Highlights from the 2018 Rose Parade

 

2018 Rose Parade

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE UNRIVALED CELEBRATION

 

The 2018 Rose Parade took place on January 1st, with the theme “Making a Difference.” This year’s parade marks the 129th Rose Parade, and featured live performances from Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy Grammer and Todrick Hall, local dancing and marching bands, and, of course, the parade floats! Below are some of the highlights of the unrivaled celebration, including members of the Podley Properties family.

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Bill Podley and Family Ride Through the Parade on the Valley Hunt Club’s Horse-Drawn Carriage

 

Did you know… The Valley Hunt Club originated the Rose Parade in 1890. Memorabilia of the time show that it was a “Tournament of Roses” — the name being coined by Charles F. Holder and inspired by the flower festival at Nice and pre-Lenten “War of the Roses” in Rome. The Valley Hunt Club has been an annual participant since 1983.

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Sierra Madre Rose Float Association wins the Fantasy Award with “Chivalry!”

2018 Rose Parade - Sierra Madre

Fun Fact: Sierra Madre is the smallest city to enter a float in the parade. The volunteers comes together to self-build and self-fund the annual float creation. A Rose blossom tree graces the front of the float. A First Aid kit is being used by young boy standing on a parapet to bandage a lady dragon’s paw.

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La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association wins the Bob Hope Humor Award for the most whimsical and amusing float with “PandaMonium.”

 
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Posted on January 2, 2018 at 1:35 pm
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January Events Calendar

January Events

 

CELEBRATIONS

JAN 1 | 129TH ROSE PARADE
Along Colorado Blvd., PASADENA
8AM > Experience the magic of New Year’s Day with this unrivaled celebration! tournamentofroses.com
 
JAN 1-2 | POST PARADE: SHOWCASE OF FLOATS
Along Sierra Madre & Washington Blvd., PASADENA
MON: 1-5PM, TUE: 9AM-5PM > Get a close-up look at the float designs & learn from the volunteers. tournamentofroses.com
 
JAN 1-FEB 11 | ROYALS OF PASADENA
PASADENA Museum of History
WED-SUN 12-5PM > View exquisite coronation gowns & accessories of past Rose Queens & Princesses. pasadenahistory.org
 
JAN 7-12 | CHEESEBURGER WEEK
Participating Restaurants Across PASADENA
40 of Pasadenas best restaurants, lounges & burger joints offer signature creations & deals. pasadenarestaurantweek.com
 
 
 

TAKING IN NATURE

JAN 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | MUSIC IN THE CHINESE GARDEN
Huntington Library & Gardens, SAN MARINO
1-3PM > Enjoy the sounds of Traditional Chinese music in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. huntington.org
 
JAN 20 | CAMELLIA WALK
Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
10AM > Walk through the Camellia Forest with the Huntington Library’s curator of woody plant materials. descansogardens.org
 
JAN 20 | RAINWATER HARVESTING CLASS & RAIN BARREL PICK-UP
GLENDALE Police Department
CLASS: 9-10AM, PICK-UP: 9AM-11AM > Learn how to best harvest rain water & pick up your barrel (must be pre-ordered). glendaleca.gov
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JAN 20 | FOREST BATHING
The Arboretum, ARCADIA
8-10AM > A Japanese-inspired practice that deepens your relationship with nature. Tea & snacks provided. arboretum.org
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JAN 27 | TEA SALE & SAMPLING WITH CHADO TEA
Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
10AM-2PM > Sample & browse delicious teas for sale while taking in the beautiful winter camellia blooms. descansogardens.org
 
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ARTS, CRAFTS & GAMES

JAN 5, 12, 19, 26 | FRIDAY NIGHT STREET FAIR
Old Town MONROVIA
5-9PM > Peruse organice & nutritious produce, beautiful fresh-cut flowers & crafts hand-made by local artisans. cityofmonrovia.org
 
JAN 6 | CLAREMONT ART WALK
Downtown CLAREMONT
6-9PM > Enjoy shopping and dining while visiting art galleries in & nearby the Claremont Village. claremontartwalk.com
 
JAN 11-14 | PASADENA BEAD & DESIGN SHOW
Hilton PASADENA
10AM-6PM > Buy direct from artisans at great prices. Beads, art, clothing, jewelry, gemstones, textiles & more. beadanddesign.com
 
JAN 14 | UNFINISHED…COMMUNITY CONCERT
SAN GABRIEL Mission Playhouse
3-4:30PM > FREE classical concert presented by the Olympia Philharmonic Society & CSLA. missionplayhouse.org
 
JAN 16 | BOARD GAME NIGHT
SIERRA MADRE Public Library
5-8PM > Play board games with your fellow community members. All ages are welcome! cityofsierramadre.com
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JAN 16-FEB 17 | BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK
GLENDORA Public Library
ALL DAY > “Pick up” one of the mysterious books, then rate your date to enter in a prize drawing. ci.glendora.ca.us
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JAN 25 | TABLETOP CARD NIGHT
MONROVIA Public Library
6:30-8:30PM > Bring your favorite games for an evening of skill, luck & comradery. Snacks & beverages included. cityofmonrovia.org
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JAN 26 | 2018 FACULTY SHOW OPENING NIGHT
Creative Arts Group, SIERRA MADRE
7-9PM > Meet the artists & enjoy refreshments on opening night. Show continues through February 23rd. creativeartsgroup.org
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JAN 27 | SILKSCREEN POSTER MAKING WORKSHOP
ALTADENA Public Library
11AM-1PM > Participants will learn to make posters using the mono-silkscreen technique. altadenalibrary.org
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Posted on December 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm
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2017 December Events Calendar

