The West Hollywood Park dog park and basketball courts will be temporarily closed from Wednesday, March 16, 2022, through Thursday, March 31, 2020 to accommodate the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party and Charity Fundraiser on its 30-year-anniversary. The Elton John AIDS Fundraiser will be co-hosted by David Furnish at the newly open West Hollywood Park, on March 27, 2022. The dog park will also go through a deep cleaning during the closure.
Elton John announced via his official Twitter account that Lady Gaga, Eric McCormack, and Billy Porter will be hosting this year’s annual West Hollywood event.
“For the return of #EJAFOscars to West Hollywood for the first time in 2 years, I’m so excited to share that my good friends @ladygaga, @EricMcCormack & @theebillyporter will be co-hosting @EJAF’s 30th Academy Awards Viewing Party with David!”
Elton John will be joining via satellite from his rescheduled concert in Lincoln, Nebraska, and David Furnish will lead the show with a star-studded line-up of co-hosts. Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, performer, producer, and New York Times best-selling author Brandi Carlile is set to perform. Additional names joining the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party has grown from an intimate dinner in Beverly Hills to one of Hollywood’s most star-studded occasions, known for its performances, on-stage talent, and auction. All funds raised during the evening will support the Foundation’s network of partners and local experts across four continents to challenge discrimination, prevent infections and provide treatment as well as influencing governments to end AIDS.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) was established in 1992 and is one of the leading independent AIDS organizations in the world. EJAF’s mission is to be a powerful force in the end to the AIDS epidemic. Since 2004, the City of West Hollywood has co- sponsored the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party and Charity Fundraiser.
In 2020, the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party and Charity Fundraiser raised $6.4 million dollars and at the virtual event in 2021 they raised $3 million dollars to help end the AIDS epidemic.
The 2022 event held in West Hollywood Park will see street closure of San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue for event arrivals and departures from 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2022, through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2022.
The William S. Hart Park & Off-Leash Dog Park will be open during the closure of the West Hollywood Park Dog Park. Hart Park is located at 8341 De Longpre Avenue. Click on the link below to read more.