Connected conversations are the fuel for real change in our city.
When we have a chance to listen to others and share our own stories and experiences, we begin to learn what matters most and collectively imagine how to make Long Beach even better.
How It Works
Registering is easy. Complete the short form and you’re on your way to being a part of Around the Table Long Beach.
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Be a Guest
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Be a Host
Interested in being more than a Guest? Complete the Host application to be a Host or a Super Host!
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23sep9:00 am11:00 amFeaturedLong Beach Fire Department - Fire Station 13Meet Your Firefighters9:00 am - 11:00 am Station 13Table Type:Public TableLocation Type:Fire Station8 Guests are attending22 Spots remaining
23sep10:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedHARTE LIBRARYBreakfast and Discussions and the Library.10:00 am - 12:00 pm HARTE LIBRARY 570-1044Table Type:Public TableLocation Type:Library5 Guests are attending7 Spots remaining
23sep12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedLong Beach Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long BeachAround the Table12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long BeachTable Type:Public TableLocation Type:Hospital12 Guests are attending88 Spots remaining
23sep4:00 pm6:00 pmFeaturedLong Beach OperaHappy Hour at Long Beach Opera4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Long Beach Opera Rehearsal SpaceTable Type:Public TableLocation Type:Business8 Guests are attending12 Spots remaining
Around the Table Endorsements
The quality of the relationships in a family, neighborhood or city help to determine its future possibilities. Around the Table plays a significant role in ensuring our beloved city's tomorrows are brighter than they have ever been.
Around the Table hosted by the Long Beach Community Foundation and We Love Long Beach is an innovative approach to bringing people together in our City. We look forward to hearing about the outcomes and conversations that will emerge.
We live in the most beautiful and wonderful City with some of the finest individuals in it! Around the Table is a great opportunity to gather as friends and neighbors and share our ideas and dreams for an even better Long Beach! I am looking forward to connecting with many throughout our community who love and care about Long Beach and who want to make positive change.
Around the Table is a natural way to develop relationships with people from all walks of life and build intentional community, a community that can literally change our city, our community, and our world. You don’t need permission or a program to go outside and be a good neighbor. “Around the Table” removes the awkwardness some of us have meeting new people and provides a simple way to enjoy food and great company. How amazing would it be if 50,000 plus residents of our city had better relationships and a desire to better the people and place in which they live?
Long Beach Community Foundation and We Love Long Beach have always been about strengthening and building into our Long Beach community. The upcoming Around the Table event shows promise to spread greater trust across our community through the act of bringing residents together.
Around the Table has the potential to address the isolation and loneliness we feel as we live in a culture marked by busyness, overstimulation, and restlessness. This is an opportunity to rediscover what it means to be human as strangers become friends!
Around the Table provides an excellent opportunity for business owners to engage with residents to create a dialogue on how to better serve and meet the needs of the community. It’s friendly conversation but it also can be looked at as a hyper-local focus group. Only positive things can come of that.
Around the Table builds understanding among people from different backgrounds and experiences, in which all people can bring together their strengths for the betterment of the community.
I am proud that the Long Beach Community Foundation and We Love Love Long Beach are bringing Around the Table to the City of Long Beach. It's an opportunity for leaders and residents to have an equal voice and a seat at the table.