‘Boxwood at Night’ will be bigger event on Sept. 30 in fundraiser for Medina cemetery

Posted 14 September 2023 at 9:04 am

Press Release, Friends of Boxwood

Provided photo: The Beach Mausoleum is shown at last year’s Boxwood at Night.

MEDINA – The Friends of Boxwood Cemetery in Medina will once again present, “Boxwood at Night: See the Cemetery in a New Light.”

The event will take place Sept. 30. Tickets cost $15 and there will be two time slots – 7 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m.

“The time slots are when you can enter. Once you are checked in, you are welcome to stay until the event ends at 9:30 p.m.,” said event co-chair Nicole Bensley. “Guests will stroll through the cemetery at their own pace in a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere.”

The event receives some funding through the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, which Bensley said will make Boxwood at Night bigger and better this year.

“We included more musicians, artists, and performers and have been working with a professional lighting designer to really enhance the experience,” she said.

Tickets are limited to the first 300 people and there will be no admission tickets sold at the event. Tickets are available during business hours at the English Rose Tea Shoppe and Thistle Ridge Décor and Gifts – both places are on Main Street in Medina.

Tickets will also be available at the Canal Village Farmers Market in Medina on Sept. 23. As an added convenience, you may also purchase tickets using a credit card by going online by clicking here.

“Last year’s event raised enough money to pay for the restoration of the stained-glass window in the chapel,” said Robby Klino, president of the Friends of Boxwood Cemetery. “We are hoping that this year’s event will give us enough money to complete the remodeling of the chapel’s interior.”

Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase at the Farmers Market booth and again at the event. Concessions and glow-in-the-dark accessories will be available for purchase at the event.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by GO ART!