Love Boat 2016: a sunset trip down the LA River
Open Temple Love Boat
Saturday, August 20, 2016
4 – 7 pm
Sepulveda Basin in Balboa Park
Bring a Picnic Dinner for after our Boating Expedition
Part of Love Angeles, powered by NuRoots
For families and the young at heart
(must be at least 10 years old, single kayaks only)
Tickets are $48, and spaces are extremely limited.
Couples and families in love are invited to join LA River Expeditions at the Sepulveda Basin on an official tour providing an entertaining and indelible learning experience through boating while transforming perceptions about the Los Angeles River, and creating new possibilities for responsible use.
Our journey downriver includes Havdalah (the service separating Shabbat from the week) and educates participants of all ages, backgrounds and abilities about the history of the river, building environmental stewardship and community leadership, and teaching river safety and paddlesport skills. We are sensitive to nature, in terms of keeping a light footprint and cleaning up garbage wherever we go.
Through your urban adventure, you will learn about: the local wildlife, the watershed, the history of the river, and boating and river safety skills.
Traveling the river by canoe or kayak will provide you with a fresh understanding of the river — distinct from walking or biking along its banks. This experience will fundamentally reconnect you to the river, and will inspire and empower you to be river stewards. As you have fun while gathering indelible memories, you too will play a role in creating a clean, healthy, safe and sustainable river for current and future generations.
Open Temple Love Boat isn’t just a tour — it’s an invitation to fall in love with our local history and the politics of water, the watershed and its surrounding environment, and many other aspects of life in Los Angeles.
“Sing unto God a new song.”
If God is already tired, as suggests the Psalm, of hearing the old song, all the more so will ordinary mortals be.
-Alcalay (20th c. Jewish lexicographer)
The Open Temple.
Sing a new Song.