Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Block Party Fills Jackson Street with Fun, Food, Music and Good Times

Assemblymember Chris Holden welcomes guests to his 19th annual block party and resource fair.Ean Grajales, 10, of Pasadena receives a free bike helmut from the California Highway Patrol.Ballet Folklorico from Villa Park perform during the 19th annual block party event.Ballet Folklorico from Villa Park perform during the 19th annual block party event.Phlunte\' Riddle representing Assemblymember Chris Holden, left, and Terrence Williams the superintendent of Monrovia.Kids walk around holding US flags during Assemblymember Chris Holden\'s 19th annual Block Party and Resource Fair. Assemblymember Chris Holden welcomes guests to his 19th annual block party and resource fair.Ernie from the Pasadena Humane Society is ready to be adopted. Children who will be entering the first grade receive a free school backpack.Classic vintage cars are parked for Assemblymember Chris Holden 19th annual block party and resource fair.

9:51 am | August 6, 2018


Over 1,500 people stopped by former Pasadena City Councilmember and current State Assemblymember Chris Holden’s traditional block party (his nineteenth) on Saturday, August 4 in the 500 block of Jackson Street in Pasadena.

“We had over 60 non-profits and government agencies participate at this year’s Block Party, and it’s just a really fun way to connect people in 41st Assembly District to all the resources available to them. It’s also a great opportunity to celebrate the amazing diversity and unity in this community!” Holden said.

Holden said he was grateful to all the sponsors, resource providers and attendees, and gave a special thank you to Congresswoman Judy Chu, Assemblymember Ed Chau and the many elected officials throughout the 41st District for their attendance and support.

Kids got in the swing of thinking about school again as free backpacks were handed out for children, thanks to Eta Lambda Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Community members learned about and discussed legislative and community issues, while enjoying live music, a classic car show, game trucks and other interesting features. Information on local and state resources was available during the event.

Holden has been hosting the block party since the time he was a City Councilmember representing Pasadena’s Third District. When he was elected to the California Assembly, the block party transitioned into a wider activity, as the 41st District has so many cities and jurisdictions stretching from the Arroyo Seco to Rancho Cucamonga. Holden wanted to have other organizations and cities to be part of the block party event.

“We look forward to seeing everyone next year!” Holden said.