Rose Garden Party in Back Bay Fens on Thursday


Coming up later this week in the Fenway neighborhood is the annual Rose Garden Party, a fundraiser for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. 

The event will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens, featuring food and refreshments, musical entertainment, a silent auction, a live art demostration and a hat contest in the garden of more than 1,000 different types of roses. 

Frank Costantino and Paul McMahan will paint en plein air, and their “fresh paint” pieces will then be auctioned live.

Other highlights of the auction include:

  • A pair of roundtrip tickets on JetBlue for travel  from Boston to any nonstop city
  • An opera evening for two at the Shubert Theatre along with a pre-performance dinner and post-performance cast party at the Four Seasons
  • A two-night stay with American breakfast at Taj Boston
  • An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Franklin Park Zoo for up to six people
  • A private skating party for a group of 100 at the historic Boston Common Frog Pond
  • A weekend stay in the Presidential Suite at The Lenox Hotel with Saturday brunch, his and her in-room massages, dinner at the famed Top of The Hub restaurant, Sunday morning breakfast in bed, and a helicopter tour of Boston.

There will also be a raffle for a 14-carat rose-gold pendant donated by DePrisco Diamond Jewelers and designed exclusively for the Rose Garden Party with a round full cut diamond center on an 18” rose-gold chain.  

All money raised at the event is contributed back towards hosing free events in the parks year round, according to the city, including concerts, arts and crafts for children, puppet shows, painting and photography workshops, children’s festivals, movie nights, and more. 

Tickets are on sale for $ 125 each. You can buy them online or by calling (617) 635-4032. Tickets are tax deductible. 

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