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There is perhaps no other way to describe the Illuminati Ball excursion than to say it is at once immersive theater and secret initiation ceremony*, a spiritual successor to the real-life Surrealist Ball hosted by the Rothschilds in 1972.
For this weekend, the Bowery Hotel, hosting the fourth annual New York Craft Distillers Festival, had been transformed into an all-night speakeasy, comprising 20 curated premium distillers offering a tasting menu of over 60 types of craft spirits.
A hidden speakeasy style party in the home of old New York's elite.
Upon first glance, Shanghai Mermaid holds themed, throwback costume parties. Yet, the central conceit of the organizations is its mission to uproot attendees entirely, and abscond with them – to Shanghai them, if you will – to different geographies and time periods.