Vizcaya Ball Honors Garden Centennial

MIAMI – Nov. 22, 2022 – Sold out for the second year in a row, the Vizcaya Ball welcomed 350 guests into an enchanted garden fantasy in honor of the Centennial of the Gardens.

A staple on Miami’s social calendar, the goal-breaking event raised funds for the continued preservation of this National Historic Landmark and highlighted the Centennial Conservation Projects taking place to bring back the estate’s green spaces to their original glory.

Guests arrived to the cascade entrance dressed in black tie attire inspired by the subtropical landscape. The cocktail reception took place in the Main House courtyard, as the space filled with the sounds of The Miami Symphony Orchestra with Conductor Eduardo Marturet and String Along and Friends. Guests enjoyed an aerial performance from LADD Miami Circus Arts Center.

Patrons then moved outdoors for a seated dinner under the stars on the estate’s waterfront terrace catered by Thierry Isambert Catering and Design as Mistress of Ceremonies Roxy Vargas took the stage alongside Vizcaya’s Executive Director, Joel Homffan.

Guests hit the dance floor to the beats of the Valerie Tyson Band and enjoyed the captivating performance by New Century Dance. The evening culminated in a spectacular laser show over the iconic Stone Barge from Laser Network Productions.

The fundraiser was co-chaired by Jenni and Joshua Coba and Ken O’Keefe, with Nancy V.T. McCormick and Ramon Rasco as Presenting Patrons and Kenneth C. Griffin as Presenting Sponsor.

The Ball Committee includes: Tatiana Arteaga Teo, Taja Abitbol, Victor Diaz, Swanee DiMare, Roxana Garciga, Sonia Gibson, John Grisham, Linda Levy Goldberg, Katherine Honey, Cathy L. Jones, Marile Lopez, Mariann Marinberg, Christy Martin, Nancy McCormick, Bronwyn Miller, Jim Murphy, Carly Patterson, Ariel Penzer Milgroom, Annette Prats, Susan Rutrough, Tara Solomon, Roy Teng, Josie Wang, and Patty Zhang.

Additional sponsors include Terra, Republic National Distributing Company, DiMare Fresh, Funkshion, Thierry Catering and Event Design, NBC 6, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Qtego, New Century Dance, LADD Miami Circus Arts Center, and Flower Queen Miami.

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Photography Credits:

Vizcaya has a team of talented photographers on deck with the Vizcaya Ball each year. To ensure they each receive due credit, the file name for each photo is coded accordingly. Below is the breakdown:

  • WRE-A: World Red Eye, Alejandro Chavarria
  • WRE-G – World Red Eye, George La Rosa
  • WRE-D – World Red Eye, Daniel Rodriguez
  • MH – Manny Hernandez
  • JO – Julian Osorio
  • CSP – Cristina Sullivan Photography

Committee Photo:

Photo by World Red Eye, Alejandro Chavarria

  • BOTTOM: John Grisham, Christy Martin, Sonia Gibson, Swanee DiMare, Josie Wang, Katherine Honey, Roxana Garciga, Ken O’Keefe, Patty Zhang
  • MIDDLE: Bronwyn Miller, Nancy McCormick, Jenni Coba, Tara Solomon, Taja Abitbol, Tatiana Teo, Mariann Marenberg, Ariel Penzer Milgroom, Carly Patterson,
  • TOP: Marile Lopez, Susan Rutrough, Victor Diaz, and Annette Prats


Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves its cultural and environmental resources to engage people in connecting with the past, understanding the present and shaping the future. Built between 1914 and 1922 as the winter home of farming manufacturer James Deering, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining examples from this era in the United States, when the nation’s most successful entrepreneur-built estates were inspired by the stately homes of Europe. Vizcaya features a Main House filled with a decorative art collection, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock (native forest), mangrove shore, and a historic village that is being restored to tell Vizcaya’s full story and provide additional spaces for programs and community outreach, including those on agriculture. Vizcaya has been a community hub since it opened to the public in 1953; it welcomes 300,000 visitors annually.

Located on Biscayne Bay at 3251 South Miami Avenue, Vizcaya is open Thursday through Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For more information, visit, connect via social media, or call 305-250-9133.