Join our Friends Council

About the Esplanade Association’s Friends Council:

The Friends Council is a group of emerging leaders dedicated to quality of life in Boston and iconic open spaces like the Esplanade. Friends Council members are passionate about the Esplanade Association’s work to revitalize, enhance, maintain, and program the Esplanade and socialize at a variety of networking and benefit events throughout the year.

Whether you’re a neighbor, run along the Charles each morning before work, take your favorite four-legged friend for their daily Esplanade walk, or relish the long summer evenings with your friends on the docks, the Friends Council is always looking for new members who treasure the Esplanade and want to share their enthusiasm with others.

Benefits of Joining Us:

• Invitations to networking events with fellow park lovers and socially-active Bostonians
• Invitations to join the Host Committees for select signature events, including the Summer Dock Party and Moondance After Dark
• Invitations to behind-the-scenes opportunities with the Esplanade Association
• Presale to signature events before they are available to the general public

How to Join

Interested in joining the Friends Council? Send an email to Kelsey Pramik at

Friends Council Fall Giving Campaign:

The absence of the Esplanade Summer Dock Party and Moondance After Dark party has had a significant impact on the Esplanade Association’s revenue this year. These were two events made successful by the outreach and support of the Friends Council. In their absence, the Friends Council is striving to raise $10,000 by December 1 through donations, matching gifts, events, and more. 

Thank you to the following Friends Council members who have already pledged or given their support in 2020:

Michael Armstrong
Patricia Arroyo
Bahar Ayasli
Douglas Badrigan
David Boudreau
Kara Brennan
Jen Brountas
Marshall Caldera
Ashley Casavant
Robin Doroff
Michele Dow
Claire & Adam Forkner
Jessie Franco & Marc Savatsky
Riordan Frost
Kelsey Gross
A.J. Hernandez
Matthew Lane Ostrow
Christopher Kelley
Shannon & Aengus McAllister
Katherine McCord & HarbourVest
Elyse Newman
Ashley Perkins
Christine Rhea
Harris Rosenheim
Elizabeth Ross
Carolina Säve-Natale & Bryan Natale
Noah Schlesinger
Donnie Todd & JetBlue
Emma Troller & Fort Point Associates
Nwakaego Uzoh
Rachel Walters
Nate Walton
Thea Weitz
Emerald Wong