( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Three-Night, Sensuous Soirée in a Unique Venue
ENSPIRE Contributor: Perry Merse Jr.
The McKittrick Hotel announced last week its highly anticipated annual celebration “Halloween Ball: The Lost Garden” on September 22. The hotel will be open into the early hours on Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, and Monday, October 31. The McKittrick offers a strategic location, fine dining, an enchanting atmosphere, and breathtaking shows.
The McKittrick Hotel is known for its one-of-a-kind live concerts, intimate music festivals, and spectacular soirées for Halloween and New Year’s Eve. The hotel provides a unique location. It is in proximity of destinations like Hudson Yards, Little Island, The High Line, West Chelsea art galleries, and the Meat Packing District. The McKittrick simply cannot be missed by locals and visitors alike.
This year’s theme, “Halloween Ball: The Lost Garden” invites guests to dress in their true form: embrace their animalistic side, dress in elemental colors or floral prints, or embrace their inner darkness in all black. Throughout three nights, guests are encouraged to embrace the otherworldly atmosphere that Creative Director Croydon Leo describes, “In our Lost Garden, heavenly and earthly delights intertwine for a mythical celebration of decadence and jubilation.”
Previous themes included The Witch’s Ball (2021), Hitchcock Halloween (2019), Inferno (2014-2015, 2017-2018), and Supercinema: Movie Monsters (2016). The McKittrick delivers an experience that Vanity Fair calls, “a dream-like world where no one wanted to go to sleep.”
Apart from the Halloween Ball, guests are also invited for a lush getaway at Gallow Green, the hotel’s rooftop garden bar and restaurant. Manderley Bar and The Club Car are two more among the McKittrick’s myriad of highlights. They also offer entertainment and drinks such as Manderley Gimlet and Green Beast.
Those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime performance are invited to the immersive theater experience Sleep No More. The show is a retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a vintage film noir lens. Produced by UK-based Punchdrunk, audiences move through its epic world at their leisure, crafting their own unique and individual journey.
The Sleep No More creative team features director and designer Felix Barrett, director and choreographer Maxine Doyle, sound designer Stephen Dobbie, and Beatrice Minns and Livi Vaughan as design associates. EMURSIVE produces Sleep No More, in association with rebecca gold productions. EMURSIVE’s principals are Jonathan Hochwald, Arthur Karpati, and Randy Weiner. The hotel also runs Speakeasy Magic.
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