Enjoy a cubicle-free lunch where the active ingredients are sunlight, sea breeze, a vibrant scene, and live KCRW music! Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. introduces Picnic on the Promenade, a patio that pops on Third Street Promenade Fridays beginning May 16 through the summer. From noon to 3 p.m. at the corner of Arizona and Third Street in Santa Monica, picnic tables and umbrellas spring up to create a lively outdoor lunching area for Downtown Santa Monica residents and workers wanting to break free from their computers and cubicles. Picnic-goers are welcome to bring their own food, or grab-and-go from their favorite Third Street Promenade eateries. It‚Äôs free, and it‚Äôs here for the summer to help celebrate Third Street Promenade‚Äôs 25th Anniversary.
To provide a soundtrack to this scene, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. has partnered with locally produced NPR affiliate KCRW. To launch the inaugural May 16 Picnic, station DJ Garth Trinidad will spin his signature progressive world rhythm for picnic-goers. Chris Douridas will take the turntables on June 13th, and Raul Campos will lay down the Friday funk on August 8.
For more information about the Third Street Promenade and the 25th Anniversary celebrations, please visit Downtown Santa Monica, Inc‚Äôs new blog at www.santamonicacentric.com. Information can also be found at www.downtownsm.com and following on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DowntownSantaMonica and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DTSantaMonica.