Every first Sunday of the month at Cesar Chavez Park from noon to 9 p.m., Long Beach residents and friends gather for the Park Jam Long Beach event. This serves as a community gathering and building function that also serves as a pot luck which encourages people to bring food to share with others.
I've never been to one but I plan on hitting it up this weekend. It seems like a really cool event with live DJs, live music, live art, big open potluck, dancing, blankets, friends, families, pets, games, and a lot of good vibes to go around. This is one of the event family events that doesn't get enough shine and coverage in my opinion. I've seen pictures from past Park Jams of drum circles, chalk painting and everyone enjoying the culture of those around. It's like a mini Burning Man (I think).
Check out the official Facebook page of the Park Jam by clicking here.
Anyways, have you been to a Park Jam before? If so, what's it like? How was the vibe and atmosphere? Describe the typical day at this event. What's your favorite experience? What could be better at the pot luck? Would you recommend it to other City Lifers? Are you going to be there? What are your experiences with the park jam?