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City Year Greater Boston’s Starry Night Gala

Join us for our annual Starry Night Gala on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024! Enjoy a celebratory evening of entertainment, dancing, and fine food in support of City Year AmeriCorps members and Greater Boston students.

To ensure an equal balance of food and fun this year – in true City Year fashion – we will enjoy food stations and passed hors d’oeuvres while engaging with AmeriCorps members and getting down on the dance floor.

We are excited to honor Boston City Councilor Julia Mejia with our Idealism in Action Award during our ceremony. 

Driven by a lifelong pursuit of justice and equity, Councilor Mejia has created countless opportunities for others to step into their power and advocate for positive change as a community organizer, and now, as the first Afro-Latina to sit on the Boston City Council. Councilor Mejia is a champion for progress in the education space, serving as the current Vice-chair of the Education Committee and advocating for important legislation around youth mental health in Boston Public Schools.

Registration is required. Please RSVP by April 30th.

For sponsorship opportunities, please email Mollie Puskar at

We strive to provide an equitably joyful experience at all City Year Greater Boston events. Please contact Alanna Kouri at to discuss accessibility and accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.

Thank you to our Starry Night Gala Sponsors and Committee!

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsor

Needham Bank

Bronze Sponsors

BR+A    |    Gilbane   |    HMH

Starry Night Gala Committee Members

Chet & Lisa Baker

Isabel Barros

Shweta & Jason Bhardwaj

Katherine & Chris Biotti

Mary & Ambar Chowdhury

Kenann McKenzie DeFranza & Andrew DeFranza

Latoyia Edwards

Diane & Neil Exter

Rocky & Dennis Granahan

Melanie & Stephen Hoffmeister

Alyssa Irving

Caitlin & Matthew Javitch

Lisa & Stephen Lebovitz

Dianne & William Ledingham

Lisa & Eran Lobel

Liz & Joe Marconi

Antonia & Joe Nedder

Merrill Puopolo

Julie Joyal & Paul Reville

Rob Ruffin

Diane Ryan

Sam Texeira

Event Details
  • Event location Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, 100 W 2nd St, Boston, MA 02127
  • Event date Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • Event time 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
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