Have you ever wished you could go back…and attend your (grand)parents’ junior-senior prom in 1955? Or maybe you just love that dance scene from Back to the Future as much as we do. Whatever the case, Dances of Vice welcomes all you hep cats, rebels and sweethearts to an enchanting, nautical-themed ball this summer on August 20th, featuring live music by Matthew Piazzi & the Debonairs, delicious cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and dancing at the grandiose Morningside Castle in Harlem.
* VIP Tickets (8PM Doors): $35 Advance Tix Only [Order Here]
Includes a Jive Dance Lesson by Seiji Sato & Katie Bickert of Rebel Night NYC, Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres by Pasha Events (See Menu Below) and Punch Cocktail Hour from 8-9PM. Only 50 Available.
* General Admission (9PM Doors): $20 In Advance / $25 Day of Show [Order Here] – All tickets are Will Call Only. Event ends at 12AM.
Dress Code: Formal evening attire requested. No casual attire.
It’s almost time to open the gates to the Secret Garden! Advance ticket sales have ended, but General Admission tickets will be available all night at the event doors. VIP and Dinner Admission tickets have sold out.
Morningside Castle is located at 100 Claremont Ave, between W120th & W122nd St.
– BAROQUE BANQUET –
6PM – VIP & DINNER ADMISSION BEGINS
6:30PM – PASHA EVENTS GUIDED TOUR
7PM – REFECTORY DOORS OPEN FOR DINNER
7:20PM – MISTRESS OF HARPSICHORD
7:30PM – NATURE’S BRAG BAROQUE
8PM – COMPANY XIV
8:15PM – MISTRESS OF HARPSICHORD
8:30PM – NATURE’S BRAG BAROQUE
In the Courtyard 8-9PM – HANNAH THIEM
– JAZZ AGE MASQUERADE BALL –
8PM – GENERAL ADMISSION BEGINS
8:30PM – PASHA EVENTS GUIDED TOUR
9PM – BALLROOM DOORS OPEN
9-10PM – GELBER & MANNING BAND, “Moonlight Nostalgia & Songs of the Jazz Age”
10PM – EMA MONTES, “The Poisoned Dream”
10:15PM – COMPANY XIV
10:30PM – GELBER & MANNING BAND
11:30PM – MEDIANOCHE, “Midnight’s Favorite Temptress”
12AM – FIN
May 14, 2011 at Morningside Castle (100 Claremont, between W120th & 122nd)
DANCES OF VICE: SECRET GARDEN SPRING BALL
Baroque Dinner Theater, Victorian Promenade & Jazz Age Masquerade
May 14, 2011 at Morningside Castle (100 Claremont Ave, Manhattan)
GENERAL Admission: $20.00
* 8PM Doors, 8:30PM Tour
* 9PM Masquerade Entry
* Victorian Promenade (Courtyard)
VIP Admission: $55.00 ($50 Early Bird Discount Until 4/10!)
* 6PM Doors, 6:30 Tour
* 7-9PM Baroque Dinner Theater + Buffet (See Menu)
* Tax & gratuity included
* Victorian Promenade (Courtyard)
* 9PM Masquerade Entry
Tickets are also available on BROWN PAPER TICKETS.
Dances of Vice presents an anachronistic dinner theater and spring masquerade ball at the historic Morningside Castle to celebrate the glory of spring in Dances of Vice: The Secret Garden Spring Masquerade.
Enjoy a decadent dinner buffet under the Gothic arches and stained glass windows of the stunning refectory hall of the castle to the dulcet sounds of live harpsichord and Baroque opera, or enjoy a series of Victorian lawn games in the castle courtyard, followed by a complete Dances of Vice Jazz Age ball.
Dress Code: Baroque, Victorian, Edwardian, Early Century, Orientalist, Masquerade, Elegant or Evening Attire.
DIRECTIONS: Morningside Castle is a short 4 minute walk from 1 Train at 116th Columbia University. Walk NE on Bway toward W116th, turn left at W120th, turn right at Claremont.
PLEASE NOTE: Dinner & Event Tickets are non-refundable after April 29th. PROGRAM SCHEDULE will be announced shortly.
