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New West Side Story and other big releases for the holidays

December 7th, 2021

Vintage theatre sign

Christmas time is movie time and a favorite time of ours at NoHo Senior Arts Colony! Some of the biggest releases of the year come out now to ensure they qualify for Academy Award consideration. Directed by Steven Spielberg is a new version of West Side Story. Even Rita Moreno make an appearance which makes it extra special since she was in the original film. Bradley Cooper and an all-star cast star in the new movie Nightmare Alley by the one and only and creative powerhouse writer and director Guillermo del Toro. So, look forward to some stunning visual effects, art direction, costume direction, and ensemble cast perfection. And for you action fans, Spiderman is back in Spider-Man, No Way Home from MARVEL STUDIOS. Also for sci-fi fanatics, the much anticipated fourth Matrix movie, The Matrix Revolutions, is here back with Keanu Reeves with his good buddies Morpheus and Trinity. For a movie that the entire family can enjoy, try SING 2 with lots of furry friends singing time-tested songs.

Streaming nature cams: Naturally beautiful

December 4th, 2021

Did you know we’ve got some very famous feathered friends in So Cal? We do! Their names are Jackie and Shadow — the bald eagle couple made famous around the world on the Friends of Big Bear Valley live nest cam. Here you can get a unique glimpse into the nesting habits and day to night life of these stunning creatures. They chose a perfect spot for their nest that includes a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding forest-covered hills. The cam is on 24/7 because an eagle’s work is never done. The night camera is crisp and clean and does not disturb the eagles. This unique access to the nest cam lets you follow our feathered couple, hear the other feathered friends, watch them take care of their eggs, and catch stunning and colorful sunrises and sunsets. There’s also another cam set up for a wide view. The commentators share fun eagle and nature facts about the area too. Friends of Big Bear Valley is a non-profit 501c3 organization and their website includes an online shop where you can buy cute eagle items and support this worthy local organization and do some holiday shopping at the same time.

Dazzling possibilities: Where to see holiday lights in the LA area

December 2nd, 2021

They are light, bright, and so beautiful. Holiday lights conjure such a festive feeling during this holiday season. But where oh where are the holiday light displays in SoCal? Do not worry! The folks at NoHo Seniors Arts Colony are here for you. We found a link that has all the local listings in the Los Angeles area for light-filled holiday fun. If you happen to be in the Orange County area, check out a one-of-a-kind home holiday light display that’s pretty epic, Night of Lights OC, Disneyland, and Knott’s Merry Farm.

Schedule a personal tour with us!

November 30th, 2021

Come on by and see us in person to get a real sense of what the active 62+ life is all about at NoHo Senior Arts Colony. Get a personal tour of our beautiful apartment community. We’ve spacious apartments with sophisticated finishes and features. To add to your meaningful and carefree lifestyle. We got a ton of amenities to make every day the best day ever. From creative amenities and classes, our modern fitness center, computer center, game room, library, swimming pool, and spa, and the list goes on and on. It also includes our exclusive 78 seat performance theatre professionally run by the Road Theatre Company. All of it is just a few steps from your door. Schedule a tour with us today! We know you’re going to love your Southern California life here in North Hollywood.

U.S. Comedy Contest at the Comedy Chateau in North Hollywood

November 30th, 2021

At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we believe humor is healthy and essential for well-being. And being able to laugh often helps even more. The Comedy Chateau right here in North Hollywood has tons of events throughout the year to keep you smiling and having fun. Besides the entertainment, The Comedy Chateau serves up gourmet American bistro cuisine and craft cocktails. On December 15 from 9-11pm, see who reigns supreme for the U.S. Comedy Contest. Looks like a fun night and it’s only $15!

Holiday parades are back! Watch them on TV.

November 27th, 2021

From the comfort of your beautiful apartment at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, you can get into the holiday spirit by watching the return of holiday parades. Gran a cup of fresh chocolate and get ready for some holiday cheer. The Hollywood Christmas Parade is back with Grand Marshal Sheryl Underwood. It will air on KTLA Channel 5 on November 28. The Rose Parade is also back to start the new year off right. LeVar Burton will be the Grand Marshal. There are many stations where you can stay at home and easily watch the live stream from home.

