FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIALEAH PARK PRESENTS THE FLAMINGO BALL
“MIAMI THROUGH THE DECADES”
Gala to Benefit HistoryMiami Museum and Honor Ryder System, Inc.
with the 2019 Henry Flagler Award
This year’s festive event will benefit HistoryMiami Museum and treat more than 250 of the city’s top philanthropists and VIPs to a lavish stone crab buffet, champagne and signature cocktails, live performances, and a special awards ceremony.
HistoryMiami Museum will honor Ryder System, Inc. and Jim Ryder’s legacy with the 2019 Henry Flagler Award. Ryder System, Inc. is one of North America’s largest fleet of trucks, operates behind the scenes, managing critical fleet, transportation, and supply chain functions for over 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day. Ryder System, Inc. started as a truck rental company in Miami back in 1933 by Jim Ryder and is now a fortune 500 company in South Florida. 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 coastal town into a sprawling Magic City.
This year’s theme, “Miami Through the Decades,” is a nod to the museum’s newest photography exhibition, Miami: The Magic City, an exhibition showcasing some of the best images from the museum’s vast photography collection depicting Miami over the years.
HistoryMiami would like to thank the night’s Presenting Sponsor Hialeah Park, Platinum Sponsor Ryder System, Inc., and Silver sponsors Alex and Jessica Dominguez, AT&T, Avison Young/Michael & Paula Fay, Baptist Health South Florida, Bermont Advisory Group, Brian Barroso, Amerant Bank, Candido Viyella, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley, Dr. Wasim Shomar and Ms. Rania Yousef. FPL, Julie and Michael Weiser, Luis de la Aguilera, U.S. Century Bank, Mark Migdal & Hayden. Michael A. Carricarte, Sr. Shubin & Bass, P.A., and The Jain and Lagoa Foundation.
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. After a lapse of a few years, the lavish pink social confection is coming back and is paying tribute to when Hialeah Park first opened for horse racing in January 1925, with a roaring twenties theme.
In the ‘70s 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. Notable 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.
For more information on sponsorship packages and individual tickets, please contact Leana Cianfoni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community members interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets by March 30. Tickets are $400 and can be purchased online at www.historymiami.org.
About HistoryMiami Museum
HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, safeguards and shares Miami stories to foster learning, inspire a sense of place, and cultivate an engaged community. 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.