The Edward R. Roybal Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension will open to the public Sunday, Nov. 15, with free rides from one end of the Gold Line to the other — East Los Angeles to Pasadena — and celebrations are planned along the route.
On Sunday, festivities will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at four stations: East LA Civic Center Station, Mariachi Plaza, the Little Tokyo/Arts District and Union Station.
Here are some details on a few of the events:
East LA Civic Center Station
Where: Third Street and Civic Center Way (near the East L.A. Public Library)
What: Live performances of Chicano rock, a spectacular farmers’ market plus tasty food booths, local artisans and special exhibits from the County Bike Coalition and Metro Bike programs.
Mariachi Plaza Station
Where: First Street and Boyle Avenue
What: Live Mariachi music and a special block party to mark the Gold Line’s debut.
Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Where: Alameda and First streets
What: Live karaoke on stage, delicious cuisine from dozens of nearby restaurants, special family activities and booths representing businesses and organizations from the area.
Where: East Portal, Union Station stop on the Metro Gold Line and Metro Red Line, corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Vignes Street.
What: A display from Madame Tussauds Hollywood, bands, food booths and, just maybe, a visit from Santa.