Season 28 Kick-Off Celebration

Clarke Cooke House

Time: May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Location: Clarke Cooke House - Midway Bar 26 Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840


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Toast the start of the Newport International Polo Series 28 on Friday, May 31, when the Newport Polo Club throws a party on Bannister's Wharf on the eve of Opening Day. 


Pop into Brahmin, our 2019 presenting sponsor, for a special champagne toast starting at 6PM, located at 22 Bannister’s Wharf, adjacent to the Clarke Cooke House. 

Greet the teams as they arrive in a pony parade, for introductions, between 6:30 -7:00PM.  Then be a part of the takeover of the Midway Bar at the venerable Clarke Cooke House on Bannister's Wharf from 7PM.  Cash Bar. Please RSVP (above) to attend the event. 

Mingle with the Chilean & USA polo teams, celebrating the long-awaited return of Chile for the season launch of the Newport International Polo Series. 

Festivities continue the following day for Opening Day of the Newport International Polo Series Saturday, June 1, for USA vs. Chile at 5PM.  Catch the action field-side with reserved seating in the Pavilion, or spread a blanket on the lawn to take in the match.  Join the teams after the match for Con Mucho Gaucho, a Chilean inspired Après Polo fiesta (follow the link Après Polo by advanced reservation only by WED cutoff).  Match tickets are available online or at the gate. 

Clarke Cooke House is legendary as the heartbeat of Newport, RI, an unparalleled, quintessential Newport experience, renowned for its innovative cuisine.  We've been hosts to royalty and yachting stars, captains of industry and charming scalawags, to occasions whimsical and outrageous.  Whether a quiet dinner or late night revelry, our goal has always been to provide great food, professional service, and a sophisticated environment.  The Clarke Cooke House lends its unique charm to any celebration or meeting, whether a victorious America's Cup crew or family gathering - our dining room and porches are the perfect Newport setting. (401) 849-2900  Email: