BRISTOL - Itâ€™s ba-a-ack - the event the New England Carousel Museum calls â€śThe Party to Die For.â€ť Itâ€™s the third annual Zombie Ball, on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the museum, 95 Riverside Ave.
The 21-plus event begins at 8 p.m. Special guests are the ladies from The Girl Spot Pole and Aerial Fitness Studio in Milford, who will perform at 8:30 p.m. in the Carousel Ballroom.
Participants are invited to â€ścome in your zombie best or other spooky attire, all costumes are welcome - however, zombies are highly encouraged,â€ť according to a statement from the museum. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, zombie and otherwise.
There will be snacks and candy available throughout the night â€śand a craft beer mystery raffle,â€ť said Cassandra Lavoie, museum manager. â€śYou can win a bag with different craft beers from around the area. Say if somebody has some specific kind of craft beer that maybe theyâ€™ve been looking for, it could be in one of the bags that they win.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s BYOB otherwise, people are allowed to bring their own,â€ť she said. â€śWeâ€™re going to have music by D.J. Scottie and dancing.â€ť
There will also be tarot card readings, Amazing Magical Paul twisting up adult balloon animals, and photos with Leo the Lion, Lavoie said. â€śLeo is one of our carousel menagerie animals upstairs. He is pretty large and magnificent.â€ť
Some activities may require a small additional fee.
â€śItâ€™s growing each year,â€ť Lavoie said. â€śI know that the second year was much larger than it was the first year, so weâ€™re anticipating even more people this year.â€ť
Admission is $20 per person or $25 at the door. Groups may reserve tables of eight in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets call 860-585-5411 or visit www.thecarouselmuseum.org .
The museumâ€™s regular hours are: Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Regular admission is: $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors, $3.50 for ages four through 14, $2 for ages one through three, free for children under one year and members.
The museum building also includes the Museum of Fire History, the Museum of Greek Culture, the Glo Sessions Art Gallery, and a changing art gallery, all included with admission.
The building is available to rent for receptions, weddings and special events. The museum provides tours, tour and craft programs, birthday parties for children of all ages, youth group sleepovers, and educational outreach programs.
Susan Corica can be reached at 860-973-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IF YOU GO:
What: The New England Carousel Museumâ€™s third annual Zombie Ball,
When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m.
Where: 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol.
Cost: Admission is $20 per person or $25 at the door. Groups may reserve tables of eight in advance.