Manhattan Beach News

Manhattan Beach Centenial Kick-Off

Blog, Community News, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart

Manhattan Beach, the hometown that we know and love, was officially incorporated in December 1912 and has a storied history that will be celebrated leading up to our Centennial in 2012. On Sunday, Jan. 29, the City of Manhattan Beach kicked off its year-long centennial celebration at Manhattan Village with entertainment, magicians, music and good old-fashioned fun. The next activity is an art contest for kindergarten through 12th grade students with one winner per grade. Entrants will submit art that shows their favorite thing about Manhattan Beach. Winning entries will be displayed at Taste of Manhattan, a ticketed event with food and entertainment, held downtown on March 25. A parade and historic picnic are planned for May 19, a centennial festival/downtown open house/MB Pier event will be held in July and a Centennial Ball on Sept. 22. The year-long centennial celebration will conclude with a special centennial fireworks display at the city’s annual December fireworks event. Learn more about what is going on and how to get involved: Click Here


Flash Mob at South Bay Galleria Goes Viral

Blog, Manhattan Beach News, North Redondo Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
Nothing says “Christmas” like infiltrating a public space to sing in a choir while people 1) look confused 2) look with pure wonderment 3) laugh and record what’s happening on their cell phone. Journey of Faith from Manhattan Beach performed a Christmas “Flash Mob” at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach on December 18, much to the delight of local shoppers. Missed this one over the holidays but I really encourage you to check it out, it has recieved over two million views. Thanks to all who participated.


Beach Kings Filmed On Location in the South Bay

Blog, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
Shot entirely on location in around the South Bay, Beach Kings is a sports drama loaded with volleyball action and many sites and sounds of living in the South Bay. The film features several professional beach volleyball athlete appearances, from the likes of Todd Rogers, Phil Dalhausser, Nick Lucena, Misty May and many more. Beach Kings offers a true behind the scenes look into the sport. Volleyball action at Marine Street, Manhattan Beach. Hanging out on The Strand, Hermosa Beach. Night life on the Hermosa Beach Promenade at Sangria. Dinners at Talia’s, Manhattan Beach. If you love living in the South Bay, the lifestyle we enjoy, especially the beach culture this film is worth a look. Check out the trailer here and enjoy seeing your town on the big screen


Nominate Manhattan Beach Person of the Year

Blog, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
Who deserves to be recognized as a Manhattan Beach’s person of the year? Do you know someone that has contributed to our community? Think about who has affected our lives, and embodied what was important about the year. If you know someone who made the Manhattan Beach a better place over the last year, contributed time and effort to various causes or even made a smaller impact that’s still important, nominate him or her. The deadline for nominees’s is Thursday, December 22nd at 5 p.m. For more details on submission and recognition Click Here

Fun and Philanthropy in Manhattan Beach

Blog, Manhattan Beach News, Real Estate Tips   |   Dunham Stewart
You do not need to leave Manhattan Beach this weekend for fun and philanthropy. The Spark of Love Toy Drive is at Manhattan Marketplace Saturday and Sunday you can catch the magic of an Advent/Christmast organ recital. Roundhouse Aquarium Winter Carnival. The Beach Cities Toy Drive Wrapping Party. Irving Belin’s White Christmas and more. All this and more goings on in the South Bay this weekend, check out all the details Click Here

Mid Century Modern In Manhattan Beach Hills

Blog, Design Tips, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
An incredible award winning residense in the hill section of Manahattan Beach, floating elegantly over its sloping, corner lot, the Greco residence masterfully combines Modernist design with quintessential California cool. Glass, steel and concrete team with teak and mahogany to create a breathtaking frame for the home’s light-soaked interiors and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. The vast expanses of glass, set into the home’s steel and concrete frame, reinforce its interconnectedness with nature and lend it a certain airy feeling. Chicago-based architect Gerald Horn designed the residence, built in 1996. Read more and check out the incredible photos Click Here

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks

Blog, Manhattan Beach News   |   Dunham Stewart
Gather up the family, friends and neighbors for an evening of snow play, music and fireworks. It’s a perfect way to kick off the holiday season! The City of Manhattan Beach and Skechers present the 22nd Annual Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks extravaganza on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 7:30. The festivities begin at 4:00 pm with Santa making his entrance aboard the Chamber of Commerce float. Skechers’ Snow Park will be open from 4:00 to 6:30 pm with five 50’ sled runs, two snow play areas and snowmen available for family photos. A donation of canned goods, cash or a new, unwrapped toy is requested for admission to the Snow Park. The always popular Bounce Park will have two huge slides and the Fire Dog bouncie for smaller children and will be located in the parking lot on the south side of the Pier. The Hyperion Outfall Serenaders provide the sounds of the season starting at 5:00 pm and will be followed by the John Brown sing-a-long which will run until 7:00 pm.
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