Fine Affairs Gets Ready For Its Busiest Month of the Year

- August 3, 2015 -

33rd Annual Saratoga Hospital Summer Gala

It’s full press gala season here in Saratoga Springs, NY and with August right around the corner Fine Affairs is gearing up for the busiest few weeks of the year.

The 33rd Annual Saratoga Hospital Gala will be held on Wednesday, August 5th. This year’s theme is “Caddyshack”. Co-Chair, Robin Dalton, said the theme came to her one night this past Winter while watching the movie. Caddyshack garnered a large cult following and has been hailed by media outlets, such as Time and ESPN, as one of the funniest sports movies of all time. “We got the whole Fine Affairs team together, watched the movie then started brainstorming on décor ideas,” said Michael Panza, Owner and Lead Designer of Fine Affairs. “It was a fun team building exercise! We can’t wait to show Saratoga Hospital, the Gala committee and attendees what we have in store for them!!” he went on to say.

On Saturday, August 8th Fine Affairs yet again loads their trucks and heads to the National Museum of Dance for this year’s gala. The annual gala is the Museum’s largest fundraiser. Gala Chairwoman, Michele Riggi and her committee have organized an amazing Tango theme this year. 2015 Hall of Fame inductees include Mark Morris, Artistic Director & Choreographer of the Mark Morris Dance Group and Rudolf Nureyev who joined the Kirov Ballet as a soloist in 1958. Receiving the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award this year is Chita Rivera, Tony Award-winner, actress, dancer and singer. Inspired by Argentina, Fine Affairs will incorporate Spanish Architecture, tropical foliage and vibrant colors (with a lot of glam!) proving to make this the best-dressed ball yet!

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Fundraiser closes out August’s first week of events at the Canfield Casino. This year the event will feature “The Foods of Anne Burrell.” She will be involved in the evening menus and food production featuring several tasting stations. A highlight of the event will be the live auction from Fasig Tipton. Fine Affairs décor will feature red carpet, celebrity style lounges and vibrant colored tables capes as well as an Ann Burell replica kitchen.

In addition to the upcoming week of Gala’s, Fine Affairs is preparing for the start of the sales at Fasig Tipton several NYRA events and the 146th running of the Traver’s Stakes – the Mid-Summer Derby in Saratoga Springs!