Join us for Cocktails in the Park

Cocktails in the Park is a celebration of our essential green spaces, set amid Boston’s Pinebank Promontory overlooking Jamaica Pond. Join us!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Plain, Boston 

Cocktails in the Park will bring us together in the grassy fields of Pinebank Promontory in celebration of the importance of our parks and open space. All proceeds support the Revitalization of Charlesgate Park, a critical link in our region’s park network.

2021 Party in the Park Committee

Thank you to our 2021 Party in the Park Committee for their tireless efforts in creating this year’s Cocktails in the Park. This dedicated group of park advocates works year-round to create an event in celebration and in support of our beloved Emerald Necklace.

Honorary Chairs

Governor Charlie Baker and First Lady Lauren Baker | Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Commissioner Ryan Woods | Boston Parks and Recreation

Alexandra Vecchio | Director, Brookline Parks and Open Space

Party in the Park Founder

Wendy Shattuck


Lydia Cottrell | Molly Plimpton |  Holly Safford

Getting to Pinebank and Parking Information

Parking – There will be no guest parking onsite at Pinebank Promontory. All guests who choose to drive should plan to park at Showa Boston, 420 Pond Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, and take a complimentary short trolley ride to Pinebank Promontory. Parking attendants will direct you where to park.

Rideshare and Car Service – Rideshare and car service can drop off guests directly at Cocktails in the Park. At the entrance to Pinebank, signage and attendants will direct you into the park. Please use the address Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130,

Walking, Biking and Public Transit – Please consider more environmentally friendly transit options for getting to Cocktails in the Park. Walking, biking or public transit are great options if you live nearby!

Attire Suggestions

This year’s cocktail party will be held on the grassy field at Pinebank Promontory. There will not be a floor in our tent this year, so please keep this in mind when considering your footwear.

Because shading from the sun is not a concern at this event, please save your Party in the Park hats until next spring’s Luncheon!

COVID-19 Guidance

If you have recently been exposed to Covid-19 or are feeling sick, please stay home and do not attend Cocktails in the Park.

Unvaccinated guests are encouraged to wear masks at all times when within six feet of others. Masks and hand sanitizing stations will be available for all guests on site.

Cocktails in the Park will take place outdoors in the Emerald Necklace. There will be both open-air and tented areas for mingling and sitting. Tent sides will remain open to maintain air flow throughout the space. In the event of severe inclement weather, the tent sides may need to be lowered in which case the City of Boston indoor masking requirement will be followed.

Please contact Events Manager, Jamie Santuccio, with any questions or to learn more.

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors

John Hancock Stairs

Jamaica Pond Boathouse

Amy Abrams
Brown Advisory
Ellie and Brian Chu
Steven and Alexi Conine
RoAnn Costin
Victoria and David Croll
Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton, Boston
Barbara and Amos Hostetter
Elizabeth Clark Libert and Dan Sterner
Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association
Holly Safford and Charles Weilbrenner

Sugar Bowl

Lydia Cottrell
Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski
Sarah Freeman
Marjorie and Nicholas Greville
The John and Sonia Lingos Family Foundation
The Newbury, Boston
Lia and William Poorvu
Ropes Wealth Advisors
Camille Valentine
Van Cleef & Arpels

Shea’s Island

Laura Baldini
Ashley Bernon and Kyle Miller
Mardee Brown and Jeffrey Libert
Courtney Forrester and Simone Winston
Mark and Lisa Hastings
Debra and Thomas Hoffman
Jeannette Hsu
John P. Iappini and Carole E. Mathieson
Mandarin Oriental, Boston
Wendy Shattuck and Samuel Plimpton
Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation

Hincman’s Bench

Katie Schuller Bleakie
Brooke and Jeff Cook
Christine Cusick
Emily Derr and Brent Markus
Danielle Frissell
Lacy Garcia
Elaine Mangum
Kathleen T. McIntyre
Dr. Barbara Millen
Jane Roy
Marilyn Ray Smith and Charles Freifeld
Lisa Taffe

Sponsor listing as of September 13, 2021

Event Sponsors 

The Catered Affair
Klünder Communications
PEAK Event Services
Winston Flowers

Media Sponsor

Please join us on Tuesday, September 21 at 7PM for exciting updates on the work @CharlesgateAll1, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and others are doing to promote better possibilities for Charlesgate Park!

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