You don’t have to love jazz to enjoy a beautiful evening at Pinecrest Gardens under the stars, but it is hard to find someone that doesn’t love the greatest jazz standards of the 20th Century when Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens presents the South Florida Jazz Orchestra.
This world class 16-piece big band features vocalist Lisanne Lyons performing The Great American Songbook, a repertoire that includes music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin and more. Ed Blanco at All About Jazz says, “Listen and enjoy; the band swings with pulsating energy.”
Celebrate the most memorable melodies of swing and swag with the South Florida Jazz Orchestra, Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.pinecrestgardens.org or call 305-669-6990.
MASQUERADE IN THE GARDENS
Dine and dance under stars at the magnificent Masquerade in the Gardens gala on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. The elegant evening will commence at Lakeview Terrace where VIPs, taste-makers and local celebrities will sip signature cocktails provided by Bacardi and dine on gourmet cuisine provided by Macy’s Gourmet Catering. Entertainment includes stilt walkers, jugglers, fire eaters and an exclusive performance by renowned jazz diva Debby Orta and her trio.
The evening will proceed with dancing and music in the meadow, which will be transformed with ringside tables and a dance floor. Music will be provided by the Continental Brass Band and DJ Mike Pileggi. As the night draws to a close, attendees will receive luxurious gift bags; no one leaves the party empty handed.
Tickets for this black tie optional evening are $150 per person all-inclusive. For reservations, call 305-669-6990.
GARDENS GOES TO THE DOGS
Second annual Howl-O-Ween Festival on Sunday, Oct 28, 5-6 p.m., featuring a day full of activities for everyone in the family, especially your four-legged friends. Canines cavort at this all-day Pet Fair with proceeds benefiting the Friends Forever Humane Society and Pets’ Trust. There’ll be local pet adoption agencies, pet boutiques, family friendly activities, food, dog agility demonstrations and a costume parade (human and pet), with prizes awarded in several categories. Admission is $3 adults, $2 children 2-17 and a special $10 donation requested for Pet Costume Contest participation.
GARDENS LECTURE SERIES
The Gardens Lecture Series presents Palm and Tree Care for the Home Landscape. Join us on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hibiscus Room where Horticulturist Craig Morell will cover the tricks and tactics for keeping the trees and palms in your home landscape in tip-top shape. Learn the basics of fertilization, pest control, and plant selection to maintain and improve your landscape. Enjoy an hour of informative fun complete with refreshments.
FOOD TRUCK FRENZY
Free for all, Food Truck Frenzy is featured the fourth Saturday of each month. New and exciting food trucks find their way to the Gardens parking lot on Oct. 27. Indulge your appetite for food truck fare once a month from 11 a.m. ’til 4 p.m. You can choose from many of South Florida’s very best food trucks serving up delicious seafood, stir fry, burgers, Italian and Latin menus, desserts and more. Parking and entry to the food truck event is free and we recommend enjoying your meals inside Pinecrest Gardens at one of our four shaded picnic table areas. This takes the notion of meals on wheels to a whole new level.
November marks harvest in the Redlands and our Farmer’s Market is gearing up for the best season ever. Enjoy the fresh air while selecting your fresh produce, spices, home-baked breads, hand made pastas, organic products and much more at Pinecrest Gardens’ Farmers Market every Sunday. The market is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and admission is free. While you are there, enjoy the purchases you have made at one of our many picnic areas in the Gardens or the magnificent view on Lakeview Terrace.