Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade Launches “Growing Kindness inSunshine”

Flower Hill Promenade announced the start of a very special initiative as part of its highly anticipated inSunshine summer season: “Growing Kindness inSunshine,” a four-month program of special installations, activations, activities, community and charity events that showcase the idea that “What sunshine is to flowers, kindness is to humanity.”

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Growing Kindness inSunshine is set amongst vibrant florals and features multi-use displays; sunshine and summer-inspired workshops; musical performances; activities that inspire and incite acts of kindness, and charity events led by Flower Hill Promenade merchants, local makers and visionaries from May 1 through August 31.

‘Growing Kindness inSunshine’ was created as a way to celebrate the many acts of kindness we see every day, and to support people and organizations in our communities working hard to make a difference through those acts of kindness.

Growing Kindness inSunshine will showcase Flower Hill Promenade’s unique mix of local independent and national merchants through special, in-store events, offers, and giveaways. The center will also come alive as never before through beautiful and meaningful center-wide installations that inspire and support acts of kindness, from the everyday – to the extraordinary, including:

The Great Wishing Tree

Make a wish, write it on a small piece of paper, place it in a glass bottle and make a visit to the ‘Great Wishing Tree’ located in the lower east courtyard of Flower Hill Promenade. Hang your wish on the tree and wait for it to come true.

“Give and Take”

A social gathering bowl where visitors can take what they need and leave what they can in its place. The give and take bowl will be located outside of Cryoshield on the upper level.

“I Should Have Said That”

Finally, a chance to express everything you wished you would have said. Put it on paper and put it out to the universe on our walls located right next to Flower Child.

“Noodling Around with Color”

Experience a colorful canopy created entirely with repurposed pool noodles that provides a rainbow of shade over Flower Hill Promenade’s lower east and west courtyards.

“Today I Feel”

Get in touch with your feelings and wear them on your sleeve, your shirt (or anywhere you like) with Flower Hill Promenade’s emotion button walls, located outside Core Power Yoga.

Feeding San Diego Garden

Enjoy the beauty and the bounty of a hand-crafted vertical garden structure displaying seasonal herbs and veggies including tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, thyme, oregano, lettuce and parsley in the courtyard outside Opus Bank.

Because Kindness Rocks Project

Be a part of a wonderful grassroots kindness campaign created to cultivate connections within communities and lift others up through simple acts of kindness, it’s simple! Write a message of kindness on a colorfully painted rock, take one, or pass one on, Saturdays May 12, June 9, July 14 and Aug 11 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. One message at just the right time can change your entire day…outlook…life!

“What sunshine is to flowers, kindness is to humanity”

Larger than life, step and shoot, paper flower wall by Paperave. Located in the Paseo.

Featured “Makers” installations

Located throughout the mall and changing all summer long. Find something new around every corner as our monthly featured artists change and fresh new artistic wonders appear.

Take part in our summer of kindness May 12, June 9, July 14 and Aug 11 with activities and events aimed to showcase kindness in all its beautiful forms in partnership with some of San Diego’s most impactful charities. Each featured Saturday has a unique set of events and may include activities such as:

Flower Hill Maker Bazaar
Saturdays May 12, June 9, July 14 and August 11 10:00-4:00
Discover handmade and uncommon goods at more than 25 vendors throughout the courtyards, enjoy a uniquely curated petting farm and marvel at custom balloon creations, artisan face painting and live music. All children’s activities are free with donation.

Voices of our City Choir performance
July 14 from 1:00-2:00.
Changing the perception and experience of homelessness one musical performance at a time.

Queen Bee, Craft Night with Amy Tangerine, and Mint Studio  
Saturday, June 2 from 5pm to 8pm
Join creative director, collaborator, paper & picture lover, traveler, scrapbooker and author Amy Tangerine and more than 50 of the best craft leaders from across the country for this special ticketed event. Enjoy three take-home crafts, delicious dinners and drinks, swag bags and raffle prizes. Tickets at Mint Studio.

Mother’s Day Tea to benefit Feeding San Diego by Mint Studio
Treat mom to tea, with a splash of good cause, and fun for the whole family. Celebrate the special women in your life with a very special tea. Tickets information at Mint Studio.

Cake4Kids Cake Walk 
Saturdays June 9, July 14 and August 11 from 10:00-4:00
Giving back is a walk in the Promenade with this sweet and fun cake walk to benefit Cake4Kids – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that bakes and delivers custom birthday cakes to underprivileged children, raising children’s self-esteem by showing they care through cake. Every child deserves to celebrate.

Random Crafts of Kindness with Charity Wings at Maker Space
Saturdays May 12, June 9, July 14 and August 11 10:00-4:00
Make and take crafts that give back. Workshop crafts are for all to enjoy and are free with a donation.

An Elevated Shopping Experience

Growing Kindness inSunshine is the brainchild of inspired real estate developer and Managing Partner of Flower Hill Promenade, Jeffrey Essakow in conjunction with Rose Jabin longtime Property Manager, Siena Randall and Leslie Randall of R&R Enterprise.

You really have to give it to this team; they’ve elevated the expectations of shopping at the local strip mall to be an interesting, educational, and even relaxing experience, with a real sense of community – not easily achieved!

See you there!