The Millennium Films team helped plant two beautiful citrus trees in LaFayette Park. They also helped weed, water and clean-up the surrounding area.
Actor and boxer, Victor Ortiz, jumped into action.
Amaury Nolasco lending a hand.
Our Alumni got the chance to hang out with real life super heroes.
Thank you Millennium Films for all your hard work.
Form LA is in MacArthur Park today helping HOLA finish landscaping the area around the Urban Fruit Trails. FormLA Landscaping is transforming Los Angeles through sustainable and drought resistant landscaping. We are thrilled to have their help beautifying our neighborhood park.
Check out all the great activities that went on at our MacArthur Park event:
There was a Fallen Fruit Lemonade Stand
A Fallen Fruit Fruit Factory
The HOLA high school students prepared and sold fruit inspired snacks
Dublab djs spun fruit inspired records
There was a watermelon eating competition
There was even a marching band and a parade
After the parade we blessed the trees with water
We ended the celebration with HOLA youth performances at the Levitt Pavilion Youth Talent Night and a cake from Fancy Boyz.
The cake was inspired by the MacArthur Park song lyrics.
MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
The Urban Fruit Trails Celebration had a great turnout. The Levitt Pavilion was packed and we were thrilled to have the support of many community partners. A big thanks to the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Los Angeles Police Department, Levitt Pavilion, Langer’s Deli, and last but not least our amazing Heart of Los Angeles community.
We are grateful for our wonderful sponsors that helped make our event a success. The Lakers Youth Foundation and Melissa’s Produce gave away over 500 pounds of fresh fruit. They also brought in Chef Marco to help educate the community about healthy eating. He prepared a delicious watermelon mango salsa for all to taste and learn to make at home.
Join Fallen Fruit ( David Burns and Austin Young) and Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) at Levitt Pavilion, from 4:00-6:30pm.
We will make fruit inspired art with Fallen Fruit and celebrate the Urban Fruit Trails’ newly planted fruit trees in MacArthur Park!
Chef Marco Zapien
Bring a picnic blanket and stay for the Levitt Youth Talent night starting at 6:30pm.
This event is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Council Member Gil Cedillo, Lakers Youth Foundation, Active Alliance and Melissa’s.
Check out these amazing photos from the MacArthur Park planting. It was a an amazing feat to get all 12 trees into the ground. We could not have done it without the help of so many dedicated volunteers.
Volunteers from Burberry came out to help the HOLA youth.
David and Austin working hard to loosen the soil.
Our Executive Director, Tony Brown, lending a hand.
Over half a dozen news stations showed up to share the story.
A special thank you to Norm Langer for providing lunch for all the volunteers.
Thank you to the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and Margot Jacobs from Mia Lehrer + Associates for helping us prepare for the planting. It takes a village to plant a tree.