|Posted by housepartyswapnshop on June 1, 2015 at 8:10 PM||comments (1)|
We Love the whole idea of a “Free Store”. We love the intentional placemaking practice of creating a public space for people to come together and make connections & build community – simply by sharing our “stuff”. We want to see a Free Store and/or Free Community Exchange events in every city, every neighborhood.
Since we started the Long Beach Free Store project a few years ago – we’ve met a lot of great people, made connections, facilita...Read Full Post »
|Posted by housepartyswapnshop on September 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
We are amazed by the response to our announcement yesterday about closing our current location. We appreciate all the support that has been expressed for the Long Beach Free Store and the work that Catalyst is doing to help people and groups to connect, collaborate, and share resources.
We wanted to be clear that it os not our intent to fight the decision made by the Art Exchange or to make appeal...Read Full Post »
|Posted by housepartyswapnshop on September 4, 2013 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
We regret to announce that the Long Beach Free Store at the Art Exchange location on 3rd Street and Elm Avenue will be closing. The Art Exchange has decided that our program does not align with ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by housepartyswapnshop on February 6, 2013 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
You can check it out in person during the 2nd Sa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by housepartyswapnshop on January 21, 2013 at 4:10 AM||comments (0)|
coming soon... our new location at ArtExchange Long Beach
340 E. 3rd Street Long Beach, CA
"before" we get in to paint / build and set up
|Posted by housepartyswapnshop on November 21, 2012 at 9:50 PM||comments (0)|
Take Back Thanksgiving Weekend and focus on being thankfulfor all we have, and the spirit of giving and sharing.
Ditch Black Friday for something more relaxed and fun.
Two great Options – (you can do BOTH)
Black Friday at the Long Beach Free Store
November 23, 2012 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
1730 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90813
Join us for a Pot Luck and your Last Chance to Shop the FreeStore and experience the Catalyst Center for Urban Su...Read Full Post »
|Posted by housepartyswapnshop on November 21, 2012 at 1:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Long Beach FreeStore location at the Catalyst Center for Urban Sustainability is closing.
Our last day of regularoperations at the current location will be on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Weinvite you to come and take from the Free Store – but to limit your donationsas we have to gear up for our move.
We will be open on Friday, November 23, 2012 –...Read Full Post »
|Posted by housepartyswapnshop on September 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
There are a lot of great free swap / community exchange / sharing events coming up in Southern California, including a lot of Costume Swap Events for Halloween.
We list ALL OF IT ( or all we find out about ) - on our calendar of events page at www.hpswap.com
Here is a quick run down:
Fri. 9/28 7:00 PM Wine & Chocolate Tasting + Accessories Swap WhittierCA
Sun. 9/30 9:00 AM Halloween Preparedness with...Read Full Post »
|Posted by housepartyswapnshop on September 24, 2012 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
This is the Event of the Year!
2nd Annual Assembly of the Catalyst Network of Communities
What:The annual gathering of the entire Catalyst Network of Communities
When:Saturday, October 20th, 2012 from11:00am ‐ 5:00pm
Where:The new Catalyst Center for Urban Sustainability
1730 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90813 (one block south of PC...Read Full Post »
|Posted by housepartyswapnshop on September 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
Long Beach Time Exchange 2 Yr. Anniversary!
Two years of helping the community share skills and services - the Long Beach Time Exhcange is celebrating Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the space of the new home for the Long Beach Free Store.
Just like the LB Free Store helps you reuse, reduce and share unused items by passing them on to someone else who can use them - or give a new home to items that have a lot of life left in them.... the Long Beach Time Exchange allows us all to tap...Read Full Post »