Delicious dining at Shoreline Village in Long BeachWednesday September 13, 2017
A popular spot in Long Beach for decades has been Shoreline Village. It’s a perfect place to enjoy coastal breezes, scenic views, and a nice meal. Try Parkers’ Lighthouse or Queensview Steakhouse for more fancy dining. For more casual fare, try Café Dia, Louisiana Charlies, Shenanigan’s Irish Pub and Grill, or Stefano’s Pizza. You’ll also have plenty of chances to get your snack on at Funnel House, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Blue Carousel Popcorn, and more. When you live at Riverdale by Brandywine Homes, life is a coastal city dream fully realized!
New exhibit space coming to Aquarium of the PacificWednesday August 30, 2017
Exciting news! The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is starting construction on their expansion. The new space, Pacific Visions, will a biomorphic structure that evokes the Pacific Ocean. Complementing the Aquarium’s existing building, also designed by EHDD, Pacific Visions has a façade that doubles as a ventilated rain screen, made up of more than 800 non-reflective glass panels covering an area of 18,000 square feet. Each panel is uniquely sized to accommodate the curves and angles of the building’s form. The plan’s aim is to enhance the institution’s role as a community gathering place where scientists, policymakers, and the public can celebrate the inhabitants and ecosystems of the Pacific Ocean and explore today’s most important environmental issues. The rest of the Aquarium will remain open during construction so you can enjoy all the stuff you love about the museum any time. One of the current exhibits is about frogs!
Labor Day Fun near RiverdaleWednesday August 23, 2017
Summer is almost over but the fun continues! The Long Beach Greek Festival features delicious Greek food, homemade Greek sweets, libations, carnival rides, shopping and more from Sept 2-4. The Long Beach E Hula Man Festival has all things Hawaiian from Sept 1-3. Check out Los Angeles County Fair for yummy fair food favorites, thrilling rides, and concerts. The Orange International Street Fair is a very popular fair that features amazing international food, diverse culture, and lots of people watching. The streets by the Orange Circle are assigned different countries so you wander to where your taste buds want to go. When you live in a new home at Riverdale, all of Southern California is yours!
Long Beach Antique Market: AUG 20Thursday August 17, 2017
You’ve heard about it. You’ve seen it on HGTV. It’s time to check it out! The Long Beach Antique Market has been a Los Angeles area favorite for years for collectors, set designers, and fans of upcycled projects and unique gifts. Discover fashion, furniture, home accessories and more. Every style — from mid-century modern to traditional and more quirky — they are all there. Travel back in time and find a treasure for your new home at Riverdale in Long Beach by Brandywine Homes.
Spacious living and hand-selected features just for you at Riverdale!Tuesday August 8, 2017
Everything on your check list for a dream home is realized here at Riverdale! The gourmet kitchens at Riverdale feature a stunning Whirlpool appliance package, granite countertops, large island and more. The master suites have large walk-in closets, sophisticated oversized soaking tubs, separate enclosed showers, and designer finishes. You’ll also appreciate energy-efficient features and the ability to customize your new home. All of this enhances the spacious and impressive 3-4 bedroom floor plans and Long Beach location.
Long Beach Crawfish Festival: JULY 28-30Tuesday July 25, 2017
Get ready for an authentic New Orleans experience at the Long Beach Crawfish Festival! This event is chock full of flavor and fun. Live entertainment features the best of Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans-style music. There will also be Zydeco dance lessons, arts & crafts, karaoke, and free souvenirs. As for the food, enjoy tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style by an authentic master chef in the world’s largest crawfish pots, with international food court featuring New Orleans inspired cuisine including frog legs, catfish, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, bread pudding, Café du Monde-style chicory coffee and beignets. Kids will have a great time too with inflatables, bouncy houses, face painting, balloon twisting and more.
Beach it up with your pooch!Wednesday July 12, 2017
Everyone loves the beach — especially dogs! Luckily, Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach is only a short drive from Riverdale. This 4-acre site is located along Ocean Blvd between Granada Avenue and Roycroft Avenue. The Dog Zone is in effect from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Be sure to bring your own bags from home to keep this area clean. Keep in mind that some dogs need sunscreen according to dog trainer/behaviorist extraordinaire Cesar Millan.
Long Beach Vegan Festival: JULY 8Wednesday July 5, 2017
The vegan festival is back for it exciting 2nd year! Enjoy fresh ocean breezes and incredible vegan cuisine. There will be music to entertain you as well as food and product vendors and kids area. What a fun way to enjoy Long Beach and learn about delicious vegan food. There will also be a vegan chili cookoff too! This festival is family-friendly for all ages. It will take place on July 8 from 11am-7pm at popular Rainbow Lagoon Park located at 400 Shoreline Village Drive in Long Beach. If you can’t make it to the festival, check out these yummy vegan recipes.
Red, white, and blue! Fireworks Shows in Long BeachTuesday June 27, 2017
Two iconic Long Beach venues will have breathtaking fireworks events to enjoy for July 4th. At the Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July, they will be having family-friendly activities, family games, arts & crafts as well as historic tours of the ship. Plus, the hit 80’s artist The Pointer Sisters will be performing. The signature fireworks spectacular accompanied patriotic music and fresh ocean breezes will be beyond compare. The Aquarium of the Pacific is having its own Fourth of July celebration. This special late night access to the aquarium is pretty darn cool. Not only will you get to enjoy a fireworks show at the July Fourth Late Night BBQ at Aquarium of the Pacific but you’ll also get a plate of bbq too. On behalf of everyone at Riverdale, have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!
Long Beach Bayou Festival: June 24Wednesday June 21, 2017
Enjoy the sounds and taste of New Orleans right here in Long Beach! The Long Beach Bayou Festival is now in its 31st year. Discover Bayou and Cajun cuisine as well as a variety of music including blues, zydeco, and cajun. There will be a Mardi Gras parade, kid’s corner, crawfish eating contest, and much more. The festival will take place at Rainbow Lagoon Park located at East Shoreline Drive. Long Beach has always been a city that honors music. In fact, KKJZ 88.1 FM, America’s Jazz and Blues Station, is located on the campus of Cal State Long Beach.