Long Beach, CA (May 28, 2024) – Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DTLB Alliance), on behalf of the Lincoln Park Collaborative, is excited to highlight both new and returning free programs and events this summer, all taking place in Downtown’s historic Lincoln Park.

One of the highlighted programs includes Bollywood Dance, a weekly free dance class led by Bollywood dance instructor, Madhavi Narayanan. The free classes take place on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, encouraging inclusivity and allowing more people to experience the health benefits of outdoor movement. Additionally, it fosters a sense of community as participants come together to learn, laugh, and move, creating connections and celebrating the different folk styles in South Asia and the rich cultural heritage of Bollywood.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching at Lincoln Park and meeting members of the community in this unique and welcoming environment,” said Narayanan. “Every person I have met brings so much energy and enthusiasm to the class. Movement can be an incredible way to destress and connect with your community, and I hope that attendees can leave class feeling like they got to connect to their bodies and the music through joy and gratitude.”

Other free classes include dog training three times a week, a weekly walking group, yoga, and more, all with the aim of continuing to activate the park as a great community resource in Long Beach’s urban core.

For details on upcoming classes and events, please see below:

Upcoming reoccurring free classes and activations at Lincoln Park:

  • Dog Obedience: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 12 to 1 PM (LP Collaborative)
  • Walking Group: Tuesdays, 5 to 6 PM (Parks, Rec & Marine)
  • Intro to Fitness with Park Equipment: Wednesdays, 5 to 6 PM (Parks, Rec & Marine)
  • Bollywood Dance: Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 PM (LP Collaborative)
  • Come and Dance: Moving and Grooving: Fridays, 5 to 6 PM (Parks, Rec & Marine)
  • Play Dates in the Park: Fridays, 12 to 1 PM (Parks, Rec & Marine)
  • Yoga – Movement + Flow with Yancy: Saturdays, 9:15 to 10:30 AM (LP Collaborative)
  • Friends of Lincoln Park Clean up: Monthly on First Saturdays, 10 to 11:30 AM (LP Collaborative)

Upcoming free events at Lincoln Park:

  • Movies in the Park (Moana) + Bike Month Giveaway: May 31, 5:30 PM (Parks, Rec & Marine, DTLB Alliance)
  • Proud Voices: PaWalk for Pride: June 1, 12 to 1 PM (BJK Main Library – Terrace)
  • Movies in the Park (Finding Nemo): June 14, 5:30 PM (Parks, Rec & Marine)
  • Family Game Night (Pictionary): June 20, 5 to 7 PM (Parks, Rec & Marine)
  • Independence Day Dog Parade: June 29, 11AM to 2 PM (Councilwoman Mary Zendejas)
  • Viva Long Beach: Sept. 21, 2 to 7 PM (Grey LB)

DTLB Alliance is part of a Lincoln Park Collaborators Programming Group—launched in 2022 to highlight the potential of the remodeled, $19.5 million park—including Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, Billy Jean King Main Library, Studio One Eleven, City Fabrick, and Long Beach Community Foundation. The project is supported/made possible by The Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund held at the Long Beach Community Foundation.

Lincoln Park is located at W. Ocean Blvd. & Pacific Ave. in Downtown Long Beach. For more information and a full calendar of events, visit lincolnparklb.com. For social media updates and announcements, follow @lincolnparklb on Instagram. Want to get involved with the park? Those interested can sign up for the Friends of Lincoln Park group here.

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About: The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DTLB Alliance) is a nonprofit, community-based organization whose mission is to cultivate, preserve and promote a healthy, safe, and prosperous Downtown. The DTLB Alliance is recognized as the voice of Downtown Long Beach by the City of Long Beach and the State of California. By balancing the interests of the residents, as well as businesses, the organization creates tangible progress by way of vested interest and solidified partnerships across local, municipal, and commercial lines. For additional information, visit www.downtownlongbeach.org and follow on Facebook @downtownlongbeach, on “X” (formerly Twitter) @DTLBAlliance and Instagram @dtlballiance.