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Masquerade Macabre
Irondale Center
Brooklyn, NY
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Masquerade Macabre
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Masquerade Macabre

Halloween Saturday, Oct 29, 21+
8-9:30pm VIP tea salon, $30-50 / 9:30pm-5am party, $20 / after 2am, $10
Irondale Center, 85 S Oxford, Fort Greene, BK

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A marvellous and mysterious event...a Halloween celebration of the extravagant and the all-night spectacle of atmosphere, costumery and diverse explosion of live music, dancing, circus arts, fire and late-night revelry, snake-charmed into an absinthe-fueled early-morning speakeasy.

Live entertainment:
- Dark, danceable anthems of mischief by Shayfer James & his gentlemen band
- Expressionist puppet ballet by the Royal Baritarian Players
- Blasphemous burlesque by Fox Trotsky, Lewd Alfred Douglas, and Anja Keister
- Ukelele-meets-Shakespeare by Stav Meishar
- Mad Weimar poet Gregor of Berlin
- Victorian troubadour accordionista Karen Yair
- A demonic dance floor by handpicked DJs

Exciting diversions:
- Fantastical face & body painting by Painteresse Elyzabeth
- Mystifying silver film likenesses produced in front your very eyes by Tsirkus Fotografika
- Live party painting by Yao Xiao
- Frighteningly accurate fortunes told by practitioners of the occult arts
- Absinthe and other mind-altering potions by The House of St Eve (yes, t.h.o.s.e. cocktails...)

Bone-chilling collections in the cabinet of curiosities:
- Dark machines by Empire S.N.A.F.U. Restoration Project
- Torture chamber dollhouse by Cynthia von Buhler
- Prints from the Cabinet collection by Madeline von Foerster
- Arcane tarot paintings by the Mistress of Magic Katelan V. Foisy
- Frightening finery by Gilding Primal Instinct

VIP tea salon, $30:
8-9:30pm - Join us for unlimited tea, cakes and sweets, and first access to art & diversions, while being entertained by special acts. Perfect your costume with an elaborate face or body paint design; get photographed while the look is still fresh; and marvel at the Cabinet of Curiosities, all before the crowds get there. An additional $20 gets you a commemorative Masquerade Macabre hip flask engraved with the monster hybrid Victorian couple from the event flyer.

"Live music, dancing, absinthe and the dark arts" - The New York Times. "Late-night absinthe-fueled revelry, with dancing, circus arts, and a Victorian-inspired dress code." - The Village Voice. "Expect off-the-wall antics" - Huffington Post. "Denizens of the night...down absinthe until the sun rises." - TimeOut New York. "Absinthe-fueled debauchery." - Paper. "Vintage-inspired spectacle." - New York Press. "Collection of artists who revel in all things exotic, sensual and creative." - Examiner

Costumes required:
Inspiration: macabre carnival, aberrations of nature, cabinet of curiosities, dark Victoriana, evil funhouse, steampunk, Jan Svankmaier & Brothers Quay films, Freaks, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Think dark & creepy. Or dark & funny. Or whatever your Halloween costume happens to be. But if we have to ask, it's not a costume.


Irondale Center (View)
85 South Oxford
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States


Arts > Circus
Other > Paranormal

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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