John & Abigail Adams Benefit


The John & Abigail Adams Event has been a mainstay of Boston legal’s charity scene for decades, and has played a significant role in bringing access to justice to thousands of individuals and families in need.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Museum of Fine Arts  |  Boston


The Boston Bar Foundation is committed to expanding access to legal help for those who need it most. 100% of the proceeds from the John & Abigail Adams Benefit will be used for direct grants to organizations that serve thousands of individuals and families struggling with issues such as homelessness, domestic violence and various forms of injustice. 


The Boston Bar Foundation will honor John Hancock with the 2015 BBF Public Service Award. A leader in the community, John Hancock will be recognized for their sustained commitment to public service and specifically their efforts to improve the lives of Boston youth.Learn more. 


Join us as we reimagine the event this year, opening up more of the museum than ever before, and introducing Late Night at the Museum - a dessert and dancing event starting at 9:00 p.m. for young lawyers and law students. There will be a variety of live entertainment throughout the museum, an abundance of gourmet food and beverages and beautiful galleries and exhibits to explore.


Museum of Fine Arts  |  Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Time & Date

Saturday, January 31, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Join us for...

  • The Reception

    Doors for the event will open at 6:30pm and guests will be directed straight to the Shapiro Courtyard for the popular cocktail reception, featuring a jazz quartet. During the reception, which runs until 8pm, the BBF will present its annual Public Service award to John Hancock Financial Services for their MLK Summer Scholars Program.

  • The Dinner

    When the cocktail reception concludes at 8:00pm, guests are invited to dinner—anywhere in the museum. Dinner stations and seating will be spread throughout the Upper and Lower Rotunda of the Museum, the Koch Gallery, the Contemporary Art Wing, and the Bravo Restaurant. After you’ve finished eating, check out the many galleries of the museum, as they will all be open to guests throughout dinner—some will even include live musical entertainment!

    Dinner will be served buffet style and will cater to a wide range of gourmet tastes. The open bars will continue to serve top shelf drinks and signature cocktails throughout the entire evening. Menu to include:  

    • Bistro Filet of Beef with Sauteed Mushrooms and Fig Vincotto Jus
    • Cider Glazed Atlantic Salmon
    • Local Wheat Berry Salad, Golden Raisins, Kale, EVOO, Balsamic
    • Potato and Artichoke Tart with Peperonata
    • Seared Atlantic Cod with Roasted Corn Salad
    • Grilled Chicken Breast with Asparagus and Ginger
    • Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary Salt
    • Arugula Salad, Radicchio, Confit Cherry Tomatoes and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
    • Haricot Verts and Red Onion
  • The Entertainment

    Beginning with a jazz quartet during cocktail hour, a variety of musical acts during dinner, and ending with one of Boston's best DJ's for dessert and dancing, this year's Adams Benefit has no shortage of entertainment options.  Make sure to visit the Koch Gallery to see the string quartet, the Bravo Restaurant for dueling pianos, and the Contemporary Art Wing for our special musical guest Rhett Price, who was recently featured in an article on Boston Magazine online.

    After dinner, make sure to treat yourself to dessert and then hit the dancefloor with the rest of the guests and the attendees of Late Night at the Museum, as DJ B-Robb mixes an eclectic set to please all musical tastes.

    Watch Rhett in action here:

  • The Attire

    Cocktail Attire Requested, Black Tie Invited.  

Event Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Wilmer Hale