Newport’s polo season will reach its social highlight this summer with Ball Carnaval, the Newport Polo Club's 15th annual International Polo Charity Ball on Friday, August 7 at Rosecliff, one of Newport’s famed Bellevue Avenue mansions.
The annual black tie gala will fête guests of honor, the Brazilian Polo Team, with a Carnaval theme to raise awareness of the importance of the conservation of the world’s rain forests and endangered species. Read our Style Guide for inspiration!
To begin the night, Ball Carnaval will go over the top with a pre-gala celebration and colorful parade from the Canfield House at Memorial and Bellevue. Blame it on Rio!
The celebration will continue with a reception on the terrace, where guests can contend for enticing Silent Auction items, and enjoy cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, including specialty drinks by Hendrick's Gin, overlooking breathtaking garden & water views of Rhode Island Sound. A seated gourmet dinner created by Blackstone will be presented in the (air conditioned) gilded ballroom. Dance the night away to live entertainment til the stroke of midnight.