Come have a ball at New London Main Street’s Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 25 from 6 – 10pm at the New London Elks Lodge at 81 Washington Street. Back by popular demand is Planet Zydeco - a lively and funky Zydeco band that had party goers dancing all night. Planet Zydeco captures the essence of traditional rural-style accordion-driven dance music as it is played in clubs and dance halls in southwest Louisiana today. Band members hail from the tri-state area of southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The band plays a popular mix of up-tempo songs, as well as slower blues-inspired numbers and traditional waltzes for enthusiastic audiences throughout the Northeast.
Traditional Creole and Cajun food such as jambalaya, gumbo and Cajun shrimp are being prepared by local restaurants and caterers.
The auction offers some great items such as an advertising package at The Day, Long Island Wine Country Getaway, Sunset Lobster Cruise on the Mystic Whaler, a time share at Ocean Club at Atlantic Beach in Westerly, RI, an overnight stay at the Marlowe Hotel – a boutique hotel in the heart of Cambridge, electronic items, dinner and entertainment packages and much more.
The ball is costume optional but encouraged in order to be eligible for prizes. Beautiful handmade masks will be for sale at the door.
Tickets are $40 and $75 for a pair. For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.newlondonmainstreet.org. Tickets also available at the office at 147 State Street, Ste. B, New London.