Ariamnes ANNUAL ALL HALLOWS’ EVE BALL
This year we are celebrating the life and times of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo High Priestess of New Orleans who reigned as the most powerful influence over the city for more than 50 years.
SECOND will be completely transformed into the streets of the french quarter with the main ballroom inspired by St Louis Cathedral, & the main bar as St Louis One, Nola's infamous cemetery where Marie's x'd grave lies.
Guests will enter into the Pontchartrain Swamp & make their way through Mardi gras filled corridors to the main ballroom where there will be endless performers and artists, while NYC's hottest djs spin in collaboration with live New Orleans brass bands. The whole evening builds up to a massive "Ball" in the cathedral hosted by FX Pose's Dominique Jackson, where NYC Houses battle on the runway along with a performance by our special musical headliner TBD. Guests then get the chance to battle on the runway and compete for best costume (1k prize), along with other categories for prizes.
On October 31st, 2018 SECOND will be transformed into an uncanny institution from another time & place. Guests will be admitted into the Tourondel Psychiatric Hospital located at 849 Sixth Ave & diagnosed by a team of specialists.
Patients will wander the wings of the clinic passing medical oddities, psychotic patients, & a mysterious medical staff. Libations will be flowing from full open bars throughout as patients dance through its corridors to music by The Misshapes. The evening all leads up to several special performances & celebrity guest appearances in the operating theatre after midnight…
On Saturday, October 28th, 2017 Ariamnes & Kayvon Zand in partnership with The Misshapes & Laurent Tourondel, join forces with Erika Jane, Dita Von Teese, Luann De Lesseps, and many of New York’s most celebrated creatives. Together, they re-imagine the historic mansion that once stood at the address 849 Sixth Avenue in the iconic NOMAD neighborhood.
On Saturday, October 29th, 2016 Ariamnes presents Beast 849. Ascend the stairs overcome the alluring scent of frankincense and Myrrh, through the smoky haze, at the top of the stairs belly dancing sirens are in the glass room. Enter branded Veuve Clicquot bar & towers of champagne with massive palm trees and large platters of dates & figs along with haunting bar displays of Withering French tulips & large pigs head & heart on silver trays.
On Saturday, October 31st, 2015 Ariamnes & Lupulo presents Empire Rising at Lupuloa in the heart of New York City. The Halloween, the ghosts of imperial Portugal's past rise and request an evening of libation and intrigue.
Countess And Friends Cabaret
Now touring nation wide and hip as a New York minute and classically chic, De Lesseps' glamorous life in the fast lane on several continents (together with a solid decade of starring on reality TV) provides fodder for hilarious stories, one-of-a-kind anecdotes, and, of course, some standards and pop songs in her inimitable style. She will be joined by an eclectic group of Broadway and New York's most sought after stars both legendary and ascendant.