|Manhattan Sailing School’s Sailors Ball is the biggest black tie sailing party of the year. Sailing enthusiasts from all over the tri-State area come together to celebrate the start of the new sailing season. Cast off your dull winter clothes, dress up in something fancy and come be part of this exciting spring ritual! This year, the Sailors Ball will be Friday, April 28, 2023. Doors open at 9 pm and dancing continues until 1 am. Tickets are at https://sailorsball.com/ The website has the full invitation as well as the names of our great Benefit Committee. The Sailors Ball is famous for its sponsors and theme-room format. You will glide from room to room throughout the evening and experience different sights, sounds and atmospheres. Here are some of the rooms to expect this year:|
THE MOUNT GAY RUM SAILORS ROOM
Mount Gay Rum is the traditional drink of all sailors throughout the world. Slide up to this bar and ask for a Mount Gay & tonic or try one of the new cocktails for this coming summer. There is nothing as refreshing as a Mount Gay Rum drink after a day of racing on the water. Mount Gay Rum has been a sponsor of the Sailors Ball since the very first edition. This year, the Mount Gay Rum Room will feature a photo booth where you and your favorite guests can capture a picture for posterity. This is also where the sailors from De Caribbean Regatta will gather for a reunion at 11 pm! Put on your dancing shoes and don’t be late because the reunion lasts only for a few songs. Watch out for this excitement and see you there.
THE MALA VIDA TEQUILA BAR
Mala Vida was a standout room at the last ball with an amazing ice sculpture which was set up with a slide. A shot of Mala Vida tequila was poured through the ice and came out chilled and perfect in your cup. This kept the ball going stronger than ever. Best sure to stop by, enjoy the music and savor the Mala Vida tequila.
SCREEN DOOR CHARDONNAY & THE “SOUND OFF” SILENT DISCO
You put on your headset, tap the side to change channels until you and your partner’s lights are the same, and then it happens. The magic of the “Sound Off” Silent Disco takes over. Rock the house. And if the next song does not light your fire, tap your headset again and search the next channel.
THE BOTANIST MARTINI AND CASINO ROOM
The Botanist Martini & Casino Room is normally to busiest when the doors open at 9 pm. You can start with a stiff drink which is shaken, not stirred and then try your luck at one of the many casino-style tables. There is a high level of energy and excitement in this room as people roll the dice.
THE ROYAL ROOM
Bathed in a beautiful glowing light the ROYAL ROOM is where you are treated like Kings and Queens with Vera Wang Prosecco, Boondocks Whiskey and LVOV vodka. The mood in the room is set by the DJ who will cycle through some of the greatest hits of our era and put you in a dancing mood.
THE BOOM BOOM ROOM
From midnight until the ball ends at 1 am, the Boom Boom Room is where it is happening. There will be a driving beat, light show and huge speakers. You will feel the energy as the crowd moves in unison and party goers dance closer and closer, navigating the social conventions and seeing if they are ready to settle down at dock. No one is ready and for one hour, the Boom Boom Room lives up to its reputation and full on. Damn the torpedoes and FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!
THE RED CARPET EXPERIENCE
Most guests start their Sailors Ball experience with a stop on the red carpet. This is where you can shine and be photographed in your best clothing. Be sure to turn your shoulders towards the camera and slightly twist your hips. Then smile!
MORE ROOMS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!