Save the date! Lummis Day 2015: June 5, 6, and

2015 is the 10th Anniversary of the Lummis Day Community Festival!

And this year, the Lummis Day celebration expands to THREE days in FIVE different locations:

 

Lummis Home
Sunday, June 7 10:30 AM-5:00 PM
Poetry, Crafts, Music
200 E. Avenue 43

Sycamore Grove Park
Sunday, June 7, Noon-7:00 PM
Music, Dance, Puppets, Community
4700 North Figueroa Street

Mariachi Plaza-Boyle Heights Farmers Market
Friday, June 5, 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
Music, Dance, Poetry and Theatre
1831 East 1st Street

Southwest Museum
Art, Music & “A Tribute To Richard Duardo”
Saturday, June 6, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
And Sunday, June 7, 12 Noon-6:00 PM
234 Museum Drive

York Boulevard Park
Music, Opera, Dance, Art
Saturday, June 6, 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Avenue 50 & York Boulevard

 

Our community table will be at Sycamore Grove Park on Sunday, June 7.  Please come by!


GET READY FOR LUMMIS DAY 2014 -- SUNDAY, JUNE 1

Known as the “Festival of Northeast Los Angeles”, Lummis Day has become a signature community arts and music event in the neighborhoods of Northeast Los Angeles.  It  showcases the community’s considerable pool of musicians, poets, artists, dancers and restaurants and represents a kaleidoscope of ethnicities and cultural traditions.

The 9th ANNUAL LUMMIS DAY FESTIVAL occupies two historic  locations in a corner of Northeast L.A. 

Lummis Home, Charles Lummis' historic Arroyo Stone home located at200 East Avenue 43, Los Angeles.  This site will feature poetry readings 11:00 am-noon,music and crafts, noon-5:00pm

AND Heritage Square Museum, eight historic structures that were saved from demolition on preserved on the museum site.  Heritage Square Museum is located at3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles. This site will feature music, dance, art, theater and puppets, 12:30 pm-7:00 pm

The two locations are within easy walking distance of each other, or you can hop on the FREE shuttle that runs about every 15 minutes between Lummis Home, Heritage Square, and parking areas.


The music offered at this year’s event includes Cumbia, “post-punk glam indie rock opera,” meringue, gospel, classic 1930’s style big-band jazz dance, flamenco, Celtic acoustic music, rock, punk, folk and much more. Dancers represent salsa, tap, modern dance and folkloric styles. You can hear readings from broad range of award-winning poets, see works of abstract and figurative art, enjoy lively theater performances.

 

THE 9th ANNUAL LUMMIS DAY FESTIVAL

Sunday, June 1, 11am-7pm

ADMISSION IS FREE.


It's Lummis Day! The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles

THE BEST OF NORTHEAST L.A. ARTS AT HERITAGE SQUARE MUSEUM AND LUMMIS HOME, SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Music, dance, poetry and art representing a rainbow of cultural traditions will be presented at the eighth annual Lummis Day Festival, Sunday, June 2. The multi-site Festival, one of L.A.’s signature cultural events, runs from 10:30am-7:00pm.

The main stages for Lummis Day’s performances will again be located at Heritage Square Museum (3800 Homer Street), where the best of home-grown Northeast L.A. music, dance, food and community resources will be presented amid the historic buildings preserved on the unique museum’s grounds. Some of the historic buildings at Heritage Square Museum will be available to festival-goers via docent-led tours.

As always, the two-part Festival’s opening morning event will take place at Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43), where the day begins at 10:30 AM with readings by critically acclaimed poets. The Lummis Home site will also feature music, art exhibits and refreshments. The Festival’s art exhibit will continue at Lummis Home until 5pm while performances—music, dance—and community activities shift to nearby Heritage Square Museum, beginning at 12:30pm. Visitors to Lummis Home can enjoy the interior of the century-old home, influenced by mission architecture and the dwellings of the Pueblo Indians, and can stroll through the beautiful native plant gardens that surround the building.

The Lummis Day Festival is presented by the Lummis Day Community Foundation, which celebrates the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles through educational and cultural events and the annual Festival that draws the community together for a shared experience while providing a platform for cooperation among people of all ages and backgrounds.

 

http://www.lummisday.org/2013/


Lummis Day, The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles, Tomorrow June 3

Music, dance and poetry representing a rainbow of cultural traditions
will be presented at the seventh annual Lummis Day Festival, Sunday,
June 3. The multi-site Festival, one of L.A.'s signature cultural
events, runs from 10:30am-7:00pm.

