Through the storied halls, past the grand gilded moldings and up the elevators, we invite you to withdraw from the modern era, out of space and time to a celebration and evolution of three previous musical decades. Within the regal and lavishly ornamented Grand Ballroom, drink your fill and dance the night away to the full 15 piece Lou Pettinelli Orchestra playing the original manuscripts and transcriptions of rarely played music from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.
Featuring award winning leading debonaire crooner Gregory Moore and the honeysweet tones of Haylee Grosvenor as well as original hand-cranked gramophones with the vintage vinyl 78 records crackling to life, the clock turns back by a full century. The opulent space sequestered in The Plaza Hotel plays host to Dardanella's Grand Masquerade Ball, built in 1929 specifically for the sights and sounds of the 1920's and 30's. Painstakingly restored at great expense with the orginal chandeliers cleaned and repaired, over 200 paint samples taken to tresearch and match the original colors, tapestries cleaned, original mirros and sconces refurbed, as well as six ceiling oil murals depicting angels and cherubs restored, this bastion of classic and old New York returns to it's former decadent glory for one night only! Bathe in champagne, hit the wood dance floor, and revel in splendor at Dardanella's Grand Masquerade Ball at The Plaza this January!
Gentlemen: White Tie & Tails; Mask
Ladies: Full Length; Mask
We humbly request strict adherence to our dress code and mandatory masks until 12 midnight. No exceptions. Half length dresses, cocktail attire and maskless faces will be respectfully turned away. Black Tie is acceptable.
There will be a limited amount of tables and seating available however none are available for sale and all are based upon first come, first serve.
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Musical selections will include Fletcher Henderson's "Variety Stomp" (1927), Paul Whiteman's "Charleston" (1925), Bix Beiderbecke's "Ostrich Walk" (1920), Slatz Randall's "Skirts" (1930), Ginger Rogers' "Let Yourself Go" (1936), Johnny Green's "She's A Latin From Manhattan" (1935), Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing" (1935), Lionel Hampton's "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!" (1946), Jimmy Dorsey's "They're Either Too Young Or Too Old" (1944), and Jo Stafford's "I'll Be Seeing You" (1944) among many many many others!