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Black & Red

June 5, 2022
Farmington Polo Club

Accommodations and Helpful Hints for the Day


For your convenience, a limited number of hotel rooms have been set aside for Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 2022, at the Avon Old Farms Hotel, located at 279 Avon Mountain Road, Avon. The rate is $149 per night for a king or double. Rooms must be reserved on or before Wednesday, May 11, to ensure availability.

To reserve a room, visit https://reservations.travelclick.com/5114?groupID=3481305 or call Avon Old Farms Hotel at 860.677.1651 or 800.836.4000 and mention Group #27930.

Complimentary shuttle service between the Avon Old Farms Hotel and the Farmington Polo Club will be provided between 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. the day of the event.


Here's what you need to know in advance:

Black & Red ReImagined is a "Garden Party Chic" event.  While it will not be Black Tie this year, it will still be formal.  We invite you to have fun choosing your outfit.  Play with springtime colors and patterns! A classic LBD or suit are always a great option as well.  Here are some of our suggestions:

Women: Cocktail/party and formal sun dresses or jumpsuits. Dresses can be cocktail length, tea length, or full length. While the tent has flooring, we still recommend block/chunky heels, wedges, or flats. There may be times you have to walk on grass.

Men: Light browns and tans, blues, light greys, and linen suits. Tie/bowtie optional.

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Here's what you need to know the day of the event:

  • The Black & Red will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. outside under the expo tent. Complimentary valet parking will be available at the Farmington Polo Club for all guests. If you prefer, self-park options will be available as well. Please enter the property at 162 Town Farm Road for both valet and self-park.
  • You will need to have your ticket to enter the event. If you forget your ticket at home, please stop at Will Call. Tickets will be emailed the week of the event to the email address provided. If an email address was not provided, tickets will be sent to the company or guest contact.
  • Food provided by Max Catering and Events and cocktails provided by the Farmington Polo Club will be served 1 to 3 p.m. Butlered hors d’oeuvres and a selection of fine cuisine will be available. Tables and open seating will be available; feel free to sit anywhere you like. 
  • Seating will begin at approximately 3 p.m. for remarks from our president and presentation on our beneficiary, followed by a musical performance. The bars will start to close at 3 p.m. and will re-open following the performance. We must begin the program at 3:15 p.m.; we ask that you be mindful of the time.


  • Dessert, coffee and cappuccino will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • From 5:30 to 7 p.m. dance and enjoy the rest of the event's festivities. More details to come!


In town for the weekend? Below are some of our suggestions for what to do on Saturday, June 4.

 • Visit the Connecticut Historical Society’s newest exhibit. Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition About Mental Health Presented by Hartford HealthCare’s Institute of Living.

Learn more about this year’s beneficiary and hear individual struggles and stories from Connecticut’s past. Open Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. http://chs.org/exhibition/commonstruggleindividualexperience/

• Attend a Polo match in Farmington. Get an early sneak peak at this year’s venue grounds! Attend opening day at the Farmington Polo club. General Admission tickets are available for purchase online in advance or at the gate on the day of the match. https://www.farmingtonpoloclub.com/polo/

• Attend a Hartford Yard Goats baseball game. Check out the Hartford Yard Goats, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Cheer on the home team at Dunkin’ Donuts Park as they face the Reading Fightin Phils at 6:05 pm. Tickets available here: https://www.milb.com/hartford/tickets/single-game-tickets

• See a show at the Hartford Stage. Catch one of the first previews of KISS MY AZTEC!. From comedy legend John Leguizamo and director Tony Taccone comes an irreverent new musical loosely based on Latin American history…very loosely! Tickets available here: https://www.hartfordstage.org/kiss-my-aztec/

• See a show at TheaterWorks. Zoey’s Perfect Wedding - this hilarious commentary on commitment is every bride’s worst nightmare. Disaster after disaster follow her down the aisle, from brutally honest boozy speeches to a totally incompetent wedding planner and friends too preoccupied to help with the wreckage around them. Tickets are available for 2:30 or 8:00pm performances: https://twhartford.org/events/zoeys-perfect-wedding-2/

• Visit one of the many museums Hartford has to offer!