Boston Highland Ball Weekend 2019This year's Highland Ball weekend was a great success, with more than 120 people attending the main event on Saturday. The following information is from the 2019 Ball. Stay tuned to this site for information about the 2020 Ball as it becomes available. You may subscribe to information about this website to receive notifications as it becomes available.
Friday May 10, 2019
First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Road
Music by Elizabeth Anderson and Jerome Fung, MC: Howard Lasnik
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Melrose Memorial Hall
590 Main Street
Music by Thistle House: Dave Wiesler, David Knight, and Dan Emery
now featuring guest fiddler Hanneke Cassel
MCs: Gayle Koyanagi, Robert McOwen, Cathy Fahey
You are invited to attend a walkthrough of the Ball dances at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, the home of the Salem Wee Bluets, on Thursday May 2 at 7:30.
Saturday's formal ball is the weekend's main event. This year's Highland Ball will include a cocktail hour with hor d'oeuvres at 6:00, followed by a Grand March at 7:00 and the Ball at 7:15, followed by dessert. For dinner recommendations in the Melrose area, see the restaurant guide.
Sunday May 12, 2019, 11am
The weekend finishes with a family-friendly potluck brunch. Please bring a brunch item to share, as we recover from last night's festivities. Around noon, the party moves outside to do some dancing on the lawn. Bring your ghillies or any comfortable shoes for dancing outdoors, and musicians can bring instruments for a jam session! Music for dancing will be provided by Elizabeth Anderson and Ben Anderson. Jen Schoonover has prepared family-friendly dances for all to enjoy.
Directions will be available in the ball booklet or by emailing the ball chairs.
Please contact the ball chairs at email@example.com:
- if you are coming from out of town and would like hospitality with one of our local members.
- if you have any questions about the events or need map/directions for Sunday.
- if you would like more information about Thursday's ball prep walkthrough.