On Friday, April 27, 2018, the Friends of the Public Garden’s Green and White Ball, raised $650,000 for the care of the Boston Common, Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Nearly 300 guests enjoyed this festive springtime gala. The Friends thanks the fabulous Co-Chairs Tamar Frieze, Ashley Harmon, Jackie McCabe and Jessica Schmitz for their incredible leadership of the event. The Ball’s Honorary Co-Chairs were Julie and Ronald Druker, and The Druker Company, LTD was a generous Underwriter sponsor of the event. 

Blossoming at a new venue, Four Seasons Hotel Boston, the event’s new partners Marc Hall Design, Frost Productions and PEAK Event Services, delighted guests with a stunning design deeply rooted in the history of the parks. Party-goers, which included the Young Friends of the Public Garden, donned fashion-forward floral gowns and dapper tuxedos and enjoyed a lively cocktail reception, a three-course dinner and dancing with the band Night Shift.

For more information about the Green and White Ball, please contact Mary Halpin, Director of Development, at 617-723-8144 or mary@friendsofthepublicgarden.org.

2018 Event Photos

Photographer, Gulnara Niaz

Press Links

Improper Bostonian — Green and White Ball, May 18, 2018

Bill Brett Boston — Friends of the Public Garden raise $625K at 2018 Green and White Ball, May 7, 2018

Boston Common Magazine — Green and White Ball 2018, April 27, 2018

Haute Living — This Year’s Green And White Gala Is About To Get Even Swankier, April 24, 2018

Beacon Hill Times — Green and White Ball Will Dazzle on April 27, April 13, 2018

Boston Sun — Green and White Ball Dazzles at Four Season, April 8, 2018

Boston Globe — Public Garden gala ready to bloom, March 24, 2018

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