On Friday, October 29th, from 6pm to 10pm, Elinor Otto, America’s longest working Rosie the Riveter, will celebrate her 102nd birthday in Bixby Knolls at 4321 Atlantic Avenue.
The festivities will include an appearance by Elinor herself, cake, snacks, and a pop-up cash bar by Elinor Drinkery
In 2019, on National Rosie the Riveter Day, we opened the doors to our "uncommon drinkery for common people" not just as an homage to barrier-breaking women, but also to our local history.
Elinor spent fifty years of her storied aviation career working production lines in Long Beach while assembling Boeing’s C-17 Globemaster III cargo planes . At the age of 94, her career came to a halt after the company ceased production in 2014, and laid her and many other workers off. In addition to the C-17, she helped build thousands of World War II fighter planes and commercial airline jets.
Elinor's story is a symbol of everything we hold true to ourselves. Women that go to work, women that get things done, irregardless of traditional roles, perceptions and stereotypes. It’s a symbol of bucking the system right here in our beloved city of Long Beach. Join us as we celebrate our very own National Treasure.
Presented by Elinor Drinkery & Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association and organized by Elinor Otto's Grand Niece.
This birthday celebration is free to attend and open to all ages.