Daring to Be Wickedly Elegant for a Great Cause – Jay Soirée 2018

Masked partygoers at this year’s Wickedly Elegant Soirée dared to go out in frightful weather on October 27th – their treat? All enjoyed an evening of hauntingly fun entertainments. From disarming clairvoyants to crystal readers and airbrush tattoo artists, sharply dressed guys and elegant ghouls had an excellent time all in support of JHC’s efforts to continue reanimating its historic 23 acre campus.

In the spirit of the season, guests slaked their thirst with blood orange martinis served out of crystal skulls and intrepidly explored the faux cobwebbed corners of the 1838 Jay Mansion. Amazing pumpkin carvings including a portrait of John Jay made by Brooklyn artist Hugh McMahon illuminated the hallways. Some guests channeled their inner Dark Shadows and arrived in smoking jackets while others stuck to sleek black capes and bewitching gowns. Everyone sunk their teeth into a tantalizing dinner provided by Scarborough Fair Caterers before hitting the dance floor to the live strains of the Clara Jordan Band.

All cloaking aside, proceeds of the evening will allow JHC to increase its offerings of free STEAM oriented school experiences and educational programs in American History, Architecture, Social Justice and Environmental Stewardship to thousands of underserved students in the New York, Westchester and Fairfield County communities. See more photos of the night here on our Facebook page

PLUS Photos on NY Social Diary (all by Cutty McGill)

Ben Mao, Betsy White, Inga Mao, Vishal Bakshi and Kelly Bakshi
Joan Steere, Will Steere and Suzanne Clary
Marisol Thurman and Tracy Edwards