Black and White Ball 2016

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Kentfield, CA (December 30, 2016) – If you received this invitation in 1966, you knew you were among the elite of high society.

The original Black and White Ball was a masquerade ball held on November 28, 1966 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Hosted by author Truman Capote, the ball was held in honor of The Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham. In June 1966, Capote decided to throw a lavish party. He was at the height of his popularity as an author and as a public figure following the publication of his non-fiction novel, In Cold Blood, earlier that year. For his venue, Capote chose the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. In 1991, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan hosted a Black and White Ball commemorating the 25th anniversary of the original. The ball, held in a tent outside Tavern on the Green, was a charity event that raised $1.4 million for the Alzheimer’s Association. (Wikipedia)

Now, fifty years later, Windchime of Marin hosted their own version of the Black and White Ball. While not nearly as lavish as the original, the first floor was transformed into a venue suitable for the esteemed guests and residents of Windchime. Accompanied by live music, guests dined and danced the evening away. Windchime of Marin is proud to offer fun, engaging social opportunities such as these as a part of the Vibrant Life program. For more information about Windchime of Marin, please call (415)482-4100.


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