7pm to Late, Tickets $75 ($85 at door)
The Green Gala is Friends of Grand Rapids Parks' annual fundraiser to support our ongoing mission to protect, enhance and expand parks and public spaces in the City. Visit green-gala.com and friendsofgrparks.org for additional information.
Parking will be available in the 2 surface lots directly across the street from 634 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.
Doors open at 7pm. The registration table will be located at 634 Front Ave NW in front of the Plante&Moran/Christman Co. Bldg.
If you are arriving by foot or bike, please visit the registration table on Front Ave first. There is covered parking for bikes inside the event, but you will need your ticket first.
7pm – Doors Open
7-7:30 – Drinks and Mingling. Photo Wall Open
Each guest will receive a free drink ticket for one of our signature Green Gala Cocktails, Local Beer or Michigan Wines. We will be able to process credit cards at the event, but cash will help speed up transactions.
8:15 – Short Program from Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
9:15 – Raffle Winners Announced
10:15 – Final Announcements
10:30 – Last Call
-food will be served all evening-
Silver Spork Food Truck
The Starving Artist
Tickets are $10 or 3 for $25
Green Gala: Come Out & Play! 2011
All cups, plates, napkins, food, etc. at this event are compostable materials. There will be labeled bins around the event for compost, recycling and landfill. Members of our Green Patrol will be there to assist you, but please do your part by reusing materials and appropriately disposing of waste to help us keep this a more sustainable event.
Last year we were successful in being a carbon neutral event thanks to generous tree sponsors at the event. Tree Sponsorships will be available again this year. We can accommodate multiple parties "chipping" in on one tree as well. We will plant these trees this fall and recognize sponsors through our new crowd-sourced tree map at www.urbanforestproject.com.
The Green Gala is a semi-formal event. Guests are asked to wear green inspired attire. See pictures from last year's event to get inspired.