The countdown to Sunset Series is on with our first night taking place next week on June 20. While the food and music have changed over the year’s, one aspect of the night remains – Ms. Allison’s Kids’ Zone.

Since the beginning of this program, Ms. Allison has been the ring leader of the Kids’ Zone in the Lower Meadow every Thursday night, offering another way for guests – especially those young at heart – to enjoy the night. She creates interactive fun for all ages with things like parachutes, obstacle courses, lawn bowling, bubble dance parties and musical games. Have a child who would rather read or an infant who wants to get in on the fun? Ms. Allison creates spaces for them, too. 

“People who know me often say I have boundless energy. When it comes to children, fun is my middle name,” says Ms. Allison, who’s full name is Allison Schmitz.  “My goal is to provide positive childhood memories. As a native of the Peninsula, I’m deeply involved in our community. I am a full-time TK teacher in Palos Verdes, teach Mommy & Me classes, plan corporate events, organize kids’ parties and facilitate private youth centered activities and events. .. My goal has always been to positively impact children’s lives and contribute to their happiness and well-being.”  

Before joing us for the Sunset Series, Ms. Allison instructed our Movin ‘n Groovin class which gave children a safe way to play and socialize in the Garden.

While this is Ms. Allison’s third year participating in the Sunset Series, this year will have an extra twist. Ms. Allison will be incorporating each night’s theme into the Kids’ Zone activities. For example, Jimmy Buffett Night will feature a banner that reads “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” and toy parrots perched in the surrounding trees.

“I am thrilled to hear all the positive feedback from excited families anticipating summer starting so they can attend again,” says Ms. Allison regarding the return of the Sunset Series. “It really is an event the whole family can enjoy!”

While Ms. Allison brings the fun, she asks that parents “chaperone their child at all times” and keep the toys in the Kids’ Zone. 

Playing in the area will definitely work up an appetite ,so make sure to check out Dottie’s in the Koi Pond for something to eat. Each week will have themed food and drink specials in addition to a full bar and other food options available throughout the night. 

Ready to get this party started? Find more information and tickets here