A few months ago I was named Journalist of the Year by Streetsblog LA, an awesome site that advocates for complete streets, pedestrian safety, bike infrastructure, transit improvements—basically all the things I believe will make a better LA.
This Saturday, I’m being honored with that Streetsie Award alongside my fellow Los Angeles Walks steering committee member Jessica Meaney (see the above selfie), who was named Advocate of the Year. So of course we opted to turn the award ceremony into a walk… to a party.
Join us this Saturday in Echo Park for a short walk through one of our favorite neighborhoods, including a look at the dramatic restoration of the century-old lake. This Saturday is also the Lotus Festival, a longstanding Echo Park tradition that has been revived with the return of the lotuses themselves, which now ring the lake once again.
We’ll meet at Square One Cafe at the Boathouse on Echo Park Lake at 11:00 am (where you can get an awesome breakfast if you need to eat beforehand), then take a very chill, all-generation-friendly walk around the lake to a secret location for drinks and food. Afterwards you’ll be properly pre-partied and right in the middle of all the action for the Lotus Festival.
Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 but you can pay what you wish. Kids welcome and encouraged (they will love the walk!) but you don’t need to buy tickets for anyone under 12.
You can buy tickets here, see who’s going on Facebook here, and check out more information about the day here. All proceeds benefit Streetsblog LA, so please come and support a great organization working for a better Los Angeles! See you Saturday!