The Second Annual Flamingo Ball
HIALEAH PARK PRESENTS THE SECOND ANNUAL FLAMINGO BALL,
A TROPICAL NIGHTS-THEMED AFFAIR, BENEFITTING HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUM
Gala to Honor HEICO Corporation and The Mendelson Family with Flagler Award and
Feature a Live Concert by Jose Fajardo, Jr.
MIAMI (January 29, 2018) – HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, will be transforming Hialeah Park into a tropical oasis with its second annual tropical nights-themed Flamingo Ball on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
The Flamingo Ball, named after the beautiful birds that inhabit Hialeah Park’s infield lake, was first held in 1965 on the eve of the Flamingo Stakes horse race at the racetrack. The lavish pink social confection returned last year to a sold-out crowd of the city’s most philanthropic supporters and notable community leaders.
In the 1970s, the gleaming gala grew into one of the most glamorous and legendary parties in Miami attended by the rich and famous, powerful families, dignitaries, city and government leaders, equestrians and socialites. Distinguished partakers included: Jacqueline Kennedy, Horatio and Frances Luro, Leslie Combs, Juliette and David Trapp, Oleg Cassini, Harry Guggenheim, David Brinkley, Marylou and Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, and movie stars by the dozens.
This year’s tropical affair will benefit HistoryMiami Museum and treat more than 200 guests to a lavish buffet of lobster and stone crabs, champagne and signature cocktails. Guests will also enjoy a live salsa performance by Jose Fajardo, Jr., son of the legendary “Flute King” and leader of the Cuban orchestra Fajardo y sus Estrellas, Jose Fajardo.
HistoryMiami Museum will honor HEICO Corporation and The Mendelson Family with the prestigious Flagler Award. The award is a tribute to Henry Flagler, a pioneer who had the vision and ambition to bring his railroad to Miami and develop a small town into the Magic City. The special awards ceremony will be emceed by Emmy Award-winning news anchor, Cynthia Demos.
HistoryMiami would like to thank the night’s Presenting Flamingo Sponsor Hialeah Park. For more information on sponsorship packages, please contact Katie Repici at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About History Museum
HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. We accomplish this through education, collections, research, exhibitions, publications and city tours. Located in the heart of downtown Miami, HistoryMiami Museum is a 70,000 square foot facility and home to more than one million historical images and 30,000 three-dimensional artifacts, including a 1920’s trolley car, artifacts from Pan American World Airways, and rafts that brought refugees to Miami. For more information, call 305-375-1492 or visit historymiami.org.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
CONTACT VIVIAN CASALS-MUNOZ, 786 483 7478
Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, with entrances at 100 East 32nd Street and 2200 East 4th Avenue, is easily accessible from all major Miami highways. The landmark venue is conveniently located just minutes by car from Miami International Airport, South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral. Hialeah Park –”The World’s Most Beautiful Race Course”– is one of Miami’s most iconic destinations. For more information, please call 305-885-8000 or visit www.hialeahpark.com.