Danbury returns to the ‘50s

January 7, 2019 by  

The Danbury Museum will be holding its annual Hat City Ball towards the end of January.

The theme for the event will be a sock hop. Many guests will be rummaging in their closets for their old saddle shoes, poodle skirts, and leather jackets and practicing ‘doo wop’, R&B and Rock and Roll dance moves such as the twist, Jitterbug, and Stroll. One of our local DJs, Mike Caravakis will spin both 45s and LPs from the ‘50s and ‘60s for the evening.

A dinner will precede the dancing. Hors d’oeuvres and an open bar will begin the meal, followed by the surf and turf entre. Dessert will then be served.

This will be a major fundraiser for the museum, which needs to generate $125,000 annually to remain in operation. As an example of the cost involved, utilities and insurance run more than $55,000 a year.

A selection of 10 sponsorships is now available, ranging from $5,000 down to $500. Each sponsor will have its logo design featured on the museum’s social media platforms, the Amber Room’s big screen, and at the specific sponsored areas such as near the appetizers, stage, tables, and at the entrance.

The Hat City Ball is scheduled for Friday, January 25 at the Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road from 6:30 pm until 11:00 pm. Guests are asked to RSVP to this event by this Friday, January 11.