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Costumes in Character

When it comes to Halloween, there are a lot of different roads to travel. There are the ‘all out party’ events, or the ‘stay at home and answer your door for trick-or-treaters’ routine. But there’s another option for those who don’t care to do either of those things.

On Thursday October 30th, 2014, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Marquis Ballroom at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara (formerly Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo & Erie County and Literacy Volunteers of Niagara County) will be hosting Cocktails in Character 2014. 

Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite book character, while enjoying a night of live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, carving and pasta stations, basket raffles and auctions, all benefitting adult and children’s literacy programming right here in Buffalo. There’s a costume contest to boot, so get thinking about a character from your favorite novel, and feel good knowing that you are supporting a worthy cause. $50 tickets – cash bar. Special Guest, WBFO’s Eileen Buckley, will be on-hand at the event.

A VIP reception will be held from 6-7pm in the Crystal Ballroom. VIP tix are $100 and include passed hors d’oeuvres, open bar, live entertainment, and tours of the Lafayette Hotel.

Past attendees have come as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, Lewis Carroll’s Alice and the Mad Hatter, Charles Perrault’s Little Red Riding Hood and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Costume attire is merely suggested and not mandatory. 

For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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