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Past Meets Present

Past Meets Present at the legendary American Legion Post 519 designed in 1948 by John Porter Clark & Albert Frey. Enjoy cool cocktails and appetizers while dancing to Freddy Fender Jr & band. $30 (4 hrs)


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Past Meets Present Step back in time and experience an afternoon of entertainment and dancing at one of Palm Springs’ hidden treasures – the legendary American Legion Post 519. Designed in 1948 by John Porter Clark and Albert Frey, this Class 1 Historic building has never before been open to the public for a Modernism Week event. “Past Meets Present” guests will enjoy cool cocktails and delicious appetizers as they dance away the afternoon to the sounds of Freddy Fender, Jr. and the Trainor Bros Band. Tom McLean and Lee Wilson will also present a special talk about the American Legion’s robust history. Guests will be able to tour the Legion’s newly refurbished broadcast booth and radio station that at one time showcased popular national radio broadcasts with performers like Al Jolson (with Doris Day, David Niven, Groucho Marx and Cary Grant), Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra. Proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event will be used to purchase new chairs and bar stools for the Legion’s historic bar.

Freddy Fender, Jr with the Trainor Bros band and no host bar will start at 2PM. Talk with Tom McLean and Lee Wilson will be at 3 to 3:20PM. Tours of broadcast booth and radio station from 4 to 4:20PM and 5:00 to 5:20PM during band breaks. Free appetizers will be served throughout event.  

$30

Things to Know

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. - you are welcome to join us for the whole event or for any portion.

The schedule:

No host bar open all day, free appetizers served 2-6 p.m.
Talk with Tom McLean and Lee Wilson will be at 3 to 3:20 p.m. 
Tours of broadcast booth and radio station from 4 to 4:20 p.m and 5 to 5:20 p.m. during band breaks.
This event is for all ages.
Parking lots are on the left and right of American Legion. Also parking on Belardo Rd.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is American Legion.

 

Event Check-in Location

400 N Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: American Legion Post 519

 

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