Fundraising Events

The Gala

Blithewold’s largest fundraiser, the gala, takes place every other summer usually the 2nd Saturday in August.
The semi-formal dinner dance attracts more than 400 East Bay residents and Rhode Island business leaders for an evening of celebration. Funds raised through ticket sales and auctions go towards the preservation of Blithewold’s historic structures and landscape features.

The Artisans: Blithewold’s 2024 Gala
Saturday | August 10, 2024

Please join us at Blithewold’s August 10, 2024 “Artisans” Gala honoring long-time supporters Betty & Joe Brito, Jr. of Bristol, RI.

This premiere fundraising gala brings together more than 350 supporters for a fun night under the tent to enjoy a four-course meal catered by Blackstone Caterers, a live and silent auction, and dancing to the sounds of Decades by DeZyne, a 12 piece show band that has been performing for over twenty-five years throughout New England.

Cocktail Party: 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Dinner and Dancing: 7:30 – 11 PM
Attire: Summer Chic/Cocktail/Bermuda Rig

Funds raised will support the preservation and restoration of Blithewold’s Water and Rock Garden, specifically engineering and landscaping work to alleviate flooding and restore areas of the gardens lost to saltwater encroachment over the last decade.

Twelfth Night

An intimate and formal evening honoring the Van Wickle’s family traditions of gracious living and horticultural excellence which became the heart and soul of Blithewold. The evening takes place the Saturday after New Year’s every other year and begins with cocktails and hors d’ouvers followed by a five course tasting menu with paired wines.

Next years Twelfth Night:

Date: January 7, 2017

Tickets: $375 per person.  Space is limited to 60 attendees.