Wednesday, I had the opportunity to take a sneak peak at the Urban Ocean Festival at The Aquarium Of The Pacific.
This Saturday and Sunday (May 4th & 5th) guests of the Aquarium will enjoy beautiful art exhibits, a “Trashin’ Fashion” Show, contests for designs using recycled materials, mural painting, poetry readings, activities and more. Visitors of the festival will learn more about how to take care of and appreciate our urban ocean.
The “Trashin’ Fashion” Show and contest will be in front of the Honda Blue Cavern exhibit at 1:20 pm on Sunday, May 5 and will be featuring beautiful garments made from recycled materials taken out of the ocean (actually picked up along California’s beaches).
The Aquarium’s “Seafood For The Future” program will be hosting cooking demonstrations and samplings. Find out how to make a delicious ceviche from rockfish caught off the shores of Newport Beach by a local fisherman. Did you know that many LA/Orange County restaurants are connecting with local fishermen in order to provide tasty dishes of sardines, squid, sea urchin, spiney lobster, octopus and rock crab harvested between 3 and 18 miles of our coast?
Want to learn more about LA Harbor? Urban Ocean boat cruises will take you through our harbor and give you tidbits and tales of the current vessels, buildings, activities and more. This is available during the weekend and throughout the summer at an additional cost.