It is going to be a beautiful weekend here in Santa Monica with lots of activities the whole family can enjoy! Check out a few of our favorites below, and remember to stop by Pacific Park for your weekend thrill! Jump on the West Coaster, take a spin on Pacific Wheel, go upside down and round and round on the GyroLoops and HAVE FUN!
ROGA AT THE SANTA MONICA PIER
Saturday, August 3rd at 8AM-10AM
Need a little help getting back in shape this Summer? ROGA is back! FREE Run + Yoga class on Saturday mornings with the best views in town. You can join either class or both, in an inclusive no-judgment environment with some of Santa Monica’s best instructors. Presented by Honest Tea!
8AM – RUN
Meet under the iconic Pier sign at the top of the ramp at Colorado and Ocean for a morning warm-up with a brisk run around the beach and pier areas. 2 and 5 mile courses available. Walkers welcome too. For those planning to do yoga after, we will have a secure yoga mat drop off at this location as well.
9AM – YOGA
Meet at the far west end of the pier, up the stairs to the gallery by Mariasol’s. Bring your mat and have your peace of mind restored by Santa Monica’s top instructors as you gaze over the Pacific blue. All levels encouraged.
All experience levels welcome in both classes, and no one will look at you sideways if you need to take a breather. Just bring a towel or mat and come get fit with some low-key locals. You’ll be glad you did.
LOCATION: Santa Monica Pier
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP: https://www.facebook.com/events/145146295675317/
OCEAN APPRECIATION WEEKEND AT SANTA MONICA PIER AQUARIUM
Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th, 2013 from 12:30PM-6PM
Learn all about the habitats and inhabitants of the Santa Monica Bay August 3-4 during Ocean Appreciation weekend at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
This annual tribute to the ocean ‑- and celebration of the role it plays in our lives — focuses on the four habitats of the Santa Monica Bay: the sandy bottom, the kelp forest, the rocky shore and the open ocean. Through games, arts and crafts projects and naturalist presentations, visitors can explore each of these unique environments while gathering fun facts about the animals that inhabit them.
Here’s a sample of some of the fun activities they have planned:
- Take costumed photos of your friends and family in an ocean landscape;
- Make and race your own plankton in our “Great Plankton Race;”
- Try out your surfing skills with Torrid Games new SurfGod HtBapp;
- Go on a scavenger hunt;
- Create marine themed arts and crafts;
- Get your face painted with your favorite sea creature.
In addition, displays, presentations and activities focusing on environmental hot topics give all visitors the opportunity to increase their marine science knowledge. The weekly feeding at the shark exhibit will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday August 4th and will include an informational talk about these often misunderstood creatures.
Admission is free for children 12 and under. For all others, there is a suggested $5 donation or a $3 minimum admission. For groups of 10 or more, admission is $2 per person, regardless of age.
Schedule of Events:
1:30PM: Puppet Show
2:30PM: Naturalist Presentation: Fishing and Marine Protected Areas
3:30PM: Saturday Story Time with author of Friends with Fins
4:30PM: Family Craft Activitiy
LOCATION: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Beach Level beneath the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.healthebay.org/event/ocean-appreciation-weekend-day-1
JAZZ ON THE LAWN
Sunday, August 4th, 2013 from 5PM-7PM
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs present the 8th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. Bring a picnic, blanket, beach chair, and family and friends of all ages for a sampling of jazz each Sunday in August.
This Sunday’s Performance: Conganas is a Los Angeles based Latin jazz and salsa quartet with the sound of a full ensemble. The band effortlessly switches between Latin, straight ahead jazz and salsa all while maintaining infectious rhythms.
Enjoy a different frozen treat weekly including gelato from Tango Mango, natural ice pops from Popshop, and Hawaiian shaved ice from Frosty Shave and organic ice cream from Sweet Lucies.
LOCATION: Steward Street Park
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.smgov.net/portals/culture/events/jazz_on_the_lawn.aspx