August 14, 2010: Ice Cream Social


Ice Cream Social: Something Old Is New Again

Saturday, August 14, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
William Andrews Clark Library gardens, 2520 Cimarron St. (Kinney Heights)

What better way to spend a summer afternoon than eating ice cream, socializing with neighbors and listening to musical entertainment? Please put on your summer whites or Victorian-inspired attire, and join WAHA at its Ice Cream Social, returning to West Adams after a too-long hiatus.

In the 1980s and 1990s, WAHA tradition called for an annual Ice Cream Social, with sweets and frozen treats, games and lots of fun for kids and grown-ups alike. But as WAHA invented some new activities, the Ice Cream Social fell by the wayside, albeit with fond memories. This summer, WAHA is bringing the event back – and happily, at a great venue we are sure you all want to see.

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library is one of Los Angeles’s major landmarks and scholarly library resources, noted for its rare books, Oscar Wilde collection, and fine printing. The library was erected by William Andrews Clark, Jr., and named after his father, who had built a mining fortune in Montana. The son, a prominent Los Angeles book collector and philanthropist, had a house at the corner of Adams Blvd. and Cimarron Street, and from 1924 to 1926 he constructed the library and its formal gardens on the same lot.

In addition to ice cream, cookies, and music, we will have a cake walk. This game is a combination of musical chairs and a raffle -- the person who lands on the winning square wins a cake. There will also be raffle prizes and other surprises.

All in all, a lovely way to while away a summer afternoon in Historic West Adams.

If you would like to donate baked goods or volunteer to help, please contact