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UPDATED: Keep Up with Cancellations, Postponements

Mar 13, 2020 04:35PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Editor's note: This post was updated on Thursday, March 19, to reflect the closure of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Across the city of Manhattan Beach, a wide swath of events and meetings have been canceled or postponed. We will continue to update this list as we get new additions.

Major School and City Cancellations and Closures


MBUSD schools will be closed and remote instruction will be carried out until April 14. Stay tuned for further developments.

The city of Manhattan Beach has proclaimed a local State of Emergency. Along with taking this action the city has moved to take the following steps:
  • Closing City Hall and other city facilities to the public beginning Monday, March 16, until April 30 inclusive (city employees will continue to provide services);
  • Closing the Manhattan Beach Pier until further notice;
  • Cancelling all Parks and Recreations classes, parks/court reservations, organized sports, programs and activities until the end of April;
  • Cancelling all Boards and Commission meetings, with the exception of the Planning Commission; and
  • Directing staff to activate the Emergency Operations Center.
Street sweeping will be halted until further notice, but all other parking restrictions will remain in place.

Additionally, the following spaces and facilities have been closed through the end of April:
  • Joslyn Community Center (and all Older Adult programming)
  • Live Oak Rec Hall, Ceramics Studio, Live Oak Field and Dorsey Field
  • Manhattan Heights Community Center and Baseball Fields
  • Manhattan Beach Art Center
  • Marine Avenue Park Baseball Field, Turf Field and Community Center
  • Marine Sports Complex
  • Begg Pool & Mira Costa Pool
  • Begg Field
  • Manhattan Village Field
  • MBUSD Athletic Fields
  • Mira Costa Tennis Courts

The city has established a dedicated phone number for at-risk older adults who may be displaced by the closure of the Joslyn Center and suspension of the Older Adults program.  Contact the City for assistance at 310-802-5010.

Community-Related Closures


AdventurePlex  will be closed through April 30.

The Beach Cities Health District has closed its Center for Health and Fitness (through April 30) in an attempt to protect its members whose average age is 65. Additionally, it has postponed or canceled all Beach Cities Health District public meetings and select events, volunteer trainings, classes and workshops until the end of April.

The Manhattan Beach Library will be closed until at least March 31.

The Manhattan Beach Farmers Market is suspended until further notice.

Event Cancellations


Canceled/postponed special events around the community include:

March:
3/14/20 – Annual Robinson PTSA Family Fun Run (canceled)
3/14/20 - Camp Expo at Manhattan Beach Middle School (canceled) 
3/14/20 - St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hermosa Beach (canceled)
3/15/20 - Manhattan Beach Community Church worship service (canceled)
3/15/20 - St. Patrick's Day 5K in Redondo Beach (canceled)
3/15/20 - Neptunian Womans Club Student Art Show (canceled)
3/18/20 - Mira Costa Scholar Quiz Finals (postponed)
3/19/20 - Manhattan Beach Community Meeting on Homelessness Partnership (postponed)
3/21/20 - Senior and Scout House Community Center Gala (postponed)
3/22/20 - Sandpipers Stroll the Sand Event (postponed)
3/24/20 - 3/27/20 - Manhattan Beach Middle School Trip to Pali Science Camp (canceled)
3/28/20 - Mira Costa Spring Dance and Casino Night (postponed)
3/31/20 - Manhattan Beach Police Department Town Hall Meeting (postponed)

April:
4/16/20 – City of Manhattan Beach Volunteer Appreciation Event (canceled)
4/25/20 - Richstone Pier to Pier (to be determined)
4/25/20 - South Bay Eco Festival at Metlox (postponed)

May:
5/1/20-5/3/20 - Beach Life Festival in Redondo Beach (postponed)
5/15/20 - Manhattan Beach Older Adult Health Fair (canceled)
5/17/20 - Tour de Pier (postponed)
5/30/20 - Family Campout (canceled)
5/30/20 - MB Wine Auction (postponed)

As always, please follow the established advice and recommendations as it pertains to staying safe and healthy. If you have health-related questions and would like to speak to someone, or need help finding medical care, call the Los Angeles County Information Line 2-1-1, available 24/7.

Editor's Note: The event list will be updated as this information changes or as additional information is received. To add a cancellation or postponement to the list, email jf [at] digmb.com

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