You Say You Want a Revolution?

Audubon Celebrates 50 years

By Muriel Fonesca

Revolutions are a movement for change, led with hearts, ideals, and ideas in the same manner as the artists, philosophers, educators, and liberators of the Mexican Revolution era: Emilio Zapata, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Jose Vasconselos, Antonieta Rivas Mercado, and their contemporaries, who helped our nation identify with a vision of a better future. Their legendary personalities and zest for life inspired the theme for Audubon de Mexico’s 50th anniversary grand fiesta, Revolución Verde.

The party takes place on Saturday, November 11, at La Troje, amid the dramatic rock-walled ruins of a historic granary located within the beautiful setting of Los Senderos—a perfect backdrop for an evening of great food, drink, games, music, and revelry.

The evening gets underway at 5:30 pm with Zapata mustaches and Frida flowers handed to you as you arrive, followed by botanas, an all-night open bar, entertainment and games, and a seated dinner. Then it’s on to dancing to live music from those “rascally” Los Rabeats or enjoying conversation around the giant fire pit.

Although Audubon doesn’t make it a habit to throw a party every year, 50 years is an occasion to celebrate and an opportunity to shine a light on the environmental and community stewardship movement that is taking place in San Miguel.

In addition to its revolutionary Niños y Naturaleza program, which helps public grade school children make healthy connections with nature, Amigos de la Presa, an Audubon program since 2016, offers recreational activities to introduce people to the attractions and benefits of the Presa Allende and directs attention towards our region’s water challenges. Nature in the City promotes the value of wildlife gardening to address habitat and ecosystem losses that threaten wildlife and our natural resources. Together, Audubon’s programs aim to ensure quality of life for all living beings as we face the challenges of growth, climate change, and water scarcity through citizen action.

In keeping with Audubon’s commitment to green, most of the decorations and event elements will be created with used and recycled materials, and local foods will be featured. We’re also going loco in promoting local businesses who are supporting Revolución Verde by donating over 200 game prizes. These include a two-night stay at Mexico City’s famous Red Tree House; a delicious brunch with Taittinger champagne at L’Otel; a year’s membership at the incredible beach, thermal spa, and water gardens at Los Senderos; plus an array of wonderful restaurant experiences, outdoor activities, artist workshops, theater, cooking classes, local products, and much more.

Get your Frida and Diego on, come celebrate Audubon’s 50th, and help raise funds for its Niños y Naturaleza program. Tickets for Revolución Verde are available at Camino Silvestre located at Zacateros 46 and Correo 43 or online at audubonmex.org. If you are out of town or otherwise cannot make the event, you can still make a contribution to the cause through the Audubon website or at Camino Silvestre.

 

Anniversary Event

Audubon de Mexico’s 50th Anniversary

Sat, Nov 11, 5:30pm

La Troje, Los Senderos

2200 pesos/USD$125

audubondemexico@gmail.com

 

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