In lieu of our usual Venetian Ball at the Embassy of Italy (closed due to Covid), we are hosting our first ever ONLINE GALA!
On Saturday, October 24th, bring the Spirit of Venice Italy right into your living room with a very interactive cultural experience and celebration!
Plus, we will break out interactive rooms during the evening to offer some special Venetian games, trivia, and a one on one experience with your fellow revelers! Feel free to come masquerade style (optional) and celebrate as they did on the most elegant of ballrooms in Piazza San Marco, the Piazzetta, the Ducal Palace, or in the Bacino.
A portion of tonight's proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society
1) VENETIAN ITALIAN COOKING CLASS
Begin the festivities tonight with an amazing Caribbean cooking class from Rock. From A to Z, he will walk you through the steps to create a phenomenal Venetian style meal and dessert.
2) ITALIAN MIXOLOGY BARTENDER
Learn how to make special Italian cocktails and discover which wines and drinks are best for an Italian Ball.
3) VIRTUAL OPERA PRESENTATION:
The first opera was performed in 1600 at the wedding of Maria de Medici and Henry IV of France at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. Since then, Italy has created much of the world’s greatest opera. From Monteverdi’s creations at the Teatro San Cassiano, to Rossini’s comic operas such as The Barber of Seville, to the new and rising opera pièces of the 21st Century, the standard for all opera originates in, and permeates, the Italian soul.
4) VIRTUAL BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS
An expert ballroom dance team will teach you the basics for an incredible dance. Whether or not you have a partner at home to practice with, our instructors will have you dancing the waltz and Tango as if you were dancing on the streets of St. Mark’s Square.
5) ITALIAN DIPLOMATIC GREETING
6) VENETIAN MASQUERADE COMPETITION
Wear your Venetian masks/outfits or create a unique one. Tonight, we will judge both professional masks and self-made masks. Winners will receive prizes.
7) LATE NIGHT DJ
Tonight’s DJ will get you off your seats and into a live, interactive dancing party! From Italian hits to European and American Retro and Top 40, you’ll find yourself dancing in the center of the embassy ballroom
8) BREAKOUT ROOMS
At some point during the evening, we will break out into smaller rooms and offer you the chance to chat one on one with your new friends. Share stories about past Italian experiences, get ideas, and perhaps make new friends that can last a lifetime.
9) WIN A TRIP
During the evening, we will host a drawing for one lucky attendee to win a trip to Jamaica (Air and 2 Night Hotel)
10) CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION: In memory of a former TTD staff member, a portion of each ticket will be going to the American Cancer Society. For full details about the organization, see http://www.cancer.org/ .
All chatroom links and invitations will be sent out a few minutes before the event (to ensure only registrants attend). They will be sent to the email address you use to register for the event.
Any unauthorized person, or any person acting inappropriately during the chat room, or anyone using this as a forum to sell their own services or products will be immediately removed and blocked.