Saturday, June 19, 2004
12 Noon - 2 PM
City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave., Front steps courtyard
It’s a party! you are invited to celebrate 30th Years of neighborhood activism and Involvement
A Birthday Party celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Portland Neighborhood Associations will take place on Saturday, June 19th, 2004 at Portland City Hall. The celebration will include Mayor Vera Katz along with other neighborhood guest speakers leading a birthday cake cutting ceremony to be shared with all in attendance. The event will take place from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM at the main entrance to City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Avenue.
Neighborhood District Coalitions and their affiliated Neighborhood Associations will have information display tables. Displays will include banners of many of the neighborhood associations and examples of community activism at work. Commemorative buttons will be provided for those making a contribution to a District Coalition or Neighborhood Association. Several other community organizations that work closely with Neighborhood Associations will also have informational tables as well including Friends of Trees and SOLV.
11:45 am - 12:45 pm -- Lions of Batucada
Portland’s own Samba Bateria - a marching percussion ensemble playing the syncopated,
African-influenced dance music of Brazil. They play and march to foot stomping,
head-bobbing samba and reggae rhythms that have the audience tapping their feet,
rocking to the beat, or standing up dancing.
View Neighborhood Association and community group
12:45 pm Mayor Vera Katz
Bonny McKnight, citizen, Chairperson of 30th Birthday Committee
Jimmy Brown - Director of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Introduction of Special guests
Cut Portland Neighborhood Association’s 30th Birthday Cake
1 - 2 pm -- Samson and Delight-ya
Samson & Delight-Ya play wacky renditions of your favorite songs that make you
laugh. Their repertoire is filled with a wide range of classics ranging from Stairway To
Heaven to The Chicken Dance, with TV theme songs and commercial jingles thrown in.
They play multiple musical instruments and are very interactive, giving away FREE
prizes as well as leading sing-a-longs and FUN group dances.
Neighborhood Cake Walk
Don’t miss this fabulous, free, family entertainment
Volunteers will be needed for staffing the info tables, distributing the community cake, help with set-up and take-down of the tables, litter patrol, etc.
The event is free and open to the public. The site is wheelchair accessible. The event is on the downtown bus mall and only 4 blocks south of the Max line.
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