CRA Social Activities

In our anxiousness to gather - all post vaccinations - we hosted a Beach Gathering
on Sunday June 27th 2021.
Here is a quick batch of photos.  A great time had by all. 

Throughout the year CRA members get together socially at fun events that give them a chance to meet new friends and reconnect with those you haven't seen in a while. It also gives part-time residents a chance to get better engaged with the community. Our events include:

  • Happy Hours - No-host informal gatherings a favorite local hangouts - restarting in April 2022! 
  • Annual Meeting - Large gathering that includes a home-cooked pasta feed (May of each year)
  • 4th of July - CRA table at Devendorf Park (July of each year - except 2020)
  • Feast in the Forest - Outside gathering with bar and buffet meal (Late Summer each year) Details & Pictures Here
  • Float in Annual Anniversary/Halloween Parade (usually last Saturday in October each year)  Details & Pictures Here
  • Holiday Gala at La Playa Hotel - Festive celebration dinner at the La Playa Carmel (early December each year) Details Here.
  • Educational Programs - Lectures by a single presenter of panel on a subject of general interest (4-7 each year)
  • Candidate Forums - Bi-Annual Panel discussion that includes all candidates running for Village public office (Fall every 2 even # years)
  • Citizen of the Year Award  A large Bi-Annual gathering honoring a worthy citizen that includes food and drinks after presentation (usually Spring every 2 odd # years, that are not the same year as Candidate Forum years)

While the CRA is not generally considered to be a social organization per se, you can see that have many options for getting out and meeting new people, having discussions about topics of interest and making lifelong friends. The options have expanded based on member interest and the ability of volunteers to put on the events. So, it is really up to you as a member to get involved and make things happen for YOUR Carmel Residents Association!