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The Little Italy Masquerade Ball

Unmask the Magic, Unleash the Sass:
It’s Portsmouth’s Wildest Masquerade Bash!

Thank you to our sponsors and to everyone who attended the ball.

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Entertainment by Groove Authority

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Groove Authority plays everything! Top 40, new and old R&B, Rock, Motown, Funk, Soul, Disco, as well as Pop, Swing, Jazz, Reggae and Hip-Hop. Their high energy shows have everyone on the dance floor full whenever they perform! 
Featuring  lead vocalists that are dynamic, energetic and talented! The stellar musicians in the band are equally engaging, and never fail to impress with their amazing versatility and talent. Check them out live 

Join in a Night of Extravagance at the Little Italy Masquerade Ball! Prepare to be captivated by a whirlwind of music, flowing libations, and an array of delectable delights that will leave your taste buds rejoicing!

A traditional Viennese Waltz will enchant you, setting the tone for an evening of timeless elegance. But don't be fooled, because once the beats kick in, you'll find yourself dancing to modern tunes that will keep you grooving all night long. 

Indulge in a culinary journey, with an abundance of small bites, tantalizing hors d'oeuvres, and a variety of stationary and passed foods that will satisfy even the most discerning palates. There is non-reserved, limited seating. Food stations will beckon you with their mouthwatering offerings, ensuring that no craving goes unanswered.

Prepare to be mesmerized by breathtaking decor that transports you to a world of Carnival magic. Stunning models adorned in vibrant costumes will grace the event, infusing the air with an atmosphere of wonder and theatrics.

Feel like a star as you walk the red carpet, with a photographer immortalizing the joyous occasion.

Upon your arrival, you'll be greeted with a complimentary Bellini, a refreshing and bubbly treat that sets the celebratory mood from the very start. And let's not forget the centerpiece of the evening - a magnificent carnival-themed cake, lovingly crafted by a local cake maker.

The Masquerade Ball is a fundraiser to help make the Little Italy Carnival, a Signature Event of the 400th anniversary of Portsmouth, NH, free, accessible, and inclusive. *Diversity, Inclusion, Respect, and Accessibility are part of the core

values of Portsmouth NH 400, the community-led entity behind the 400th Anniversary Celebrations of Portsmouth, NH.

Ticket Information

  • All attendees receive masks upon arrival. 

  • VIP Grand Masquerader $250: Early entry at 6 p.m., exclusive access to fourth floor fun, the complimentary special masks will be provided. Samples of VIP masks below. 

  • Masquerader $150: Entry at 7 p.m., complimentary masks will be provided

Black tie optional. Cocktail attire. Masks will be provided upon arrival as part of your ticket, but feel free to bring your own! And start dreaming of an Italian getaway—we are selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a trip to Italy!

Masquerade Ball Design and Decor Team

All things Décor, Lead by:

Blythe Brown

Victoria Auger

Lisa DeStefano, Principal - Maugel DeStefano Architects

Kathryn Bouzianis, Tricia Tobey Design Group

Massimo Morgia

Robyn Aldo

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