Twilight in the Park Celebrates the Centennial 2015

Twilight in the ParkThis FREE summer concert series is at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park from 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings through August 27, 2015.  Come early, relax, bring food if you’d like, and enjoy the outdoors in your Park.  To celebrate the Centennial, Friends of Balboa Park dished up ice cream for an old fashioned Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 4.  We served 1,000 cups of ice cream, and all had a great time.  To view the event photos, click here.  For a complete schedule, click here.

Music in the Park Concert Series

MMDSD‫Image-MusiciansinParkFriends of Balboa Park co-hosted the inaugural Make Music Day San Diego (MMDSD) on June 21, an official event of the 2015 Centennial Celebration – part of a summer-long “Music in the Park” series. Enjoy Summer Concerts in the new Plaza de Panama “living room” all summer long! Click here for concert series schedule.

Click here for more information on the Making Music Day San Diego event.

August 2015 Balboa Park Exhibits/Performances

MayaExhibittheNATClick here to view Current Exhibits and Performances.

the NAT: Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

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

Time travel to the mysterious world of the Ancient Maya. At 10,000 square feet, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed is the largest exhibition about the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United States.  Special exhibit on display through Jan 3, 2016.

 

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

Garden Party of the Century – May 9

DSC_1840The Kids’ Floral Wagon Parade down El Prado kicked off a wonderful celebration of 100 years of history and horticulture at this all day event highlighting the plants and programs that make Balboa Park one of the world’s most interesting civic gardens.

Click on the image at left to visit our Garden Party Events Page and view hundreds of images of this fabulous event!

 

Arbor Day in Balboa Park – photos!

DSC_4550Friends of Balboa Park celebrated Arbor Day  on Friday, April 24, 2015.   Eleven American Tulip trees were planted with volunteer help from local area students at the War Memorial Building. Click on the image at left to view our photos.   Click here for more information on Arbor Day, including information on how you can purchase a dedicated tree in honor of a loved one.  We have two of the tulip trees still available.

Pictured at left are Girl Scouts from Troop 3289 who used their cookie earnings to dedicate a tree!