Events

Connect With Instagram Moms

At Sweet Threads, we have been blessed with the joy of connecting with the mothers and children who love our store. These special relationships with our customers have allowed us to experience first hand the love moms have for their children and also the various ways moms have learned to flourish while raising children. Many moms utilize connecting with each other to find support and guidance through the struggles of motherhood. “It takes a village…”. One of the popular ways moms have been connecting lately is through Instagram. Over the past five years, Instagram, or IG, has been booming and it appears to be the social media outlet of choice amongst many. Within the IG world, “Instagram moms” are finding local places to connect with each other for playdates, lunches and advice. Enter into the IG mom world, connect and make some new friendships. Here are some local places in the Long Beach area that IG moms are meeting and connecting.

The Aquarium of the Pacific:

The Long Beach Aquarium is wonderful for families with children of all ages. There is a lot to see for the little ones and it’s a great place to connect with other moms. Did I mention, the facilities for taking care of babies are great. The exhibits are interesting, the staff is very nice, and there are active things for young children to do. With an easy walking distance to many restaurants nearby, the aquarium might just become your go to weekday hangout. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/

aquarium of the pacific

The Harbor Area Farmers Market:

The Farmers Market is a great place to find delectable eats, enjoy local produce from California’s farmers and connect with other moms. From fresh, hot food to organic kale, the Farmers Markets are a great place to do your shopping and spend some quality time with friends and the kids. All of the crops and food sold here are California grown. The market has been operating since 1980 and is open year round, rain or shine. A few tips: only service animals are welcome, bring your own reusable bags and enjoy the free parking. Enjoy some time in the sun with good food and friends at the Harbor Area Farmers Market. Here’s the weekly schedule:

farmers market

Mondays
10am – 3pm
South Gate

Wednesdays
9:30am – 1:30pm
Huntington Park 

Thursdays
3 – 6:30pm
Long Beach Uptown

Fridays
10am – 3pm
Long Beach Downtown 

Saturdays
8am – noon
Cerritos

Sundays
9am – 2pm
Long Beach Southeast

http://www.goodveg.org/

Echo Park Craft Fair:

This fashionable, artful fair has become wildly popular since it started in the creator’s backyard in 2009. Becoming especially popular amongst IG moms, you can find crafty, vintage pieces, spend time with other moms and let the little ones play. The fair showcases over 70 artists, selling everything from clothing, jewelry and weavings to ceramics, fresh flowers and organic juices. The event was inspired by designers and craftspeople that live in neighborhoods on the east side of Los Angeles. This is a bi-annual event that you don’t want to miss. Described as “relaxed, artful California bohemian”, put this event in your calendars and meet other moms that love to design and inspire like you! http://echoparkcraftfair.com/

echo park craft fair

For more great places to meet and connect, come by the Sweet Threads store in Long Beach or visit us online at shopsweetthreads.com

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