A free one-day event on North Figueroa designed to improve the street by drawing attention to its rich past, recognizing its vibrant present and sparking interest in its promising future. // Un evento completamente gratis en North Figueroa. Todo un día de actividades diseñado para mejorar la calle recordando su rica historia, reconociendo su vibrante presente e incitando el interés en su futuro.
19 March 2016
Starting at 10 AM
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WHAT WE ARE UP TO
FIG JAM is a Great Streets Challenge Grant winner, an initiative launched from Mayor Garcetti’s office to help re-imagine neighborhood centers. As the selected team to focus on North Figueroa in Highland Park, we are partnering with the Mayor’s Office to showcase North Figueroa’s potential to continue to serve as a vibrant public space for both long standing and new residents. FIG JAM aims to improve North Figueroa by drawing attention to the street’s rich past, recognizing its vibrant present and sparking interest in its promising future.
More broadly, we are joining a movement across Los Angeles where residents are beginning to reclaim streets as public space. With the community, we will build out temporary, low-cost improvements that will transform under-utilized urban spaces into more engaging social ones where we all can spend the day meeting, shopping, eating, and enjoying local culture with friends and family.
These improvements will include a living museum along the street exhibiting historical photographs and narratives alongside stories of current residents and business, as well as temporary street changes to promote safer active transportation. The new context will host discussions, tours and performances on the themes of Healthy Streets, Civic Engagement, Arts & Culture and Food & Business.
The FIG JAM team is composed of a diverse cross section of local leaders, businesses, community groups, and volunteers throughout NELA and LA. Each voice and expertise folds together to address the many phases and demands of FIG JAM. Our list of partners is constantly growing, currently it includes:
North Figueroa Association | Highland Park Chamber of Commerce | Teatro Arroyo | Arroyo Arts Collective | NELA Art | Future Studio | Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College | Gensler LA | Los Angeles Walks | CICLE | Take Back the Boulevard | The NELA Bicycle Friendly Business District | CALO YouthBuild | Folliero’s Pizza | Stone’s Throw Records| Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council | Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council