Party in the Park is one of the conservancy’s surest signs of spring and one of the most anticipated social events in Boston. To date, the luncheon has generated more than $11.2 million for the parks. The proceeds of the Party in the Park go to the Justine Mee Liff Fund for the Emerald Necklace, which underwrites improvement projects in the Emerald Necklace parks.
Every May, just as spring declares itself in Boston, the luncheon draws more than 700 parks champions to gather for an elegant lunch served in a beautiful tent in one of the Emerald Necklace parks. Known as the “hat lunch” because so many guests complement their spring wardrobes with flowers, feathers and fascinators, the party is planned over the course of a year by an all-volunteer committee to ensure a memorable afternoon.