It’s probably safe to say that Halloween is one of the greatest holidays of the year (costumes plus ghost stories always equal fun in my book), but alas it has fallen on hard times recently. The “spook” has gone out of the season, replaced an odd slap-dash of camp and costume that, though often fun, simply lacks the sinister grace of a proper All Hallows Eve night. Therefore, it is quite refreshing to see events putting an effort into finding a middle ground between entertainment and fright.
The one that I will be attending this year is Beyond the Veil, a vintage-themed murder mystery theater event run by Dances of Vice. The mystery’s setting (an opera performance taking place in 1901) gives a pretext for the event’s live music without breaking the theme of the evening. I for one am looking forward to it with great excitement. If you’re in New York for Halloween, you should definitely check it out.
“Beyond The Veil: A Victorian Murder Mystery Ball” takes place on October 29 from 8 PM to midnight at Riverside Church in New York City.