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Welcome to the Wanderlust Ball, 2020, a virtual event to celebrate community. 
On Saturday, November 14th, we will enjoy a special evening. For this year's event, we are going to make "community" our focus. We will share stories of the impact we have been making over the past several months in the communities we serve, while we also raise funds to support our Y and the work we are doing that is so crucial to help local families while they get back on their feet.

These past several months have been a critical time in our nation's history, challenging and straining individuals, families, towns and cities, schools, local businesses, large corporations, and non-profit organizations alike. But as we embrace "normal" activities once again, and as a community-based organization, our Y has the unique opportunity to help in a variety of ways. As we plan to take The Wanderlust Ball virtual for the first time, we will be able to engage more of our community members than ever before. We can share our mission and our message with more people than we ever have in the past. We look forward to celebrating the Y while also celebrating each and every member of the Y community who makes our Y so special.

The imagery we have chosen to represent this year's Gala fundraiser is special as it, too, focuses on community. With all of our communication between now and our virtual event, we will use these beautiful images to highlight the welcoming nature of our Y; how we aspire to be an anchor and a harbor in the community; how we open our doors to all who need us, whether it is for childcare, education, membership, housing, and so much more.

Finally, we are so grateful to have Paula and Binkley Shorts as our Honorary Chairs. Many of you know Paula and Bink personally, and also for their incredible support of our community. However, to learn more about their amazing contributions, please click here.

So, we hope you will join us on November 14th.  There are lots of surprises in store so check back to this website often to learn something new about this amazing event. One thing I know for sure, you are not going to want to miss it!!




You and your guests will have a private dinner party in the Oceanside Pavilion Room featuring stunning ocean views, with beautiful tablescapes and decor by one of Boston's premier event and floral designers, Dana Markos Events.

You will work with the hotel to create your menu that includes an artisanal cheese board for cocktail hour. You'll also work with the DME team who will design your tablescape that includes table linens and floral decor.

You and your guests will enjoy an overnight stay followed by a light oceanside breakfast in the morning.


-12 guest private dinner in the Oceanside Pavilion Room
-1606 prix fixe dinner menu with paired wine service 
-Artisanal cheese board for Cocktail Hour
-6 Ocean View Guest rooms for 1 night
-Light breakfast fare the next morning
-Dana Markos Events - 1 hour design consultation; table linens and floral decor  

*Restricted dates of, June 15th - September 15th
*Certificate expires October 31, 2021
*Gratuity and other alcohol not included
*Certificate has no cash value and must be used in one stay
*Two-guest minimum per room unless approved in advance
*Certificate only applies to room rates and does not apply to additional food charges, room charges, bar charges, gratuities, or any other incidental charges during the recipient's stay except as noted


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YMCA of the North Shore

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