Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Big Parade: 100 Public Staircases, 2 Days, May 19 & 20, 2012

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 14, 2011.  The Loma Vista Public Staircase in Silver Lake is featured on Day 2 of the Big Parade 2012.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The Big Parade is a 2-day, 100+ public staircase hike from Angel's Flight, Downtown, to the Hollywood Sign.  It's a great way to explore parts of the city most people don't even know exist.  It's free, fun and broken into manageable loops so you can join for a couple of hours or both days.  The Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract is in Day 1.  The Red Car Property neighborhood is in Day 2. 

This year, there's an LA River walk; Echo Park Art Walk overlap; free screening of Laurel & Hardy film,The Music Box, on the Music Box Steps; music; speakers and more. 

All the information you need, including what to bring, wear, route maps, timetables and highlights: