Everyone was invited to join the free community festivities on Sunday, June 12, 2016 as Pasadena Museum of History and the City of Pasadena presented Happy Birthday Pasadena: Marvelous 130!
2016’s theme incorporated the carefree spirit of our summer exhibition Flying Horses & Mythical Beasts: The Magical World of Carousel Animals with family-friendly entertainment and activities throughout the garden, including Circus Aerial Dance performances by Orange County Aerial Arts, Music by Southern California Band Organs and Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums, Hands-On Crafts for the young and young-at-heart, and much more.
Of course a contingent of Pasadena VIPs was on hand for the Cake Cutting Ceremony and – even better – sharing delicious cake compliments of Baja Ranch Supermarket with everyone in attendance.
We were grateful to our 2016 Happy Birthday Pasadena sponsors:
Duarte Lemonade Brigade
Face Painting by Carmen MacDonald Designs
Finlandia Foundation, Los Angeles Chapter
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
Judson International School
Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
Mind Blowing Balloons
Orange County Aerial Arts/The Ruby Karen Project
Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums
Shakespeare Club of Pasadena
Southern California Band Organs
Queen of the Carnival: Sunny Stevenson
City of Pasadena Youth Ambassadors
National Charity League, Inc., – San Marino Chapter
Baja Ranch Supermarket
John Barrett – Health Insurance Broker
Custom Comfort Mattress – Pasadena
Dolphin Event Services
Assemblymember Chris Holden
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
Angie Gomez – Sister Cities International
M&R Professional Services
Pasadena Federal Credit Union
Anderson Business Technology
Monte Vista Grove Homes
West Pasadena Residents’ Association
This list reflects gifts received as of May 26, 2016.