6:30 PM • Marble House, BELLEVUE AVE, NEWPORT, RI
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Black Ships Festival and the Sister City relationship between Newport and Shimoda, Japan. Step onto the elegant grounds of Marble House on Bellevue Ave., an exquisite & historic location, over looking the Atlantic Ocean for a formal gala honoring the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa and the accomplishments of the United States Navy. Join us as we welcome Japanese Dignitaries, RI Officials and the US Navy. Enjoy a unique evening that fuses both Japanese and American culture. The Gala includes Night Life Big Band orchestra, dancing, an Open Bar, wines by Oyster Bay Wines, Double Cross Vodka Martini Bar and cultural cuisine with a Japanese flare. Begin the evening with the breaking of the Ceremonial Sake Drum filled with Gekkeikan Sake. Presented by Toray Plastics (America), Inc. Sit down dinner. $150 per person, Black Tie suggested /Kimonos welcomed. For tickets, call (401) 846-2720 or online at www.blackshipsfestival.com. The formal invitation and Gala RSVP card will be posted in early May.