KNOX, Inc. will host its annual Garden Party @ Twilight virtually this year on Thursday, August 27, from 6 to 7 p.m.
The Facebook Live event will be hosted by comedian Howie Mason. It will begin with a demonstration from Hartford Flavor, who will be showing virtual attendees how to create the tasty “Twilight-ini.” Attendees will then take a virtual tour of a few of the KNOX Community Gardens in Hartford to see firsthand the diverse growing styles, fresh produce, and decorative plants. Five amazing items will be auctioned throughout the night, including the famous KNOX Garden Consult, KNOX Garden Clean-Up, and more.
“While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted in-person fundraising events for many non-profits this year, there is still an opportunity for you to support a greener, cleaner, and healthier Hartford through KNOX’s Virtual Garden Party @ Twilight,” said KNOX Executive Director Patrick Doyle. “We have a great night in store, with unique treasures to bid on throughout the live-streaming event. But the virtual event is more than a fun night – funds raised support KNOX programs to plant trees, maintain urban gardens, provide environmental education to Hartford students, and provide green jobs to city residents who need a second chance.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to safely pick up their “party kit” the day of the event from 2 to 6 p.m. at KNOX, located at 75 Laurel Street in Hartford. Party kits include “Twilight-ini” ingredients, reusable KNOX party cups, and fresh flower bouquets. KNOX has also partnered with Disco Forno and Tangiers to provide dinner options for purchase. Pre-orders are recommended.
Virtual Garden Party sponsors include Prudential, Stanley Black & Decker, EAG Law LLC, McCarter & English LLP, and TD Bank.
For more information, to purchase your party kit, or for sponsorship information, visit www.knoxhartford.org/knox-events/garden-party/ or call 860-951-7694.
The mission of KNOX is to use horticulture as a catalyst for community engagement, forging partnerships between residents, businesses, and government to build stronger, greener, healthier, and more beautiful neighborhoods in Hartford. Since its founding in 1966 by Hartford Councilwoman Betty Knox, KNOX has been a key partner in improving the city of Hartford and is a nationally recognized leader in the field of community greening. Principal services include neighborhood beautification and reforestation, park improvement efforts, development of greenways, the oversight and maintenance of both community gardens and public green spaces, the successful administration of a green jobs training program, and inspiring a connection to the environment through education programs. More information is available at www.knoxhartford.org.