Local youth are invited to enjoy and participate in the Boyle Heights Youth Festival to be held on the afternoon of Saturday, June 3.

According to organizers, the festival was organized “by youth for youth.”  A block of East 1st Street in front of the Boyle Heights City Hall and the LAPD Hollenbeck station will be closed off to motorized traffic for the festival, which will include a number of fun activities such as a skate competition, a photo booth and a rock climbing wall. There will be a “kids zone” with Lotería and face painting, and an “art zone” with mural and comic workshops, among other activities.

Attendants will enjoy free food from local vendors, such as paletas from El Paraíso Fruit Bars and esquites from Sammy’s Elotes y Más. The Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory, one of local groups supporting the event, will host a giveaway of Supreme gear.

Other supporting organizations are the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD), Councilmember Jose Huizar’s Office, El Centro de Ayuda, Alma Family Services, Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA), Homeboy Industries, Hollenbeck Police Station, Boyle Heights Tech Center, i.am College Track, and Girls Today Women Tomorrow.

The free Boyle Heights Youth Festival will take place on Saturday, June, 3, from 3 to 8 p.m., at 2130 E 1st Street, Los Angeles.  More information at the event’s Facebook page.

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