BELMONT SHORE CAR SHOW SUNDAY 24TH ANNUAL
Lifestyles of Long Beach
The fourteen-block stretch of East Second Street will be closed from Bayshore Avenue to Livingston Avenue for the event. Up to 600 classic cars will be on display making it one of the largest car shows of its kind on the West Coast. The side streets that intersect with Second Street will also be closed to the alleys for the purpose of exhibiting cars.
Attendees have the opportunity to intermix shopping and dining with viewing the gorgeous automobiles.
You can expect to find some of the first automobiles ever made as well as classic roadsters, coupes, sedans, convertibles, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and low riders from the 1920’s through the mid 1970’s. Many cars are one-of-a-kind, limited editions or customized.
WALKING, BIKING AND TAKING THE BUS IS A GREAT WAY TO AVOID FINDING PARKING
East 2nd St. from Livingstone to Bayshore and intersecting side streets from Quincy Ave. to Claremont Ave. will be closed to traffic from 5:00am to 5:00pm.
We recommend parking in the beach lot off Ocean Blvd.
LONG BEACH TRANSIT DETOUR
Line 131 Southbound
Operate regular route to Redondo and Broadway, turn left on Broadway, right on Bayshore left on 2nd and resume regular route.
Line 131 Northbound
Operate regular route to 2nd St. and Bayshore, turn right at Bayshore, left on Broadway, right on Redondo and resume regular route.
Route 121 Eastbound
Operate regular route to Ocean and Redondo, turn left on Redondo, right on Broadway, right on Bayshore, left on 2nd and resume regular route.
Route 121 Westbound
Operate regular route to 2nd St. and Bayshore, turn right on Bayshore, left on Broadway, left on Redondo, right on Ocean and resume regular route.
Help Clean Long Beach by volunteering at one of our many beach clean up
The Long Beach Water Department organizes a quarterly beach clean-up in our perennial effort to help make this a more ‘Beautiful Long Beach’ and to promote environmental stewardship and education.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Everyone is invited to participate and support this environmental clean-up effort. There is no pre-registration required, just show up on the day of the event. High School and College Students receive volunteer service credit for their participation and Scouts receive credit toward merit badges. Also, any person in need of completing community service is invited to help out and receive service credit.
WHEN IS IT HELD?
Upcoming dates and times are:
- March 16, 2013 9 AM to 12 PM
- June 15, 2013 9 AM to 12 PM
- September 21, 2013 9 AM to 12 PM
WHAT TO BRING
- FREE GIVEAWAYS
- Trash Bags
- Volunteer Service Verification Forms
- Official Recognition from the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners
We clean Bluff Park Beach and meet at the intersection of E. Ocean Blvd. & Coronado Ave.
The History of Naples Island, Long Beach
Naples Island is a neighborhood of Long Beach, California, United States, built on a series of islands located in Alamitos Bay. Naples consists of three separate islands, divided by canals which open into the bay. Most of the streets on the island have Italianate names. The center of Naples features a large fountain which serves as a popular meeting spot.
In 1903 Arthur Parson built the islands of Naples in the marshy Bixby Slough of the artificial Alamitos Bay, in the mouth of the San Gabriel River. The design was by the firm Mayberry & Parker. The concept of canals and gondolas was similar to the “Venice of America” developed by Abbot Kinney up the coast. Parson’s Naples Land Company called its plans the “Dreamland of Southern California”, and projected that “through the canals and under the high arching bridges gay gondoliers will propel their crafts like those in the waters of the Adriatic under the blue skies of Italy.” The project was completed in the 1920s, then rebuilt after the 1933 Long Beach earthquake.
Long Beach offers gondola trips through the romantic canals of Naples. Gondola Getaway has been offering rides through Naples since 1982. Long Beach is only one of eight places in the Western United States where tourists may ride in a gondola.
Christmas Boat Parade
One very popular Christmas-time event in Naples is the “Naples Island Christmas Boat Parade”, with groups of decorated boats going through the canals of Naples and around Alamitos Bay past Belmont Shore. The parade has been held since 1946.
About the N.I.A.
Founded in 1928, the Naples Improvement Association (N.I.A.)
is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promote and protect the civic and social interest of the Naples Islands community. You can find more information at the official NIA website.
About the N.I.B.A.
Naples Island Business Association. Day or Night, the businesses of Naples Island are a wonderful place to visit, without the hustle and bustle of crowded shopping malls and imposing business centers. Here is a place where you can actually develop relationships with business owners, practitioners, store keepers, restaurant staff and more…all in the friendly, small-town environment of Naples Island.
Take a moment and you will find a host of diverse stores, beauty and health facilities, restaurants, professional services, and many other “hidden treasures” that are easy to miss if you rush by.
We invite you to take time for yourself and see what we have to offer. Tie in your visit with a quiet stroll around the charming, tranquil canals of Naples Island. Naples is the ideal setting for getting things done…without the stress of crowds, traffic and parking issues. We can do wonders for your quality of life!