21st Annual Garden Party Planned

Pelham Preservation & Garden Society is set to hold its 21st Annual Garden Party in Chester Park on Saturday, June 4th from 7-10 pm and all are invited to join them on The Green.


After two years of Covid delays, PP&GS is excited to bring the community back together in support of beautification, preservation, and restoration. This garden party will be a chance to mingle among neighbors whilst enjoying a night in support of Pelham’s historical structures and beautification. Chester Park has a significant history and its steps and entry walls are some of the oldest masonry construction in the Village of Pelham. PP&GS hopes to use a portion of the funds raised to address some of the elements of the park in need of restoration.


Pizza will be provided by Pizza Fenice owned and run by local proprietor, John Gristina, who was recently part of the winning team at the World Pizza Championships. Try Pomp & Whimsy gin liqueur who PP&GS have partnered with to provide elegant drinks alongside your classic favorites and Captain Lawrence beer.


Live music from talented local musicians like Warren Banholzer and Emily Kalish, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction will round out the evening. Some compelling items await at the silent auction including a sunset sailing cruise on the Sound, Giants tickets, Olympic memorabilia by a hometown hero, custom meals delivered to your door by Chef Jon Wallace, and beautiful planters by The Garden Room.


The majority of the organization’s fundraising happens through its annual benefit, so your attendance, donation, or membership dues will help make beautiful things happen in Pelham. Recently PP&GS replanted the large planter area in the parking area on the northbound side of the Pelham Metro North station with help from D. Ragno Landscaping (who generously funded the labor and provided all of the plants at cost). In the coming weeks, hanging flower baskets will adorn the downtown thanks to funding from donors and party attendees. They have recently funded enhanced plantings at the Benedict Fountain in Pelhamwood and new evergreen screening in upper Pelham Heights along the tracks is planned. 


Lastly, don’t forget the native tree replanting programs are continuing this year so simply email your request for a tree to pelhamgardensociety@gmail.com


Consider purchasing tickets, renewing your membership, or making a tax deductible donation to help beautify and preserve the Pelhams. 


Formed in 1999, this group of volunteer Pelhamites develop programs and fund projects aimed at protecting and enhancing the aesthetic and historic character of the Pelham community. Visit the organization’s website at PelhamPreservationSociety.com for a full list of the organization’s recent activities and to purchase tickets for the garden party.