Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Summers at the Cove

Jun 7, 2017

Image credit: J. Christopher Launi   Summer is Coming… As you begin planning your summer, make sure to leave plenty of time to come visit the Cove. Save the date for these can’t-miss events that Crystal Cove Conservancy has planned throughout the summer. Great Plein Air Art Experience Break out the brushes for the Great […]

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Earth Day was a SUCCESS!

May 3, 2017

April 22nd was Earth Day and along with 40 other state parks across California we received a grant from the California State Parks Foundation to complete overdue environmental improvement projects and facility maintenance.  This year we were awarded $4,000 which was spent (practically to the penny) on plants, both native and ornamental for the 12-acre […]

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“Art in the Park” Celebration

Mar 1, 2017

Crystal Cove Alliance and Crystal Cove State Park are joining forces for our 1st annual Art in the Park celebration, featuring our spring art show, Eye of the Cove! Starting on the evening of March 31st guests can experience a special sneak peek of the art show during our artist reception. Get to know our […]

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“One Great House” — Community at The Commons: Cottages 42, 43, & 44

Jan 1, 2017

“…It was almost as if all the houses were just rooms belonging to one great house.” This description of the historic cottages from a 1982 article in the LA Times captures the community and sense of place that emerged at Crystal Cove over the decades. The original character of each individual cottage has been preserved, […]

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A Man of Many Talents

Jan 1, 2017

If you happen to visit Crystal Cove Historic District on a Wednesday you will see, seated at a small table across from the Beachcomber Café, the jolliest man in Crystal Cove surrounded by smiling children and laughing adults. His name is Rick Boufford, but most people call him Sea Glass Rick, Chef Rick, or Raven Rick […]

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New Artists Keep the Tradition of Plein Air Painting Alive

Jan 1, 2017

Crystal Cove’s stunning views, historic cottages and abundant wildlife have been attracting artists for many generations. They arrive here with blank canvases and leave with art pieces that uniquely capture this one unchanged place in the sun. Crystal Cove Alliance, through its partnership with Crystal Cove State Park at the Park Interpretive Store and Gallery are […]

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There is nothing quite like Christmas at Crystal Cove

Nov 1, 2016

Imagine walking into the Historic District, vintage lights shimmering on the roofs of cottages. Candy canes, wreaths, reindeer, and snowmen scattered throughout the pathway. All that’s missing is the snow. As you walk a bit further, you look up and see the most beautiful tree, anchored in the sand with the sun sinking into the […]

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Alix Hobbs Takes the Helm at CCA

Sep 1, 2016

CCA is excited to welcome Alix Hobbs as President & CEO! Alix joined the CCA team on August 15th, bringing with her more than 20 years of environmental nonprofit experience spanning fundraising, advocacy, education and community relations. Alix most recently served as President & CEO of the acclaimed Heal the Bay, an environmental organization in […]

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Crystal Cove’s Movie Nights are Back!

Jul 1, 2016

With summer underway, Crystal Cove Alliance is extremely excited to celebrate Crystal Cove’s unique cinematic history by bringing the community together after dark to enjoy classic movies on the beach! For three special evenings, you and your family, friends, and neighbors are invited to sit back, relax, and experience a blast from the past with […]

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