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Haunted Halloween Dinner at Salmagundi
Dining Room, October 31, 2019
Salmagundi Members & their Guests Only
$35 Buffet Dinner
Please join Nick Dawes, SCNY Chairman and Club Historian Bob Mueller for a very scary and fun Haunted Halloween Dinner with Bob conjuring up the dead of No. 47 Fifth and Nick reciting memorable Halloween poems.
Put on your witch’s hat, your angel wings, your bowler hat, your cat ears, or leave them home. Come to your Salmagundi Club for Haunted Halloween fun amid the cobwebs and pumpkins. Costumes optional.
A bit of Salmagundi History from 1914:
In the past, the time around Halloween was usually the time of the Get Together Dinner, which kicked off the Club's season. These were often raucous events filled with laughter and music. In 1914, the Dinner was held on Halloween night and recorded for posterity both by the New York Times and Charles S. Chapman in his charcoal drawing of the event. The New York Times described the scene:
“Within the gallery of the Salmagundi Club at 14 West Twelfth Street more than 150 artists and members of the club assembled at the annual “Get Together Dinner” last night, and the setting for the event suggested a grotto of the Ice King, with grinning jack-o-lanterns made from pumpkins suspended amid the frost-like streamers and corn stalks and ears of corn, on Halloween. On the tables the decorations included Autumn leaves, and witches with broomsticks in hand were represented on yellow papers, everything pertaining to the spirit of a Halloween party...."
(NY Times, November 1, 1914, page 17)
Flash forward to the present…|
Dig up some friends and drag your bodies to join us for a Haunted Halloween dinner at Salmagundi. Ghosts are invited and humans need a dinner reservation.
Please call 212.255.7740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your Halloween dinner reservation (required).