Program of Events for the 2nd Silver Strand Annual Block Party this Sunday, Aug 26, 2012

Event Planner: MaryAnne Bradley



Welcoming Remarks by:

Fred Karlsen, President of the Board of the Silver Strand Marina Homeowners Association

Sponsors: Debra Berman, Pat Kandel and Rebecca Saenz, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Marina del Rey.


FOOD: Available to purchase at modest prices. Noon to 4pm

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.

Arrival of the Fire Engines from the City of Los Angeles Venice Station: 12:30-2:30pm. Timing depends on any intervening local emergencies. Children will be allowed to climb aboard.


Master of Ceremonies: Julian Miranda, vocalist, song writer, music manager and interactive DJ of “All The Rave Entertainment.” As a singer, Julian has worked with Ray Charles, Teena Marie, Luther Vandross and many others: 1pm – 1:45 on the stage

Kristinia DeBarge: A Platinum Recording Artist whose single “Goodbye” reached number 15 on the charts. Her newest album, released this year is “Cry Wolf.” She will make her acting debut in the upcoming film, “Christmas in Compton.”

Kristinia DeBarge. Photo courtesy the artist.

Alex Hattori. Photo by Samantha Youngman, Courtesy “The Orion,” California State University, Chico.

“Nations Best”  Yo Yo Champions. On hand will be Alex Hattori, at twelve years old considered one of the world’s best double-handed yo-you specialists. Following the performance there will be yo yo lessons with yo yos provided by SSMH. 2:30pm on the stage.

Strolling Magician: Fantastic Fig: 12:30 to 2:30pm on Roma Court

Fantastic Fig and his Cat: Photo Courtesy the artist

Cean One Photo Booth: noon to 4pm on Roma Court

Cean One Photobooth. Courtesy Cean One Photography.

Celebrity Psychic: Suzanne Wyman will offer readings in her tent: noon to 4pm on Northstar Mall

Rich Flynn, May 30, 2008. “Psychic Suzanne Wyman,” oil. Courtesy the artist.

Rich Flynn “Painter of the Moment”: noon to 4pm on Northstar Mall

Rich Flynn. “The Painter of the Moment.” Photo courtesy of the artist.

Rich Flynn paints people, special events and scenes from everyday life. He says: “My work is like journalism with paint; It’s capturing the day in paint and then it lives on forever… I try to create a feeling of that day that a  photo can’t.

Live Music:

Classical and Broadway Tunes by “Elegant Music;”

L.A.’s hottest A Capella Trio, “Triple Threat” performing music from the 50s and 60s, Gospel, Doo-wop,  Motown and Contemporary: 2pm on the stage.

Triple Threat A Capella Trio. Photo courtesy the artists and City Connection Entertainment & Productions.

On the spot  song requests by Gerry Robinson  “The Instant Song Maker.”
Gerry has performed for President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope and Courtney Cox and David Arquette, Paul Abdul and many other celebrities. 2:15pm on the stage

Gerry Robinson. Photo courtesy the artist and The Instant Songmaker.

There will be a special Children’s Table with table and chairs, hanging butterfly decor, balloon artist, hula hoops, bubble blowing and games: 12-4pm. Magical Butterfly Tree area.

Face Painting By Cynnamon: 12:30-2:30pm

Face Painting by Cynnamon. Photo courtesy the artist.

A basket-ball net will be in place on Roma Court for kids and adults.

DANCING IN THE STREETS: 3:15 – 4:00 on the stage.

This year’s party looks like it’s going to be a not-to-be-missed lollapalooza. Be there!


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