Mr. & Miss Palisades Teen Contest, May 2016
More than 300 people attended the 57th Annual Teen Contest, an event that was completely re-energized and revitalized by the Palisadian-Post, which presented and produced the event for the second time. The local high school hall was transformed into a hip club-like setting with a light show and thumping beats as well as tables, couches and chairs from Events by Fabulous. Before and after the event, audience members enjoyed cappuccinos, caffe lattes and other beverages courtesy of Urban Espresso and noshed on cookies from Bake Sale Palisades. Every year teens between 14-18 apply and 5 male and 5 female finalists are selected to compete based on academics, volunteer work and community spirit. The winners each receive a cash scholarship as well as free food for the year at Palisades Garden Café. The winners also receive a full editorial piece in the Palisadian-Post and recognition amongst the community and their peers for their accolades. Upon winning, Mr. & Miss Palisades go on to represent our community at our 4th of July Parade as well as other prominent community functions.
Sponsored by: Gibson International Realty and Lexus of Santa Monica
Additional Sponsorship by: The Optimist Club and Palisades Garden Cafe
Lighting and Rentals by: Events by Fabulous
Refreshments by: Urban Espresso & Bake Sale Palisades
Pacific Palisades Spelling Bee, February 2016
More then 185 Elementary-school children in first through fifth grade who live in or go to school in Pacific Palisades participated in the 5th Annual Pacific Palisades Spelling Bee, The Pali Bee, at Rustic Canyon Recreation Center. With parents, siblings, friends and family tripling our attendance numbers the event was transformed last year and revitalized by the Palisadian-Post who produced the event. Before and after the event, audience members enjoyed fresh popcorn, snacks, soft drinks and juices while mingling in the courtyard waiting for results. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each grade each receive a trophy and also receive a full editorial piece in the Palisadian-Post and recognition amongst the community and their peers.
Sponsored by: Palisadian-Post
Lighting and Rentals by: Rustic Canyon Recreation Center
Refreshments by: Palisadian-Post
Blast Off to Summer, April 2015
Over 1800 people of all ages came out to enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the Palisades for the Palisadian-Post’s 2nd Annual “Blast Off to Summer” Block Party. Ambiance AV came out for another year to spin music live while W.I. Simonson sponsored the event and had their stunning GL SUV and S Coupe on display for the day. MTB Event Rentals decked out Antioch and Swarthmore with rentals fit for a true summer block party while over 30 summer schools, camps and unique companies were present to share their businesses with the community. Food trucks galore lined the streets as performances by Rocky Duwani, Twinkle Time and aerial acts by Studio K filled the day with entertainment. Critter Squad, Bubble Mania and Beachy Cream Ice Cream were all on hand to quench our sweet tooths and our kid inside. See you again next year for music, science, crafts and education.
Sponsored by: W.I. Simonson
Sound and Engineering by: Ambience AV
Rentals by: MTB Event Rentals
Performances by: Twinkle Time, Rocky Dawuni and Studio K
Special Appearances by: LAPD and Firestation 69, Critter Squad, BubbleMania and Beachy Cream Ice Cream
Mr & Miss Palisades Teen Contest, March 2015
More than 200 people attended the 56th Annual Teen Contest, an event that was completely re-energized and revitalized by the Palisadian-Post, which presented and produced the event for the first time. The local high school hall was transformed into a hip club-like setting with a light show and thumping beats from Ambiance AV as well as tables, couches and chairs from Events by Fabulous. Before and after the event, audience members enjoyed cappuccinos, caffe lattes and other beverages courtesy of Longshot Coffee and noshed on cookies from Cookie Good.
Sponsored by: Gibson International Realty and The Optimist Club
Sound and Lighting by: Ambiance AV
Rentals by: Events by Fabulous
Refreshments by: Longshot Coffee and Cookie Good
Blast Off to Summer, April 2014
Over 1,000 people of all ages turned up for the Palisadian-Post’s inaugural “Blast Off to Summer” Block Party. With the assistance of Ambiance AV and Ja-Ja Fiesta, Antioch Street and Swarthmore Ave. were turned into an out-of-this-world festive fair, including music, science, crafts, art and community fun showcasing local schools and summer camps.
Sound and Engineering by: Ambiance AV
Rentals by: Ja-Ja Fiesta
Special Appearances by: LAPD and Firestations 69, Mayor Jake, Critter Squad, LaBak the Magician, Party Pros Mascots
Speaker Series, Jan. 2014
The Palisadian-Post’s debut Speaker Series event featuring Father Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries drew a crowd of more than 300 people to a local school gymnasium that was completely re-imagined with a lively town hall vibe. Guests arrived in style via a red carpet provided by Events by Fabulous and were treated to music and a light show courtesy of Ambiance AV. The event was catered by one of Homeboy Industries’ social enterprises, Homegirl Café, which provided complimentary quesadillas, chips and salsa and other hors d’oeuvres and beverages prior to Boyle’s presentation.
Sound and lighting by: Ambiance AV
Refreshments by: Homegirl Catering
Red carpet by: Events by Fabulous
Photos: Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer
Pop-Up Gallery, 2013
The Palisadian-Post with the assistance of Enchanted Rentals and Ooks of Hazard transformed an old printing warehouse into a lively art gallery for a one-night pop-up event to showcase local artists in addition to offering local wine and food tastings.
Music by: Ooks of Hazzard
Rentals by: Enchanted
Refreshments by: Pali Wine Co. and local Palisades Restaurants
Photos: Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer