Saturday, May 16th
Cipriani Wall Street
The Gala: VIP Access
9:00 pm – 1:00 am
The Gala: Regular Admission
10:00 pm – 1:00 am
This year’s opening night Gala will be held in the opulent Cipriani Ballroom, filling the normally stately eighteen rooms of this former bank with a phantasmagorical whirligig of hedonistic excess and eccentricity featuring musical, acrobatic, and artistic displays ranging from the evocatively retro to the scandalously avant-garde, culinary delights to intrigue even the most jaded of palates, and over twenty-five thousand cocktails to wash them down.
The stunning Greek Revival masterpiece with its façade embellished by 12 towering iconic granite pillars will be transformed into New York’s most glamorous and exciting cocktail party for thousands of revelers. Built between 1836 and 1842, it originally housed the Merchants Exchange, the U.S. Customs House and National City Bank. Its Grand Ballroom is opulently designed and crowned by a vast dome. The building’s terraces overlooking Wall Street, its bi-level restaurant and library will also be devoted to the Gala. And for the first time ever, the Cipriani Club, a secret subterranean level complete with a barber shop, billiards room and screening room, will be open to gala attendees as part of the festive evening.
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