BRISTOL – Tickets are now available for the Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department’s Inaugural “Dinner on the Diamond.”
The seated dinner and cocktail hour, catered by Greenhouse Cafe & Tavern in Burlington, will be held May 21 from 5 to 8 pm on Muzzy Field at 32 Muzzy St., with a rain date of June 4. The dinner will feature live music entertainment with a variety of prizes, including gift baskets from local business owners. Guests are asked to dress in business casual/cocktail attire and to use caution if planning to wear heels.
Proceeds will benefit the Friends of Bristol Parks and Recreation Fund through the Main Street Community Foundation.
Erica Benoit, community engagement coordinator with the Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department, said that the city is excited to host this “unique” event for the community.
“This event is timelier than ever as we head into the summer season where we are anticipating an influx of residents itching to return to camps, programs, and social opportunities,” said Benoit. “The evening will not only raise funds to support Youth Service Bureau scholarships, community driven projects, and coalition resources, but also serves as an opportunity to bring community members together and build awareness for upcoming initiatives and projects.”
Benoit said that Muzzy Field “holds a special place in many community members’ hearts.”
“Residents will tell you the field, dating back over one hundred years, has hosted greats the likes of Babe Ruth and Vince Lombardi,” she said. “We’ve invited a lot of community leaders to attend.”
Benoit added that the Dinner on the Diamond provides “a rare view from the playing field”, with tables set up on the infield.
“This is going to be a unique experience that we’re excited to put together and which we hope to make an annual event,” said Josh Medeiros, superintendent of the Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services department. “There’s a lot of nostalgia for Muzzy Field and it’s not something you have the opportunity to do every day.”
Tickets are $95 for individuals, $160 for couples and $475 for table reservations and can be purchased at bristolrec.com. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Each table can sit six people.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
For more information, to become a sponsor, or for table inquiries and reservations, visit bristolrec.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.