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Stoked LA “Surfing Safari” Summer Recap

This summer Stoked embarked on a surfing safari! Stoked LA surfed the southern California coast from Malibu down to San Clemente.  Over 50 Stokers learned to surf and most paddled into waves on their own!

Stokers got a taste of the pro-circuit too. They attended the US Open of Surf and the X-Games. See pictures from those events and other surf mentor days on flickr.

In addition to surfing, stokers did community service. Last weekend they participated in the California Coastal Cleanup day at Venice Beach, the Sunshine State’s largest volunteer event of the year.

Lastly, Stoked was honored to participate in The People’s Fleet, a three months-long fundraiser for a select number of non-profits in Los Angeles. Stoked was awarded $5,000 on September 22 for its participation in the program.

This program would not have been possible without the help of participating local surf schools.

We also had support from Chipotle, Vitamin Water, Vita Coco and The Bagel Shack in San Clemente.

Thanks to all our sponsors for making Stoked a reality!

Mentoring Activities LA: March 19th & 20th

Mentor Activity: Cherry Blossom Festival at Descanso Gardens- Saturday, March 19th 2011 at 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Ready for Spring? The flowering of cherry trees is celebrated around the world as a herald of spring. Witness a traditional Japanese tea ceremony or watch a demonstration of Japanese cooking. Take a guided walk of the flowering cherry trees in the Descanso landscape, purchase a cherry tree to take home and get expert advice on cherry tree care.

On Saturday, March 19th from 9AM-5PM located at Descanso Gardens, come participate in all the activities and enjoy the festival!

All activities are free with admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $3 children 5-12; 4 and younger enter free.

Visit here for more information about the festival and all the activities.

Mentor Activity: I Love Vinyl- Sunday, March 20th 2011 at 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Music fans: come out for an afternoon of record spinning and music appreciation! All different styles of music will be represented. A very special event for those who appreciate and love playing, hearing and collecting vinyl. Free BBQ food and drinks!

On Sunday, March 20th from 12PM to 6PM located at Dr. Freecloud’s Record Shoppe, come listen, dance and appreciate some great music!

Admission: Free

Visit here for more information about this event.

Mentor Activities LA: March 12th & 13th

Mentor Activity: Idyllwild Arts Day- March 12th, 2:00pm-7:00pm

Have you heard about Idyllwild’s Art Academy? Experience a day of their student performances in the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Idyllwild Arts Academy.

Located at REDCAT Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall on March 12th from 2pm-7pm come and enjoy a documentary screening, creative writing, dance, music theatre performances and more!

Admission: Free

Visit Idyllwild’s website for more information

Mentor Activity: Capture A Moment in Nature- March 12th at 2:00pm

Want to learn the tricks of the trade from a professional nature photographer? Make your own photographic history at King Gillette Ranch, one of the most stunning locales in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Go on a tour of rolling lawns, formal courtyards, and a tranquil pond with bridges and swans!
On March 12th at 2pm, located at King Gillette Ranch enjoy sweeping mountain views which set the stage for an amazing experience!

Admission: Free

Visit here for more information!

Mentor Activities LA: March 5th-6th

Mentor Activity: Chinese Lantern Festival 2011 on March 5th 12pm-7pm

Lantern Festival is a Chinese holiday that occurs annually on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month to mark the closing of Chinese New Year festivities. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, this annual community event will feature a colorful street fair that blends traditional Chinese entertainment with an interactive, educational twist!

Located at the Chinese American Museum will be Stage Performances, Arts and Crafts Workshops and plenty of festivities!

Admission: Free

Visit here for more information!

Mentor Activity: Quinceanera.com Expo & Fashion Show- March 6th at 12-5pm

Where glamour and tradition meet! Come see the gowns, limos, decorations and everything you need to have an ideal Quinceanera!

Enjoy a culturally special Fashion Show on Sunday, March 6th at 12pm located at Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center

Admission: Free

Visit here for more information!

Mentor Activities LA: Feb 25-27


There are approximately 4100 geocaching items hidden within a 20-mile radius of Los Angeles. Grab your GPS, put on your adventuring shoes, and get started! Don’t forget: if you plan to take an item from the cache, make sure you bring a trinket to replace it. For ten spots to check out first, click here.

The Getty Center, East to West: Global Perspectives, Daily at 1:30

You don’t need to pack your bags to take this tour: travel to China and beyond in this one-hour exploration of perceptions and images of the East. Meet the educator at the Museum Information Desk. Admission to the Getty Center is free every day. For more information, visit the Getty Center website.

Mentor Activities: Feb. 4, 5 & 6

Mentor Activity: Super Bowl XLV, Sunday Feb. 6

The Super Bowl is upon us! This year’s matchup features the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Green Bay Packers, with the game being held in the astronomically sized Dallas stadium. Not a big football fan? Click here to brush up on your knowledge. Kick-off  is at 6:29pm ET. There are plenty of youth-friendly places to watch the big game, try resources such as yelp.com to see what’s near you!