Holiday shopping made easy: nearby stores

November 22nd, 2021

Shopping local is a nice idea for the holidays and for every single day. We love the entrepreneurial spirit of our local businesses. If you know a creative person, art supplies are always a thoughtful gift. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love Carter Sexton Artists Materials. This shop has practically everything you could ever want and more. That’s because they are the oldest art supply store in Los Angeles. Michaels is also close to us. If you‘ve got a music lover on your gift list, try Atomic Records. For literary aficionados, try the Iliad Bookshop in North Hollywood. It’s A Wrap is a store that features the actual wardrobes and props from real movies and tv shows. Talk about unique gifts! Happy shopping!

Turkey time: Perfect side dishes for the big day

November 18th, 2021

Don’t get us wrong. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love turkey. And even Tofurkey.  But side dishes are first in our book when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. They make the meal. Especially dessert. If you looking for classic recipes and classic recipes with a twist, we got your back! We once again have scoured the internet and found some tasty recipes for you to try. Check out a wide variety of Thanksgiving recipes from Parade, Epicurious, Bon Appetit, and Country Living. Just reading them made us super hungry!

All the perks: NoHo Senior Arts Colony Amenities

November 16th, 2021

The carefree life at NoHo Senior Arts Colony also comes with some unique advantages right here within our beautiful apartment community. Our vibrant amenities are multi-faceted and very enjoyable. There’s something here to suit every interest and help you find some new ones too. Our spacious and light-filled modern art studio has been created for all levels of expertise. This welcoming space is perfect for art beginners and all levels. The EngAGE classes and activities are free and so fun and an easy way to meet your neighbors and make new friends! Learning or trying something new is what life is all about! Apply now for our wonderful 62+ apartment community in North Hollywood today! The leasing office and amenities are open just for you.

The meaning behind Veterans Day

November 11th, 2021

Memorial Day’s purpose is to honor military members who have died, while Veterans Day recognizes the service of ALL America’s veterans (those who have served or are serving.) It’s an important day to reflect on the brave men, women, and families who have shown such courage and provided us with a real example of bravery. Veterans day has a long history going all the way back to 1918. Where on “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as the Great War.” It became a Federal holiday in 1938. Every year at 11am on November 11th, a wreath is laid at the tomb of the unknown soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. On behalf of everyone at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, thank you to all veterans past and present for serving our nation.

Worth a watch: AFI Film Festival

November 9th, 2021

Gotta love living in Tinsel Town! There are so many film festivals throughout the year. From November 10-14, enjoy the AFI Film Festival which features an incredible array of films from documentaries, indie Oscar hopefuls like Jockey, world cinema, short films, movie panels, and discussion, and lots more. There are in-person screenings and virtual screenings. The AFI Film Festival makes it really easy to watch virtually. They also have a nice archive with a listing of films from previous festivals where you can do a deep dive behind the scenes and with reviews for acclaimed films they featured in the past. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony we love the movies and are super excited about this local festival that has international acclaim.

What’s AARP and is it right for me?

November 5th, 2021

We’ve all heard about the AARP, received their mailers, or emails. The American Association of Retired Persons is a membership organization designed for 55+ and you don’t have to be retired. The top 10 perks of this organization include benefits are AARP Travel, Delta dental, AARP Hearing Center, grocery coupons, AARP job board, MBI Calculator, AARP Auto Buying Program, EyeMed Vision Insurance, and games. But you can also enjoy their articles on the active adult lifestyle without having to join. New information is always good to have. Check out the AARP website to find out more about them.

The spirit of giving: Local orgs to help those in need for Thanksgiving

November 2nd, 2021

Thanksgiving is always a good reminder to show gratitude. This holiday season, there are plenty of local organizations doing great work to help those who are hungry. Whether you make a financial donation or volunteer, all help is welcomed. Here are some local organizations you might consider lending a hand.

The North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry is a religiously diverse 501c3 non-profit community that strives to meet the needs of those living with food insecurity.

The Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Day and the day before will serve up to 1,500 people a delicious Thanksgiving meal starting at 1 p.m.

This year, two Thanksgiving Banquets are being held at two different locations. On Wednesday, a feast will be served at 6245 Tyrone St. in Van Nuys, and on Thanksgiving Day, a feast will be served at 8165 N. San Fernando Rd. in Sun Valley. Volunteers are needed.

Additional orgs doing incredible service to the Southland include Jewish Family Service LA, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, and Union Rescue Mission Los Angeles.