We are excited to introduce the following spectacular artists at this year’s Dances of Vice Spring Ball.
6PM VIP Doors
6:30PM Pasha Events Tour of Riverside Church & Morningside Castle
7-9PM Baroque Dinner Theater
* Mistress of Harpsichord
* Nature’s Brag Baroque Quartet
* Company XIV – Neo Baroque Theater Group
8PM General Admission Doors
8:30PM Pasha Events Tour of Riverside Church & Morningside Castle by
Photo: Medianoche, by Michael Blase for Dances of Vice
We’d like to thank Pasha Events, the exclusive event agency and caterers of Morningside Castle and 490 Riverside for sponsoring the location for the Dances of Vice Spring Ball and to take the opportunity to introduce them to our guests. You will not want to miss the chance to explore every area of this stunning historical site with guided tours of both venues led at 6:30PM (VIP Guests) and 8:30PM (General Admission).
Combined with over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Pasha Events Executive Chef Eric Quarato & Owner Gieto Nicaj are fueled by their passion and desire to bring first class service to any event. Continue reading
We are pleased to present the special buffet menu for the VIP Dinner at the Secret Garden Masquerade, created by Pasha Events. Dinner reservations are $29.99 plus tax and gratuity and must be paid for in advance.
There are only 150 seats available for this decadent affair, so early reservations are strongly recommended. Guests will be seated together in 3 long rows of tables in the majestic refectory hall of Morningside Castle, court-style.
Dinner is served between 7-9PM, during which guests will delight in an exclusive performance by the Mistress of Harpsichord, Nature’s Brag Baroque Quartet, and acclaimed dance theater group Company XIV.
Read behind the cut for the full menu selection.
– SALAD STATION –
* Mediterranean Baby Spinach & Arugula Salad
Grilled & Marinated Long-Stem Artichokes, Olive Melange, Eggplant Piquillo Peppers With A Tarragon Infused Greek Yogurt, Shaved Granna Poddana, Black & White Balsamic Reduction Drizzle, AND Extra Virgin Olive Oil With An Essence Of Hazelnut
* Artisinal Bread Display
– ENTREE –
* Fettucini Caprese
Hand Pulled Fresh Mozzarella, Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Mascarpone, Toasted Walnuts & Basil Pesto
* French Cut Chicken Breast
With Broken Cranberry Pesto Port-wine Drizzle
* Braised Short Ribs
With Wild Mushrooms & Oven Roasted Cipollini Onions, Rhubarb – Demi Gastreek & Fried Leeks
– SIDES –
* Patty Pan Summer Squash & Baby Carrots
With Slivered Garlic & Sherry Wine
* Truffled Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
– DESSERT –
* Red Velvet Cupcakes
* Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
* Ganache Glazed Walnut Brownies
* Mini Cheesecakes
DINNER RESERVATIONS are non-refundable after April 29th and must be pre-paid online. Tax and gratuity is included in the dinner ticket price of $35.00 per person.
Purchase your dinner and masquerade ball ticket together with a “VIP” ticket for $5 off the full admission price.
– DRINKS –
* Non-Alcoholic Beverages – $3.00
* Beer – $5.00
* Wine – $8.00
* Cocktails – $10.00
Drinks may be ordered separately from a cash bar.
On May 14th, 2011, Dances of Vice presents a mini festival at the historic Morningside Castle (100 Claremont Ave) to celebrate the glory of spring in Dances of Vice: The Secret Garden Spring Masquerade, a dinner theater and spring masquerade ball.
Enjoy a dinner fit for royalty under the Gothic arches and stained glass windows of the stunning refectory hall of the castle to the dulcet sounds of live harpsichord and opera, or enjoy a series of Victorian lawn games in the castle courtyard, followed by a complete Dances of Vice Jazz Age ball.
If you’ve been missing the Dances of Vice Festival, the Spring Masquerade is what you’ve been waiting for. The program will incorporate music, fashion and entertainment from the various historical eras we’ve celebrated since our inception in 2007, as well as a gallery of fine arts vendors.
Details are forthcoming – in the meantime, save the date!