This weekend the streets of Downtown Los Angeles were filled with pedestrians. I was excited to Metro into Downtown and see a lack of cars in corridors that are ordinarily bustling with the sounds of engines. 

For a day, families were riding bicycles down Broadway with dogs, cats, and boomboxes in tow. I was so excited to see that cicLAvia (, the nonprofit organization behind these pedestrian-empowering activities, had organized a 'Theatre District' hub along the bicycle route. They partnered with the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation ( to provide access and tours to some of Downtown's most notorious empty classics, including the Tower and Los Angeles Theatres. 

Follow us on instagram @thenextnonprofit for live updates as we frequent community and architectural spaces throughout LA County. Below are some photos from yesterday's successful cicLAvia!

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