The upcoming CicLAvia will take on a distinctly UCLA flavor as part of the campus’s centennial celebration.
The Oct. 6 edition of Los Angeles’ open streets event will feature a wide range of UCLA-related activities, with current Bruins and talented alumni contributing to the festivities.
“UCLA is thrilled to share our centennial celebration with people across Los Angeles in partnership with CicLAvia,” UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with this diverse and vibrant city that has defined who we are and welcomed UCLA as a partner in finding solutions to our community’s biggest problems.”
Most of the UCLA presence will be centered at the event’s Civic Center hub, near Los Angeles City Hall, with some others taking place at MacArthur Park. UCLA programs at “CicLAvia—Heart of L.A.” will include:
Plus, UCLA alumna Christina Angelina, the street artist known as Starfighter, has several large-scale works on display along Fourth Avenue in the Arts District. And University Credit Union, the UCLA centennial celebration’s event sponsor, will present classic lawn games like corn hole and giant versions of Connect Four and Jenga.
“As an alum of UCLA, I couldn't be more thrilled about this partnership between these two institutions,” said Romel Pascual, CicLAvia’s executive director, who graduated in 1991. “CicLAvia is a celebration of what makes Los Angeles special, and UCLA has helped shape Los Angeles into a global city that embraces innovation, leadership and creativity.”
UCLA’s roots are in downtown Los Angeles, where the California State Normal School operated at the modern-day site of the Central Library. The teacher training school later moved to Vermont Avenue and in 1919 was absorbed into a new University of California campus.
Learn more about the UCLA Centennial, and use the hashtags #CicLAvia and #UCLA100 to share your experiences on Oct. 6.