Friday, February 10, 2006

A celebration in downtown L.A.

LOS ANGELES – Pershing Square, a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks facility located in the downtown area, will hold its eighth annual St. Patrick’s Day Concert and Celebration on Friday, March 17, 2006, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This free event will take place at the conclusion of the seventh annual City of Los Angeles St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the terminus of which will be the historic Square. The music of Finn MacCool will then put everyone in a festive mood to start a three-day weekend party.
The concert is an opportunity for downtown workers, visitors, and other guests to revel in the excitement of a popular and beloved commemoration of heritage, and all things green.

In addition to the concert, the water in the fountain at Pershing will be dyed green, representative of what is done to the Chicago River each year on March 17. Food and beverage vendors will be at the popular venue for this special lunchtime event, and O’Doul’s non-alcoholic brew will be among the liquid refreshments that are available.

Pershing Square is located at 532 S. Olive St. For more information about St. Patrick’s Day festivities there, call (213) 847-4970, or visit the Department’s website, (Directory of Services, then Special Facilities, then Pershing Square).

Jane Kolb: (213) 928-9294, or cell, (323) 816- 6712
Harvey Drut: (213) 928-9296, or cell, (323) 816-6711