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Saturday, May 11, 2024

Conference on Crimes Against Women May 20-23, 2024

New Friends New Life is proud to partner with the Conference on Crimes Against Women by leading the human trafficking sessions of this international convening of more than 3,000 advocates, law enforcement agents, and attorneys from around the world. Presenters include NFNL staff, as well as other nationally recognized speakers.

CCAW offers more than 200 workshops, case studies and hands-on computer labs taught by local and national experts who explore the various facets of these heinous crimes and provide the most cutting-edge, relevant and creative tools that attendees can implement in their professions.

Drawing 3,000 annually, CCAW is the only conference that addresses ALL crimes against women with a multidisciplinary focus that encourages a coordinated community response.

Registered attendees also have the opportunity to attend a special NFNL Breakfast and Tour on Wednesday, May 22nd. This event is popular among out-of-town guests and fills up quickly.

May 20-23, 2024
Sheraton Dallas Hotel

Thursday, May 9, 2024

ManKINDness Breakfast


Registration is now open for the ManKINDness Breakfast. Hosted by the Men’s Advocacy Group of New Friends New Life, this year’s event will include the unveiling of the Human Trafficking Dashboard, a new data tool developed in partnership with the City of Dallas, the Dallas Police Department, NFNL and other agencies; along with keynote remarks from Ret. Corporal Alan Wilkett, and an inspiring update from Nikki Lockett, a graduate of NFNL’s Women’s Program who is serving as a survivor leader and advocate.

Attendees will leave feeling inspired, informed, and equipped with next steps on how to engage in the fight against sex trafficking right here in our own backyard.

Register here!

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Summer at the Arboretum

Summer at the Arboretum: Endless Summer is set for June 1st to August 4th featuring 150 freestanding hammocks, a Floral Fashion exhibit, live music and performances, cooking and floral demonstrations and Family Fun Fridays. 

Summer plantings highlight the tropical plants in the garden as it blooms with vibrant colorful flora in many areas. The horticulture staff have planted more than 65,000 new plantings including monsteras, papayas, elephant ears, bird of paradise and many other varieties creating the Arboretum’s signature summer look.

For young explorers, there are dozens of free daily programs in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, where there are opportunities to learn about plants, insects, ecosystems and more in an engaging and interactive way. Plus, 8,000 feet of overhead misters, shaded gazebos and the learning rich, air-conditioned Exploration Center provides the perfect relief from the summer sun.

Family Fun Fridays, presented by Kimberly-Clark, also return in the Main Garden with crowd favorite Country Critters petting zoo, story time and bubble picnics in the Pecan Grove.

Meanwhile, adults can indulge in daily food and garden programs in A Tasteful Place, combining culinary delights with the beauty of botanical surroundings. On weekends, try out homemade sweet items including ice creams and sorbets, chock full of peak seasonal produce.

Please visit the Dallas Arboretum website for a full list of summer festival concert dates.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

New Friends New Life Spring Wine Tasting Event


Join New Friends New Life Circle of Friends at their Spring Wine Tasting Event at Liberty Street Garden. This event will be filled with wonderful wine, conversation, and great eats!

Guests will enjoy delicious wines and chef-prepared bites in the Liberty Street Garden, which provides survivors of human trafficking a means to earn a living wage as they build a new life.

Monday, April 29, 2024

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Festival of Joy to bring sights, sounds and flavors of India to Klyde Warren Park this Saturday

Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of India at the fifth-annual Festival of Joy this Saturday, April 27, at Klyde Warren Park! Celebrating Indian culture and spirituality, the free event kicks off at 11 a.m. with a welcome ceremony followed by a festive parade at 11:30 throughout the Dallas Arts District. And new this year, don’t miss the evening performance by popular Indian artist Gaura Vani (GARR-ruh VAHN-nee) at 7 p.m. who will perform a lively mix of Asian fusion music.

Presented by Kalachandji’s, the family-friendly festival brings together thousands of people for a full day of bright colors, culture, beautiful flowers and a free vegetarian feast. Guests can enjoy folk dances, yoga, kids crafts, face painting, an ethnic clothing bazaar, vibrant entertainment, ask-a-monk and other activities and exhibits that reveal the spiritual heart of India.

Admission is free. Paid parking is available nearby. To learn more, go to

Friday, March 29, 2024

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Family Night at Six Flags


Family Night at Six Flags

Friday, April 5, 2024

6:30 – 11:00 p.m.

Enjoy shorter lines and lots of fun during this annual private night at the park benefiting Children's Health. From thrilling rides to first-class entertainment, there is something for everyone at the 56th Annual Family Night at Six Flags hosted by the Women's Auxiliary to Children's Medical Center Dallas

Visit for more information and to purchase your tickets.