This October, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy hosts its signature biennial fundraiser, Emerald Evening, in celebration of the Conservancy’s advocacy and improvements in and for the Emerald Necklace. This year’s Emerald Evening will take place virtually – An Emerald Evening In. Guests will be treated to a networking cocktail reception and an exciting program highlighting the work of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the vital role parks play in our lives – as green infrastructure, vibrant public spaces and essential elements of healthy living. We will recognize City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh with the Olmsted Award of Excellence for his administration’s significant capital investments in the Emerald Necklace and invite participants to delve into park topics such as caring for an urban tree canopy, green infrastructure and spatial justice. The evening will also feature a raffle, trivia questions, a special musical performance and a custom meal curated by local businesses Curd & Co. and The Urban Grape.