The highlight of the Butterfly Releases will be the individual release and flight of hundreds of Monarch
butterflies to honor someone for a special occasion; or memorialize loved ones by sponsoring a butterfly
in their name. There will be live music, the reading of names and refreshments after the event on the
beautiful grounds of Utica College and Herkimer College. Both locations are handicap accessible.
According to American Indian legend, if someone whispers a wish to a butterfly and then releases it, that wish will come true…
There are a limited number of butterflies available. To ensure you have a butterfly to release that evening
and acknowledge your loved one in our program, please mail your form today. If you are not able to
attend the Butterfly Release Celebration, we will be happy to release your butterflies for you.