We are sorry but we are almost fully booked up for our time in Grand Park. But don't worry! You can still come as a walk-by and visit the Portal as part of a larger group. Please allot 45 minutes and we will work to get you in for a visit within that window. Alternatively, if you do not see a booking available below, please add your name to our wait list.

Portal at Grand Park

April 2017

Grand Park Olive Court (near the fountain)
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Between Grand Avenue and Hill Street

What time did you wake up today? What do you do for work? How do you prepare your favorite meal? Angelenos can describe moments of everyday life – the sights, smells, and experiences to another place or country. The Portals Project brings an immersive space – a gold shipping container with screens and speakers – to connect Angelenos to faces and places that are curious about L.A. life.  Exchange thoughts, ideas, recommendations for music, recipes, and anything in between in this two-week activation.

Writers are invited to join in the ongoing Grand Park LUNCHTIME! Writers' Meet Up on Tuesdays and connect with other writers at a portal site in Mexico City. On Wednesdays, a special call-out to any musicians who are invited to sign up for a time slot and bring an instrument to make a 15 minute musical connection. Thursdays are Grand Park's LUNCHTIME! Concerts - bring your lunch and listen in while the concert is broadcast to portals in Berlin and Mexico City.

Daily hours announced on March 13. Staff will be available for translation services.


Connection locations and general time frame of all sessions is listed below. To sign up for a session, scroll to your preferred day and click on the time to select a 15 minute session in the left bar - you'll be prompted to enter your information after clicking on the time. While signing up in advance is encouraged, if you don't see an appointment time available and you're near the park during the hours listed below, please feel free to check in with us in case of a cancellation or the possible opportunity to join an in-progress connection!  Please note: capacity is limited and locations may be subject to change. 

April 10: 8am-10am - Berlin
                12pm-2pm - Erbil

April 11: 8am-10am - Gaza
                12pm-2pm - Mexico City                                                12-1 Grand Park LUNCHTIME! Writers' Meet Up

April 12: 8am-10am - Gaza
                12pm-1pm - Berlin 
                1pm - 2pm - Mission, Texas

April 138am-10am - Erbil
12pm-2pm - Mexico City                                                12-1:15 Grand Park LUNCHTIME! Concert

April 14: 8am-10am - Kabul

April 15: 8am-10am - Berlin
                12pm-2pm - Mexico City

April 168am-10am - *New location* - Erbil
                12pm-2pm - Mexico City

April 178am-10am - Kigali
                12pm-2pm - El Progreso

April 188am-10am - Gaza
                12pm-2pm - Mexico City                                                12-1 Grand Park LUNCHTIME! Writers' Meet Up

April 19: 8am-10am - Erbil
                12pm-2pm - Mexico City

April 20: 8am-10am - Erbil
                12pm-2pm - *New location* Mexico Ciy                  12-1:15 Grand Park LUNCHTIME! Concert

April 218am-10am - *New location* El Progreso

April 228am-10am - *New location* Berlin
                12pm-2pm - El Progreso

April 238am-10am - *New location* Gaza
                12pm-2pm - Mexico City

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Call us at 1-844-458-1016, extension 711, to make a special request, organize a group visit, request an interview, or for any other reason!

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