Holiday Afloat Boat Parade Viewing Aboard Battleship IOWA

Fun for the whole family aboard the Battleship IOWA starting at  5:00 pm. Watch the boat parade and enjoy the activities and holiday festivities.

Experience this year’s parade, themed ‘Holiday Magic’ aboard the West Coast’s only battleship. Walk the deck of the world’s Greatest Naval Ship and get the best parade photos in the harbor!

This family-friendly event includes a Hot Cocoa Bar where kids of all ages can get creative. Or, enjoy a traditional Hot Apple Cider. Plus, we’ll be grilling up some hot dogs with all the fixings. We’ll have professional face painters on board and lot of other surprises, so get your tickets now!          www.pacificbattleship.com

Pacific Battleship Center * 250 S. Harbor Blvd * San Pedro

(877) 446-9261  or (310) 971-4462

Open daily – 10AM – 5PM

LA Maritime Institute to host Grand Marshal aboard Tall Ship

November 2, 2018 – The LA Maritime Institute will host this year’s Grand Marshal, David Arian, VP of the Port of LA Board of Harbor Commissioners aboard the Tall Ship ‘Exy Johnson.’ Aboard the vessel will be guests of the Grand Marshal, staff and community members.

The 110 ft, square-rigged brigantines, Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson, were built in San Pedro and commissioned in 2003. The vessels and their crews are the official Tall Ships and Maritime Ambassadors of the City of Los Angeles.

 

They are specifically designed for the TopSail Program as ‘Sailing School Vessels’ that provide character-building sailing adventures to the youth of our communities. During the year the vessels provided 291 program sails in local waters, 22 voyages along the coast, and to tall ship festivals in San Diego and Dana Point.

 

Harbor Commissioner David Arian to serve as Grand Marshal

This year’s Grand Marshal is David Arian, Vice President of the Port of LA Board of Harbor Commissioners.

David Arian was appointed to the Harbor Commission Board by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2010. He is also a member of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) Joint Powers Authority (JPA). The ICTF is a near-dock, international shipping facility operated by Union Pacific Railroad.

Arian began his career as a longshoreman in 1965 and has been an active member of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) since. He served as an officer of the ILWU Local 13 many times, including three terms as local president. In 1991, he was elected international president of the ILWU. Following his term, he returned to the docks at the Port of Los Angeles where he worked until his retirement in 2009. Since then, Arian has served as president of the Harry Bridges Institute, a San Pedro-based, nonprofit dedicated to community organization.

A proud citizen of the Harbor Area, Arian grew up on 8th Street in San Pedro, and attended Cabrillo Elementary, Dana Jr. High, and San Pedro High schools. He has been an active member of the San Pedro community for decades, from opening the San Pedro Community Action Center in 1966 to his more recent support of organizations like Toberman Settlement House, Harbor Interfaith Shelter, and San Pedro Boys & Girls Club. In 2006, Mayor Villaraigosa appointed him to serve on the joint Port of Los Angeles-Port of Long Beach Advisory Board for the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.

LA Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade Celebrates 56th Year on December 1

SAN PEDRO, Calif. —  The 56th Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade with the theme ‘Holiday Magic’ will take place on Saturday, December 1st, starting at 6 p.m. in the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel. David Arian, Vice President of the Port of LA Harbor Commissioners will serve as this year’s Grand Marshal presiding over this spectacular display of boats celebrating the nation’s largest international trade gateway.

Officials and community leaders will take part in the parade as judges or passengers on approximately 60 parade boats. Vessels of all shapes and sizes will participate, including powerboats, sailboats, tall ships and harbor working craft.

Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, the parade starts in the East Basin near Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington and takes approximately 90 minutes to cover the entire parade route up the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel. Spectators may view the procession from several points along the Main Channel, including:

· Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington
· Battleship IOWA, 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro
· San Pedro Fish Market and waterfront, 1100 Nagoya Way, San Pedro
· Cruise Ship Promenade, Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street, San Pedro
· Downtown Harbor, between Fire Station 112 and LA Maritime Museum, San Pedro         · 22nd Street Landing, 141 W. 22nd Street, San Pedro
· SS Lane Victory, Berth 46 at the end of Miner Street, San Pedro
· Cabrillo Marina, Holiday Harbor and Cabrillo Way Marina, San Pedro

Viewers are invited to enjoy festive pre-parade events beginning at 4 p.m. at Banning’s Landing Community Center and aboard the Battleship IOWA in San Pedro. Home viewers may also watch the parade on Los Angeles CityView Channel 35. For air times, visit www.lacityview.org.

Register your boat at one of the two skippers’ meetings to compete for a trophy. Vessel entry fee for the parade is only $35, which includes one admission to the Parade Awards Brunch on Sunday, December 2nd, at the Plaza at Cabrillo. Advance tickets for the Awards Brunch are $25 or $30 at the door.  Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Theme, Traditional, Holiday Spirit, Most Original, Children’s Choice, Judge’s Choice, and Grand Marshal’s Award. Yacht clubs will be vying for the coveted Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the club with the most entries.

Deadline for boat entries is Wednesday, Nov 28th. For parade, boat entry, and sponsorship information, or to purchase Awards Brunch tickets, visit www.laharborholidayafloat.org, or call Donna Ethington at (310) 549-8111 or Henry Rivas at (323) 487-2101 or email harborparade@gmail.com.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port. A brighter future.

Boater Registration Now Underway

        BOATER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 56th ANNUAL       LOS ANGELES HARBOR HOLIDAY AFLOAT PARADE

ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — October 17, 2018 — Boaters are encouraged to register now for the 56th Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade on Saturday, December 1st, starting at 6 p.m. in the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel. This year’s theme is ‘Holiday Magic.’ David Arian, Port of LA Harbor Commission Vice President will preside as Grand Marshal for the sparkling spectacular of boats celebrating the nation’s largest international trade gateway.

Officials and community leaders will take part in the parade as judges or passengers on approximately 60 parade boats. Vessels of all shapes and sizes will participate, including powerboats, sailboats, tall ships, and harbor working craft.

Boater registration for the event is now underway. The vessel entry fee for the parade is $35, which includes one admission to the Parade Awards Brunch on Sunday, December 2nd, at 10 a.m. at the Plaza at Cabrillo in San Pedro. Advance tickets for the Awards Brunch are $25 or $30 at the door. Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Theme, Traditional, Holiday Spirit, Most Original, Children’s Choice, Judge’s Choice, and Grand Marshal’s Award. Yacht Clubs will be vying for the coveted Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the yacht club with the most entries.

The deadline for boater registration is Nov 28. For more parade information, sponsorship information or Awards Brunch tickets, contact Donna Ethington (310) 549-8111 or Henry Rivas at (323) 487-2101 or email: harborparade@gmail.com.

Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade starts in the East Basin near Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington and takes approximately 90 minutes to cover the entire parade route through the Los Angeles Main Channel. Spectators may view the procession from several points along the Main Channel, including the Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington; the Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro; the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, 600 Sampson Way, San Pedro; Downtown Harbor between Fire Station 112 and LA Maritime Museum, San Pedro Fish Market and waterfront, 1100 Nagoya Way, San Pedro; the Cruise Ship Promenade at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street in San Pedro; 22nd Street Landing, 141 W. 22nd Street, San Pedro; the SS Lane Victory, Berth 46 at the end of Miner Street, San Pedro; and the California Yacht  Marina – Cabrillo Marina, Holiday Harbor and Cabrillo Way Marina, San Pedro.

Also that Saturday, December 1st, viewers are invited to enjoy festive pre-parade events beginning at 4 p.m. at Banning’s Landing Community Center and Battleship IOWA from 5:30 – 9 p.m. in San Pedro.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.

The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port.  A brighter future.