Celebrate the Military at Fleet Week San Diego 2016

Celebrate the Military at Fleet Week San Diego 2016

Despite its name, Fleet Week San Diego 2016 runs from September 3rd through October 1st. It’s a collection of public events that honor, celebrate, and thank our military. San Diego has over 100,000 active duty military, the largest concentration of military in the world. These are just a few Fleet Week events happening all over San Diego.

Father John Bakas and the Byzantine Latino Quarter

When Very Reverend John Bakas first came to Los Angeles’ Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in 1995, he found the surrounding neighborhood full of crime and neglect. Problems ranged from badly maintained sidewalks and an abundance of trash to the presence of drug dealers and gangs. He was the driving force behind a renewal of the area into the inclusive, multicultural community that the Byzantine Latino Quarter is today.

One Congregation, 283 Years

One Congregation, 283 Years

Congregation Mickve Israel in Savannah, Georgia is the third-oldest Jewish congregation in America and the oldest congregation practicing Reform Judaism.

Artwalk @ Liberty Station

Artwalk @ Liberty Station celebrates art and music at a lively outdoor festival on August 13 and 14 in Point Loma. Over 200 San Diego artists will display their work in Liberty Station’s Arts District – locally made jewelry, pottery, painting, photography, textiles, and woodworking.

Meet the Olympic Refugee Team

“I want to represent all the refugees because I want to show everyone that, after the pain, after the storm, comes calm days,” says Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini. The International Olympic Committee has created a team of refugee athletes that will compete at the 2016 Rio Games.