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Holiday Afloat Parade Viewing Party at Battleship Iowa
At 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7, the Battleship Iowa will be hosting an exclusive viewing party for the 51st Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade.
The event will include a visit from Santa Claus, holiday ornament crafts, live music, characters from the Nutcracker, a firing of the saluting battery and more.
Ticket prices start at $20 for adults, $10 for teens (13-18) and free for children (12 and younger). Special discount tickets are available to Pacific Battleship Center (PBC) members.
Details: https://tickets.pacificbattleship.com/mainstore.asp?vid=0 – cat1323.
Venue: Battleship Iowa
Location: 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro
4th Street Holiday Open House
Come on down to Retro Row for the annual holiday open house, from 12 to 8 p.m., on 4th Street between Cherry and Temple avenues.
Author Robert Lee Johnson Reveals History of Hub City
On Dec. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., author Robert Lee Johnson will share the unknown story of a city notorious for its hip-hop dreams and gangster fantasies at Rancho Dominguez in Carson.
The discussion will feature a Q-and-A session with the author, followed by a book signing and reception after the program.
Johnson is the chairman of the Projects Committee of the Historic Council at the CaliforniaAfrican-AmericanHistoryMuseum. A former co-coordinator of the Black Panther Party’s Compton branch, the author now lectures about local history and teaches a civil rights class at OTIS. He has resided in Compton with his family since 1961.
Compton, part of the Rancho San Pedro Spanish land grant, was settled by forty-niners in 1867. The city has seen many pivotal events such as the 1910 international air meet and the earthquake of 1933.
Tours of the Rancho will be available before and after the event. A $4 donation is suggested to help fund future museum programs.
Location: 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez
Holiday Block Party
On Dec. 21, Harbor Interfaith Services will host a holiday block party, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tenth Street will be closed off for games and crafts. About 400 families will be served food.
Details: (310) 831-0603, extension 105
Venue: Harbor Interfaith Services
Location: 663 W. 10th St., San Pedro