Members’ Centennial Evening

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    • Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra performing on Cherry Esplanade. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra performing on Cherry Esplanade. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Pistol Pete and a lovely lady friend enjoy BBG Member's Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Pistol Pete and a lovely lady friend enjoy BBG Member's Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Director of Membership Sonia Gonzalez takes a break from the dance floor during the Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG Director of Membership Sonia Gonzalez takes a break from the dance floor during the Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Well-dressed members taking a break from the dance floor at BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Well-dressed members taking a break from the dance floor at BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Jazz Age dancing on Cherry Esplanade during the BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Jazz Age dancing on Cherry Esplanade during the BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Members enjoying balmy weather, great music, and a polished dance floor on Cherry Esplanade during the Member's Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene. Members enjoying balmy weather, great music, and a polished dance floor on Cherry Esplanade during the Member's Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Garden Members of all ages having a ball on the dance floor at the Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca bullene.Garden Members of all ages having a ball on the dance floor at the Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca bullene.
    • Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra at the BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra at the BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Dancers at BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Dancers at BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • A very dapper gentleman enjoying BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.A very dapper gentleman enjoying BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Joshua Casey.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Joshua Casey.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Joshua Casey.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Joshua Casey.
    • Learning some 1920's dances before the crowd arrives for BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Learning some 1920's dances before the crowd arrives for BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Dancers perform a 1920's dance during BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Dancers perform a 1920's dance during BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Dancers perform a 1920's dance during BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Dancers perform a 1920's dance during BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Going for a spin on the Jazz Age dance floor during BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Going for a spin on the Jazz Age dance floor during BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • A young guest enjoys some parasol spinning on Cherry Esplanade during BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.A young guest enjoys some parasol spinning on Cherry Esplanade during BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Some Garden members enjoying free cotton candy and popcorn during BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Some Garden members enjoying free cotton candy and popcorn during BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Jazz Age piano playing on Cherry Esplanade for BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Jazz Age piano playing on Cherry Esplanade for BBG Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • A  dance floor full of BBG members dancing to Jazz Age music in celebration of BBG's centennial. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.A dance floor full of BBG members dancing to Jazz Age music in celebration of BBG's centennial. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG members cut a rug on Cherry Esplanade. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG members cut a rug on Cherry Esplanade. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • BBG president Scot Medbury gets the crowd going at the Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Joshua Casey.BBG president Scot Medbury gets the crowd going at the Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Joshua Casey.
    • Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra say goodnight after a fantastic evening of picnicking and dancing on Cherry Esplanade. Photo by Joshua Casey.Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra say goodnight after a fantastic evening of picnicking and dancing on Cherry Esplanade. Photo by Joshua Casey.
    • BBG members dance, picnic, and relax on Cherry Esplanade during the Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.BBG members dance, picnic, and relax on Cherry Esplanade during the Members' Centennial Evening. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.

    On June 2, Garden members gathered for a fantastic evening to officially kick off BBG’s centennial season. Guests danced to music from the 1910s and 1920s, performed by Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, and enjoyed picnicking and relaxing on the grass as the sun set on Cherry Esplanade. Many members came out in their Jazz Age finest to celebrate, and with a roving magician, old-fashioned treats, and unbeatable weather, it was a perfect celebration of 100 years of BBG.

    



    A century ago, the site where BBG grows now was a city ash heap. It took the vision of BBG’s founders and the hard work of many others to make it into the premier botanic garden it is today. Learn more about the history of BBG, our Garden-wide centennial exhibition, and our calendar of centennial-themed events at BBG Celebrates 100 Years.


    Comments

    June 3, 2010
    Brian Lym

    wonderful photos of a glorious evening!  i have some from last night also. can i add them to one of the member flickr sites?


    June 4, 2010
    Jason S.

    I was one of the fellows who played at the gardens that evening.  I’d love to see some more photos of the event.  How may I request photos?

    Thank you.
    J.



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