Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Greening the City 4th Annual Gala

March 25, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

$35 – $50

Gala Poster Final

Join us for an evening of Gritty Elegance!

“Be ahead of the curve, sip a milkshake !

This year’s event will include music by local musicians (including the Go-Flo Casuals, the Soulful Souls and featuring the Tony the Bookie Orchestra!), a silent art auction highlighting local artists, great raffle items, a MILKSHAKE bar, organic wine, local beer by Pretty Things and the Cambridge Brewing Company, and MUCH MORE!

If you’ve ever wanted to be a fighter pilot for a day, then you need to buy your tix to the Greening the City Gala and bring your checkbook!  Also on auction is a fabulous trip to California wine country, and a great vacation to New Orleans!

If you’re looking for an elegant night out, this is the space for you.

When: Friday, March 25th, 7pm-10:30pm

Where: Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville

What: Benefit to support Groundwork Somerville’s amazing programming

How: $40 general admission and $55 VIP*;

Walk/Ride Day special! Wear green and either walk, ride or take public transit to the gala and receive $5 off your general admission ticket if you are purchasing at the door!

* access to VIP mezzanine wine tasting and special CBC Brew with a great GWS goody bag

Major thanks go out to Chive Catering for helping pull this event together!

2011 artists

julie cahill

alex chisolm

helen corless

eric coutoumas

mykim dang

tai dinnan

chris elsasser

clayton fountain

soozie lubeck

eliza margolin

jennifer mcmanus

judith prager

dawn quirk

lynn wiles

2011 key sponsors

amal nicoli

ball square fine wine

basil tree catering

blue cloud gallery

boston organics

boston derby

boston militia

cambridge brewing company

chive catering

cuisine en locale

downtown wine + spirits

danish pastry house

diaper lab

eat at jumbo’s

evan webster ink



highland kitchen

hoff’s pastries

johnny d’s

la ronga

lil vinnies

ms walker

museum of science

patsy’s pastries

portland harbor hotel

pretty things beer and ale project


somerville local first

somerville theatre

taza chocolate

tf murphy’s

the caning shoppe

the three ring binders

two mama’s photography

ups store – somerville ave

when pigs fly

woody’s liquors

1st annual tommy barry award

presented to tommy barry of the city of somerville department of

public works – it is safe to say that without the endless

support and guidance of tommy, gws would not be a success – thank you!

4th annual golden trowel award

presented to douglas evans, rivers, trail and recreation assistance program; national park service

as our fearless leader in the groundwork usa network, doug has ensured the success of groundwork organizations across the country. thank you for your years of service, and most importantly, for founding groundwork in the usa!

2nd annual innovative community partner award

in 2010, gws was lucky enough to partner with the friends of the mystic river and the mystic river watershed association to create a comprehensive invasives removal project on the mystic river. our work would not have been nearly as successful without the partnership, support, and guidance of the four local yacht and boat clubs. this year’s award is jointly presented by gws, the friends of the mystic river, and the mystic river watershed association!

a sincere thank you to the medford boat club, and the mystic wellington, riverside and winter hill yacht clubs for all of your support in 2010 and for a continued partnership for years to come.


March 25, 2011
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$35 – $50
Event Category:


Arts at the Armory