"Newport Nights", the 35th Annual Gala for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, was a two night affair, beginning with a "Yacht Rendezvous" on Friday and a Dinner and Dance party at Rosecliff on Saturday, where the boys and girls were pictured keeping an eye on things in portraits by photographer Nick Mele. The yachts were glorious, as was the tented, atmospheric
dance floor at Rosecliff. All coming up on Newport Seen.
Watch, too, for a St. Michael's farewell to a revered headmaster, an archaeological sleuthing by masters into 18th century furniture at the Redwood Library Symposium, the Preservation Society's stunning "Le Bal Francais", and a truly wild "Safari Ball."
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Reaching for the Galaxies at Newport Hospital's "Swinging on a Star"
More than 330 friends and supporters of Newport Hospital gathered together to celebrate its life-saving work with an eye toward the future of patient care, at the hospital’s 2014 Summer Gala, which raised $428,106 to support the most pressing needs of the thousands of patients and families who depend on it . And they did it under and among celestial decorations simply defied gravity, suggesting infinite space at elegant "Swinging on a Star", held at Ochre Court ... more »
Island Moving Company's Mysterious, Evocative “NUIT BLANCHE"
Dancers dived into the pool for an emotional aquatic ballet, an opera singer trilled in the pergolas, and New York's Tin Pan Band led 400 guests through the magnificent gardens of Bellevue House, Newport. It was an artistic Folie among the magnificent garden follies. The magical trip was to the elegant Paris Opera house, inspired by Marc Chagall's famous ceiling painting, and evoking Paris’ legendary all-night arts festival, in Ronald Lee Fleming’s gardens at Bellevue House in Newport, ... more »
"Beaux Arts" & Architecture Entwine Beautifully at Newport Art Museum Gala
More than 300 guests enjoyed an evening of dinner and dancing in the Newport Art Museum's historic John N.A. Griswold House, which was itself an honoree (in the architecture category), and was celebrated as such. A Beaux Arts Ball began with cocktails, moved to an elegant dinner, then an after-party, There was an extensive, silent auction and a video tribute to gala honorees Anne and Peter Damon. Dancer Nicole Raab delighted the crowd with stunning aerial performances, greeting arriving guests from a draped fabric perch high above their heads. Very Cirque de Soleil! ... more »
The Runway Starred Runaway Fashions at Child & Family's "Au Courant"
Six young Rhode Island designers showed subdued and subtly toned fashions in the StyleWeek Northeast Runway show, which had attitude, as did the young and chic models. The stylish, fashionable ladies and gentlemen of Newport came in droves (and some in preposterous heels) to Belle Mer on Goat Island, Newport, for a fashion show featuring design lights and talents, all for the benefit of the fine programs of Child and Family Services. ... more »