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Denver 71st Annual Conference Social Events

May 26, 2003

Thursday, June 5, 2003

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Reception in Honor of International Mayors at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. Experience a journey through time at the spectacular Museum of Nature and Science. The museum is one of the largest of its kind in the world, exhibiting life'size dinosaurs as well as gems, minerals and even mummies. New to the exhibit this June is the new Gates Planetarium, as well as the exciting new interactive Space Odyssey. Members of The U.S. Conference of Mayors will be the first in the world to experience the wonders of space as part of this exhibit. Relax at a reception in the Glass Atrium and Sky Terrace and enjoy the renowned best view of Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Attire is business casual.

Friday, June 6, 2003

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Welcome to Denver Reception at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th & Curtis Street. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a spectacular evening of dining and dancing at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the largest performing arts complex under one roof in the United States. The event will highlight Denver's unique culture through a variety of live dance music, street entertainment, fun food, and other surprises. From the Five Points Swing Club to the Disco Lounge & Martini Bar, experience first-hand how the Mile High City sings and swings! Attire is business casual.

8:00 p.m.

USCM Executive Committee and Advisory Board Dinner at Cableland, Official Residence of the Mayor of Denver, 4150 Shangri-La Drive. Invitation Only. Attire is business.

10:00 p.m. until

Late Night For The Insomniacs. Jazz, old school, late night bite to eat at Kimball Hall in the historical Welton Street neighborhood. Open to mayors, mayors- staff and guests. Invitation only! Check with the Denver 2003 Host City booth. Attire is casual.

Saturday, June 7, 2003

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Pre'reception Event at Red Rocks Amphitheater Visitors Center, 18300 Visitor Center Drive. Prior to the 3rd annual Wellington E. Webb Music Festival, guests will enjoy a private reception at the newly built 30,000 square feet Visitors Center, located at the top of Red Rocks Amphitheater. This $14 million facility features a Performers Hall of Fame, fine dining at the Ship Rock Grille, interactive educational displays that feature geologic and music history of Red Rocks, and breathtaking views. The Visitors Center opened on April 17, 2003. Attire is casual.

7:30 p.m.

3rd Annual Wellington E. Webb Music Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheater. After the pre'reception, enjoy the sights and sounds of a magical evening at Red Rocks. U.S. Conference of Mayors guests will enjoy VIP seats and service at a musical event that is becoming a Colorado pastime for locals. Guests will enjoy 200-mile panoramic views of Denver and the plains, the natural areas surrounding the rock formations, and listen to great music. Red Rocks is also a breathtaking place to see the sunset and do some stargazing. Attire is casual.

Sunday, June 8, 2003

2:30 p.m.

Denver 2003 Host City Tours. For those of you who want to tour some of our major civic project successes, tours to the following sites will be offered:

  • Redevelopment of the old Stapleton International Airport to commercial, retail and residential sites
  • Redevelopment of the old Lowry Air Force Base to commercial, retail and residential sites
  • Pepsi Center (home of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche)
  • Invesco Field (home of the Denver Broncos)

Sign up at Denver 2003 Host Committee booth. Attire is casual.

8:30-11:00 p.m.

Special Reception in Honor of Conference President Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Host of the 72nd Annual Conference of Mayors: Boston, June 25-29, 2004. Location TBA.

10:30 p.m.

Late Night Event at Wolfgang Puck, Denver Pavilion (Second Level), 16th Street Mall. Come unwind, listen to the sounds of local jazz artists; eat, drink and be merry. Attire is casual.

Monday, June 9, 2003

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Reception at Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library, 2401 Welton Street. Join us for an evening reception and tour of the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, located in Denver's historical five-points neighborhood. The newly opened facility is the only library of its kind between Detroit and Oakland, and serves as an educational and cultural resource that preserves the legacy of history, literature, art, music, religion, and politics of African-Americans in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain West. The library, named after Omar Blair and Elvin Caldwell, two African-American pioneers of Denver, opened to the public on April 26, 2003. Attire is business casual.

8:30 p.m.

Celebration Honoring Conference President-Elect Hempstead Mayor James A. Garner at Seawell Ballroom, Denver Performing Arts Complex.