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 andfriends ofgrparks.org for additional information.
Guests will be treated to one free signature cocktail, and amazing locally sourced, globally inspired street food from the Sliver Spork Food Truck, The Starving Artist and Bartertown. Michigan wines, Brewery Vivant beer and mixed drinks will be available at the cash bar. We will be able to process credit cards at the event, but cash will help speed up transactions.
All cups, plates, napkins, straws, 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.
Doors open at 7pm. We are using a paperless ticket system, so ticket(s) will be under your name at the registration table if you purchased online. The registration table will be located at 634 Front Ave NW in front of the Plante&Moran/Christman Co. Bldg.
Parking will be available in the 2 surface lots directly across the street. 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.
Thank you for your support of the Green Gala and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks.
The Green Gala is a semi-formal event. Guests are asked to wear green inspired attire. Remember, it’s August and it’s outside! See pictures from last year’s event to get inspired. The following stores will offer you 10% off clothing and accessories if you show them your ticket receipt and let them know you are attending the Green Gala.
- Off the Cuff
- Chai Boutique
- One Girls Treasure
- Global Infusion
- Rock Paper Scissors
- Tree Huggers
- Clothing Matters
HOST COMMITTEE: Mary Angelo, Rosalynn Bliss, Susan Broman, Andrew & Janay Brower, Kayem Dunn, James Edwards, Ellie Frey, Laurie Gardner, Andy Guy, Peter Homeyer, JC Huizenga, James Hurt, Andy Johnston, Bill Kirk, Michael Lomonaco, Ted Lott & Krisy Glass, Rob McCarty, Kevin McCurren, Gwen O’Brien & Dottie Rhodes, Krsten Ray, Milt & Barb Rohwer, Kelly Root, Steve & Amy Ruis, Luisa Schumacher, Jack & Rebecca Smith-Hoffman, Seth & Lisa Rose-Starner, Rick Treur, Tami VandenBerg, Mike VanGessel, Kyle & Jennifer VanStrien, Peter Wege, Bob Zylstra
PLANNING TEAM: Steve Faber, Heather Kaweck, Ellie Frey, Mary Angelo, Lizzie Williams, Michael Lomonaco, Natalia Powers, Kristine Szurna
WE REALLY, REALLY LOVE OUR SPONSORS!
Signature Sustaining Sponsor
Plante & Moran
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
Stay & Play Sponsor
Clean & Green Sponsors
Milt and Barbara Rohwer
Laurie and Don Gardner
Louis Padnos Iron & Metal
Blue Cross Blue Shield of West Michigan
Terry Johnson Photography, Multi Packaging Solutions, Riverview Center,
City of Grand Rapids, Organicycle, Brewery Vivant, Art of the Table, AL&S Solutions, Xpedx,
Bartertown, Starving Artist, Silver Spork