Coattails & Cocktails 2018 celebrated our 19th year of Boston Main Street organizing and was a great success! The beautifully decorated space was filled with about 100 community members, supporters, local business owners, and new neighbors, making a welcoming friendly atmosphere reflective of what we hope to achieve in the neighborhood as a whole. This 3rd annual Coattails & Cocktails Gala (the successor to Oscars on the Avenue) featured live jazz, a delicious dinner and dessert, a playful photobooth, and silent auction items from a wide variety of local businesses, artists, and service providers. All in all, we raised over $22,000 to support our organizing and ongoing investments in the neighborhood.
We are extremely grateful for all who were able to attend and especially for those partners who directly helped to make the night possible, including Tavolo Ristorante for providing such an amazing space & delicious food, Steel & Rye for their scrumptious desserts, our event planning partner Lusterity, and the awesome volunteers who staffed the event & brought our vision to life. Further thanks to Cedar Grove Gardens for the beautiful floral decor they designed to enhance the vibe; Streamline Antiques, whose vintage accessories added some spunk and style to the photo booth run by Mike Ritter of Ritterbin; and the Dorchester Reporter for their in kind advertising sponsorship as well as loaning us their News Editor as our MC for the evening.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in making 2018’s Gala our best yet!