Beaux Arts creates “BALL BY BOAT” for its 68th Annual Costume Ball

This year the city’s longest running costume ball was transformed and held in the harbor by Marine Stadium.

Monica Mase, Michele Reese Granger
Monica Mase, Jeanne Cabonell, Gabrielle O'Quinn, Meghan Burns, Nancy Levy & Kate Valois

The 68th Annual Beaux Arts Costume Ball charted a new course this year and headed to the water on April 24, offering guests a unique socially- distant fundraising experience. The money raised went to the Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami and Beaux Arts’ HandsON! Programs.

This year the city’s longest running costume ball was transformed into a “ball by boat” and held in the harbor by Marine Stadium in the beautiful blue waters of Biscayne Bay. More than 200 guests traveled by private vessels to the waterway donning matching boat flags in Beaux Arts’ signature teal blue. The invite-only affair featured individual coolers packed with beverages donated by Bacardi, a giant floating LED screen, a digital silent auction boasting more than 100 items, and live music by DJ Eddy Pink. One of the highlights of the day was the annual costume contest. Guests wore ocean themed attire. From commodores, to flamingos, to characters from the movie Overboard, the costumes did not disappoint. A Kardashian Yacht Party took home this year’s top prize for best costume, with World War II sailors coming in a close second.

As the sun set on the ball by boat, guests were treated to a surprise performance by Atlantic Watersports. Flyboard performers jetted more than 75 feet in the air doing acrobatics with the Miami’s skyline serving as their backdrop.

The Ball by Boat event was envisioned by Beaux Arts Co-President and Ball Co-Chair Michele Reese Granger and Co-Chair Monica Mase.

Albert & Meghan Maloof Berdellans
Dorris Richards, Jacyln Taylor, Carli Hoppe, Meredith Kallaher & Malena Giro
Alexandra Clark, Michele Reese Granger, Stefanie Mederos Hill, Jacqueline Coleman, Alexa Freyer, Sanela Ebbeskov Jankovic, Chris Granger, Eddy Denison, Morten Ebbeskov Jankovic & Tony Hill

Sponsors for the Ball by Boat

Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables
the Ashley Cusack Team
Bacardi, Bermont Gold Wealth Advisory of Raymond James
Mase Mebane and Seitz, Lavender Greenberg PLLC
Chris Granger Golf
Lowell international Realty
Shubin and Bass
Christi Jefferson, CPA.

Katherine Caskey, Jennifer Diaz, Roland Poitevien, Joe Sanchez, Monica Sanchez, Kendra Parks, Owen Baillie, Bobbie Baillie, Alana Garcia, John Garcia & Alex Diaz
Roman Krislav, Cristina Krislav, Danielle Milota, Kristin Pearce, Kevin Milota, JJ Hansen, Chris Hansen, Zaria Walter, Vicky Hucks and Bert Hucks
Sanjiv Desai and Wendy Levitz
Priscilla Rettig and Albert Maloof Berdellans
A view from above watching the waterside celebration
A yacht full of Beaux Arts supporters
Crissi Boland, Sarita Baggiori,John Murphy, Adrian Villaroas,Marika Lynch, Samantha Murphy
Anna Blackman, Michele Battle, Michelle Beauchamp, Mike Arias, Chris Cobb, Michelle Starky, Kolleen Cobb
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