[NOTE: December 16th post-publication update: The Bloedel Reserve did not have sufficient advance reservations to proceed with the New Year’s eve party discussed in this podcast. So that planned event is now cancelled. But if you like what you hear in this podcast about the idea, encourage Bloedel to consider offering something similar 12 months from now. The original podcast description is as follows.]

Ring in the New Year at beautiful Bloedel Reserve’s one-of-a-kind party!

In this podcast, Ed Moydell, Executive Director tells us about Bloedel’s first-time-ever New Year’s Eve bash and the many Bloedel programs it supports.

All of Bloedel’s friends from Bainbridge or around the county and Seattle are welcome to come and party the night away with interesting appetizers, a sumptuous sit-down dinner service, and late night snacks, swanky signature cocktails and abundant champagne, swinging dance music by the amazing Freddy Pink band.

If midnight Pacific time is past your bedtime, no worries – we’ll toast the ball drop in New York City at 9:00pm Pacific, and again at midnight when the Seattle skyline lights up.

Be a part of an exciting new holiday tradition designed to bridge generations, bring the community together, and sustain outstanding programming at the Bloedel, such as “Strolls for Well-Being” and events such as the Holiday Village, Family Day, as well as maintaining the beautiful gardens.

Tickets are still available at the Bloedel Reserve website — but not for long. Reservations are requested to be made as early as possible, ideally by Friday, December 16th, to ensure that arrangements for the evening can be planned in advance.

Credits: BCB host: Channie Peters; BCB audio editor and social media publisher: Barry Peters.