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Altadena Street Festival (Photo Gallery)

The streets of Altadena were shut down Saturday for the Abundant Harvest Altadena Outreach Festival.

Saturday was a very unique day in Altadena as the intersection of Lake and Mariposa was shut down for a for the first time in years.

Altadena Patch had a booth at the event and not one person who spoke with us could recall the last time the street was shut down for a community festival, if ever.

The festival, which was held by the , had a lot of informational booths, some vendors, and food and live music, though that part of the festival was located one block down from the main part of the event.

Dan Abendschein September 12, 2011 at 04:49 AM
@Revvell - It was a pleasure to meet you, and yes, I should probably change my photo. I took that one hastily on the first day of launch with my laptop photo booth option.... people often tell me I don't look anything like it.
Lori A. Webster September 12, 2011 at 04:48 PM
From our vantage point at our store, it looked like the event was well attended and very successful - great job, Abundant Harvest!
Ashton Clarke Rice September 12, 2011 at 07:38 PM
I am an Altadena resident and found out about the event from Phlunte Riddle, one of the organizers (Abundant Harvest Church). She asked my organization, Ambassadors for Peace - Community Intervention Organization, to help--which we did and were thrilled to participate! I understand that Ms. Riddle did make a presentation before the ATC on August 16th, and I hope that the Council made an effort to support & publicize the event as well. This was a great outreach. Especially good to see so many young people manning the booths (I was working in the Games section) and getting involved. I really thank the Pasadena PD, the Sheriffs Dept. and the Fire Dept. for their presence, too.
Victoria Valentino September 13, 2011 at 02:23 AM
Several people I spoke with were hoping for a Farmer's Market as part of the festivities, too. Everybody loves to get their produce fresh, honey, olive oil, etc. I would have personally liked to have seen a wider variety of cooked foods, maybe, even that wonderful and unique homemade ice cream that shows up routinely at the South Pas. Farmer's Market on Thursdays. This was a great start, though, to bringing our village together, becoming extended family, getting some foot traffic for local businesses and stirring up some energy in that perfect Mariposa block! When do we get to do it again?
mister altadena September 13, 2011 at 02:42 AM
Overall, I thought it was well put together for a 1st time Altadena event (these guys have done this elsewhere in the past). As noted above, I didn't see the Farmer's Mkt. either even though it was advertised. I had some tacos and agree that more food choices would be nice. Music was surprisingly varied.

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