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Jun
11
Sat
Tonalism: Night
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 12 @ 1:00 am

June 11 // Saturday: 6pm–1am 

Advance tickets required, $20 members/$25 non-members. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Tonalism (in Space) culminates in a late night, ambient music happening inspired by La Monte Young’s Dream House as well as the work of musicians and composers such as Terry Riley, John Cage, and Yoko Ono. The event features live DJ sets, visual elements, and the opportunity to be in the garden as night falls.

Visitors are encouraged to bring pillows, cushions, and sleeping bags to lay down, listen and watch for an extended period of time.

Jun
12
Sun
Tonalism: Day
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am

June 9–10 // Thursday–Friday: 10am–5pm
June 11–12 // Saturday–Sunday: 10am–4pm

Experience Tonalism (in Space) from dublab at Descanso for four days this June. With immersive surround sound installations in different areas of the garden, Tonalism invites participants to enjoy ambient music and consider sound as a way to reflect, meditate and connect with our surroundings and environment.

Free with admission, no advance registration required

Main Lawn:

  • Meditative music brings a new sound element to this garden space
  • Visitors are invited to explore The Centering Center’s woven pavilion – a social space for interaction and reflection
  • Storytelling Workshop with Tina Orduno Calderon on Thursday, June 9 from 11am–noon
    • Tina will share stories and songs with guests at Descanso Gardens as well as speak about the revival of the Tongva language and the fluidity of culture which is integrally connected to language and place
  • Soundbaths on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 from 5–6:30pm
    • Immerse yourself in the sounds of crystal bowls under the oaks
  • Four Quadrant Induction Meditation by Marcos Lutyens on Sunday, June 12 from 11am–noon
    • A guided meditation exploring internal, sensory, social and environmental realms as they relate to the inner self and to the intent of the Centering Center Pavilion

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Rose Garden
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  • Quadraphonic soundscapes and other compositions
Jun
26
Sun
Summer Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am

Come join this guided monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Free with membership, no registration required.

Members only

Jul
24
Sun
Summer Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am

Come join this guided monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Free with membership, no registration required.

Members only

Aug
28
Sun
Summer Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am

Come join this guided monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Free with membership, no registration required.

Members only

Sep
25
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 25 @ 8:00 am

Come join our monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

MEMBERS ONLY

Oct
22
Sat
Mulch Giveaway @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Take home some high-quality mulch at the Auxiliary Parking Lot on October 22 from 8–10am. Descanso’s horticulture staff will be on hand to answer any mulching questions.

Bring your own containers to tote mulch home (maximum of three containers). Supplies are limited and available first come, first served.

 

Oct
23
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am

Come join our monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

MEMBERS ONLY

Nov
5
Sat
Mobile Voting at Descanso @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come vote at the most beautiful place in LA. The County of Los Angeles’ Mobile Vote Center will be in the auxiliary parking lot at Descanso Gardens on Saturday, November 5 from 9am–5pm.

 

Nov
27
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 27 @ 8:00 am

Come join our monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

MEMBERS ONLY