Best Practices - Vol. IV

CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS
Mayor MeraLee Goldman
 

Community Millennium Forum Project

In April 1997, the City of Beverly Hills commenced its Community Millennium Forum Project, a four-part lecture series designed to present the views of the meaning of the next Millennium from four prominent speakers. The first special guest lecture was presented by the Senior Vice President and Provost of Tufts University, Sol Gittleman. The event was held at the Museum of Television & Radio as the first of four lectures in the series. The lecture stimulated audience discussion regarding individual visions as to the meaning of the turn of the Millennium. Community response to the new Millennium was documented both in written form and on videotape. At the conclusion of the four-part series of guest lectures, a permanent document of the community's hopes, dreams, fears and desires for the next Millennium will have been recorded and then made available for others to read and view. The second of four lectures, scheduled for September 1997, will feature the Stanford University Art Department's Matthew S. Kahn.

Contact: Robin Chancellor, Director of Communications and Marketing, (310) 285-2438

Culture And the Arts Program

The City of Beverly Hills Culture and the Arts Program offers the community and its visitors a choice of stimulating cultural activities on a year-round basis. From art exhibits, lectures and tours, to dance and music performances, this multifaceted program is designed to add a significant cultural dimension to the City. Components of the program include:

"Sundays in the City" Multi-Cultural Festival Series -- "Sundays in the City" draws local residents and visitors into the centrally-located Civic Center Plaza. Guests can enjoy an afternoon of music, dance, culinary offerings, arts and crafts and hands-on art projects for children. Musical and dance performances involve multi-cultural groups reflecting the Asian, African, Latino and Iranian cultures. Concerts are offered free of charge.

Art and Architecture Trolley Tour -- This 90-minute open-air tour of Beverly Hills takes riders by significant art and architectural attractions, including prime galleries and museums. Brief stops are made at select locations for riders to engage in short walking tours.

Culture Connection -- This offers luxury round-trip travel from the heart of the City's business and tourist district to other popular regional cultural venues. A regular excursion lasts approximately four hours.

Special Lectures/Presentations -- These occur regularly at the Beverly Hills Public Library and include cultural programs for children and adults. Guest artist lectures are typically offered free of charge.

Contact: Robin Chancellor, Director of Communications and Marketing, (310) 285-2438

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