SPAC Ballet Gala: The Four Seasons

Robbins and Bernstein at 100

SaturdayJuly 215:30 PM

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The 2018 New York City Ballet Gala: The Four Seasons, SPAC’s largest fundraiser to support the NYCB residency, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the births of both Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein for an elegant fête on Saturday, July 21.

Kicking off at 5:30 p.m. with a champagne reception and lawn party festivities, the centerpiece of the evening is a special NYCB performance featuring the SPAC Premiere of a new work directed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Warren Carlyle, which will celebrate the Broadway choreography of Jerome Robbins.

Saratoga’s most popular and longest running summer event, the 2018 Gala will entice lovers of both the traditional and contemporary with a refreshed take on the beloved soirée. Hosted by the Action Council and Junior Committee, the Four Seasons theme will traverse onto the beautiful park grounds which will showcase winter, spring, summer and fall décor with immersive pop-up performances and sensational tastings sprinkled throughout the lawn.

The evening’s finale is a fireworks show and live music by Soul Session with dancing under the stars.

NYCB Gala attendees can choose from a range of experiences including:

  • The Ballroom Gala complete with gourmet food and craft cocktail stations, preferred amphitheater seating, fireworks, post-performance dessert and cocktails in the Jazz Bar, dancing and activities on the SPAC grounds;
  • The Lawn Party featuring outdoor picnics and thematic tents, lawn admission for the NYCB performance, fireworks, post-performance dancing and activities on the SPAC grounds.
  • The New York City Ballet performance only, which grants you access to the lawn party festivities, fireworks and post-performance dancing.

Picnic Options

New this year we are offering Picnic Options for the Lawn Party!

Honorary Committee Sponsorship Levels

Honorary Committee Members have the option of receiving Honorary Level Benefits for the Ballroom Gala, the Outdoor Lawn Party, or a new combination experience.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Kindly submit your sponsorship commitment by May 8, 2018 to be listed on the event invitation. If paying by credit card you may also fax your form to 518-584-0809.

Please direct any Honorary Committee inquiries to Seth Buono at sbuono@spac.org or call 518-584-9330 ext. 101.

The Indoor Ballroom Gala – Hall of Springs

Celebrating the Four Seasons

Includes 5:30 p.m. red carpet champagne reception, gourmet food and craft cocktail stations, preferred amphitheater seating, fireworks, post-performance dessert and cocktails in the Jazz Bar, dancing and activities on the SPAC grounds.

Winter Wonder ($500 donation)

  • One ticket to the Ballet Gala
  • Name recognition on invitation
  • Name recognition in the dinner event program

Spring Fever ($1,000 donation)

All above benefits, plus…

  • One additional ticket to the Ballet Gala (2 tickets total)

Summer Sun ($3,000 donation)

All above benefits, plus…

  • Three additional tickets to the Ballet Gala (4 tickets total)
  • Logo on invitation

Autumn Bacchanal ($5,000 donation)

All above benefits, plus…

  • One table for 10 including 10 tickets to the Ballet Gala
  • Name and logo on SPAC’s website
  • Sponsor logo featured on SPAC’s outdoor cinema screens during 
event intermission
  • Sponsor logo in e-mail blasts sent to SPAC’s e-mail list & social 
media channels (130,000 + database)
  • Sponsor banners (provided by sponsor) to be displayed at SPAC

Vernal Equinox ($10,000 donation)

All above benefits, plus…

  • Two tables for 10 and 20 tickets to the Ballet Gala
  • Recognition as our sponsor during the Ballet Gala performance announcements
  • Sponsor name/logo included on event brochures, posters, 
recruitment materials and other collateral pieces as developed

Summer Solstice ($25,000 donation)

All above benefits, plus…

  • Three tables for 10 and 30 tickets to the Ballet Gala
  • Category exclusivity, with key branding opportunity
  • Sponsor logo in SPAC program for all NYCB performances
  • Mention in SPAC’s Social Media (including Instagram, Facebook, 
Twitter) feeds (approximately 20,000 followers in total)

Outdoor Lawn Party – SPAC Lawn

Celebrating the Natural Landscape at SPAC

Includes outdoor lawn party, lawn admission for NYCB performance, fireworks, post-performance dancing and activities on the SPAC grounds.

Pines in Snow ($500 donation)

  • Four event tickets
  • Name recognition on invitation
  • Floral Forest ($1,000 donation)
  • All above benefits, plus…
  • Two additional event tickets (6 tickets total)
  • The “Floret” tent (10’ x 10’ tent, 4’ round table, 6’ banquet table, and 6 chairs)

Firefly Fields ($3,000 donation)

All above benefits, plus…

  • Two additional event tickets (8 tickets total)
  • The “Crepescule” tent (15’ x 15’ tent, two 4’ round tables, two 6’ banquet tables, and 8 chairs) Logo on invitation

Harvest Bounty ($5,000 donation)

All above benefits, plus…

  • Two additional event tickets (10 tickets total)
  • Name and logo on SPAC’s website
  • Sponsor logo featured on SPAC’s outdoor cinema screens during event intermission
  • Sponsor logo in e-mail blasts, and social media channels including Facebook and Instagram (130,000 + database) Sponsor banners (provided by sponsor) to be displayed at SPAC
  • New Combination Experience

Flowers & Leaves ($7,000 donation)

All of the inside Autumn Bacchanal Benefits including

  • Table for 10 with 10 tickets to the Ballet Gala
  • Name and logo on SPAC’S website
  • Plus the outdoor benefits of
  • A “Floret” tent to participate in the lawn party
  • Ability to move freely between both events

Additional Corporate Sponsorships

Please direct all Corporate Sponsorship inquiries to Liz Ellis at eellis@spac.org or call (518) 584-9330 ext. 118

  • Open Bar Sponsorship ($5,000 donation)
  • Lawn Party Sponsorship ($4,000 donation)
  • Fireworks Sponsorship ($4,000 donation)
  • Valet Sponsorship ($2,500 donation)
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