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Re:Imagine Garden Grove Open Streets Event

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Your family is invited to a special event filled with music, dancing, workshops and activities at the Re:Imagine Garden Grove Open street event on October 12th from 11am to 4pm.

During the event 2.85-miles of Garden Grove streets will be closed to cars and filled with unlimited family fun. The car-free route of Re:Imagine Garden Grove will traverse sections of Nutwood St., Stanford Ave., Acacia Pkwy., Main St., S. Euclid St., 8th St., and Garden Grove Blvd.

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The southeast corner of Village Green park, east of the Courtyard Center, will play host to the event’s main stage. Performances by urban collegiate hip-hop dance group from UC Irvine, Kaba Modern and LA-based and Grammy-award winning female mariachi ensemble, Mariachi Divas are just two of the highlights planned for the main stage.

An Active Stage will be sited at the southeast corner of Stanford Ave. and Euclid St. in Civic Center Park. This stage will host martial arts demonstrations and interactive workshops with instructor Vo Kinh Van An, as well as dance and fitness demos and classes.

Garden Grove Regional Library booths will be located throughout Civic Center Park offering storytelling, interactive games, Fiber Arts demonstrations, kids’ workshops and general information about library services and the evolution of virtual libraries.

The southern portion of Civic Center Park, closer to Acacia Parkway, will host a series of interactive art workshops for all ages, including a gardening workshop and photo booth.

Garden Grove Police Department’s Community Liaison Division will lead a bicycle safety course in the parking lot to the east of the park, complete with a mock city for kids and parents to walk, bike, and skate through in an effort to educate the public on safe riding skills.

Acacia Pkwy. between Main St. and Euclid St., will showcase a play zone, with ping-pong tables, a giant chess board and a rock climbing wall. This block will also feature local and regional food trucks serving cuisines from around the world.

The local eateries on historic Main St. between Acacia Pkwy. and Garden Grove Blvd., will spill onto the car-free street with outdoor service and seating. A culinary stage will present live cooking demos led by popular Orange County chefs, showcasing the region’s eclectic dining options. International food booths featuring local Garden Grove restaurants will be set up along Main St. between Acacia Pkwy. and Stanford Ave. with additional picnic tables and park benches.

A pop-up BMX demonstration area will be open on Euclid St., between Stanford Ave. and Acacia Pkwy. A large scale mixed media temporary public art installation, created by the artist team known as Non Designs, will be on display along Acacia Pkwy. between 8th St. to Nelson St. and spanning up the Pacific Electric Right of Way Temporary Bike and Pedestrian Path. Strolling performers, including the Vanguards Lion Dance Team, comprised of students performing traditional Vietnamese and Chinese Lion Dances, will traverse Main St., as well as other portions of the open streets route.

Facts, photos and information provided on behalf of the city of Garden Grove

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