 

 

The main stages for Lummis Day's performances will again be located
at Heritage Square Museum (3800 Homer Street), where the best of
home-grown Northeast L.A. music, dance, food and community resources
will be presented amid the historic buildings preserved on the unique
museum's grounds. The diverse styles and traditions of this year's music
include salsa, tex-mex, rock, hip-hop, Indian raga and country. Dance
groups will present material representing Irish step dance, modern
dance, Brazilian capoeira, rumba and more.

Some of the historic buildings at Heritage Square Museum will be available to festival-goers via docent-led tours.

As always, the two-part Festival's opening morning event will take
place at Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43), where the day begins at 10:30
AM with readings by critically acclaimed poets. The Lummis Home site
will also feature music, art exhibits and refreshments. The Festival's
art exhibit will continue at Lummis Home until 5pm while
performances—music, dance—and community activities shift to nearby
Heritage Square Museum, beginning at 12:30pm. Visitors to Lummis Home
can enjoy the interior of the century-old home, influenced by mission
architecture and the dwellings of the Pueblo Indians, and can stroll
through the beautiful native plant gardens that surround the building.

The Lummis Day performance line-up, schedule and parking information will be available here on this web site (www.LummisDay.org).

Admission to all events is FREE !!!

In the Press:
Los Angeles Times

Highland Park-Mt Wahington Patch
LA Weekly: VoicePlaces
  Pasadena Weekly Patch Blog: Kid Stuff Abounds at Lummis Day  

Charles Fletcher Lummis was a fascinating man who — among many other
things — started out in 1885 as the L.A. Times' first city editor (after
walking from Cincinnati to L.A.!), toiled as one of the area's first
librarians and founded the Southwest Museum.

At a time when Native Americans were treated as literal savages, he was an ardent supporter of Indian civil rights. As a journalist, Lummis celebrated the culture of  the Southwestern tribes and exposed government mistreatment of Native Americans, at great risk to his own freedom and health, while also
serving as an unofficial historical preservationist who sought to maintain California's crumbling missions.

In keeping with Lummis' multicultural inclusiveness, the seventh annual Lummis Day festival encompasses a wide variety of poetry, music, dance and art at several locations in northeast L.A., including the Lummis House, a.k.a. El Alisal, which the writer built by hand out of arroyo stone. His
granddaughter, the local poetry maven Suzanne Lummis, kicks off the festivities in the morning at the old casa, joined by fellow writers Hector Tobar, Judith Pacht, Mary Fitzpatrick and Jeremy Radin, followed by a group art show. At the nearby Heritage Square Museum, dancers, puppeteers, theater groups and an eclectic melange of musicians (ranging from Latin groups Conjunto Los Pochos and Orquesta Charangoa to roots-rock revivalists Triple Chicken Foot, Taiwanese pop band Dzian, Capoeira and rapper Maya Jupiter) vie for attention on three stages.

Best of all, everything is free. The Lummis Home, 200 E. Avenue 43; and Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St.; Sun., June 3, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.;free. (323) 225-2700 . — By Falling James


Lummis Day, the Festival of Northeast Los Angeles, Saturday June 5

GREAT GUMBO OF ART, MUSIC AND DANCE STYLES ON TAP

AS THE LUMMIS DAY FEST RETURNS TO HERITAGE SQUARE
FOR ANNUAL NORTHEAST L.A. FREE ARTS GALA, THIS SATURDAY!! JUNE 5!!

Music, dance and poetry representing a colorful patchwork of cultural traditions will be presented at the sixth annual Lummis Day Festival, Sunday, June 5, the free all-day arts festival that has become the signature cultural event of the Northeast L.A. neighborhoods.

The dual-site Festival runs from 10:30am-7:00pm. FREE shuttle service gets visitors to / from parking and event venues !!


6th Annual Lummis Day The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles Set for Sunday June 5, 2011

Save this Date!  Sunday, June 5, 2011, Lummis Day, The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles returns to Heritage Square.

Although the original venue of Sycamore Grove park was large and convenient, I think Heritage Square provides a wonderfully unique experience set amid grand mansions of earlier times.

Lummis Day showcases the best of home-grown Northeast L.A.:  Music, dance, food and community.

More at the Lummis Day website here:  http://www.lummisday.org/


"TubePress Gallery" for Lummis Day videos

Just for fun, I set up a "TubePress Gallery" for Lummis Day videos.

