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Rose Garden Party

The Mayor’s Rose Garden Party is an annual fundraiser which benefits year-round programs in City of Boston parks and allows thousands of children and families to enjoy arts, science, and fitness programs as well as special events in their neighborhoods. Now in its 19th year, the annual Rose Garden Party has become one of Boston's signature events. Please join us! ("Fountainheads" by Paul McMahan painted en plein air at the 2014 Rose Garden Party)

Event Information

19th Annual Rose Garden Party
Thursday, June 18, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM 
Kelleher Rose Garden
Park Drive and Agassiz Road
Back Bay Fens (opposite the MFA)

RSVP by Friday, May 29.

About the Event

The Mayor’s Rose Garden Party is an elegant evening social event which raises money for a series of free arts, cultural, and enrichment programs in Boston's park system.

Venue: The Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens when 3,000 rose bushes are at peak bloom.

Fare: Passed hors d'oeuvres, buffet, and complimentary libations.

Features: Live entertainment and a spirited creative hat contest in a garden-party setting; live and silent auction, En plein air painting demonstration and a Hollywood red carpet experience with a Step and Repeat backdrop courtesy of StepandRepeat .com.

Attendees: Boston's business, arts, educational and philanthropic leaders and supporters together with open space advocates and guests who enjoy this popular event while supporting a worthy cause.

Cause: Proceeds from the ticketed event directly fund free programming in neighborhood parks throughout the city.

Committee: Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ms. Lorrie Higgins serve as honorary event chairs of the Rose Garden Committee, which is comprised of arts institution directors, business leaders, university presidents, and children's enrichment programming advocates, all of whom support increased awareness of the arts, science, and fitness in our community.

To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities please purchase online below or call 617-635-4032.


Purchase Tickets:

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Note: A 2.2% + $.30 online convenience charge to offset the PayPal fees will be added to your purchase so The Fund for Parks and Recreation can realize 100% of the sponsorship and ticket purchase proceeds.

To Purchase via Check:

Kindly make checks payable to:

The Fund for Parks & Recreation in Boston/ParkARTS
Rose Garden Committee c/o Boston Parks & Recreation Department
1010 Massachusetts Avenue – 3F
Boston, MA 02118

Please call 617-635-4032 if you have any additional questions.