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Butterfly Celebration Sunday March 15

Monarch3Please join us for our Annual Butterfly Release in Balboa Park’s historic Zoro Garden. Friends of Balboa Park will be releasing hundreds of butterflies on the hour at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Enjoy crafts, storytelling, educational displays and dance performances. This event is presented in collaboration with San Diego Floral AssociationWorld Beat Center, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and theNAT. Click here for information about the garden, including a map. Click here for more information on the park-wide STEAM event.

 

 

Balboa Park Centennial – What’s Happening

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Balboa Park is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition which put San Diego on the map.  Our park ‘friends’ are hosting wonderful exhibits and events which celebrate, elevate, and promote the Park’s rich cultural heritage.  Click here for the latest information on what’s happening around the Park. Click on the image at left to see the wonderful New Year’s Eve kickoff celebration procession and concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

February 2015 Balboa Park Exhibits/Performances

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Marston House Museum: Balboa Park  Exposition Designers 1915-1935, The Making of the Dream City

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

In partnership with the San Diego AIA Preservation Committee, the architects, designers, and landscape architects of the two expositions will be showcased. The work of over 20 of the most significant designers will be presented with an exhibition of drawings and photographs with accompanying publications, lectures, and architectural tours.
Continues through November 30

 

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 Beautifies Balboa Park

MissionHillsGardenClubVolunteersDec2014Friends 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 are working 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 help ensure the preservation of the Park’s rich horticultural heritage. For more information, click here.

2015 Annual Awards Luncheon Date Announced!

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The Friends of Balboa Park has announced that the 2015 Annual Awards Luncheon will take place Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Balboa Park Club. The Annual Awards Luncheon honors and celebrates exception visionaries and volunteers in Balboa Park.

Last year’s Annual Awards Luncheon celebrated Millennium  Award Honorees 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.