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PARADES & LIGHTS
 
NOW-JAN 7 | ENCHANTED FOREST OF LIGHT
Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
TIMES VARY > An interactive, nighttime walk through unique lighting experiences. enchantedla.com
 
DEC 2 | MONTROSE CHRISTMAS PARADE
Honolulu & Rosemont, MONTROSE
6PM > Celebrate the 41st Annual Christmas Parade announced by Podley’s very own Jane Kane! montrosechristmasparade.org
 
DEC 7 | HOLIDAY PARADE & TREE LIGHTING
Old Town MONROVIA
6PM LIGHTING, 7PM PARADE > Watch the holiday decorations light up Old Town. cityofmonrovia.org
 
DEC 9 | GLENDORA CHRISTMAS PARADE
GLENDORA Village
9-11AM > The theme this year is ” An Old Fashioned Christmas.” glendorachristmasparade.com
 
 
 
HOLIDAY SHOPPING
 
DEC 2-3 | HOLIDAY LOOK IN HOME TOUR
4 Homes Across PASADENA
9:30AM-4PM > A self-guided tour of four elegant homes & a free holiday gift boutique. pasadenaholidaylookin.com
 
DEC 9 | DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET
Downtown ARCADIA
11AM-6PM > Holiday market featuring food trucks, live performances, artisanal tents & more! arcadiacachamber.org
 
DEC 14 | PODLEY HOLIDAY GIFT BOUTIQUE
897 Granite Drive, PASADENA
4:30-7:30PM > Shop local vendors & bring your family for FREE photos with Santa while enjoying wine & refreshments. Proceeds benefit Pasadena Educational Foundation. facebook.com/podleyproperties
 
 
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WINTER FESTIVITIES
 
DEC 2 | HOLIDAYFEST 2017
Along S. Lake Avenue, PASADENA
12-5PM > Celebrate the holidays with family-friendly activities, music & a visit to Santa’s Village. southlakeavenue.org
 
DEC 2 | BREAKFAST w/SANTA & SNOW FESTIVAL
ARCADIA Community Center
9AM-2PM; Evening Hours 5-9pm > Enjoy a hearty breakfast, holiday music & photo with Santa! Celebrate at the FREE snow festival after. arcadiacachamber.org
 
DEC 2, 9, 16 | SANTA IN THE VILLAGE
GLENDORA Village
3-7PM > Stop by for carriage rides, carollers & photos with Santa. glendoravillage.com
 
DEC 9 | CHRISTMAS TREE LANE WINTER FESTIVAL
Santa Rosa & Mariposa, ALTADENA
2-9PM ARTS & CRAFTS, 6PM LIGHTING CEREMONY > Santa arrives in the Village, bringing Christmas tree lighting, carriage rides & more! christmastreelane.net
 
DEC 9 | 18TH ANNUAL WINTER WONDERLAND
Heritage Park, LA VERNE
9AM-1PM > Children can enjoy 2 snow runs & play lands with real snow, arts & crafts, hot cocoa & a visit with Santa. ci.la-verne.ca.us
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DEC 9 | SNOW FEST
SIERRA MADRE Community Nursery School
10AM-2PM > This is a child-centered event with a child sized snow hill for rides & snow play. Sponsored by Vanessa Withers, Katie Orth & Judy Webb-Martin.
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DEC 18 | MUPPET’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
MONROVIA Public Library
6-7:45PM > The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old & bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve. cityofmonrovia.org
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DEC 21 | GINGERBREAD JAMBOREE!
Memorial Park, SIERRA MADRE
1PM > Kids of all ages and talents – come and build a gingerbread house in Memorial Park and check out Library materials before the week-long holiday closure.
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DEC 23 | CHRISTMAS MOVIE MARATHON
SIERRA MADRE Public Library
11AM-5PM > Pick up your last-minute holiday reading and enjoy treats and a holiday movie marathon at the library. cityofsierramadre.com
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DEC 26-30 | KIDSPACE SNOW DAYS
Kidspace Museum, PASADENA
TIMES VARY > Play in real snow, make snowmen & perfect your snowball making skills. Live performances each day. kidspacemuseum.org
 
DEC 28-31 | ROSE PARADE FLOAT VIEWING
Rosemont Pavilion: 700 Seco Street, PASADENA
9AM > Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the Rose Parade. tournamentofroses.com
 
 
 
 

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Posted on November 14, 2017 at 10:17 am
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Sierra Madre, La Canada Awarded at Rose Parade

The float winners from the “Echoes of Success” 103th Rose Parade have been crowned! Presenting 96 entries of 42 floats, 22 bands, and 19 equestrians. Podley Properties is proud of the honors both Sierra Madre and La Cañada Flintridge were awarded.

Sierra Madre:
MAYOR’S AWARD for the “The Cat’s Away”

The Cats Away-SM Rose Parade Float

Sierra Madre has won 11 awards in 12 years for their Rose Parade floats! This year’s float was the town’s 85th entry, going back to 1917. The Mayor’s Award described by the Tournament as “Most Outstanding City Entry.”

La Cañada Flintridge:
BOB HOPE HUMOR AWARD for the “Backyard Rocketeer”

When it comes to floats, La Cañada is old school being one of only five small cities that still rely on volunteers for the entire project. During the year, some 80 volunteers take on the design and building of the mechanicals.

To see the full list of winners, click here.

 

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 9:44 am
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