Party at the Pond


A rare and extraordinary experience, the Branford Rotary Foundation presents Party at the Pond to benefit the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and the Rotary Scholarship program. Sept. 22 starting at 5 p.m.

The 9-acre pond at Van Wilgen's Garden Center in Branford is a hidden gem and a site most people never see.  Under a giant tent, surrounded by a field of mums, it will be an evening you'll never forget.

Tickets cost only $100 and SEATING IS LIMITED! CLICK >>>

What's included with admission:

  • Pig roast

  • BBQ Chicken

  • Clam chowder

  • Live music with The Muddy Rudders

  • Fine wines

  • Beer from Thimble Islands Brewery 

  • Locally sourced vegetables

  • Rose's pies, and ice cream

Plus we'll have a live and very unusual auction, games and much, much more! 


Not only will the evening benefit Smilow, but we will be supporting the Branford Rotary Foundation and honoring Rotarian and Foundation Secretary Bill Van Wilgen and his family, who established the Male Breast Cancer Van Wilgen Fund at Yale New Haven.

In addition, a portion of the proceeds will help fund the Rotary Foundation Scholarship program, which every year gives $7,500 to high school seniors from Branford who are pursuing higher education.

Please join us for this very special night.

Remember SPACE IS LIMITED, so BUY TICKETS NOW to support a great cause and secure the opportunity of a lifetime!

A world leader in cancer care, research and education, Smilow Cancer Hospital delivers the transformative scientific discoveries and care innovations of Yale Cancer Center and Yale New Haven Health to bring us close to a world free of cancer – one patient at a time.


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