Please join us for a delightful evening of music, light bites, and cocktails inspired by the native Elderberry tree, whose many qualities were recognized by both the Indigenous peoples of this continent and Europeans alike. The tree's status was mythic: home to spirits and goddesses, sometimes called the Tree of Life, the elder was used to make flutes and percussive instruments in North America. To the British, the elder in full bloom epitomizes the peak of Summer.
What better way to enjoy the peak of summer than with a garden cocktail party with your fellow neighbors and Orchardistas? We'll celebrate our accomplishments in the past year and look forward to a busy season and expanded program in the coming months. Hollywood Orchard is powered by a community of volunteers, but we also need your support to make the programs run successfully.
Your ticket includes an evening of music, two cocktails made with locally harvested elderberries and elderflowers, and Oaxacan Arabesque bites from X'tiosu Kitchen. Additional beverages and sweets will be available for purchase. This event will take place at a private residence on Glen Green Street, exact location revealed upon ticket purchase. Space is limited; be sure to purchase your tickets today!
Hollywood Orchard is an all volunteer run non-profit. The price of your ticket directly supports us and our community programs. This includes:
Greening and improvement projects at Cheremoya Elementary, a Title 1 school, with a focus on education, nutrition, beautification, and stress mitigation
Expanded education and field trips for 4th - 6th grade students, including new curriculum and volunteer participation throughout the school year
Farmers' Circle educational programs, workshops, and guest speakers throughout the year
Continuation of fresh fruit delivery to underserved communities via A Place Called Home, Downtown Women's Center, and other food centers throughout the city
Maintenance for the 75+ drought-tolerant fruit trees planted in the canyon
Expanded sustainability programs, including native culture “sacred site” restoration and signage in canyon, as well as large-scale, educational signage at Cheremoya Elementary
Native plantings throughout the neighborhood, including the Cheremoya Elementary campus
and much more!
Please note: This event will take place at a private residence on Glen Green Street. We will disclose the location to those who purchase tickets. Parking is limited in Beachwood Canyon. Please use a rideshare program or walk. If you must park, please do so on Beachwood Drive.