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See you soon!
The New Haven Register says ”it’s the biggest Yankee Mardi Gras party of them all — and well worth the drive. The ball, which begins at 6 p.m. and runs until midnight, is the most authentic Mardi Gras celebration in New England.” [read full article here]
Motif Magaine TV Named the Mardi Gras Ball #1 of the Top Five Things to Do in the Ocean State
The Providence Journal says: “Mardi Gras Ball at Rhodes brings all things Cajun to R.I…… you’ve got a grand Rhode Island tradition now in its 22nd year… It’s cabin fever time. People are tired of winter. And this is a perfect excuse to get out…” [read full article here]
Providence Journal interview with C.J. Chenier: “We would just come up and to play music and spread the love,” he laughs in his signature deep voice and drawl…”Our goal is to make people smile and have happy feet… Every year around this time, we leave the South and head north. Y’all need some funk up there” [read full interview here]
GoLocal Providence Says The Mardi Gras Ball is one of the “5 Musts” for the Weekend [read full article here]
The Providence Journal also says the Ball is a “Must Do” for the Weekend [read full article here]
Every year, some of our most fun and favorite guests and supporters arrive via VSA Arts RI, and we are pleased to have a portion of the Mardi Gras Ball proceeds go to benefit this awesome organization that does so much good in our community.
A little bit about VSA Arts: VSA arts Rhode Island is a statewide, nonprofit, arts and education organization dedicated to providing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to actively participate in the arts.
VSA arts Rhode Island creates high quality programs in literary, performing, and visual arts for inclusive audiences throughout the state. Through its collaborations with partners from the arts, cultural, disability, and educational communities, VSA Arts Rhode Island increases public awareness of the creative talents of people with disabilities, integrating their achievements into Rhode Island’s mainstream community, and providing cultural experiences for all.
The silent auction lineup for 2014 Mardi Gras Ball
Two Roundtrip Flights
on JetBlue between Providence, or any city, to any domestic city as published on www.jetblue.com
Four Disney Theme Park Hopper Passes
(Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Holywood Studios, Animal Kingdom)
to great local businesses including Cardi’s Furniture, Cheesecake Factory, and many, many more…
from Taj Mahal, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and lots more of our favorite artists!
and many, many more goodies to be announced!
Do YOU have a donation for VSA Arts RI to include in the silent auction?
Contact: Jeannine L. Chartier
Executive & Artistic Director, VSArts RI
email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 401.725.0247