SAN DIEGO–The Maritime Museum of San Diego will host Once Upon a Star ― the Star of India’s 150th Anniversary Gala Benefiting the San Salvador Project.
For the first time, the iconic Star of India will be moored in San Diego Bay, adorned in lights and filled with music. Guests will be ferried out to this historic sailing vessel from the Embarcadero to enjoy lavish cuisine, spirits and entertainment.
Onboard, three themed levels will serve as exotic ports of call for the evening. The décor on each level will harken back to the Star of India’s former destination ports ― India, New Zealand, Alaska and the Isle of Man.
“We are excited to be celebrating this once in a lifetime event here in America’s Finest City, out on the water and under the stars,” said Ray Ashley, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. “This is a special moment for San Diegans to celebrate our maritime past, present and future.”
Sure to be San Diego’s most talked about charitable gathering of 2013, sponsorships and tickets are now available. The event, presented by Cymer, takes place on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 11 p.m.
“The eyes of our region will be squarely fixed on this historical crown jewel of San Diego’s waterfront for one extraordinary fall evening and we will not disappoint,” said William Scripps, philanthropist and honorary gala chair.
Joining Scripps as honorary gala co-chair is Steve Cushman, a long-time community leader.
Proceeds from the gala will be used to complete the San Salvador Project, currently under construction at San Diego’s Spanish Landing Park. The Maritime Museum of San Diego is building a working replica of the ship that carried Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo to California in 1542.
For more information, visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego website at www.sdmaritime.org, or call (619) 234-9153 ext. 141.