The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting its annual Patron Party, Saturday, June 1 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s event is “The Afterparty. Times Change, Galas Can Too,” and will be held at Humphreys Concerts By The Bay (2241 Shelter Island Drive, 92106).

This year, the event will bring guests back to the golden age of pop, and the original intention of the Patron Party – celebrating the JCC’s incredible community of philanthropists.

“As we delve deeper into our culture of philanthropy, we aim to honor the meaningful contributions of time, expertise, connections, and financial support,” said Diana Stern, Assistant Director of Philanthropy for the JCC. “Everyone knows the best part of any great event is the after party. This year, we’re removing the formalities (as if!) and jumping right to the fun, food, and great music, so that we can truly celebrate our JCC community.”

There will be live entertainment by “The Boy Band Project,” transporting guests to a time when the boy band phenomenon dominated pop culture. Delivered with their own special mix of handsomeness, tongue-in-cheek humor, and Broadway talent, these boys have been seen all over the world spreading their boy band love. There will also be a fully hosted bar, signature cocktails, tray passed hors d’oeuvres, appetizer stations, and a delicious dessert bar. Activities include Community Havdalah, a Silent Action (post Shabbat), as well as a Live Auction (post Shabbat).

The JCC will be fundraising for financial assistance before the event on June 1 (that means now). The pressure of fundraising for an entire year in a matter of hours is daunting and draws a clear line between business and pleasure at a celebratory event.

“We are excited that this year’s JCC Patron Party will be returning to its roots of honoring and showing gratitude to those who loyally support the JCC, its programs, endeavors, and mission. And ensure that we can eliminate cost and other factors as barriers to participation,” said Adam Jacobs, event chair.

Funds raised at the Afterparty will support financial assistance needs and operational costs of the JCC’s outstanding programs and services, so not only does it provide financial assistance to community members for countless programs and services, but it also keeps the JCC’s lights on.

Tickets start at $325 and are on sale now. To learn more, donate, or purchase tickets, visit