MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION

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Lady J's Social Club

The Morris-Jumel Mansion's Spring 2017 Fundraising Gala

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Thursday, May 11, 2017  |  7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Inspired by Duke Ellington’s quote proclaiming the Morris-Jumel Mansion the “Jewel of Sugar Hill,” the Museum’s Spring 2017 fundraising event will transform the Mansion and Roger Morris Park into the hottest social gathering since the Roaring Twenties.

At the Mansion’s second annual on-site gala, guests will imbibe custom cocktails while sampling pass hors d'oeuvres by Nova Catering and enjoying live music provided by The Dewdrop Society. The highlights of the evening will be performances by burlesque dancer Karina Libido and sideshow performer Adam Realman with special guest host Sir Richard Castle. Throughout the night raffle prizes will be awarded with the evening culminating in a grand raffle not to be missed! This event will also serve as the unveiling of recent conservation work throughout the Museum.

The evening will support the diverse array of public programming presented by Morris-Jumel Mansion.

Ticketing

Bee’s Knees $75.00 Ticket  -  Young Friends level for ages 21-30, proof of ID required.  Includes cocktails, pass hors d'oeuvres, and evening entertainment.

Cat’s Meow $200.00 Ticket  -  Includes cocktails, pass hors d'oeuvres, and evening entertainment.

Big Cheese $400.00 Ticket  -  Includes cocktails, pass hors d'oeuvres, and evening entertainment.

Heavy Sugar $1,000.00 Ticket Includes cocktails, pass hors d'oeuvres and evening entertainment. $500 of your ticket with go to the fabrication of new, historically appropriate shutters for the Mansion’s exterior (with a donor name plaque).


Event Highlights

The Dewdrop Society is the ultimate Jazz Age band! It is a society of musicians & leaders from the top New York City jazz era ensembles that is hitting on all sixes with honey-voiced girl singer and swell fellas on stride piano, banjo, upright bass, percussion and a driving horn section. And how!  For more information, music samples, and performance videos, visit The Dewdrop Society's website.

The Dewdrop Society is the ultimate Jazz Age band! It is a society of musicians & leaders from the top New York City jazz era ensembles that is hitting on all sixes with honey-voiced girl singer and swell fellas on stride piano, banjo, upright bass, percussion and a driving horn section. And how!  For more information, music samples, and performance videos, visit The Dewdrop Society's website.

Karina Libido, Artist in Residence at Hotel Chantelle 2017,  is an Actress and Burlesque Performer based in NYC. She is a versatile dancer with background in classical ballet, she now performs fan dances, classic burlesque, neo-burlesque and specialty acts. At the Morris-Jumel Mansion's Lady J's Social Club, you will see Karina perform both a sultry classic fan dance and an energetic flapper routine to some recognizable jazz standards. www.karinalibido.com

Karina Libido, Artist in Residence at Hotel Chantelle 2017,  is an Actress and Burlesque Performer based in NYC. She is a versatile dancer with background in classical ballet, she now performs fan dances, classic burlesque, neo-burlesque and specialty acts. At the Morris-Jumel Mansion's Lady J's Social Club, you will see Karina perform both a sultry classic fan dance and an energetic flapper routine to some recognizable jazz standards. www.karinalibido.com

Sir Richard Castle been hosting NYC burlesque shows for more years than he would like to admit. A self-described naughty English gentleman, he is known for his delicately refined raunchy humor.  He has hosted burlesque shows around the globe and can be seen every week hosting his The Wiggle Room at the Slipper Room in the Lower East Side.  (Named one of NY’s Best Burlesque Shows by Time Out New York)

Sir Richard Castle been hosting NYC burlesque shows for more years than he would like to admit. A self-described naughty English gentleman, he is known for his delicately refined raunchy humor.  He has hosted burlesque shows around the globe and can be seen every week hosting his The Wiggle Room at the Slipper Room in the Lower East Side.  (Named one of NY’s Best Burlesque Shows by Time Out New York)

Adam Realman was born and raised in the legendary Coney Island section of Brooklyn, and is a well-known sword swallower, strongman, sideshow and variety performer. He’s spent the past fifteen years developing and perfecting his one man show, performing daring and unusual acts with spot on comedic timing in front of nationwide audiences. Be it on stage, or in a more intimate walk around setting, Adam commands the room with his large physique and larger personality. So risk temptation and spend the eve with Adam!  www.adamrealman.com

Adam Realman was born and raised in the legendary Coney Island section of Brooklyn, and is a well-known sword swallower, strongman, sideshow and variety performer. He’s spent the past fifteen years developing and perfecting his one man show, performing daring and unusual acts with spot on comedic timing in front of nationwide audiences. Be it on stage, or in a more intimate walk around setting, Adam commands the room with his large physique and larger personality. So risk temptation and spend the eve with Adam!  www.adamrealman.com

65 Jumel Terrace, New York, New York, 10032

(212) 923-8008

Morris-Jumel Mansion is a proud member of the Historic House Trust of New York City
and partner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.