City of Pasadena and Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Launch "Connect Pasadena" and Other Resources to Support the Community During COVID-19

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today the launch of “Connect Pasadena,” an online web page of curated educational and engaging content from Pasadena businesses and cultural institutions. The virtual directory is intended to provide Pasadenans with a variety of content to keep them active, entertained and enlightened while safe at home, as the community continues to practice safe social distancing during COVID-19.

“Connect Pasadena” features free content from Pasadena businesses and cultural institutions in the following categories: art & culture; fitness, yoga & mindfulness; children’s activities, cooking & baking; learning & education; and music. Those interested in learning more about Connect Pasadena can access the content by visiting https://www.visitpasadena.com/virtual-activities/.

Pasadena businesses with free educational or engaging content are encouraged to submit their virtual content for inclusion at https://cityofpasadena.net/virtual-connect. Content must meet certain criteria.

In addition to Connect Pasadena, the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau have also published a citywide directory of restaurants and eateries offering takeout and curbside delivery service. The restaurant directory is updated daily, Monday – Friday, and can be accessed at https://www.visitpasadena.com/pasadenabusinesses/.

“With so many events and daily activities being canceled on account of safety measures taken to flatten the curve of COVID-19, both the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau recognize the need for all of us to stay connected while continuing to support our local businesses and institutions,” said Michelle Garrett, Special Projects Manager for the City of Pasadena. Likewise, “As we continue to do our part through social distancing by staying safe at home, we are inspired by how our community is coming together to support each other,” said Jeanne Goldschmidt, executive director of the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We hope these resources brighten everyone’s day and remind them of what makes Pasadena so special.”

About the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting Pasadena as a leading meeting, convention and leisure travel destination. For more information, contact the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 307-7977 or log on to www.VisitPasadena.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @VisitPasadena.

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