Published on April 3rd, 2013 | by Greg0
East Ville De Carnivale: Next Month, Sample Tequila In Latin Style
Heads up! You’ve got a month to grab your tickets to the next big event. Following up the on the very successful inaugural Beer and Whiskey Festival, “East Ville des Folies,” at Webster Hall, the legendary venue is hosting another event that is sure to offer plenty for New Yorkers who want to start Spring off right.
On Saturday, May 4, 2013, Webster Hall invites you into the world of East Ville de Carnivale, a celebration of the expressive and joyful emotions in people. As they say in the press release, “Coupled with the seasonal spirit of Cinco de Mayo, the event is sure to capture the festive mindset of NYC as it warms up from the doldrums of Winter.” As usual, there are two ticket options, with your basic entrance costing $40 and a VIP pass running $50 but including an extra hour of fun. The VIP Session runs from 1:30pm-2:30pm before opening up to general admission from 2:30pm-5:30pm.
A bit of history: Carnivale traces its roots back to the ancient Greek Festival held each Spring to honor Dionysus, the Greek God of Wine, but has evolved around the world to pay homage to a variety of deities, including the Aztec Goddess of Agave, Mayahuel. What can you expect from the event? Well, East Ville de Carnivale will feature 4 floors of tequilas and wines to sample as one visits the “three planes of the Universe: Heaven (Olympus), the Underworld, and Earth”. If drinking in a lovely venue isn’t enough, the celebration will feature exuberant samba dancers, live samba and Latin Jazz musicians, and fire dancers. And, “in the midst of all the excitement, guests can find refuge at the Vita Coco lounge serving the Brazilian staple, “agua de coco,” and providing lounge chairs where they can relax and rehydrate.”
Attendees are encouraged to dress up in festive costumes or in masquerade during the celebration so as to be united in the joy of movement, rhythm, color, and creativity. We’ll be there, though we’re not sure if we’ll be donning peacock feathers.
It’s not just about fun either. Webster Hall will once again partner with The Third Street Music School Settlement in raising money and awareness of its long history of providing excellent instruction and community access to the arts. Tickets available now!