Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Arts at the Park after Dark- A Summer Night Lights benefit

Originally uploaded by CD-13
On Wednesday June 10, I will be hosting Arts at the Park After Dark, an event in partnership with Generation Obama Los Angeles at Barnsdall Art Park (4800 Hollywood Blvd.) to benefit the Summer Night Lights Gang Reduction and Youth Development Program. The event will be emceed by Brian White, and special guests will include Chris Pierce, Audible Mainframe, Warpaint, and KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole.

Summer Night Lights is an innovative gang reduction and youth development program that provides arts and recreational programming at city parks throughout Los Angeles during the times when young people are most likely to be involved in or victims of gang violence. Research has shown that young people are most likely to commit gang violence between the hours to 4 p.m. to midnight, and the Summer Night Lights programs will provide a safe and fun environment for at-risk youth during these hours for 9-weeks this summer.

The Arts at the Park after Dark event will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. VIP tickets are $150 and General Admission tickets are $25. All donations are tax deductible. To RSVP, send an email to summernightlightsevent@gmail.com or call (323) 957-4500.