Taj Ma Ball Honors Indian Polo Team, Raises Funds for Performing Arts Center

“Polo is the sport of the land” – Winston Churchill


Agnes, Dan & Honey Keating


It was East meets West, with some Bollywood costuming thrown in, as many of the guests sported authentic saris and Indian formal attire for the 9th annual ball of Newport International Polo, held recenty at Rosecliff. The event was honored by the presence of Raghav Raj Singh, 8th Maharaj Sahib of Shivrati.

 


Mark & Brooke Still

 

Agnes Keating, in costume, looked quite the role of an Indian princess as husband Dan Keating, President of the Newport Polo Club, wore the traditional western tuxedo. Among the exuberant guests were Stacie Mills, who chaired the live auction, and  helped to arrange the donation to the Newport Performing Arts Center, Baroness Calvet de Madillon, polo player Raj Jain and wife Arpana Jain, talking and bidding on silent auction items, which included a number of vintage 78 rpm recordings and music memorabilia. Captain Michael Waters wore his kilt, and Jasnina Bakir and Laurie Consoli sported gorgeous, nearly backless gowns.


Friends with Pamela O'Connor


The Polo Ball raised over $29,000 to benefit the restoration of Newport's historic Opera House.
 
Dining on gourmet Indian fare, the nearly 300 guests participated in a competitive live auction, led by auctioneer Kathy Kingston, whose proceeds support the efforts to restore the Newport Opera House, Newport’s future live theatre and performing arts venue.


Alison Vareika & Michael Murray


Newport Seen spotted Colonel Brian and Elizabeth Rogers, John and Jae French, Sarah Peppercorn Janes, Brendan Smith and Barbara Nestingen, Emlen and Liz Drayton, Mark and Brooke Still, Mark Urman and his wife, author Deborah Davis, and Jonathan and Marcella Baggot among the revelers.

 


 

 
The DuPonts

Mohamed & Dorienne Farzan
 
Nancy Custin, Srini Pillay, Rajiv Kaul

 
Captain Michael Waters

 
Srini Pillay, Jean DiBona, Rajiv Kaul
 
Jessica Castiglia, Kris Cummings
 
Allan and Carol Hodges, Bill Vareika
 
Yoko and John memorabilia, silent auction

Kathy Kingston & Mary Randall

 
Tod, Ben and Brenda Kessler
 
Jasnina Bakir & Laurie Consoli
 
Elvis 78 record & album cover
 
Colonel Brian Rogers & Elizabeth Rogers
 
Anne Cuvelier
 
Raj Jain & Arpana Jain
 
John & Jae French, Beverly & Bob Chell, Stacie Mills
 
Michael Rokos, Stacie Mills, Gene Michael Addis
 
Corinne Rich & Sarah Peppercorn Janes
 
Tim Burns, Dominique Alfandre, Lorrie Burns

Stacie Mills, Agnes Keating, Kathy Kingston
 
Friends with Brian Cunha
 
Brendan Smith & Barbara Nestingen

 

Pierre Merle

 

Liz Drayton & Jim Garner

 

Carol Swift, Mark Urman, Deborah Davis

 

Caitlin Mills, Megan Mills

 

Baroness Calvet de Madaillan, Marcella Baggot

 

Stephanie & Blaine McBurney, Therese Young

 

Bob Irvin & Raz Pillay

 

From cocktails to dinner

 

The welcome

 

The orchestra

 

The tables

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