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Today: Assemblyman Chris Holden’s Annual Block Party Returns with Live Music, Car Show and Bouncy House For Kids

Published on Jul 23, 2022

Archival scenes from Assemblyman Chris Holden’s Annual Block Party in previous years. Holden is pictured in far right panel, shown with Anne Miskey, CEO of Union Station Homeless Services [Courtesy Assemblyman Chris Holden]

Assemblyman Chris Holden’s annual summertime block party is making a comeback on Saturday, July 23 with an afternoon of live music, hotdogs and lemonade, school backpacks for kids, a game truck, car show, and a raffle with grocery cards and gas cards.

The 23rd Annual Community Resource Fair & Block Party will start at 11 a.m. and continue to 3 p.m. at the 500 block of East Jackson Street in Pasadena, between El Molino and Los Robles.

“The block party started over two decades ago when I was a City Councilmember as a way to bridge city resources to the community,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “My birthday wish is to have the community reconnected to resources, annual traditions and with one another after the last 2.5 years in solitude.”

According to Holden, Women of Distinction and the California Legislative Black Caucus Scholars in the Assembly District will be honored during the event.

“One of the main purposes of continuing this event since I transitioned in State office is to provide opportunities for the community to interact with state government officials,” said Holden. “I am especially excited to honor our Women of Distinction and Women of the Year from 2020 and 2022, we cannot wait another year to honor the leadership and service each of these professionals demonstrate on the daily basis.”

Hotdogs and lemonades will be provided to the attendees for free. Backpacks will also be given out to kids.

“I am excited to reconnect with you all. This event brings local government agencies and nonprofits together to provide residents with information to assist them in interfacing with the state and local government. Please come and support and get to know members of our community,” said Holden in a statement posted on his website.

Holden has thrown a summertime block party every year since 2000. But the pandemic put a temporary halt to the tradition.

One special part of the annual party was a school backpack giveaway.

In 2021, due to the pandemic, Holden and members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Eta Lambda Omega decided to hold a drive-through giveaway in replacement of the annual party. Over 500 backpacks were given away to those in need.

Visit the link to RSVP to Holden’s 23rd Annual Community Resource Fair & Block Party:


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