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

2020 Events:

Tuesday, February 11: Friends Council Mixer and 2020 look-ahead
Saturday, May 16: Esplanade 5K Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Tuesday, June 16: Esplanade Association Annual Meeting & Member Reception
Thursday, July 16: 10th Annual Summer Dock Party
Saturday, September 14: Moondance Gala & Moondance After Dark Party

Additional events may include Friends Council socials, 5K Committee meetings, Dock Party Committee meetings, and After Dark Committee meetings.

How to Join

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