Mentor Activity New York: Friday 2/4, the Alloy Orchestra at the World Financial Center

The Alloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble that will make you think outside the box when it comes to playing music.  Using “instruments” that do not fit the typical description for what you may not expect to be played, this orchestra writes and plays music to classic silent films. This Friday they are playing to The Black Pirate, so head on out to the WFC’s Winter Garden and see what it’s all about! Click here for a map, and here for more information.

Mentor Activity LA: Feb. 4, First Fridays at the Natural History Musem

Every first Friday of the month, LA’s Natural History Museum opens its doors until 10pm for an extended Natural History party! Get a behind-the-scenes look at exhibits, listen to speakers, and listen to live music while seeing everything the museum has to offer. Click here for more information!

Mentor Activities: Jan. 29 and 30

Mentor Activity Los Angeles: Space 15 Twenty

With unusual, hands-on activities to offer from learning to manipulate materials to make cloth, to an old school record swap, Space 15 Twenty has something for even the most eclectic hobby-seekers. Check it out! Click here for a map.

Mentor Activity New York: Landscapes of Extraction exhibit

Are you in the mood to learn more about what’s happening to our environment? How much do you know about the fossil fuels industry? Recently opened, this exhibit at The Cooper Union features the work of photographer J Henry Fair, and “depicts the impact of the massive industrial energy sites of the world and the shockingly altered and polluted landscapes and fresh water supplies they manifest.” The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 12-7pm, and Saturdays 12-5pm. Click here for more exhibit information! Located at 30 Cooper Square (Third Avenue at Seventh Street) in Manhattan, this gallery is free and open to the public.

Mentor Activities: Jan. 22 & 23

New York: Fancy Ice Skating at the W Hotel
The W New York Hotel, one of the Financial District’s newer and trendier hotels, has a little-known secret: rooftop ice skating! Located on the 5th floor outdoor terrace, this ice skating spot is free for anyone who brings their own skates, and has $12 rentals for those who do not. Open from 2pm to 10pm daily, click here for a map!

Los Angeles: Exhibit – Creating the Modern Movie Poster
Have you even wondered how those memorable movie posters came to be? What goes into making an effective poster? What makes certain ones last? Learn all all about them at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Grand Lobby Gallery, located in Beverly Hills. The work of Bob Peak, the mastermind graphic designer behind many of these notable posters, is being featured in this 4th floor exhibit. Admission is free! Check out the website here.

Article: Brains and Brawn
Did you know that physical activity stimulates brain activity? Read more here!

Weekend Recap: Stoked to Serve LA 12.11.2010

On Saturday, December 11th, Stoked LA hosted a Stoked to Serve session and participated in the Echo Park Community Parade. Stoked marched and skated down Sunset Blvd in Echo Park, showing some Stoked pride!  Two Boots provided a delicious and hearty pizza lunch for the Stokers. Afterward, Stoked participated in community service and conducted the post-parade cleanup. Thanks to the hard working Stokers, 7 bags of litter were collected and removed. The day was huge success and a lot of fun. Stoked is very thankful for the opportunity to participate in this wonderful event.

The Snow Mentor dates for Stoked LA Snow Mentor have been set!! Stoked LA Snow Mentor dates are: January 23rd, February 6th, February 13th, February 27th, March 6th, March 27th.

For more information about Stoked LA’s Snow Mentor, contact: Charlie@stoked.org

Weekend Recap: LA Skate Mentor 12.05.2010

Stoked LA kicked off the month with an action packed Skate Mentor Session on Sunday, December 5th. A handful of young stokers showed up to skate at the Gilbert Lindsay Skatepark in downtown Los Angeles. Despite the low mentoring pair turnout, the day was a success and a lot of good skating was to be had!

Stoked LA is to rally the troops for next Saturday, December 11th. Stoked will march down Sunset Blvd in the Echo Park Community Parade. After we spreading Stoked pride down Sunset Blvd., Stoked will be participating in the Echo Park Community Parade post-cleanup efforts. Stoked will walk the parade route and collect discarded parade fliers and any other leftover parade litter.  The day will conclude with a Stoked to Serve Skate session. Come out and represent Stoked while supporting the local LA community! The day’s events are listed below. If you are able to attend, please RSVP to Charlie@stoked.org.

Dec. 11th Parade Agenda.
9:00am Arrive at Parade Start for placement (Corner of Sunset Blvd & Elysian Park Ave)
10:00am – 12:30pm march/skate in parade
12:30 – 1:00pm Post parade cleanup
1:00 – 3:00pm Skate Session and event wrap-up