Wed, Sep 20|
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club
LABC Presents Arlington Garden Pasadena
Enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and special presentation each week at the historic Los Angeles Breakfast Club.
Time & Location
Sep 20, 2023, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club, 3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
About the event
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: For more than 40 years, the site of Arlington Garden was a desolate patch of land in Pasadena, designated as a staging area for the future construction of a 710 Freeway link. After the freeway was halted due to community opposition, the land sat empty until the garden began in 2005. At that point, the site had 12 mature trees but was otherwise bare. Today, it is a flourishing garden designed to demonstrate that low-water use can still yield a beautiful natural expanse in a densely populated urban setting. It's now home to more than 300 trees and thousands of California natives and other plants that are well suited to the region’s Mediterranean climate.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Michelle Matthews is a BIPOC (Chinese, Vietnamese, White, Black) environmentalist, artist, designer, and photographer, with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and MFA from the University of Southern California. Traveling back and forth between her home in Hawthorne, CA and her high school in West Los Angeles, Michelle noticed how the quality of the landscape impacts the quality of life. She has spent most of her career working as a creative at nonprofit, cultural, and advocacy institutions such as the ACLU, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and Sundance Institute. Since 2017, she has served as the Executive Director of Arlington Garden.
ABOUT THE CLUB: Founded in 1925, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club still thrives with food, friendship, and fun. Our meetings are held in our clubhouse, Friendship Auditorium, located at 3201 Riverside Drive, near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Griffith Park. Best described as a variety show, attendees enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and an interesting presentation from a guest speaker.
TICKETS: Sales on labreakfastclub.com close 48 hours before breakfast. Non-members are $25 and Members receive a 25% discount when logged into their Membership Portal.
Please arrive between 6:45 - 7:00 AM sharp! Doors close at 7:15 AM. Your admission includes a buffet breakfast, enjoyment of our 98-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from our Speaker of the Week!
HEALTH & SAFETY: Surgical disposable face masks or medical-grade masks (i.e., KN95, KF94, N95) are strongly recommended when not eating or drinking, especially during the cold and flu season, and will be provided on request.