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The 34th Edition of the APS Electric Light Parade Returns this Holiday Seasonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2125Parks and Recreation10/30/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2125/Newsroom_ELP _2021.pngThe 34th Edition of the APS Electric Light Parade Returns this Holiday Season<div class="ExternalClass35EBAD5DF86949AF9915BB2358ACFAED"><html> <p>The lights and sounds of the APS Electric Light Parade are returning this holiday season! APS and the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us for a night of community and celebration. Entrants will interpret the theme of “Peace on Earth," and are sure to light up the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 4, with their visually stunning displays!</p> <p> The <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1i-DBP7605LHx4_Z5j42aO7q38jdTqLUT&ll=33.50742408820838%2c-112.07002815000001&z=14" target="_blank">2.3 mi. parade route​</a> starts at Central Ave. and Montebello Ave., travels south to Central Ave. and Camelback Rd., heads east along Camelback Rd. to 7th St., and continues south along 7th St. to its conclusion at Indian School Rd. The first parade entries will begin at 7 p.m. and take approximately 60 minutes to reach the end. It is strongly recommended that attendees arrive several hours in advance of the start of the parade. </p> <p> To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, multiple COVID-19 mitigation strategies have been implemented this year which includes reduced entries, reduced entry occupants, and the elimination of the preparade viewing event traditionally held the evening before the parade.  Additionally, it is strongly encouraged to social distance when possible, and wear masks.  If you or a loved one is feeling sick, please stay home and consider enjoying the parade telecast from the comfort of your home. </p> <p><strong>Helpful tips for those planning to attend this year's parade:</strong><br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Consider taking <a target="_blank" href="http://www.valleymetro.org/">Valley Metro Light Rail</a> to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Ave., just south of Camelback Rd.</p> </li> <li> <p>The parade is a rain or shine event. Check the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/weather">weather forecast</a> and dress accordingly.</p> </li> <li> <p>Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating.</p> </li> <li> <p>Crowds for this event have grown large in recent years and viewing spots along the parade route are first-come, first-served. Spectators often start arriving hours prior to parade time to reserve a spot.</p> </li> <li> <p>Parking is available on city streets around the parade route and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Private lots near the parade area often offer parking for a fee.</p> </li> <li> <p>Spectators should try to minimize and gather any trash and litter generated during the parade to ease post-event cleanup.</p> </li> <li> <p>Coolers are permitted, but alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.</p> </li> <li> <p>Road closures and restrictions affect all parade areas hours before the event; come early and expect delays.</p> </li> <li> <p>Check out the parade route at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">Phoenix Parks and Recreation - APS Electric Light Parade</a>.</p> </li> </ul> <p> <br><strong>Parade Broadcast Schedule:</strong><br></p> <ul> <li> <p>ABC15 will broadcast the parade Sunday, December 5th and Saturday, December 25th.</p> </li> <li> <p>PHXTV will air the parade throughout the month of December.</p> </li> <li> <p>The parade will be available for view on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">APS Electric Light Parade website</a>.<br></p> </li> </ul> <p> <br> <strong>Production and Sponsors</strong> </p> <p>APS Electric Light Parade is produced and coordinated by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. This year's parade is made possible thanks to the support of many sponsors and partners, including <a target="_blank" href="https://www.aps.com/en/About/Community/In-the-Community">APS</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://nphx.org/">North Phoenix Baptist Church</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/">ABC15</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.mlb.com/dbacks">Arizona Diamondbacks</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azcardinals.com/">Arizona Cardinals</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nba.com/suns/">Phoenix Suns</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://fiestabowl.org/">Fiesta Bowl</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ibew387.com/">IBEW Local 387</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://pollackinvestments.com/">Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/">ABC15 Arizona</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://kez999.iheart.com/">99.9 KEZ</a>, and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.aps.com/en/About/Our-Company/Energy-Resources/Nuclear-generation">Palo Verde Generating Station</a>.<br><br>For more parade information, visit <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">phoenix.gov/elp</a> or email the parade team at <a target="_blank" href="mailto:elp@phoenix.gov">elp@phoenix.gov</a><br><br><strong>Follow us:</strong><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixparks/">facebook.com/phoenixparks</a><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixParks">twitter.com/phoenixparks</a><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/phxparks">Instagram/phxparks</a><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz">youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationAPS Electric Light ParadeParks & Rec #phxlightparadeparade, event, holiday, christmas, electric light parade, elpJames Ritter602-309-7305602-261-8645james.ritter@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/69/James_Ritter.jpgPhoenixParksThe 34th annual APS Electric Light Parade returns Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

