Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council - Hello and Welcome!
Kamusta at Tuloy Po Kayo!
Historic Filipinotown Neigborhood Council (HIFINC) was founded and incorporated in 2006 with a mission to make Historic Filipinotown safe for residents; attract and include the area's restaurants, cultural destinations, historical landmarks and businesses on the tourist map of the City of Los Angeles. Historic Filipinotown is also known among residents as Hi-Fi.
We sponsor a number of events that celebrate the Filipino culture and contributions that Filipino-Americans have made to the Southern California community.  
Red star marks location of gateway along Silverlake Blvd. heading uphill towards Temple St.
Two of several designs submitted by Eliseo Art & Murals for consideration, with selected design below:
Forthcoming: Eastern Historic Filipinotown GatewayProject, contact us for more information on how to get involved.
December 14, 2013 @  2:30-7: 00 PM
1711 W. Temple St.
 LA. CA 90026 
(Silverlake Medical Center’s ground)
Cash prizes  !!!!!
For Inquiries:                                                             
   ***  Lorna  Dumapías                           ***Lorna  Castro 
                Tel no. (213) 379-6456                       Tel  No. (213) 908-3955          
  *** Gem  Caratao                                   ***Cora Soriano 
           Tel no. (213) 280-1044                             Tel.No. (213) 999-1993
***Cecilia Ramos
(213) 413 -3323
October 30, 2013   
What: Press Conference
Where:Philippine Consulate of Los Angeles
                       3600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500 
                       Los Angeles, CA 90010 U.S.A.
Why: Announcement of activities sponsored by HIFINC to celebrate holiday traditions of Historic Filipinotown:
1. November 25: Polemount Parol Lighting
2. December 14: Choral/ Parol Contest and Mass/ Parol Parade    

11th Annual Historic Filipinotown Festival
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Sunday, August 4, 2013
Silverlake Medical Center
1711 W.Temple Street ,Los Angeles CA 90026
5K Run: 7:30 AM
Festival: 10 AM – 7PM
Theme: Kalusugan ay Kayamanan
(Health is Wealth)
5K Run & All-Day Entertainment
Miss Youth Ambassador
Battle of the Bands
Become a sponsor! Get a booth!
See you at our bigger and better festival at the first and only Historic Filipinotown in the USA!!!
2013 Performers:
Ner de Leon
LOS ANGELES TIMES article featuring 2012 Parol Parade
2012 Polemount Parol &
Parol Parade Celebration
When: December 14, 2012
Where: 242 N. Burlington Ave., LA 90026
Parade will start at 242 N. Burlington Avenue North to Temple  St.,
West to Rampart, East to Beverly Boulevard,South to Burlington, and end at
242 N. Burlington Ave.

There will be prizes for the following category: 
1.  Most original 
 2. Most creative 
3. Most colorful

Pandesal, Arroz Caldo and water will be served for free!
2012 Parol Lighting @ Historic Filipinotown
us as we celebrate our annual Parol Lighting event in Historic Filipinotown!
The First Annual Holiday Parol Parade was held in 2004.
Many thanks go out to our generous sponsors who have once again provided the Historic Filipinotown community with a beautiful holiday display celebrating our wonderful Filipino American holiday tradition. 
Click here for a 2010 Parol Site Map which lists the location
of each sponsor's parol along Temple Street.

                 Become a Parol Sponsor!
                                          Download the form here.


Cards from Historic Filipinotown, now available!
HIFINC Cards available upon . Send us an message or call us for more information. Proceeds will benefit HIFINC projects. 
Click on photo above to learn about the History of the Philippine Parol (Filipino Lantern).
Historic Filipinotown Gateway
Design submitted by Eliseo & Celestino Designs
Design Team:
Eliseo Art Silva (Team Leader, Artist/Designer)
Celestino Simon Geronimo, Jr. (Architect/Designer)
Jun Abad (Architect on Record)
Contact HIFINC Leadership Team in contact page for further about the gateway and inquiries on sponsorship opportunities.
Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana
Filipino Americans: A Glorious History, A Golden Legacy
Located @ Unidad Filipinotown Park, Historic Filipinotown,
Los Angeles, CA.
2012 Historic Filipinotown Festival and 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, August 4th, 2012
The Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council announces the sixth annual Historic Filipinotown Festival and 5k Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012.  This event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the designation of Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles. Line up of outstanding live entertainment, cultural performances, music and dance produced by Ted Benito.

5K Run/Walk Kickoff @7:30am / Awards @10am  Festival 10am - 7:30pm   
The race's starting line will be located at 1925 W. Temple St, L.A. 90026 (between Bonnie Brae and Westlake).
Parking is available at 1711 W. Temple Street, L.A. 90026.  From the Hollywood Fwy, from both North and South directions, exit at Glendale Blvd. for easier to the parking structure.

for the race here:
Download the race form, or click on this link:
Click on the link below for a video from last year's race:
Contact 5K Race Director: Jorge Prado, 213-925-9107, or Cecile Ramos 213-413-3323
Korean Youth and Community Center (KYCC) will be giving out free trees on a 1st come 1st serve basis!
Historic Filipinotown - Getting Here
You may notice the“Historic Filipinotown: NEXT EXIT” sign as you drive along the US-101, as this freeway serves as the northern border of Historic Filipinotown. Take your exit at Alvarado St. or Glendale / Union Blvd. and head south, which should take you onto Temple Street which goes through the heart of Historic Filipinotown.

Public Transit:
Access to Freeways: US-101, CA-2, I-5, CA-110, I-10
Meeting Place: 1711 West Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tour Schedule
1st Tour:10:00 am
2nd Tour:12:00 pm
3rd and Final Tour: 2:00 pm
Become a Sponsor, download and review the sponsorship packages.
To Host a Festival Boutique, download and submit this application.
To Host a Booth for Food or Drinks, download and submit this application.
To Host a  Fair Booth, download and submit this application.
To Provide Race/Event Entertainment, download and submit this application. 
Community partners (partial list) of this event are the Los Angeles Police Department, Rampart Division; Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), Pilipino American Network and Advocacy (PANA), Historic Filipinotown Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Asian Program (PAADP), Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown, Burlington , and A Runners Circle.   
The race's primary sponsors are the Council Office of Los Angeles Council President Eric Garcetti and the Silver Lake Center. Proceeds of the event will benefit youth of LAPD and other community partners.
Look around our website (including videos and photos from our recent events) to learn more about our community and organization. 
If you have any comments or questions, please feel to contact us.
We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website regarding more upcoming events. There's much more to come!
                                  THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
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