Each year, the Friends of the Public Garden hosts a complimentary reception for its membership to show gratitude for their continued support. The evening includes an educational program on a park-related subject followed by a cocktail reception.


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Our annual Members Reception will be held Thursday, November 2 at the Park Plaza Hotel from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We are excited to feature a presentation by Peter James, ScD, Associate Professor of Environmental Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

James will discuss the epidemiology behind how exposure to nature influences health outcomes including mental health, cognitive function, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. He will also discuss future directions for nature and health research, including the use of smartphone apps, artificial intelligence, and Google Street View imagery.

Cocktails to follow.

Registration for the 2023 Members Reception is now closed. Please contact with any questions. 

OCTOBER 12, 2022