New York Society Balls

A guide to white tie and black tie events taking place in Manhattan

Items marked TBA are To Be Announced and all details should be considered tentative.

Sailor's Ball

Fri, Apr 26, 2024

Every spring, sailors, sailing enthusiasts and party people gather for the Annual Sailors Ball. Proceeds from the Sailors Ball benefit the New York Harbor Sailing Foundation.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: Down Town Association, 60 Pine St, New York, NY 10005
More Information: https://sailorsball.com/

68th Viennese Opera Ball

Fri, May 10, 2024

Each year, the Viennese Opera Ball supports charitable projects connected to the communities in New York and Vienna.


Dress Code: White Tie
Location: The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10019
More Information: https://vienneseoperaball.com/

The Fourth Annual George Washington Inaugural Ball

May 2024 (TBA)

Hosted by the Heritage, History + Humanities Initiative and Loom Happenings LLC to commemorate the anniversary of the first inauguration of George Washington in the nation's first capital, New York City.


Dress Code: Cocktail, Black Tie, or 18th Century Attire
Location: TBA
More Information: http://www.gwinauguralball.com/

Midsummer Angel Gala

Tue, Jun 4, 2024

All proceeds from the YPC Gala’s will go towards Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s music therapy and cancer research programs.


Dress Code: Whimsical Black Tie
Location: The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
More Information: https://gabriellesangels.org/events-dates/ypc-gala/

Conservatory Ball

Thu, Jun 6, 2024

Proceeds from The Conservatory Ball support the The New York Botanical Garden's preeminent botanical research, children’s education, and horticulture programs.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
More Information: https://www.nybg.org/event/the-conservatory-ball-2024/

Russian Nobility Association Ball

Fri, Jun 7, 2024

For over eighty years, the RNA has raised funds and awareness in their assistance of members of the Russian diaspora, as well as organizations that support Russian historical and cultural efforts.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: The Pierre, 2 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065
More Information: https://russiannobility.org/rna-ball/

Angel Ball

Mon, Oct 28, 2024

The purpose of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research is to encourage the development of more effective therapies for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: Cipriani Wall St, 55 Wall St, New York, NY 10005
More Information: https://gabriellesangels.org/events-dates/angel-ball/

The Apollo Circle Benefit

Oct 2024 (TBA)

The Apollo Circle Benefit is an annual black-tie event hosted by young supporters of the Museum. Proceeds support conservation and scholarly research at The Met.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://engage.metmuseum.org/events/elevated/ac-benefit/the-apollo-circle-benefit/

134th Dinner Dance of the Holland Society of New York

Oct 2024 (TBA)

The Board of Trustees and the administration of The Holland Society of New York are pleased to announce the revival of the much-beloved Holland Society Annual Dinner Dance.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://hollandsociety.org/society-activities/annual-meeting-and-annual-banquet/133rd-dinner-dance-information/

New York Scottish Ball

Sat, Nov 4, 2024

Benefiting The New York Caledonian Club, which creates and facilitates opportunities for friendly social events and educational workshops in order to maintain and strengthen connections with Scotland and Scottish diaspora communities around the world.


Dress Code: Highland Dress or Black Tie
Location: Down Town Association, 60 Pine St, New York, NY 10005
More Information: https://www.nyscottishball.com/

White Cross Ball

Fri, Nov 8, 2024

The White Cross Ball of New York City raises money to support three of the Order of Malta's international humanitarian works: The Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation; Malteser International, Order of Malta Worldwide Relief; and The Order of Malta's summer camps for disabled youth.

By Invitation Only


Dress Code: Black Tie, Miniatures
Location: TBA
More Information: https://www.whitecrossballnyc.com/

Gala Dinner Dance

Fri, Nov 15, 2024

The central mission of French Heritage Society is to ensure that the treasures of our shared French architectural and cultural heritage survive to inspire future generations to build, dream, and create by: preserving the rich French architectural and cultural heritage throughout France and in the US by raising funds for restoration, preservation and cultural grants; transmitting and safeguarding the skills, knowledge and love of the heritage through transatlantic educational programs for students, architects, artisans, art connoisseurs and collectors; fostering Franco-American friendship and cross-cultural exchange through select tours in France and the U.S., lectures, conferences, galas and other events on both side of the Atlantic.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://frenchheritagesociety.org/event/gala-soiree-in-new-york-city/

70th Mayflower Debutante Ball

Nov 2024 (TBA)

The Mayflower Ball is the main fund-raising event of the New York State Society for its Educational Programs.

By Invitation Only: All members of the Society of Mayflower Descendants and their friends and family are invited to attend, as well as all former debutantes and their families.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://www.mayflowernewyork.org/annual-ball/

Search and Care Yorkville Ball

Nov 2024 (TBA)

The Yorkville Ball is an important source of funding for the vital fee-free programs and social services that Search and Care provides. We receive very limited public funding, relying almost entirely on private contributions.


Dress Code: TBA
Location: The Union Club, 101 E 69th St, New York, NY 10021
More Information: https://www.searchandcare.org/event/yorkvilleball2023/?event_date=2023-11-11

New England Society's 218th Gala

Nov 2024 (TBA)

The New England Society Scholarship Program assists New York City students at New England colleges and universities.

