Balustrades at El Cid are completed!

Before&AfterFriends of Balboa Park proudly announces the completion of the Balustrades at El Cid Project. The $60,000 project replaced the crumbling balustrades and sidewalk with new footings, created a sidewalk with American Disability Association-approved ramps, and cast concrete balustrades painted in original Balboa Park colors.

“The completion of the balustrade renovations demonstrates the ongoing investment being made in Balboa Park,” said Councilmember Todd Gloria. “I thank the Friends of Balboa Park for sharing my commitment to preserving the historical architecture and features throughout the park. The Centennial Celebration is an appropriate occasion to mark with capital improvements like this.”

To read the entire press release, click here.

 

 

February 2016 Balboa Park Exhibits/Performances

auto-museumClick here to view Current Exhibits and Performances.

The San Diego Auto Museum: British Invasion: Design, Style, Culture

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

A unique exhibit of rare British cars opening 2/6/16

 

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!