Gala la Bamba

August 4, 2017

Time: August 4, 2017 7:00 PM

Location: Rosecliff 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport , Rhode Island 02840

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  • Gala Dinner Tickets individual ticket from 7:00pm-midnight include cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, auction, seated dinner (assigned seating), after-dinner libations & dancing.  Early-bird price expires on June 15.
  • Patron Tables for 10 guests from 7:00pm-midnight include cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, auction, seated dinner (assigned seating), after-dinner libations & dancing.  Limited quantitiy.  Premium table location, name plate & special decor and recognition in official event collateral. 
  • Cocktail Tickets from 9:30-midnight include dessert, cocktails & dancing. 

Must be 21 or older to attend, or accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Proof of age may be required. 

Newport’s polo season will reach its social climax this summer with, the 17th annual International Polo Charity Ball, Gala la Bamba, hosted by the Newport Polo Club, on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Rosecliff, one of Newport's famed Bellevue Avenue mansions. 

Hosted by Newport Polo, the annual sell-out event draws nearly 400 generous and fun-loving attendees to make a red carpet entrance in bold Latin black tie adaptation for a night inspired by Latin culture from iconic couture fashion, dancing to lively rhythms, exquisite gourmet cuisine & mixology and heart-warming philanthropy, welcoming international guests of honor, the Mexican Polo Team, and supporting the 2017 beneficiary, the Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center on Washington Square in Newport.

The much anticipated evening will begin with a pre-gala event TBA, then on to the main event in one of Newport's famed mansions, where an enchanting panorama of gardens and twilight ocean views will be ecclipsed by enticing hors d'oeuvres, specialty themed cocktails, 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 where live musical entertainment will set the tone, and a whirlwind Live Auction will offer up the night's crown jewels.  Under the spell of the orchestra, desserts and dancing will ensue til the stroke of midnight.

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17 years and counting, the International Polo Charity Ball is the social highlight of the summer, when polo players, enthusiasts and supporters come together for a lively celebration while supporting various charitable organizations. Festivities carry on through the weekend as the international guests of honor take to the field on the following day to challenge USA. Our annual New England Lobsterbake brings a brilliant conclusion to an extraordinary weekend.  Visit the Schedule and Tickets page for all upcoming events.

To view a gallery of photos from last year's Bal du Soleil with the French Polo Team, check out the photo gallery, or the previous year's Ball Carnaval with the Brazilian Polo Team.