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Moondance Gala

A Magical Evening in the Park

The Esplanade Association’s annual Moondance Gala is our organization’s largest and most elegant fundraiser. Each year this magical evening on the park hosts over 500 of Boston’s leaders in business, politics and philanthropy to come together to socialize, celebrate, and support our public park.

Last year, the Moondance Gala raised over $950,000 for the Esplanade Association and our work to maintain and care for the Charles River Esplanade. As a 100% privately funded park friends group, the funds raised at the gala are critical to our organization’s ability to fund important park improvements and community enriching programs for the enjoyment of the park’s millions of visitors!

The Esplanade Association was thrilled to have Lori & Matthew Sidman as the 2016 Moondance Gala Committee Chairs.

In honor of our organization’s 15th anniversary, the theme of last year’s gala was Back to our Roots – Celebrating 15 years of making life better on the Esplanade. The beauty of the park was infused throughout the evening with a focus on sustainability through utilizing more organic decor and offering farm-to-table fare from Max Ultimate Catering.

We hope that you will be a part of the 2017 Moondance Gala and join us in our mission to make life better on the Esplanade. Please save the date of September 23, 2017.


For more gala information and sponsorship opportunities please contact Tani Marinovich at 617.227.0365 x403.