Talk the Block Logo by We Are the Next

JULY 22, 2017
10AM - 1PM

what is Talk the Block?

Talk the Block is an event organized by We Are the Next to raise funds in support of our youth programs. Talk the Block events center around a local neighborhood, where we pay tribute to the immigrants, minorities, and small business owners working every day to make our neighborhoods better places to live! The next Talk the Block event highlights the Cambodia Town in Long Beach, introducing visitors to this neighborhood's striking story and unique cultural environment.

how talk the block works:

Attendees will need to check in before the event begins - we will have a check-in table inside Apsara Cafe beginning at 10:00am. The owners of Apsara Cafe, a traditional Cambodian restaurant, will share their journey to becoming small business owners and carrying on their native cuisine in Long Beach! In addition, Monorom Neth, Executive Director of the City of Long Beach's new Midtown Business Improvement District will introduce attendees to the neighborhood. Breakfast will be served, and is included in the ticket purchase price!

The group will then head over to the Mark Twain library, and along the way will see works completed as part of the recent Cambodia Town Mural Project by the Arts Council of Long Beach and hear from representatives from United Cambodian Community and Long Beach Transit. Once we arrive at the Mark Twain Library, the group will get a behind-the-scenes look at the library's Khmer book and art collections, and take part in an intro to the Khmer language lesson!

This is going to be a fun opportunity to get to know Cambodia Town, so purchase your ticket now! Ticket sales support We Are the Next's youth programs in the greater Long Beach region, where we empower the next generation to engage with their city so their neighborhoods can thrive. 


tickets: $30 adults / $10 kids
                included with your ticket:

  • A traditional Cambodian Breakfast at Apsara Cafe
  • Meet + greet with owners of Apsara Cafe, representatives from United Cambodian Community, the Midtown Business Improvement District, and Long Beach Transit
  • A guided overview tour of Anaheim Street with Cambodia Town locals
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the Mark Twain Library's Khmer book collection
  • A beginner's lesson to the Khmer language, taught by a local instructor

the meeting place


2015 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA 90804


Saturday, July 22 2017
10:00AM - 1:00PM


Our check-in table will open at 10:00AM so you can get comfortable and meet fellow lovers of Long Beach before the event begins! Our day's agenda will formally begin at 10:15AM.


Q: Are kids welcome?

A: Yes! Tickets are not required for children under the age of 2. Guests under the age of 18 are required to have a guardian with them. Kids tickets can be purchased for $10.00, and include breakfast. 

Q: Do you offer a group discount?

A: At this time we're not offering group discounts, but if you and a few of your friends would like to arrange a private event, please contact us

Q: I bought tickets but I can't make it. Can I get a refund?

A: Tickets are nonrefundable, however, if you are unable to attend you can contact us at to use your ticket toward a future Talk the Block event. 


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