The Word on Long Beach talks about Baja Splash Cultural Festival, COVID-19 digital memorial • Long Beach Post News

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This week on The Word on Long Beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific honors National Hispanic Heritage Month. Additionally, no good deed goes unpunished when the city announces it is creating a memorial to honor those in Long Beach who have died from Covid 19.

1:15 – In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Aquarium of the Pacific hosts the 20th annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival. The event features live music and dancing representing the cultures of Mexico and Central and South America. Educational programs and other special activities.

The festival takes place this weekend on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can buy tickets for the event here. Tickets cost $ 36.95 for adults. $ 33.95 for people aged 62 and over and $ 26.95 for children aged 3 to 11.

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18:10 The COVID-19 virus has impacted the lives of people across the country since March 2020. Unfortunately, the way we deal with this virus has also divided us. To date, there have been 42.9 million documented cases of the virus in the United States with 688,000 deaths. Here in Long Beach, there have been 63,438 cases with 1,014 deaths.

In order to honor those we have lost, the city is creating a digital memorial. Until October 11, you can submit the name and photo of a loved one or friend who has died of COVID-19 by visiting the CEO’s office here.

A link was also posted to the Town’s Facebook page where she received comments that did not appreciate the gesture of kindness.

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