We are pleased to invite you with your family and friends to our first Garba event.
Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 7PM to 10:30PM
Location: Multipurpose Room
Barron Park Elementary School
800 Barron Ave., Palo Alto 94306 (map)
Tickets: $15 (children under 5 FREE)
Garba is a folk dance from Gujarat state which is now enjoyed all over India as well as in different parts of the world. Men and women dress up in traditional colorful dresses and come out together for 9 consecutive nights during Navratri days in Autumn to celebrate the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasur. The tenth day is celebrated as Dussehra and Diwali follows after a few weeks.
Garba folk dance is now adapted everywhere to celebrate communities and enjoy the harvest time and get into joyous spirits.
Garba can be both fast and slow-paced dance performed in circles. Women traditionally wear colorful ‘ghaghra-choli’ and men wear the ‘Kediyu (shirt) and the Kafni.
At times you might see a combination of both Garba and Dandiya (a dance performed with colorful sticks) during the Navratri days.
Garba dance steps are simple to follow and any newcomer can quickly get into the rhythm after observing a few moves. One can also find many videos and tutorials on Garba on YouTube.
Saturday, August 25, 2018 6PM to 10PM
Cornelius Bol Park, 3590 Laguna Avenue
Pre-Show Activities (6PM to 8PM)
Come see the Gunn Robotics Team demonstrate its award winning robots
Meet the donkey who starred in the Shrek movies
Have some refreshments
Main Feature (8PM to 10PM)
Before there were electronic drones and autonomous vehicles, there was the original flying car. It will be a fun community building evening and a great way to say goodbye to the summer. We hope to see you there.
The Parks Department intends to replace the chain gate at Bol Park on Laguna near the crosswalk coming from Laguna Court with a large metal gate. Eventually, they will replace all the chain gates including the one on Laguna near the creek and the one on Robles Ridge.
Less obtrusive alternatives like a arm gate or folding or collapsible bollards have been suggested, but we don’t think they will consider them. Below are pictures of the proposed gate and examples of the other options mentioned.
If you have any suggestions or concerns about the city plan please contact the BPA Board and/or the Parks Department. They are moving quickly and want to install the 1st gate by the end of August. The official announcement was published August 1st