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2022 Community Events

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Boyle Heights 1875: It was in the mid 1870’s “Boyle Heights” is the very choice name given by the proprietors to the new addition to our city just laid out east of the river, this side of William H. Workman’s home.

In the summer of 1875, everything conspires to render the Boyle Heights addition to the city across the river as one of the most desirable residence tracts yet placed upon the Los Angeles market. The Messrs, Workman & Company have laid out a splendid series of streets, and the mains of the Los Angeles Water Company have been laid across the river to Boyle Heights, the tract of land recently laid off into town lots by Messrs, William H. Workman, J.W. Hellman, and John Lazzarovitch

Hadda Brooks, the Queen of Boogie Woogie: Hadda Brooks Hapgood born October 29,1916. At the age of four, at her request, her parents gave her piano lessons. After she attended public schools, she later studied classical music. In 1993 she was inducted to the Rhythm & Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, and by the inclusion of her recording of Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere" in the film "The Crossing Guard." A new album on Pointblank, "Time Was When," was released in early 1996. She died on November 21st, 2002 at White Memorial Hospital in Boyle Heights after open heart surgery. She was trained as a classical pianist, and began recording Boogie Woogie instrumentals in 1945. She played singers in several films and sang to Humphrey Bogard in “Out of the Blue” after winning the role from Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in auditions. She also became good friends with Billie Holiday. Learn more about Hadda Brooks on Saturday October 29th.

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Other events to look forward to.

October

  • USC Archive Bazaar.
  • Boyle Heights 147th Anniversary: We will not only be celebrating 147 years that Boyle Heights was founded, but on the 29th of October is the birthday of Hadda Brooks, the Queen of Boggie Woogie.We would love to celebrate many of the families from to join us if possible: Max Factor, Boyle, Workman, Lopez, ,Hollenbeck, our French Basque, Gless, Hellman, Lazzarevich, Adler, Hashimoto,  Brooks, and others that would be interested in learning more on how you can help contribute to our anniversary celebration.
November

  • Veterans Day Celebration: We will be honoring not only our Women Veterans but for the first ever, the many of the  Rosie the Riveters descendants. If you are a female veteran, or have family members that were Riveters, please join our committee so that we can share your story, and your families history.
December

  • Our Menorah Lighting at the Breed Street Shul, including our first time, celebrating the 8 Days of Channuka with historic tours of as many former synagogues in Boyle Heights.
  • Join us for our 2nd Annual Christmas Give-a-way for our Elders in Boyle Heights. Last year we had the pleasure of experiencing the warm welcome of gifting to our Japanese elders at Sakura Gardens, we are uncertain if this will be possible at Sakura Gardens this year.

Boyle Heights Community Partners and Little Tokyo Historical Society brought to our community
1st Annual Nikkei Celebration in Boyle Heights on Sunday, August 7, 2022.
 
And we have already begun working on our 2nd Annual celebration for 2023.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of our events, please email us at: volunteer@BoyleHeightsCommunityPartners.com

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  • Community Booths are ready. Photo by BHCP
  • Community Booths are beginning to fill up. Photo by Douglas
  • Council District 14, sponsoring our community event. Photo by Douglas
  • LAC+USC/General Hospital Wellness Center. Photo by Douglas
  • A Rebl's Outcry, Little Tokyo Historical Society. Photo by Douglas
  • Our Assemblymember Miguel Santiago. Photo by Douglas
  • The History of Boyle Heights with the Temple & Workman Homestead Muesum. Photo by Douglas
  • Rissho rosei-Kai Temple and Save Our Seniors Network. Photo by LTHS
  • Piccolo Pendolare, Historic Landmark Otomisan, and our Legacy Business La Parrilla. Photo by Douglas
  • Our Nikkei Parade is about to begin with our Japanese Roboic Hospital. Photo by Douglas
  • Cindy Abrams with Little Tokyo Historical Society and Vivian Escalante, CEO & President of Boyle Heights Community Partners. Photo BHCP
  • Vivian Escalante with Curt Holguin, Board Member of Boyle Heights Community Partners. Photo BHCP
  • Brenda Martinez Boyle Heights Community Partners, Photo by Mario Gershom Reyes, RAFU SHIMPO
  • Elders from WWIICampWall.org, Torrance, Ca. Photo by Douglas
  • Elders from WWIICampWall.org, Torrance, Ca. Photo by Douglas
  • Even in the heat our elders from WWII are here. Photo by BHCP
  • Save Our Senoirs Network, SOS at Sakura Gardens in Boyle Heights from the ongoing evictions. Photo by BHCP
  • Save Our Senoirs Network, SOS at Sakura Gardens in Boyle Heights from the ongoing evictions. Photo by BHCP
  • Rafu Chuo Gakuen. Photo by Douglas
  • OCO. Photo by BHCP
  • Skid Row-kyo Mission’s Little Tokyo Dance Club. Photo by Douglas
  • Skid Row-kyo Mission’s Little Tokyo Dance Club. Photo by BHCP
  • Skid Row-kyo Mission’s Little Tokyo Dance Club. Photo by BHCP
  • Skid Row-kyo Mission’s Little Tokyo Dance Club. Photo by Douglas
  • Photo by Mario Gershom Reyes, RAFU SHIMPO
  • Parade ending, Festival is about to begin. Photo by Douglas
  • Little Tokyo Historical Society bringing in the parade. Photo by Douglas
  • The robotic Japanes Hospital is landing. Photo by Douglas
  • OCO is bringing the parade to an end and our event to begin. Photo by Douglas
  • Vivian Escalante, giving a breif introduction on the history of Japanese community. Photo by LTHS
  • Michael Okamura is telling his story about growing up in Boyle Heights. Photo by BHCP
  • Jerry Nakafuji introduces the publisher Jerry Gee Chin, "A Revel's Outcry". Photo by Douglas
  • Save Our Seniors Network Co-Chair
  • Honorable Japanese Consul Mr. Tadakazu Kanno. Photo by Douglas
  • Hilda Solis's Sr. Budget Deputy Tami Omoto-Frias hornoring Vivian Escalante with a Certificates of Commendation for their work in highlighting the rich history of the Japanese American community in Los Angeles. Photo by LTHS
  • Many others being honored with a Certificates of Commendation for their work in highlighting the rich history of the Japanese American community in Los Angeles include: Little Tokyo Historical Society, Save Our Seniors Network, Risho Kosei-Kai Buddhist Church, Otomisan Japanese Restaurant, and the Hikari Taiko Drummers. Photo by Douglas
  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago introduces Congresswoman Karen Bass. Photo by Douglas
  • Hikari Taiko Drumeers Association of America with Roosevelt High School Alumni Joyce Kawahata in the center. Photo by Douglas
  • Photo by Doulgas
  • Photo by Douglas
  • Jerry Nakafuji introduces the classic Japanese dancer's of Nihon, Buyo, Minyo and contemporary styles led by Nancy Hayata. Photo by Douglas
  • classical Japanese dances of Nihon, Buyo, Minyo and contemporary styles led by Nancy Hayata. Photo by Enrique Legaspi
  • Photo by BHCP
  • Photo by BHCP
  • classical Japanese dances of Nihon, Buyo, Minyo and contemporary styles with Nancy Hayata. Photo by LTHS
  • Vivian M. Escalane-CEO BHCP with Assemblymember Santiago, Councilmember de Leon and Congresswoman Karen Bass
  • Vivian Escalante is presenting the 1st Annual Nikkei Program Booklet to Congresswoman Karen Bass. Photo by BHCP
  • Councilmember with Michael Okamura, president of LTHS. Photo by BHCP
  • Councilmember de Leon with Otomisan: Judy, Chief, and owner Yayoi Watanabe. Photo by LTHS
  • Photo by LTHS
  • Assemblymember Santiago with Nancy Hayata and her dancers. Photo by Mario Gershom Reyes RAFU SHIMPO
  • Honorable Japanese Consul Mr. Tadakazu Kanno with BHCP Board Member Curt Holquin. Photo y LTHS
  • LTHS President Michael Okamura walking to the historic Japanese Hospital with Honorable Japanese Consul Mr. Tadakazu Kanno. Photo by LTHS
  • Honorable Japanese Consul Mr. Tadakazu Kanno inside our Historic Japanes Hospital. Photo by LTHS
  • Honorable Japanese Consul Mr. Tadakazu Kanno with Jeffery Gee Chin and Michael Okamura. Photo by LTHS
  • Taking the streets to celebrate our successful event with Odon Dancing. Photo by Douglas
  • LTHS Steve Nagano and Nancy Hayata with others. Photo by Douglas
  • 2022 Nisei Week Queens Court participating in our Odon/Bon Odori Dancing. Photo by Douglas
  • The sun is finally setting. Photo by LTHS
  • The 2022 Queens Court Photo by LTHS
  • The sun is setting as we are ending our Japanese celebration
  • 2022 Queens Court with Vivian M. Escalante, CEO/President of Boyle Heights Community Partners. Photo by BHCP
  • A huge Thank you to all that attended, supported and participated in our 1st Annual Nikkei Celebration in Boyle Heights....undil next year when we will return. Photo by Stephen Nagano

This Saturday, 28th May, 2022, 10am, Chicago Street and East First Street Stanchion
we invite you to join Us/
Boyle Heights Community Partners with our neighbors
Little Tokyo Historic Society as we visit and share some of the history from our Angels Walk map,
which if you don't have a copy, we will have plenty to hand out.

Many of us had been looking forward to lunch at Otomisan, but they closed for the Memorial Holiday, so some folks enjoyed dinning at Casa Fina.

Photo courtesy: Little Tokyo Historical Society

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  • BHCP Vivian Escalante, CEO with Brenda Martinez, Ex Dir
  • Activism Poltics & Patriotism
  • Introuctions begin
  • Introductions continue from our elders that grew up in Boyle Heights
  • Yoko celebrating her wedding anniversary with her family our tour
  • Rita, who is working with on Black History in Boyle Heights
  • Group photo at STANCHION #9
  • Our group walking to STANCHION #9 Japanes Boyle Heights
  • We are not at STACHION #10 Transit in the Heights
  • Brenda sharing the history with our group
  • Our grup taking the last look for the day.
  • Many wanted to go to Otomisan, but they were closed for the Holiday, so lunch was at Casa Fina

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