Sustainable Sundays: Natural History Museum
9:30 am - 5 pm
The Southern California region is one of only 34 biodiversity hotspots worldwide! Explore some of our wildlife in NHM's newest garden spaces and talk with organizations that help support a habitat-friendly L.A.
Workshop: Re-envisioning L.A. Gardens, with Carol Bornstein and Richard Hayden. 10 am-12 pm.
Join the Museum's horticultural experts for a look at landscaping with California native plants. They will share design ideas for incorporating natives into your garden no matter what style, plus tips for keeping the composition beautiful, and vibrant year-round.
Cost: Members $10, Nonmembers $15
You can register online or contact via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnering organizations: Theodore Payne Foundation, Tree People, Children's Nature Institute, Honey Love, NHM Polychaetes Department with Leslie Harris, NHM Entomology Department with Anna Holden, and NHM's citizen science programs.
CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard
9am – 4pm
The most walkable CicLAvia route ever!
Wilshire Boulevard was first carved out as a long path through a barley field in 1895. While its beginnings were humble, this path has transformed into one of the most notable boulevards in all of the United States. Stroll through a snapshot of the city’s architectural evolution from Victorian vision to modernist experimentation; massive towers of business to intimate houses of worship; world class museums to working class mercados.
The route will connect One Wilshire in Downtown Los Angeles to Fairfax Avenue along Miracle Mile. These two anchor hubs will feature pedestrian zones with performers, activities sponsored by several fantastic museums, programming by some of our community partners, food trucks and more. Additional hubs along the route include MacArthur Park, Koreatown and Mid-Wilshire.
The day will also include a series of free, downloadable stories about Wilshire Boulevard by noted architecture and culture writer and critic Edward Lifson, "The Modernist's Guide to Wilshire Boulevard" by Catherine Gudis and designed by Colleen Corcoran, a family friendly workshop inspired by the Googie-centric geometry of the 1950s with artist Marni Gittleman, and more.
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