The Human Services and Recreation Department invites you to join us in our programs and activities which serve people of all ages and abilities and can provide you with an opportunity to enhance your life by meeting new friends and neighbors, exploring the arts, learning about community services, developing skills and so much more!
Get ready for summer fun!
Pasadena residents get first pick of our popular, high-quality summer day camps. Camps are available for youth ages 3-18 and Seniors 50 plus. Most summer camps begin on Monday, June 13 and run through Friday, August 5. Early online resident registration for summer camps is scheduled for Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18 at www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve. Walk-in registration begins Monday, March 21 for residents and Monday, April 4 for non-residents.
Limited scholarship funding is available through the Passport to Fun! Scholarship Program. Applicants must prove Pasadena residency and provide proof of restricted income as determined by State and/or Federal programs. Scholarship applications are accepted in person only at Victory Park Recreation Center, 2575 Paloma Street, 626-744-7500. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 9.
For more information about summer camp and the Passport to Fun! scholarship program, click here, call 626-744-7500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarship Application Summer 2016 Summer Scholarship Income Verification 2016
black history, culture and achievements at Pasadena’s 34th annual Black History
Parade and Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. The
festive celebration includes one of the biggest and longest-running Black History
parades in California. Bring family and friends to enjoy upbeat parade
performances and plenty of free post-parade fun and entertainment. This
year’s theme is “Footprints in the Past – Stepping Stones to Our Future.”
parade begins at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park, Fair Oaks Avenue and Ventura
Street in Altadena; then heads south on Fair Oaks Avenue before ending at
Pasadena’s Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., where the festival takes
place from 12-4 p.m. on the north side of the park on Hammond Street.
than 80 entries will be featured in the parade, with participants traveling
from as far as Bakersfield and San Diego. Featured acts include the Wilson
Middle School Marching Band, New Buffalo Soldiers, local dance and drill teams,
car and motorcycle clubs, musicians, community dignitaries and City officials.
Celebrity Grand Marshals for the parade are members of the local rhythm and
blues group “Troop.” Community Grand Marshals are centenarians Charles
Johnson and Corrie Harris, who are among the oldest known African-Americans
residing in the Pasadena area.
parade will be recorded in its entirety by Pasadena Media, one of the event
sponsors, and will air on both KPAS, the City government TV station, and The
Arroyo public access station serving Pasadena. Visit www.pasadenamedia.tv for broadcast
times. For more information about the parade and festival, contact the
Jackie Robinson Community Center at (626) 744-7300.
parade honorees are late Pasadena community volunteer Pearline Johnson;
longtime community activist and volunteer Clara Johnson; management executive,
psychology professor and “Little Rock Nine” member Terrence Roberts, Ph.D.;
youth advocate and motivational speaker Brandon Lamar; Pasadena Unified School
District Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D.; and Raymond Ealy, founder of
STEAM:CODERS, a nonprofit organization that teaches students of color the
fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, art and math.
festival begins immediately after the parade and concludes at 4 p.m. Live
entertainment will be provided for both adults and children, including
performances by the famous Philadelphia soul group The Delfonics. The
festival also features for-sale food by vendors and free information booths.
are encouraged to arrive early to navigate around street closures, find parking
and claim their favorite viewing spots along the parade route. Free
parking will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis at Calvary
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 135 Glorieta St., Pasadena.
following streets will be closed for the parade and festival at the times
listed below. Motorists are advised to use caution while driving through
Street, between Morton Avenue and Fair Oaks Avenue, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fair
Oaks Avenue, between Woodbury Road and Mountain Street, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Mountain
Street, between Raymond Avenue and Morton Avenue, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Morton
Avenue, between Glorieta Street and Hammond Street, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
2016 parade and festival are sponsored by Wells Fargo, MillerCoors and Pasadena
City College. Media sponsors are the Pasadena Journal and Pasadena Media,