The Great Gatsby Ball at the National Museum of Women in the Arts: A Midsummer Night’s Gala Celebration of sophisticated music, art, wine, desserts and dance
You are cordially invited to a 1920s-themed Great Gatsby Ball at the National Museum of Women in the Arts -- one of DC’s most exquisite venues. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” characterized the glamor and decadence of the 1920s and this is your chance to experience the elegance, splendor, and extravagance of 1920s America. You do not need a date to attend so join us on your own or with friends for a magical night of dancing!
Whisper the password (or present your ticket!) to enter the secret world of speakeasy and discover the beautiful National Museum for Women in the Arts as it is reinvented for a night into a page from the F. Scotts Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Our Big Band will entertain you with thrilling 1920s era tunes whether you wish to dance the night away on the museum’s marble dance floor or simply enjoy a sophisticated evening with us on the museum’s mezzanine level overlooking the ballroom. Feast on our Great Gatsby dessert feast with wine and drinks served at the open bar. Our band will play a variety of swing, waltz, tango, and other dance music.
The museum's grand Renaissance Revival building and the elegant grand ballroom and Mezzanine provide the perfect setting to bring to life the romance and thrilling excitement of 1920s America. As you enter the museum, you will be greeted by a luxurious marble reception area, and a ballroom adorned by three beautiful crystal chandeliers and art from the museum’s permanent collection. White marble staircases sweep upward to the spacious Mezzanine where you will feast on champagne, wine, and a lavish dessert buffet.
This is a great opportunity for a private viewing of the museum’s permanent art collection in the ballroom, experience an elegant summer ball from Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, as well as meet international professionals and members of the diplomatic community.
You are welcome to attend the ball without a date, as we expect as many singles as couples.
Join us to relive the 1920s for one night of sassy music and dance, art, wine, and delectable desserts at one of Washington’s most exquisite venues. Cocktail attire, 1920s flapper dresses or other 1920's creations and fancy hats are encouraged for women. Gentlemen are invited to dig out their 1920s attire and top hats or dress in swanky period attire. Black tie optional.
|- Intimate candle lit jazz performance during the VIP reception.
- Free-flowing champagne will be served at the open bar
- Meet other attendees and enjoy the artwork of the museum
- The Orchestra performs until midnight.
- Dance to a variety of swing, Viennese waltzes, ballroom music, and other dance music
- Enjoy a very extravagant Gatsby's dessert fest
9:30PM PM Welcome Remarks
10:30 PM Dance Performance
12:00 Midnight Event concludes
:::: ADMISSION PROCEDURES - PHOTO ID REQUIRED:
Please bring photo ID with you when you arrive at the museum since tickets will be under the name of the person who purchased the tickets. Kindly note that tickets will be released at the admission desk ONLY to the person who purchased the tickets upon presenting photo ID and matching the name on the photo ID to the name on the guest list. If you have purchased more than one ticket, please arrive for admission together with your guests.
Please note that the event will go ahead rain, shine, or snow. We look forward to seeing you for a delightful evening regardless of the weather. Purchase of ticket constitutes your acceptance of our rain date policy.
Tickets and Registration
Includes: Admission at 9:00 PM, dancing to music by the Laissez Foure
ensemble. The evening also includes an open bar with wine and a very lavish Gatsby's dessert buffet feast.
In addition to General Admission benefits, Gala Patron benefits include admission at 8:00 PM, an intimate CANDLE-LIT RECEPTION before the ball starts with music by a JAZZ ENSEMBLE, open bar during the reception with free-flowing CHAMPAGNE, and expedited check-in at the door.
A limited number of tickets are available and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early. Prior black-tie events have sold out well in advance of the event date. Please purchase tickets online at http://www.InternationalClubDC.com/
Please note that all online ticket sales are final. We are unable to offer cancelations or refunds on online ticket purchases.
Grand Ballroom of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington DC 20005-3920
Parking is available at the following nearby parking garage. Please park after verifying that they will remain open past midnight.
PMI (202) 785-9191
1325 G Street, NW
24 hours/day, 7 days/week (Please verify at time of parking.)
Due to liquor being served at the event, we recommend either public transportation or alternative transportation arrangements.
Gourmet chocolates and truffles
A selection of miniature tarts including cheesecakes and éclairs
Fruit, Cheese, and Dips:
Homemade dips and cheese platters served with assorted crackers and sliced baguette
Two layers of rich chocolate torte filled with apricot jam and finished with a dark chocolate glaze.
Lemon Citron Cake:
Lemon Sponge Cake with lemon curd filling and finished with lemon buttercream and a lemon glaze
Chocolate Raspberry Cake:
Chocolate Cake with a fresh raspberry filling finished with chocolate buttercream and raspberry glaze
Strawberries and Cream:
Vanilla cake filled with strawberries and all natural whipped cream
Fresh Fruit Cake:
Vanilla cake with a custard filling. Finished with whipped cream and an abundance of fresh fruit
Three layers of our chocolate torte filled with chocolate mousse and finished with chocolate ganache.
Fresh fruit with Chocolate-dipped strawberries
Please note that the menu is tentative
and is subject to changes and or substitutions.
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