BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills is inviting the public to enjoy a series of BOLD (Beverly Hills Open Later Days) events, celebrating all the community has to offer, according to a press release from Therese Kosterman, Public Information Manager for the city on Monday, July 31. The BOLD program is a collaborative partnership with the city, Rodeo Drive Committee, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, and the Beverly Conference and Visitors Bureau, the press release reports.
Mayor Lili Bosse will kick off the program on Wednesday, August 2 at 8 p.m. by hosting the dedication of artist and Beverly Hills native Ed Massey’s “Neon in 3-D” installation. The event will take place at the historic Beverly Hills sign and Lily Pond, located in Beverly Gardens Park at 9439 N. Santa Monica Boulevard. Visitors can enjoy the luminescent, floating garden of discs throughout the month, and special lighting will be available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays to provide the 3-D effect. On those evenings, volunteers will be present with 3-D glasses from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., which will allow viewers to witness colors rising from the water.
“The exhibition’s vibrancy in the daytime is going to wow visitors from all over the world who come by the Lily Pond during daylight hours; the 3-D effect on select evenings is a sight no one is going to forget,” said Massey.
The exhibit will be provided by Portraits of Hope, a non-profit social engagement organization co-founded by Massey, a Beverly Hills High School graduate. The organization works with children and adults coping with serious health and physical conditions and provides creative therapy through participation in art projects, the press release indicates.
On Thursday, August 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Rodeo Drive will be limited to pedestrians only. Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz band leader “El Conguero” Poncho Sanchez and a live DJ will play a free concert on Rodeo Drive at 7:45 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Well-known restaurants in Beverly Hills will offer special deals, and famed retailers will stay open late. Maserati will provide their luxury cars for test rides, and the popular #ONLYONRODEO Interactive Photo Box will return.
On Thursday, August 10, Mayor Bosse’s weekly Walk with the Mayor will take place in the evening at 6 p.m. Participants will meet as usual on the Crescent Drive steps of City Hall and visit local businesses and discover new areas of the city.
On Sunday, August 13 at 10 a.m., a family-friendly yoga session will be led by Acro-Yoga and Yoga Soul at the beautiful Beverly Canon Gardens on North Canon Drive. Entire families are welcome to attend.
On Sunday, August 20 at 9 a.m., residents are invited to join Mayor Bosse on a bike ride around Beverly Hills. The trip will start at the weekly Farmer’s Market on the west end of Civic Center Drive.
Shops will be open late every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Thursday, August 3 until Thursday, August 31. For a complete schedule of BOLD events, please visit www.lovebeverlyhills.com/bhopenlate.