The International Polo Charity Ball has announced its theme for the annual summer gala.
Hosted by Newport Polo, Bal du Soleil will take place at Rosecliff on Bellevue Avenue in historic Newport, Rhode Island. A separate ticket for the cocktail party allows 400 guests to an exclusive meet-and-greet with the French Polo Team at Forty 1° North.
The sell-out event draws nearly 400 attendees for an evening that will begin with a pre-gala Cocktail Meet & Greet with the French Team at the chic Forty 1° North, where the team will be headquartered, then on to Rosecliff for a reception on the terrace, where an enchanting panorama of gardens and twilight ocean views will be ecclipsed by enticing hors d'oeuvres, specialty cocktails created by the Cocktail Guru, and highly anticipated Silent Auction display in which a carefully curated collection of unique items and exclusive opportunities will be offered for the highest bidder. Guests will adjourn for a seated gourmet dinner in the gilded ballroom where live musical entertainment will set the tone, and a whirlwind Live Auction wizarded by Sotheby's auctioneer, will offer up the night's crown jewels. Under the spell of the orchestra, desserts and dancing will ensue til the stroke of midnight . The odyssey's finale ascends to the Skybar atop Clarke Cooke House for a last dance.
newportFILM, the beneficiary of the gala, is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the Newport residents and visitors about current policy issues through the power of film and documentary. The organization continues to gain momentum in the Newport community for people of all ages who are eager to become more aware of what's happening in the world we live in. I believe it's one of Newport's local treasures.