FENWAY — More than 1,200 guests attended the Corey C. Griffin Charitable Foundation‘s annual Corey Fest, which was held at the House of Blues on November 2, 2019. The event raised more than $1 million to support the Foundation’s mission of improving the lives of primarily Boston-area children through strategic partnerships with the city’s leading educational and healthcare institutions, with an emphasis on faith-based initiatives. “We believe that every child should have the opportunity to…

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Copley Square — 600 guests attended the Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham’s 21st annual gala, which had a “Disco Ball – Oh, What a Night 19” theme, prompting many attendees to eschew the usual tie and gowns for leisure suits and big hair. The gala, which raised $800,000, was held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Westin Copley Place hotel in Boston. “Our annual gala is among the most important events of the year for our…

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SEAPORT — More than 500 guests attended the annual “Saints & Sinners” Halloween cruise, which was held aboard the Provincetown I on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. The party, which offered to help attendees to “step into the Halloweekend” is Boston Biggest Haunted Cruise and one of the most anticipated parties of the season. They had costume competition, with several categories including best reality star lookalike from the 1980s and 1990s. The party was held on…

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STURBRIDGE — 400 guests attended the inaugural Joan M. McGrath Dinner and Lecture on Thursday, October 24 at Old Sturbridge Village. Ms. McGrath served on OSV’s Board of Trustees as well as chaired its Overseers. She was an active member of the community and model philanthropist. She passed unexpectedly a few years ago, and in her memory OSV hosted her idol, acclaimed historian and biographer, David McCullough, as the speaker. All photos by Bill Brett

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UPDATE: The 2019 edition of this event is TONIGHT, Oct. 28, 2019. From last year: THEATER DISTRICT — 400 guests attended the “Tackle Sickle Cell Casino Night” on Oct. 22, 2018 at Royale Boston to raise money for the Boston Medical Center’s Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease, the largest center of its kind in New England, serving more than 450 patients annually, from newborns to adults. New England Patriots safety and two-time Super…

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