, Puppeteer Performance. Following the performance, SSMH will give kids yoyos to see if they can rival the experts.

Entertainment on the Mall: 

“Fantastic Fig,” the strolling magician; a Photo Booth; Psychic; and “Painter of the Moment. There will be a  basketball net on Roma for kids and adults. Fire truck 63 from the  Venice Station of the LAFD will be on hand, providing there are no local emergencies.

Live Music on the Mall: Classical and Broadway Tunes by “Elegant Music;” L.A.’s hottest A Capella Trio, “Triple Threat;” and on the spot  song requests by “The Instant Song Maker.”

There will be a special Children’s Table with table and chairs, hanging butterfly decor, face painting and balloon artist.

Last year’s party, which was much simpler and created by the extraordinary efforts of volunteer homeowners, was very successful. This year’s party looks like it’s going to be a not-to-be-missed lollapalooza. Be there!


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