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Review for Friends of the Levitt Pavilion -Macarthur Park, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

50 mini summer concerts at MacArthur Park! Four years and counting. Angelinos unaware of this unique event find it impossible to imagine such a venue. Once you show them the artfully packaged schedule of performances, the public relations atmosphere begins. The usual comments are "hey' I paid $to see this performance at such place or I've wanted to catch this show at the bowl, or can't afford to see this artist when he's in town". Well, we're very grateful to the Friends of the Levitt Pavilion for their commitment to our community, for following their instincts and pursuing this impossible dream in our backyard. Then, there's the icing on the cake. Saturdays show is dedicated to the children. Whether it's Choo Choo Soul or Bob Barkers Marionetts the interactive performances command the imagination and excitement of the children. Thru their inquisitive giggles or explosive laughter, we are invited and surrender into their world. SO, COME ONE COME ALL IT'S THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH! And did I mention it takes place at MacArthur Park.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our polarized neighborhoods coming together and enjoying a peaceful and cultural event. This experience is shared by families their neighbors and friends.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

So far, it's performed beyond our original expectations.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

using this event at this venue to ease perceptions about MacArthur Park.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Duplicate this successful model in other cities and communities.

Ways to make it better...

liability constraints permitted youth to perform volunteer service.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

potential economic trends in sponsor donations and financial support due to the state of our economy.

One thing I'd also say is that...

develop mentoring program around "sound and lighting engineering" otherwise if it works don't fix it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & set -up, man booth, pass out literature, pick up trash, anything.