Join our Friends Council

About the Esplanade Association’s Friends Council:

The Friends Council is a group of emerging park lovers 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

2019 Events:

January 12: Afternoon at Downeast Cider
February 10: Team Esplanade Marathon Fundraiser at The Point
March 9: Team Esplanade Marathon Fundraiser at Bully Boy Distillery
April 2: Esplanade Association Annual Meeting & Member Reception
May 18: Esplanade 5K and After Party
June TBD: Summer Dock Party Host Committee Kick-Off
July 18: 9th AnnualSummer Dock Party
August TBD: Moondance After Dark Host Committee Kick-Off
September 14: Moondance After Dark
Winter: Holiday Social

How to Join

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