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    The Human Services and Recreation Department invites you to join us in our programs and activities which serve people of all ages and abilities and can provide you with an opportunity to enhance your life by meeting new friends and neighbors, exploring the arts, learning about community services, developing skills and so much more! 


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    Summer Camp 2016    Summer Camp 2016 Scholarship application now available! 
    Deadline for submission is March 9, 2016.  
    Victory Park Recreation Center, 2575 Paloma Street.

    Get ready for summer fun! 

    Pasadena residents get first pick of our popular, high-quality summer day camps.  Camps are available for youth ages 3-18 and Seniors 50 plus.  Most summer camps begin on Monday, June 13 and run through Friday, August 5. Early online resident registration for summer camps is scheduled for Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18 at www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve.  Walk-in registration begins Monday, March 21 for residents and Monday, April 4 for non-residents. 

    Limited scholarship funding is available through the Passport to Fun! Scholarship Program.  Applicants must prove Pasadena residency and provide proof of restricted income as determined by State and/or Federal programs.  Scholarship applications are accepted in person only at Victory Park Recreation Center, 2575 Paloma Street, 626-744-7500. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 9.

    For more information about summer camp and the Passport to Fun! scholarship program, click here, call 626-744-7500 or email us at hsr-activenet@cityofpasadena.net.   

    Scholarship Application Summer 2016 

    Summer Scholarship Income Verification 2016 

    Cover Winter 2015-2016 Recreation Guide   
    Winter 2015-2016 Brochure

     Click here to view the new exciting Winter 2015-2016 brochure!  Early Bird registration begins Monday, October 25 for Pasadena residents. General registration opens for all activities on Monday, November 2 for Pasadena residents and non-residents. Registration can be done in person at Jackie Robinson Community Center, Robinson Park Community Center, Villa-Parke Community Center and Victory Park Recreation Center. 

    Click here for online registration. For more information, please call (626) 744-7500.  



      Black History Parade and Celebration
    Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Parade. 
    Festival from 12-4:30 p.m. at Robinson Park. 
    Click here for a full listing of Black History Celebrations. 

    Celebrate black history, culture and achievements at Pasadena’s 34th annual Black History Parade and Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.  The festive celebration includes one of the biggest and longest-running Black History parades in California.  Bring family and friends to enjoy upbeat parade performances and plenty of free post-parade fun and entertainment.  This year’s theme is “Footprints in the Past – Stepping Stones to Our Future.” 

    The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park, Fair Oaks Avenue and Ventura Street in Altadena; then heads south on Fair Oaks Avenue before ending at Pasadena’s Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., where the festival takes place from 12-4 p.m. on the north side of the park on Hammond Street. 

    More than 80 entries will be featured in the parade, with participants traveling from as far as Bakersfield and San Diego. Featured acts include the Wilson Middle School Marching Band, New Buffalo Soldiers, local dance and drill teams, car and motorcycle clubs, musicians, community dignitaries and City officials.  

    The Celebrity Grand Marshals for the parade are members of the local rhythm and blues group “Troop.”  Community Grand Marshals are centenarians Charles Johnson and Corrie Harris, who are among the oldest known African-Americans residing in the Pasadena area. 

    The parade will be recorded in its entirety by Pasadena Media, one of the event sponsors, and will air on both KPAS, the City government TV station, and The Arroyo public access station serving Pasadena.  Visit www.pasadenamedia.tv for broadcast times.  For more information about the parade and festival, contact the Jackie Robinson Community Center at (626) 744-7300. 

     Other parade honorees are late Pasadena community volunteer Pearline Johnson; longtime community activist and volunteer Clara Johnson; management executive, psychology professor and “Little Rock Nine” member Terrence Roberts, Ph.D.; youth advocate and motivational speaker Brandon Lamar; Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D.; and Raymond Ealy, founder of STEAM:CODERS, a nonprofit organization that teaches students of color the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

      The festival begins immediately after the parade and concludes at 4 p.m.  Live entertainment will be provided for both adults and children, including performances by the famous Philadelphia soul group The Delfonics.  The festival also features for-sale food by vendors and free information booths. 

      Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to navigate around street closures, find parking and claim their favorite viewing spots along the parade route.  Free parking will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis at Calvary Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 135 Glorieta St., Pasadena. 

     The following streets will be closed for the parade and festival at the times listed below.  Motorists are advised to use caution while driving through the area. 

    Hammond Street, between Morton Avenue and Fair Oaks Avenue, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Fair Oaks Avenue, between Woodbury Road and Mountain Street, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Mountain Street, between Raymond Avenue and Morton Avenue, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
    Morton Avenue, between Glorieta Street and Hammond Street, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

    The 2016 parade and festival are sponsored by Wells Fargo, MillerCoors and Pasadena City College.  Media sponsors are the Pasadena Journal and Pasadena Media, www.pasadenamedia.tv. 


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