Harlem Haberdashery, an award-winning boutique located in New York City, is set to host its 3rd annual masquerade benefit for NYC Health & Hospitals/Harlem. Presented by media partners AVENUE magazine and Cumulus Stationâ€™s Radio 103.9 FM, the Masquerade Ball will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. at Harlem Hospital Centerâ€™s Mural Pavilion.
With plans to transform the Mural Pavilion into a Casino Royale-themed evening, Harlem Haberdashery expects up to 250 guests to don their best ‘black tie meets Las Vegas casino chic’ ensemble. The event will also honor the best and brightest of Harlem’s past, present and future, including:
- Man of the Year – â€śHarlemâ€™s Distinguished Gentlemenâ€ť: Khary Lazarre-White, The Brotherhood-Sister Sol
- Woman of the Year – â€śHarlemâ€™s Inspiring Ladyâ€ť: Tamika Mallory, Mallory Consulting
- Trailblazer of the Year -â€śThe Spearheaderâ€ť: Elena Romero, Celebrated Educator, and Journalist
According to a press release statement, additional festivities include a live deejay performance by Sundae Sermon founder Storminâ€™ Norman; sumptuous food stations featuring Harlem restaurants Cheri, Farafina Cafe & Lounge, Harlem Besame, Harlem Shake, Loloâ€™s Seafood Shack, Make My Cake, and Seasoned Vegan; and multi-level cocktail bars with spirits by Harlem Brewing Co., Papi Wines, and William Wolf Whiskey. The eveningâ€™s festivities will be immortalized with visuals produced by online menâ€™s lifestyle magazine Mr. Refined. Community partners in support of the ball include Harlem Run, #TakeCareofHarlem, and The League: DGM.
Tickets are $154.75 per person. A generous donation from ticket sales will be donated to Harlem Hospital Center. Click here to purchase tickets.
Harlem HaberdasheryÂ Â was founded by husband and wife duo Guy and Shayvon Wood. Listed as one of the best places to shop in Harlem, the fashion company is a family-run business and Â “retail expression” of 5001 FLAVORS, a nearly 2,000 square foot boutique in the former home of the late civil rights leader Malcolm X. The boutique carries emerging designers/brands and the space aesthetically pays homage to Harlemâ€™s rich history and luminaries.