Saturday, May 14, 2011

14th Annual SoRo Community Festival

Los Angeles, CA — This year's 14th Annual SoRo Community Festival will take place on Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The SoRo Community Festival will be located on South Robertson Boulevard between Beverlywood St. and Cattaraugus St. (just North of Hamilton High School and the 10 Fwy).

The SoRo Festival’s goals are to build bridges amongst local neighbors, businesses, and community and public service organizations; and celebrate the cultural diversity of our community. Local caterers, restaurants, merchants, schools, entertainers and organizations will participate. The SoRo Festival will feature activities for kids, a live music stage and lots of exciting artist and vendor booths. Additionally, the SoRo Festival will feature local school children’s presentations of art and science projects on the Festival’s theme “SoRo In Bloom.”

Plus this year, the SoRo Festival will feature a special Green Team Committee Booth. The Green Team Committee Booth will feature a canned food collection drive to benefit the SOVA Food Bank and the collection of wine corks for recycling. The goal of this year’s SoRo Festival is to be a zero waste event and will include drinking fountains provide by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, recycling of all festival materials and composting of all food waste. The SoRo Community will be presenting a special Community Award for Outstanding Green Citizenship to Green Beginning Community Preschool for their commitment to an eco-friendly lifestyle.

In addition, the SoRo Festival will feature an exciting variety of Los Angeles hottest gourmet food trucks, offering a delicious assortment of choices (including Kosher and vegetarian selections): The Schnitzel Wagon (Kosher), Bool Korean BBQ Tacos & Pastels, No Tomatoes! A New Sensation in Indian Street Fare, the Spring Street Smokehouse BBQ Truck and King Kone Ice Cream Co.

The SoRo Festival stage will feature live musical and dance performances from some of SoCal’s talented young performers, including appearances from World Garden Dance and Music Studio, and the award winning Jazz Vocal Ensemble from Hamilton High School and top 40 music from Sound Assembly and the Latin Soul sound of The Westside Crew.

The SoRo Community Festival is coordinated by the South Robertson Neighborhoods

Council and SoRo, Inc. and funded in part by a grant from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. We would like to invite the entire Southern California community to join our event. Admission to the SoRo Community Festival is free. Free street parking is also available. The SoRo Festival is open to the public and will provide plenty of fun for the whole family on a Sunday afternoon!

For additional information, call Christel Wilson at (310) 837-1710 or

visit http://www.soro.org/ or http://www.soronc.org/programs/sorofestival

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