By Invitation Only


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://nesnyc.org/

Golden Fleece Gala

Nov 2024 (TBA)

The International Friends of the Kunsthistorisches Museum cordially invite you to a special fundraising reception to benefit the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://www.eventbee.com/v/gfg2023#/tickets

International Debutante Ball

Sun, Dec 29, 2024

The Ball provides a friendly social context where young men and women from all over the world meet one another, have a wonderful time and form lasting friendships.

By Invitation Only


Dress Code: White Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://www.internationaldebutanteball.org/

Scandinavian Christmas Ball

Dec 2024 (TBA)

The American Scandinavian Society of New York is a Pan-Scandinavian membership organization devoted to bringing educational, artistic and musical events with a Nordic character to the Greater New York Area.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://americanscandinavian.org/event/ball2023/

Ballo di Savoia

Dec 2024 (TBA)

​​To support the Savoy Foundation benefiting Chivalry for Children's Causes, Cooley's Anemia Foundation and A Chance In Life Organization.


Dress Code: White Tie or Black Tie, Orders and Decorations
Location: TBA
More Information: https://www.savoyfoundation-usa.org/ballo-di-savoia-2023-priority-invitation.html

56th Petroushka Ball

Fri, Feb 7, 2025

The Annual Petroushka Ball supports a great cause, benefiting the Russian Children’s Welfare Society (RCWS) charitable programs.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10019
More Information: http://www.rcws.org/events/56th-petroushka-ball

62nd Piarist Debutante Ball

Sat, Feb 22, 2025

The dual purpose of the Ball is to preserve a beautiful tradition of formally presenting a young lady into society and, of course, to support the Piarist Schools. These superb schools continue to provide excellent quality education, free of charge to poor and deserving children.


Dress Code: White Tie
Location: The University Club of New York, One West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
More Information: https://piaristballnyc.com/

Swiss Ball

Sat, Feb 22, 2025

The Swiss Society of New York organizes and supports events and initiatives, independently or in partnership with other organizations.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://www.swisssociety.org/upcoming-events-2/swiss-gala-1

8th Blue Danube Ball

Feb 2025 (TBA)

Hosted by the Permanent Missions of Austria, Denmark, and Greece.

By Invitation Only: Open to all Permanent Representatives to the United Nations, Deputy Permanent Representatives, Election Officers, and other invited guests.


Dress Code: White or Black Tie, Traditional Dress, or Uniform
Location: TBA
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/BlueDanubeBall/

64th Quadrille Ball

Feb 2025 (TBA)

The Quadrille is dedicated to promoting Trans-Atlantic friendship and understanding by raising funds to benefit the Germanistic Society of America’s Scholarship Fund for the exchange of American and German graduate and undergraduate students.


Dress Code: White Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://quadrilleball.org/

148th George Washington Birthday Ball

Feb 2025 (TBA)

To honor George Washington and to benefit Fraunces Tavern® Museum. Fraunces Tavern Museum’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history of the American Revolutionary era through public education. This mission is fulfilled through the interpretation and preservation of the Museum's collections, landmarked buildings, and varied public programs that serve the community.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://www.frauncestavernmuseum.org/gw-ball

73rd Winter Ball

Feb 2025 (TBA)

Winter Ball is a special black-tie event, bringing together volunteers, family, and friends to honor recipients of our Outstanding Sustainer and Outstanding Volunteer Awards, the New York Junior League’s highest honor. Our largest fundraiser also celebrates both our community projects and our women volunteers who dedicate themselves to improving communities in New York City.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://www.nyjl.org/events/winter-ball/

Young Fellows Ball

Feb 2025 (TBA)

The Frick’s annual Young Fellows Ball, now in its twenty-second year, is consistently named by The New York Times as one of New York City’s top social events of the season. Benefiting programs at the museum and Frick Art Reference Library, the Ball is attended by more than five hundred guests, including many of the Frick’s most dedicated young supporters.


Dress Code: Black Tie, Gems and Jewel Tones
Location: TBA
More Information: https://www.frick.org/support/young_fellows_ball

Kosciuszko Foundation 88th Fundraising Dinner & Ball

Apr 2025 (TBA)

For over 80 years, the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Ball has been the premier social event in the 10 million-strong Polish-American community and the most important fundraiser supporting Foundation’s mission. The Foundation awards over $1 million annually in grants, fellowships, and scholarships, and on average, 200 scholars, scientists, students, and artists benefit from the Foundation’s financial assistance.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://thekf.org/event/4177/

British Ball

Apr 2025 (TBA)

The British Ball is St. George’s Society of New York’s annual black-tie gala typically held each spring to recognize distinguished members of the Anglo-American and Commonwealth community and SGSNY’s charitable mission.


Dress Code: Black Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://www.stgeorgessociety.org/british-ball

63rd Piarist Debutante Ball

Sat, Jan 31, 2026

The dual purpose of the Ball is to preserve a beautiful tradition of formally presenting a young lady into society and, of course, to support the Piarist Schools. These superb schools continue to provide excellent quality education, free of charge to poor and deserving children.


Dress Code: White Tie
Location: The University Club of New York, One West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
More Information: https://piaristballnyc.com/

Bal Polonaise

On Hiatus (TBA)

The Bal Polonaise was the Polish Assistance’s main fundraiser as well as one of the most prominent social galas in New York City.


Dress Code: White Tie
Location: TBA
More Information: https://polishassistance.org/aboutus/balpolonaise/
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