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Founders Circle Events
  • 2024 Events

2024 Events

Party for the Sculpture Park

Saturday, June 8th

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln

5PM – 10PM

Party for the Sculpture Park returns to celebrate deCordova’s unique positioning at the intersection of art and the natural world.

Join us for dinner, drinks, and dancing amidst the inspiring landscape. Sip cocktails while exploring the Sculpture Park, enjoy a delicious dinner overlooking Flint’s Pond, and dive into a lively auction to benefit the continued stewardship of this special place. It’s the ultimate al fresco celebration.  

Proceeds from this gala will help to provide a bright and lasting future for deCordova. 


Opening Reception for Across Boundaries/Across Barriers

Wednesday, June 12th

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

6PM – 8PM

We will celebrate the opening of a dynamic new exhibition of the Native Art Collections at Fruitlands Museum. Among several Eastern Woodlands communities, instead of the four cardinal directions, there are seven – north, south, east, west, up, down, and center. From these directions, these places, our people emerged onto Turtle Island (the continental US). These directions are derived from what is known as a medicine wheel, which encompasses directions and concepts that guide daily life such as the personal body, the seasons, colors, and times of the day. Using this framework, this newly installed exhibition gallery will feature historic and contemporary works of Native art from Fruitlands collection.  

Event is complimentary, advance registration required.


Meals in the Meadow

Saturday, July 13th

The FARM Institute, Edgartown

5PM – 10PM

Join us for a special evening at The FARM Institute, a place where we celebrate farm, food, and community. Gather together to enjoy a farm-to-table dinner, silent auction, and live music from The Sultans.  

Proceeds support our farm-based education programs, including providing scholarships and free field trips for Island students.


Naumkeag Garden Party

Saturday, July 20th

Naumkeag, Stockbridge

4PM- 7PM

Experience the magic of Naumkeag’s extraordinary gardens and rare shingle-style home while enjoying seasonal cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment. 

Join us at our annual garden party to raise crucial support for our continued stewardship and programming of Naumkeag and all Berkshire region properties. 



Coffee in the Garden

Thursday, July 25th

Armstrong-Kelley Park, Osterville

9:30AM- 11AM

Please join us to celebrate the revitalization of Armstrong-Kelley Park. We’ll enjoy coffee, treats, and a tour of this nearly 100-year-old park.

Last fall, The Trustees completed a two-year revitalization effort, which included installing all new ADA-accessible paths, building a new central lawn, expanding the water garden, constructing a new parking area, planting thousands of trees, shrubs, and plants, and redesigning the children’s play garden.

This project ensures Armstrong-Kelley Park will be a special place to explore and enjoy for generations to come. Thank you to supportive community members and generous donors for making it possible.

This event is complimentary and family-friendly. Advance registration is required.



Great Point Circle Celebration

Thursday, August 15th

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket

5PM- 7PM

Join us for our Annual Lighthouse Celebration! Grab your beach chairs and join us for island-inspired fare and fresh air!

Advance registration required. Capacity is limited.

For more information on tickets, email


World’s End Sunset Celebration

Friday, September 20th

World’s End, Hingham


Join us at World’s End for an evening of dinner, drinks, and community. Come and raise a glass as we celebrate this stunning landscape.

For more than 50 years, The Trustees has preserved World’s End and its 250 acres of rolling hills, Frederick Law Olmsted-designed pathways, and sweeping views of Boston Harbor.

Thanks to our loyal members and supporters, The Trustees will continue protecting this iconic destination for centuries to come.



Event details subject to change.