Sundown in Downtown is Back for 6th Year at Las Vegas Natural History Museum on Friday, June 2

Sundown in Downtown is Back for its 6th Year at
Las Vegas Natural History Museum on Friday, June 2

Proceeds assist in furthering the mission of the Museum



The Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s annual summer soiree, Sundown in Downtown: Bones and Booze, is back for its 6th year on Friday, June 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hosted at Heritage Park located next door to the Museum, the outdoor celebration features bold rhythms, cold drinks and small bites from local businesses throughout the valley. Guests can indulge in cuisine from a variety of vendors including El Sombrero, VegeNation, Rachel’s Kitchen, Triple George Grill, Imperial Taco’s and Beer, Popcorn Girl, and more including a beer garden featuring local breweries such as Big Dog’s Brewery, Great Basin Brewery and Tenaya Creek Brewery. All proceeds will benefit the Museum’s mission; to inspire individuals through educational exhibits and programs to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

“Sundown in Downtown is one of those events that the whole community looks forward to each year,” said Las Vegas Natural History Museum Executive Director, Marilyn Gillespie. “We pride ourselves on supporting the downtown community and this event grows in size as a result. Our goal is to raise awareness about the Museum and its mission, and there’s no better way to attract new people and share our message than a party.”

This year’s event is sponsored by, Century Link, Bank of Nevada, The Golden Nugget, Cox Communications, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and more.

Tickets to Sundown in Downtown start at $35, which includes all you can eat via food vendors and two drink tickets (additional drink tickets can be purchased for $5 each). VIP admission starts at $55 and includes all you can eat and drink. Couples and party pack VIP tickets are available. Tickets can be purchases here: http://bit.ly/Sundown2017 or by visiting www.lvnhm.org.  Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

ABOUT THE LVNHM:

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Hosts 5th Annual Sundown in Downtown Friday, June 10

Natural History Museum

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Hosts 5th Annual
Sundown in Downtown Friday, June 10

Proceeds assist in furthering the mission of the Museum




The Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s annual summer soiree, Sundown in Downtown, is back for its 5th year celebrating the Museum’s 25th anniversary on Friday, June 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., continuing with an official after party at Atomic Liquors.

Hosted at Heritage Park located next door to the Museum, the outdoor celebration features bold rhythms, big drinks and small bites from local businesses throughout the valley. Guests can indulge in cuisine from a variety of vendors including Big Ern’s BBQ, F. Pigalle, Rachel’s Kitchen, Triple George Grill, Imperial Taco’s and Beer, Popcorn Girl and more including a first ever beer garden. All proceeds will benefit the Museum’s mission; to inspire individuals through educational exhibits and programs to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

“Sundown is always the talk of the town. Not only is it truly an indoor/outdoor Museum experience, but the whole community comes together to support our mission,” said Las Vegas Natural History Museum Executive Director, Marilyn Gillespie. “We’re celebrating 25 years this summer and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a party.”

This year’s event is sponsored by, UNLV Alumni Association – Rebel Business Network, Downtown Las Vegas Association, Bank of Nevada, Las Vegas Limousine/Frias Transportation, Southern Wine and Spirits and Courtney Landscape and Pools.

Tickets to Sundown in Downtown start at $35, which includes all you can eat via food vendors and two drink tickets (additional drink tickets can be purchased for $5 each). VIP admission starts at $55 and includes all you can eat and drink. Couples and party pack VIP tickets are available. Tickets can be purchases here: http://bit.ly/1qh2KKc or by visiting www.lvnhm.org.  Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

ABOUT THE LVNHM:
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.

Create a Change Now Online Auction at www.biddingforgood.com Open and Accepting Bids

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Create a Change Now Online Auction at www.biddingforgood.com Open and Accepting Bids

Features 67 silent auction items valued at more than $27,000

Create a Change Now online silent auction is now open and accepting bids. The silent auction is being held in conjunction with Create a Change Now’s first fundraiser Circus Garden Party on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School. The online silent auction can be found at www.biddingforgood.com/createachangenow.

Some of the featured items include:

  • Four tickets to Penn & Teller plus private meet and greet with magic trick ($2,500 value)
  • .50 carat diamond necklace from The Jewelers ($1,600 value)
  • Garden Bed by Garden Farms of Nevada ($900 value)
  • Tickets to the Zoppe Italian Circus at the Smith Center ($200 value)

 

Other items include luxurious vacations, spa packages, personal training sessions, private chefs and more. Event goers can also purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win a Vitamix high performance blender.

The Circus Garden Party will have activities for all ages including stilt walkers, jugglers, face painting, balloon art, live music as well as educational components such as how to plant vegetables and healthy cooking demonstrations.

Guests can also sample cuisine from local restaurants including Hops & Harvest by Bradley Ogden, Poppy Den by Chef Angelo Sosa and Rachel’s Kitchen. Fresh52 Farmers Market will also be on hand with fresh produce.

“Our goal is to fight childhood obesity which has become a national epidemic in this country. With our first big fundraiser we are hoping to reach a large audience so this event is geared to entertain and appeal to the entire family,” said Melissa Blynn, executive director of Create a Change Now. “We hope the community will join us for what is sure to be an afternoon of fun.”

The event is open to the public. Regular ticket prices start at $65 for couples and $40 for an individual ticket. Groups of four kids under 12 are free.

All proceeds raised from this event will help support nutritional education as well as planting more edible gardens in schools. To purchase tickets visit https://ticketcake.com/event/first-annual-circus-garden-party/las-vegas/2013-09-07. For more information call (702) 300-7399. The Fifth Street School is located at 401 S. Fourth St. Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Bidders do not have to attend the event to win.

About Create A Change Now
Create A Change Now is a non-profit organization that fights childhood obesity by educating children on healthy eating habits and encourages a hands-on approach in the kitchen. Create A Change Now aims to teach elementary school students how to plant edible gardens in schools and partners with local chefs to teach students how to prepare and cook the food they harvest.  Create a Change Now has gardens at several local elementary schools including: Rose Warren Elementary School, JT McWilliams Elementary School and Ollie Detweiller Elementary School.

For more information visit www.createachangenow.org