Best of Boston

2024 Best Gala

MLK Embrace Honors: Friends and Family Sneaker Affair

Although only in its second year, Embrace Boston’s MLK Jr. Day gala is already affectionately known as “The Sneaker Gala,” and therein lies part of its charm. Guests are encouraged to rock their flashiest kicks along with creative black-tie attire, and rather than a rubber-chicken sit-down dinner, this year’s iteration was an epic dance party at Boston club Big Night Live, with arcade games and stellar music.