 

 

Phoenix Water 115th Anniversary Video | Phoenix Water Services Departmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/2499PHXTV9/28/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/oM-gqhccI0cPhoenix Water 115th Anniversary Video | Phoenix Water Services Department<div class="ExternalClassFA45E3F68A4D458D91FA7F0D06138F7C"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The Phoenix Water Services Department is celebrating 115 years of delivering safe, clean and reliable water to Phoenix customers. This couldn’t be done without the dedication of the employees who work 24/7, rain or shine.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideo
2022 Faith and Blue Weekendhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2502Police9/28/2022 11:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2502/2022faithinblue.png2022 Faith and Blue Weekend<div class="ExternalClass26A393BDA69E44D3B237AC16969E48EA"><html> <p>The Phoenix Police Department is once again proud to be participating in the National Faith and Blue Weekend, October 7 – 10, 2022. This weekend is designed to reinforce relationships between law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve through houses of worship.  Faith and Blue Weekend celebrates the diversity of faith and culture in our city and reminds us how much we can accomplish when we work together.​<br></p> <p>Please join the Phoenix Police Department and local faith leaders for the following events.<br></p><p><br></p> <h3>National Faith and Blue Weekend Hiring Event</h3> <p> <img style="margin:5px;width:493px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/PHXPD%20Faith%20and%20Blue%20Hiring%20Event%202022%20Flyer.png" /> <br> </p> <p>Learn about rewarding civilian careers and Cadet Program opportunities that keep our community safe. We’ll take you on a journey through a call for service that paints the picture of how you can help someone who needs immediate assistance. Leave with a better understanding of how you can fit into the world of public safety.</p> <p>Registration Required<br></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phoenix-police-department-national-faith-and-blue-weekend-hiring-event-tickets-421365153517">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phoenix-police-department-national-faith-and-blue-weekend-hiring-event-tickets-421365153517</a></p> <p>Saturday, October 8th<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">10:00a – 2:00p<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix Regional Police Academy<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">10001 S. 15th Ave<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85041 <br><br></span></p> <h3>​Precinct Worship Services<br></h3> <p><strong>​South Mountain Precinct Worship<br></strong><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, October 9th<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">9:30 a.m.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">First New Life Church</span></p> <p><strong>​Mountain View Precinct Worship<br></strong><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, October 9th<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">10:00 a.m.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Encanto Community Church<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">2710 N 7th Ave.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85007</span></p> <p><b>Maryvale Estrella Precinct Worship<br></b><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, October 9th<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">10:00 a.m.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">United In One Vision / Ministerios Unidos En Una Vision<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">6902 W Heathbrae Dr.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85033</span></p> <p><b>​Black Mountain Precinct Worship<br></b><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, October 9th<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">11:00 a.m.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Dream City Church<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">13613 N Cave Creek Rd.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85022</span></p> <p><b>​Desert Horizon Precinct Worship<br></b><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Wednesday, October 12th<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">7:00 p.m.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Cornerstone Baptist Church<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">4041 E Phelps Rd.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85032</span></p> <p>​We hope that you will be able to join us.<br></p> <p>Learn more about the Faith and Blue Weekend at: <a target="_blank" href="https://faithandblue.org/">faithandblue.org<br>​</a><br></p><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
