2014 Poinsettia Display in the Botanical Building

Hundreds of magnificent poinsettia plants turn Balboa Park’s historic wood lath Botanical Building into a glowing tribute to the holidays.  The annual display is now open and usually runs through the first week in January.  The Botanical Building is closed on Thursdays.  Friends of Balboa Park, together with our donors, help fund the annual display.  Donor and honoree names are on display inside the Botanical Building for the duration of the display.  Click here to view more information about how you can contribute to this year’s display.

December Nights Festival December 5 & 6

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Please join us for the annual December Nights Festival in Balboa Park – the biggest 2-day party in San Diego. If you’ve never attended, you’re missing out on a great event. Music, food, and fun for all. This a great way to kick off the Holiday Season and CELEBRATE San Diego and our Park.  Please contact us if you would like to volunteer in our information booth:  leslie@friendsofbalboapark.org.

 

 

December 2014 Balboa Park Exhibits/Performances

Ingenious World of Dr. SeussClick here to view the Current Exhibits and Performances.

San Diego History Center: Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss opens thru 12/31/2015

This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. – See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/empowering-women#sthash.55R94iqc.dpuf
This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. – See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/empowering-women#sthash.55R94iqc.dpuf
This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. – See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/empowering-women#sthash.55R94iqc.dpuf

The highly popular traveling Dr. Seuss exhibition will include signature elements for the Balboa Park Centennial, emphasizing San Diego as the renowned author’s home and Theodor Geisel as the world’s most celebrated children’s author and an innovator.

This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. – See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/empowering-women#sthash.55R94iqc.dpuf
Experience an inspiring story of love and dedication, and the amazing bond between humans and animals in the new IMAX® film BORN TO BE WILD. Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, this film follows the lives of orphaned orangutans and elephants, from birth to their rebirth into the wild. – See more at: http://www.rhfleet.org/shows/born-be-wild#sthash.GDDMtMKl.dpuf

Adopt-A-Plot Program Getting Ready for 2015!

The-Mall-in-Spring-4webFriends of Balboa Park is proud to be initiating the new Adopt-A-Plot Program with the City of San Diego’s Park & Recreation Department for the 2015 Centennial. Professional landscape designers, horticulture and garden societies, businesses and volunteers will work with us to create new landscapes for key areas of Balboa Park including popular gardens in the Central Mesa, and many more acres of parkland in need of refurbishment. These projects will help ensure the preservation of the Park’s rich horticultural heritage. For more information click here .

 

Annual Awards Luncheon October 21st

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The Friends of Balboa Park’s Annual Awards Luncheon took place on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Balboa Park Club to honor and celebrate with exceptional visionaries and volunteers in Balboa Park. This year’s Millennium  Award Honorees were Jerry Sanders and Rana Sampson.  Click here to view our online photo galleries of the event.  For more information about the event, including links to an event program, click here.