We are excited to announce our 2nd Annual Boat Shoes & Bow Ties Gala, Auction and Fundraiser, happening June 16th at 6:30pm at the Watercraft Center and Harborside Park! Your past support of the Friends of the Maritime Museum has meant so much to us over the years and we simply cannot do what we do without your ongoing patronage.
Much of the Friends work goes on behind the scenes, but have no doubt we are always hard at work. Starting our 31st year of Junior Sailing, moving closer to groundbreaking on the Maritime Education Center at Gallants Channel, continuing exhibit updates and upgrades at the Museum, and a total re-imagination and rebranding of the Port Of Call Museum Store – these are just a few ways we are impacting our Museum’s ongoing maritime mission and heritage.
Last year’s Boat Shoes & Bow Ties Gala set the bar very high – thank you! – and we are committed to establishing a summer tradition of philanthropy to continue our stewardship for the Maritime Museum through your generosity. This year, our guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and libations catered by Seaside Sensations, dancing under the stars and in the Watercraft Center, and a live auction filled with treasures both local and beyond. We are also going to raffle off a coveted bottle of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon (only 100 tickets will be sold, must be present to win!). And don’t forget the fun of seeing how your friends and neighbors embrace the party theme with their creative dress for the evening. This signature event is really going to be a special night!
Individual tickets are available now as well as sponsorships. We have several sponsorship opportunities available, each with their own perks. So grab your tickets now, mark your calendars, dust off your nautical footwear and start planning your festive attire!
Mary Prager and Millie Warren
Tickets are $125.00 for Friends members, and $150.00 for non-members (which includes a Friends gift membership).
Sponsorships of $5,000.00, $2,500.00, $1,000.00 and $500 are available with tickets, recognition and other perks included.
Ensign Level: $500.00, includes 2 tickets, Host board recognition
Commander Level: $1,000.00, includes 4 tickets, Early entry cocktail hour, 1 Pappy Van Winkle Raffle Ticket, Sponsor board recognition, social media
Captain Level: $2,500.00, includes 4 tickets, Early entry cocktail hour, Preferred parking, 2 Pappy Van Winkle Raffle Tickets, Sponsor board recognition, social media
Admiral Level: $5,000.00, includes 4 tickets, Early entry cocktail hour, Preferred parking, 4 Pappy Van Winkle Raffle Tickets, Sponsor board recognition, social media
Raffle Tickets for the Pappy Van Winkle bourbon are $50.00.