6th Annual Urban Garden Party


Sunday, September 25th at 5:30pm

Our 6th Annual Urban Garden Party 2016 is on Sunday evening September 25, at a unique downtown, River-adjacent location, with immersive arts and culture, fantastic food and entertainment. You won't want to miss this one. We have a lot to celebrate, and a lot to share.

We are honoring Speaker of the California State Assembly Anthony Rendon, alongside Wendy Garen, President and CEO of The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.

I hope you will join us, and consider a sponsorship level donation for you or your business. It's a chance to be a part of something big, and connect to an engaged and influential community. 


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