The fall is one of the best seasons to get out and about on the town and there are lots of reasons to do just that this year. From a benefit fundraiser for Boston’s homeless to the season opener of Handel & Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, here’s a look at five haute fall events you won’t want to miss.
1 HomeStart's Eighth Annual Fall Gala
On Thursday, September 8, HomeStart will host its eighth annual fall gala at the Seaport Boston Hotel. The stylish fundraising event gets underway at 6 p.m. with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and an auction to designed to raise money for the organization that provides permanent housing for the homeless in the Greater Boston area. It's also an opportunity to thank those who have allowed the organization to help those in need and to further spread awareness on homelessness prevention. This year's honorees include John Rosenthal, president of Meredith Management Companies and founder of Friends of Boston's Homeless, Stop Handgun Violence and Police Assisted Addition and Recovery Initiative, who will receive the Gold Key Award. Bill McGonagle, administrator of the Boston Housing Authority, will also be presented with the President's Award.
Seaport Boston Hotel 1 Seaport Lane Boston, MA 02210
2 Last Hope K9 Rescue's Heaven Can Wait Gala
The sexy nightclub Royale Boston is being turned into a haute party on Thursday, September 22. The fourth annual Heaven Can Wait black-tie optional gala presented by Last Hope K9 Rescue gets started at 7 p.m. and the fun lasts all night until midnight. Here, you will enjoy a live and silent auction, three-course dinner and musical entertainment. Last year, the event raised more than $100,000 to help thousands of rescue dogs.
Royale Boston 279 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
3 The Handel and Haydn Society's 202nd Season Opener
The Handel and Haydn Society opens its 202nd season with a program of Baroque masterpieces featuring Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnificent Magnificat in D. Artistic Director Harry Christophers will conduct H+H’s period instrument orchestra and the H+H chorus, using artistic techniques from Bach’s time that make the music sound as fresh and as new as when it was written. The concerts take place Friday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 25 at 3 p.m.
Symphony Hall 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115
4 A Luncheon to Benefit Rosie's Place
Media personalities are coming together for a couple of hours on Thursday, October 13, to raise money for Rosie's Place, whose sole mission is to assist homeless women. More than 1,700 supporters are expected to attend this year's luncheon, which will feature speaker Jeannette Walls, author of the bestselling memoir The Glass Castle, which is being adapted into a movie starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson.
Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02115
5 Fenway to the Runway
Bloomingdale's and Hotel Commonwealth are hosting the 15th annual From Fenway to the Runway benefit on Monday, September 12. Here, you can see some of your favorite Red Sox players' wives modeling the season’s latest fashions with proceeds benefiting the Red Sox Foundation’s programs for at-risk children and families like the charity’s Red Sox Scholar and inner city youth baseball and softball programs. This year, they will have a special tribute to Tiffany Ortiz, wife of David Ortiz, who will be retiring at the end of this season. A cocktail reception starts at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and a fashion show.
Hotel Commonwealth 500 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215