Butterfly Release

Butterfly Release2024-02-01T15:14:12-05:00

Annual Butterfly Release

Every year, HCS hosts a butterfly release to memorialize and remember those who have died. Butterfly Park, the City of Keene’s beautiful Community Space, is the traditional location for our event and we were thrilled to expand the butterfly release to a second location in 2022 and greatly enjoyed working with Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge. The 2023 events had lots of new features – the Peace pole in butterfly park, a wide variety of hospice musicians, pop up shops, gelato, and the rainiest Saturday ever.

We are grateful to our sponsors, volunteers, musicians, employees, the community, Board of Directors, and partners in celebration.

If you would like to get on the email list about the events in 2024, please send us an email.

Save the Date!

Our 2023 Sponsors

We are grateful to our sponsors who make this event possible.

If you are interested in being a 2024 event sponsor, please visit our shop or reach out to us today!

Swallowtail Sponsors

Ann Heffernon & Jay Ward

Jim Weidner, Realtor

The Found Family

Skipper Sponsors

Louise Zerba

Painted Lady Sponsors

Tim Small

Frequently Asked Questions about the Butterfly Release

Where is the Butterfly Release held?2023-08-21T15:32:42-04:00

Butterfly Park, the City of Keene’s beautiful Community Space on Marlboro Street, is the traditional location for our event and we were thrilled to expand the butterfly release to a second location in 2022 and greatly enjoyed working with Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge. Both venues are fully accessible.

What are the dates for the 2024 Butterfly Release?2023-08-21T15:34:06-04:00

The dates for the 2024 Butterfly Release are:

  • Thursday, June 20, 2024 at Cathedral of the Pines – Rindge, NH
  • Friday, June 21, 2024 at Butterfly Park – Keene, NH
  • Saturday, June 22, 2024 at Butterfly Park – Keene, NH

Save the date and plan to join us!

I want to sponsor the butterfly release. What are the sponsorship levels?2023-06-30T08:44:25-04:00

We have revised our sponsorship levels and named each level after butterflies found in New Hampshire. If you would like to be a sponsor, reach out to us today!

$1000 – Monarch level 

Includes 4 butterflies

$500 – Swallowtail Level 

Includes 3 butterflies

$250 – Skipper Level 

Includes 2 butterflies

$100 – Painted Lady Level 

Includes 1 butterfly

 

Do I have to purchase a butterfly to attend the event?2023-06-30T08:45:07-04:00

No, you are welcome to come and enjoy the event without releasing a butterfly, however if you would like to release a butterfly (or several!) we recommend purchasing the butterflies through our shop well in advance. Butterflies sell out quickly and we often do not have extra on the day of to sell.

Questions about the butterfly release or want to be a sponsor?

Contact the HCS Development Department!

603-352-2253

ssarna@hcsservices.org

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