Phoenix Convention Center & Venues celebrates 50 years of hosting meetings and eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/2497Phoenix Convention Center9/27/2022 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2497/PHXNewsroom - PHX Convention Center 50th - 749 x 421.jpgPhoenix Convention Center & Venues celebrates 50 years of hosting meetings and events<div class="ExternalClassD23D13273B5F450A8763A51BC727FAFA"><html> <p> ​On September 28, 2022, the <a href="https://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/" target="_blank">Phoenix Convention Center & Venues​</a> will celebrate 50 years since its initial grand opening in 1972. The original Phoenix Civic Plaza building also included the multi-purpose performing arts venue, Symphony Hall. Envisioned to serve as a center for cultural and theatrical performances, Symphony Hall complemented Phoenix Civic Plaza’s goal to grow the city’s convention and tourism business. Since that time, the Phoenix Civic Plaza and Symphony Hall have grown to become a driving force for downtown revitalization.</p><p> During the mid-80’s, the facility was expanded across Washington Street, and in the mid-90’s, underwent a $30 million renovation. After decades of residents and visitors enjoying a variety of events at the Civic Plaza, the facility underwent a $600 million expansion that tripled the size of the venues. The expansion project was completed in late 2008 and was reopened as the Phoenix Convention Center. The expanded convention center allowed Phoenix to host conventions, trade shows, and events on a national level. Since the completion of the expansion project, the Phoenix Convention Center has hosted approximately 2.7 million convention attendees representing 7.5 million hotel room nights and generates more than $300 million in direct visitor spending annually. <br><br> During this milestone year, the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues will celebrate the remarkable meetings and events it has hosted over the years, and the profound change in the downtown landscape since it was first established. With a dedicated team of 250+ employees, nearly one million square feet of rentable space, and a variety of essential amenities, the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues long-term commitment to excellence over the decades will be instrumental in its future of hosting innovative and exciting meetings and events.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> <p> <strong>About the Phoenix Convention Center:</strong> <br>The award-winning, GBAC STAR™ accredited, Phoenix Convention Center is one of the largest convention venues in the United States. It boasts nearly one million square feet of rentable meeting and event space. As a department of the City of Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is a vital economic enterprise for the state and local economy. The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues include the Phoenix Convention Center, Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre Phoenix and nine downtown parking facilities.<br></p> <p> <br> </p><p> <strong>Phoenix Convention Center & Venues Facts</strong><br> </p><ul> <li><p>Phoenix Convention Center - Opened its doors on September 28, 1972</p></li> <li><p>Generates an estimated $300 million in annual economic benefit from conventions.</p></li> <li><p><strong>Changes Over Time:</strong></p></li> <ul> <li><p><strong>1972: Phoenix Civic Plaza</strong><br></p></li> <ul> <li><p> Square Feet:  120,000<br> </p></li> <li><p> Meeting Rooms: 20 </p></li> <li><p> No. of Buildings: 1<br><br> </p></li> </ul> <li><p><strong>2022: Phoenix Convention Center & Venues</strong></p></li> <ul> <li><p> Square Feet: Nearly 1 million of rentable and outdoor space </p></li> <li><p> Meeting Rooms: 99 </p></li> <li><p> No. of Buildings: 3<br><br> </p></li> </ul> </ul> <li><p><strong>Symphony Hall - Opened its doors on September 29, 1972 (day after Phoenix Civic Plaza)</strong></p></li> <ul> <li><p>2,312 <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>—​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> seat multipurpose theatre</p></li> <li><p> State-of-the-art lighting fixtures, audio, and video equipment</p></li> <li><p> Outdoor plaza with ancillary space</p></li> <li><p> Resident companies — Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona, The Phoenix Symphony<br><br></p></li> </ul> <li><p><strong>Notable Events:</strong></p></li> <ul> <li><p>1972 — First client in former Civic Plaza – Greenband Enterprise Boat Show</p></li> <li><p>1996 — Super Bowl XXX Media Headquarters</p></li> <li><p>2006 — First client in West Building (Capella University)</p></li> <li><p>2008 — Super Bowl XLII Media Headquarters</p></li> <li><p>2009 — First clients in North Building (USA Imaging and the American Meteorological Society)</p></li> <li><p>2009 — Largest convention (National Rifle Association; 63,000 delegates)</p></li> <li><p>2009 — U.S. Greenbuild Conference</p></li> <li><p>2009 — NBA All-Star Jam Session</p></li> <li><p>2010 — WWE Fan Axxess</p></li> <li><p>2011 — MLB All-Star Fan Fest</p></li> <li><p>2015 — Super Bowl XLIX NFL Experience and Media Headquarters</p></li> <li><p>2017 — NCAA Men’s Final Four Fan Fest</p></li> <li><p>2019 — WWE Royal Rumble Fan Axxess</p></li> <li><p>2023 — Coming Soon Super Bowl LVII Fan Experience</p></li> <li><p>2024 — Coming Soon NCAA Men’s Final Four Fan Fest coming soon</p></li> <li><p>2026 — Coming Soon NCAA Women’s Final Four Fan Fest coming soon<br><br></p></li> </ul> <li><p><strong>Service Providers:</strong></p></li> <ul> <li><p>Ace Parking – parking service provider</p></li> <li><p>AV Concepts — audiovisual service provider</p></li> <li><p>Aventura Catering — food service provider</p></li> <li><p>Commonwealth Electric Company — utilities service provider</p></li> <li><p>Etix — web-based ticketing service provider</p></li> <li><p>Smart City Networks — technology and telecommunications service provider<br></p></li> </ul> </ul> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNews

 

 

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