Halloween Fun Facts

October 31st, 2021

We love The History Channel. They are always on top of everything. Here are some facts about Halloween for your enjoyment. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love learning new things!

Did you know the origin story for Halloween begins was back with the ancient Celts almost 2,000 years ago? It did.

One-quarter of all candy sold in the United States annually is purchased for Halloween.

Americans spent $490 million dollars on Halloween costumes for their pets. This number is double what they spent in 2010.

The practice of trick or treating began in the U.S. in the early 1920s.

Halloween is the second-largest spending holiday. The first is Christmas.

Learn more FUN FACTS ABOUT HALLOWEEN right now! On behalf of everyone at NSAC, have a happy and safe Halloween!

Classic joy: L.A. Philharmonic’s upcoming concerts

October 28th, 2021

From now until December, there’s a nice array of incredible concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The LA. Phil has internationally acclaimed and known for its renowned orchestra and music & artistic director Gustavo Dudamel. For 103 years, they’ve been a tremendous source of incredible music, creativity, and inspiration. In 2003, the distinctive and dynamic Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by world-famous architect Frank Gehry became their home. The Hollywood Bowl is the LA. Phil’s home in the summer. Check out their CALENDAR and treat yourself to a concert. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we believe live music well played is one of the best things in life!

Be unstoppable: Examples of 62+ who are still going strong

October 25th, 2021

Age is just a number. And plenty of 62+ are still going strong pursuing their passions and doing their best work yet. They are quite an inspiration for all ages. Actors still going strong include Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino, and William Shatner, just to name a few. Authors/Journalists still in the game include Dan Rather, Bob Woodward, and Wolf Blitzer. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey continues to build her empire and the Rolling Stones are still touring. Let nothing, not even age, stop you from doing what brings you joy and a sense of achievement. Live at NoHo Senior Arts Colony and you’ll feel inspired every day in every way! Apply now!

Freakishly tasty! Healthier Halloween recipes

October 22nd, 2021

Tis the beginning of the holiday eating season. Halloween is always known for tons of candy but have no fear. There are some better ways for grown-ups like us to enjoy the holiday and the Autumn season that are quite delicious. We found some healthier recipes from sweet to savory to whip up in your beautiful kitchen at NoHo Senior Arts Colony.  Check out Womens Health, Food Network, and Cooking Light for some healthier choices for the season. Check out the fruits and veggies in season right now too!

Grand Park’s Día de los Muertos Altars & Art Installations

October 19th, 2021

Experience the colorful, festive, and creative tradition of Día de los Muertos from Oct 22 — Nov 2 at Grand Park in Los Angeles! This 12-day public art installation is the ninth annual display of a cherished tradition that celebrates Mexican culture, those who have passed on, and our gratitude for having these incredible people in our lives. You’re sure to get inspired by all the local talent and their creations! At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we adore culture! Enjoy work from local artists from the East Los Angeles Women’s Center, Community Power Collective, Eastside LEADS, as well as professional artists. These altars are dynamic and impressive! Learn more about this special holiday.

The talk of the town: The NoHo Interactive Vicinity Map

October 16th, 2021

Being close to everything that matters is important. That’s why we chose North Hollywood as our hometown for NoHo Senior Arts Colony. There’s so much to see and do here. A quick and easy way to get to know the area is the NoHo Senior Arts Colony Interactive Vicinity Map. With just a few clicks you can explore the area and discover shopping, parks, a ton of dining, culture, museums, education, and more. Each listing is plotted on a map and there’s a link included for additional information. Live here and you’ll enjoy easy access to what matters most to you. Apply now and see why our 62+ apartments are perfect for an active lifestyle in Southern California!

Beetlejuice Street Food Cinema: OCT 30

October 12th, 2021

Order your tickets now for an incredibly fun night outside to see the hilarious movie Beetlejuice. Remember, don’t say his name three times! This iconic Tim Burton film is still funny and this Street Food Outdoor Cinema Event looks like a wonderful time! At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we love October and all the Halloween events in So Cal! Enjoy the fresh air, the perfect Halloween comedy, and tasty treats. It all takes place on October 30 at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Doors “open at 5:30 pm and the movie starts at 8 pm. Make it even more fun by dressing up in a super creative and BOO-tiful Halloween costume. Prizes will be awarded.