Leaf To Host 5th Annual Arboreat’em Party in the Park

A crowd of over 400 is expected for ArborEAT’em, the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park’s annual fundraiser to be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 6:30 – 10:30 pm in the arboretum. leaferieThis 5th annual Party in the Park will feature food from many local Erie restaurants including 1201 Kitchen, 3 B Saloon, Cali’s West CateringCasablanca, Erie Beer, La Bella Restaurant, MiScuzi/ Golden Living, Mill Creek Coffee, Pineapple Eddies, Tandoori Hut, The Cab, Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe, and Virgil’s. New this year will be a dance performance by SoMar Dance Works, music by the Street Level Band, and a beer tasting hosted by 5 & 20 Spirits and Brewing. A few of the artists confirmed for the LEAF art show include Tom Ferraro, Joyce Perowicz, Mary Kay Geary and Adele Larson.
As always, the evening will include a spectacular fireworks display conducted by Gibson Fireworks of Titusville, PA.

Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to expanding LEAF’s programs as well as maintenance of the arboretum. LEAF has successfully concluded a series of summer programs for children that included art classes and Branching Out, its nature themed program for ages 6-9. More programs for the school year are being developed.

Reservation can be made by contacting LEAF at 814-453-5323, visiting the LEAF website, www.leaferie.org, or at Pony Express, 1903 W 8th St. Admission is $85 per person through August 24th and $95 after.

Event Schedule
Registration – Begins at 6:30 p.m.
Art Show – 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Food Stations – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Beer Tasting by 5 & 20 Spirits and Brewing – 6:30 p.m.
Dance performance by SoMar Dance Works – 7:45 p.m.
Music by Street Level Band – 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Fireworks – 9:30 p.m.

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The Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier (LEAF) is a tree museum located inside Frontier Park in Erie, PA. Its mission is to create educational opportunities and outdoor experiences for our community. LEAF is home to over 225 different varieties of trees, a collection that grows in interest and diversity each year. For more information about LEAF visit LEAFErie.org.

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