It's located at http://lummisday2010.nelanews.net/

lummis day 2010 videos

If you were at Lummis Day last Sunday, shot video, and would like it to show up in this index, just upload it to YouTube and tag it: Lummis Day 2010 (with the spaces between words, capitialize first letters).

TubePress will automatically find your video, create a thumbnail image, and a link back to your video's page on YouTube.


Lummis Day 2010: Ann Likes Red performs

 



 

I went to Lummis Day Sunday with a fully charged camera battery, and a backup battery. Turns out it was not quite enough for a full day of video. And I sadly sat out some numbers by Ann Likes Red.

Then the light went on! My phone! I can shoot some video with my phone!

To my surprise, the sound/picture quality is OK. Not great, but OK.


I always learn something useful at Lummis Day

I always learn something useful at Lummis Day, The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles.

The photography lesson is learned from Lummis Day 2009: If you plan to video most of a day-long event, take 10-12 4 gig memory cards*; change the card inbetween each performer, even if the card is not full. That way you never run out of memory in the middle of a song.

Lesson learned yesterday at Lummis Day 2010: One backup camera battery is NOT, Repeat NOT, enough. And I think I'll change the battery every two or three hours, so I don't have a camera die in the middle of a performance.

By the time a favorite local rock band, Ann Likes Red, came on stage my backup battery was deep in the red zone. The sound and picture quality of this video would have been better and truer with a fully juiced battery.... But hey, ALR classic rock is great, not matter what.


 


 

*Memory cards are fairly cheap these days, and you can buy in bulk from Amazon.


Free Shuttles on Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles Today June 6

A shuttle bus will provide Festival-goers with convenient access to Lummis Home and Heritage Square Museum this Sunday (June 6) with eight shuttle stops located in the surrounding streets.

The primary parking area for Lummis Day is the Heritage Square/Arroyo Metro Station, located at 3545 Pasadena Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031.

 Heritage-square-map

Lummis Day Shuttles will pick up At Heritage Square/Arroyo Metro Station beginning at 10:00AM, and run every 20 minutes (maybe 15), and they will run until 8pm.

Shuttles will also service street parking on Avenue 43 and Carlotta Boulevard.  Download a PDF showing all shuttle stops here. 

The fifth annual Lummis Day Festival moves its main stages to a new location, Heritage Square Museum (3801 Homer Street) this year, where the best of home-grown Northeast L.A. music, dance, food and community resources will be presented amid the historic buildings that are preserved on the Heritage Square site.

Before shifting to Heritage Square, the two-part Festival will stage its opening event at Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43), beginning at 10:30 am with readings by some of L.A.'s most critically acclaimed poets along with music, art exhibits and free refreshments.

Nearly 100 performers and artists from 17 bands and dance troupes, plus dozens of artists, craftspeople, and community groups are participating at this year's event. In the tradition of the Lummis Day Festival, performers on the three stages at Heritage Square Museum will represent an eclectic mix of cultural traditions and artistic styles.

 


Countdown to Lummis Day, The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles, June 6, Susie Hansen Latin Band

The fifth annual Lummis Day Festival will move its main stages to a new location, Heritage Square Museum (3801 Homer Street) this year, where the best of home-grown Northeast L.A. music, dance, food and community resources will be presented amid the historic buildings that are preserved on the Heritage Square site.

The Susie Hansen Latin Band will perform on Stage One at 4:45 PM. 


 




Before shifting to Heritage Square, the two-part Festival will stage its opening event at Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43), beginning at 10:30 am with readings by some of L.A.'s most critically acclaimed poets along with music, art exhibits and refreshments.

Nearly 100 performers and artists from 17 bands and dance troupes, plus dozens of artists, craftspeople, and community groups are participating at this year's event. In the tradition of the Lummis Day Festival, performers on the three stages at Heritage Square Museum will represent an eclectic mix of cultural traditions and artistic styles.

Paintings, sculpture and assemblage by a dozen artists will be hung at Lummis Home, which will remain from noon to 5:00pm.  Food and crafts will be sold at Heritage Square Museum.  Dozens of community groups will be represented at the Heritage Square location with booths and information tables.

Admission to all events is free.

For updates, including parking information and performance schedules, visit www.lummisday.org.

This year's Lummis Day Festival is sponsored by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, the Highland Park Heritage Trust, City Council Districts 1 and 14, Eagle Portables Inc. and Home Depot Cypress Park. The Festival's poetry events are sponsored by Poets & Writers Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. Media sponsors include KPFK public radio 90.7, Univision KMEX-34 and the Arroyo Seco Journal.