Community Events - August 2016

Discover up and coming events in your area.  Read on for monthly featured events.

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Featured Events 

San Francisco - Golden Gate Park Band concerts

Los Angeles - Nisei Week in Little Tokyo (Aug. 13 - Aug. 21)


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Sunday Concerts in Golden Gate Park


Concerts every month through October 2016 by the Golden Gate Park Band.  Dating back over 130 years, this band is comprised of professional musicians who collectively bring centuries of musical experience to the band. All are members of the American Federation of Musicians.  Next concerts Aug. 14, 21 and 28 at 1 PM. View the Schedule.

Nisei Week in Little Tokyo Los Angeles | Walk My Town

In 2016, the Nisei Week Japanese Festival is observing its 76th anniversary. The festival was established by the Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) in 1934 during the Great Depression. It was originally created to attract business to the Little Tokyo area and to promote goodwill. This first festival included a poster contest, an essay contest, radio broadcasts, a fashion show, various cultural exhibits and demonstrations and an “ondo” or “traditional Japanese street dancing” parade.

To learn about the many events throughout the week, visit the Nisei Week site.


Getting Around Southern California Getting Around Northern California

Getting Around Southern California

Bike Share in Los Angeles

Ride today with a pass or kiosk walk-ups August 1.

The Metro Bike Share system features hundreds of bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year in Downtown Los Angeles. Station locations were selected based on proximity to community resources, employment centers, bike infrastructure and transit in consultation with partner agencies, institutions, community groups and stakeholders. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, a map of the bike share system, and of course Metro Bikes! System wide, there are about twice as many "dock points", or bike parking spots, as there are Metro Bikes. This helps make finding an available dock point easier when arriving to your destination. You must be 16 or older to ride a Metro Bike.


Learn more about savings and how to "Go Metro."  Metro Destination Discounts is the program that gives Metro riders exclusive discounts to destinations in LA County. Go Metro to participating locations and events and you’ll save on admission, get discounts on meals, and receive free gifts.

Getting Around Northern California


Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) connects the San Francisco Peninsula with Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton and other cities in the East Bay. For more than 40 years BART has provided fast, reliable transportation to downtown offices, shopping centers, tourist attractions, entertainment venues, universities and other destinations for Bay Area residents and visitors alike.

How to Use BART Tickets
Children 4 and under ride free but everyone else must have a ticket. BART tickets are like debit cards with stored value. All BART stations have automatic ticket vending machines that accept nickels, dimes, quarters and $1 coins, as well as $1 $5, $10 and $20 bills. You can also use credit and debit cards in select machines.

When you enter BART, insert your ticket into the fare gate and it will be returned to you. Use the same ticket when you exit. The correct fare will be automatically deducted and tickets with remaining value will be returned. If your ticket has too little value, a sign on the fare gate will read "Underpaid: Go to Addfare." A nearby Addfare vending machine will tell you how much additional fare you must add to your ticket to exit the BART system.

To find the cost of a particular BART trip, use the BART Fare Calculator.