When: Friday, August 29 from 5-11PM
Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31 from 3-11PM
Where: North Hollywood Park – Southside
11455 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Tujunga and Magnolia, across from Amelia Earhart Library
Each year the North Hollywood Recreation Center runs two carnivals, one mother's day weekend and one at the end of summer/beginning of fall. This year the carnival lands over the Labor Day weekend. The carnivals that are on an arrangement with the carnival operators where The North Hollywood Park gets a good percentage of the ticket and food sales. This is a major fundraiser for our NoHo neighborhood park and they are able to generate funds to help keep the park staffed and programmed for the community throughout the year.
North Hollywood Recreation Center offers many sports and cultural classes and leagues throughout the year and offer great camps when the kids are on vacation from school in summer, winter and in spring. Some of their popular programs currently are our: 1.) basketball geagues, which run in summer and winter for boys and girls ages 5-15, 2.) ongoing cultural classes such as Karate Do-Shotokan (ages 3 and up ) and piano (ages 5 and up) and 3.) the popular summer camp (Camp Odyssey) for ages 5 to 13, which just completed a successful 2014 summer season. They are also in the process of starting many new programs at North Hollywood park, including art classes, drama classes, girls volleyball leagues and sports training camps.
Today we spoke with Giovanni Marcantoni, co-founder of United Social Sports. With more than 2,500 bocce ball players in Baltimore Maryland, United Social Sports decided to start a Bocce league at North Hollywood Park. Many of us played bocce in our backyards with our families. Now Bocce has become extremely popular throughout the world. It is a very unique game in which everyone could play no matter their age, gender or athletic ability. And now we have Bocce right in our very own big backyard, North Hollywood Park!