Gala Wine Party January 13, 2011

BOLLYWOOD - Theme For Near & Far Aid Spring Gala

Transport yourself for just one night and savor an exotic Indian evening of vibrant colors, bold tastes and enchanting encounters. Please join us for Near & Far Aid’s Spring Gala, hosted by Mitchells of Westport, Friday, March 1nd, 7-10PM. The hosts of this year’s spiciest event will be Fox Business Network’s Liz Claman and TV personality, Dave Price. Ms. Claman and Mr. Price will be joined by special guest Tony Dovolani, Dancing with the Stars Champion. Basso Capital Management and Harman return as Premier Sponsors, showing their support for Near & Far Aid’s work in the local community. 

“Mitchell’s landmark store will be transformed into Westport’s own Taj Mahal. Relish in a sublime Indian experience with tents draped in rich, vital textiles bathed in candlelight. Enjoy lavish floral designs by Elegant Effects, gourmet Indian delights by Chef Bill Kaliff of Festivities and an abundance of spirits and wine. All while enjoying the Best of Spring Fashion featured in a live runway fashion show.” 

The legendary Spring Gala Auction is famed for its presentation of phenomenal items and unique experiences. Guests can bid on a luxurious five-night stay in beautiful India, VIP access to the US Grand Prix and a trip to the Women’s Finals at Wimbledon. Wine connoisseurs will revel in the over-the-top selection of rare vintages available in the exclusive Wine Auction. New this year is a special Bollywood inspired home décor vignette generously donated by House of Clement.  

Why go home after Gala? Bollywood has a second scene. Stay for the exclusive After Party. Nosh on gourmet grilled cheeses created by the Melt Mobile and dance the night away to the sounds of hot New York City band, The Tremors. The chic After Party lounge is furnished by local, home furnishing leader Lillian August.

It’s a festive evening with a serious purpose. For over sixty-five years, Near & Far Aid, an all volunteer organization with no office or paid staff, has been committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of Fairfield County’s poorest neighbors. The charity has granted over $12 million since the year 2000 to approximately 100 agencies each year. Their unwavering focus has been to eliminate the causes and effects of poverty, bringing hope to those less fortunate in Fairfield County.

Sustained by a network of generous corporate and individual donors, Near & Far Aid is especially grateful to the Mitchell family for their generous sponsorship of the Spring Gala. Presenting sponsors include Bank of America, U.S. Trust Private Wealth Management, Compass Group Management LLC, Elise & Robert Stone and the Friezo Family Foundation. Near & Far Aid thanks Moffly Media for their exclusive Media Sponsorship of Spring Gala and the After Party and Porsche of Fairfield for their return as Exclusive Auto Sponsor.

Gala Tickets and After Party Access Passes are available through:

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