By Carol Stocker
The Rose Garden Party is a fundraiser and kick-off event for ParkARTS, Mayor Menino's initiative to present free yearlong arts, cultural, and enrichment programs and events in the Boston park system. Now in its 16th year, the annual Rose Garden Party has become one of Boston's signature events.
The 16th Annual Rose Garden Party will be Thursday, June 28, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kelleher Rose Garden at Park Drive and Agassiz Road in the Back Bay Fens (opposite the MFA).
First Lady Angela Menino serves as event chair of the Rose Garden Committee, which is comprised of arts and business leaders and supporters of children’s enrichment programming. Proceeds from the ticketed event directly funds the ParkARTS programming in neighborhood parks throughout the city. Tickets and sponsorships are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens has 3,000 rose bushes are at peak bloom. Event highlights will inclue passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails; live entertainment and a spirited creative hat contest in a garden-party setting. Tickets start at $125.