Monmouth Arts to Hold Masquerade Ball

October 8, 2012
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RED BANK – Monmouth Arts will hold its first Phantom of the Arts Masquerade Ball at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Trinity Restaurant & Lounge, Keyport.

The Monmouth Arts Masquerade Ball Committee getting ready for its first Phantom of the Arts Masquerade Ball to be held 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Trinity Restaurant & Lounge, Keyport featuring the talents of the Monmouth Arts Community. From left: Lynn Reich, Monmouth Arts board chairwoman; Vicky Snoy; Barbara Reid; event chairwoman Pam Marvin; Charlie Merla of Trinity Restaurant & Lounge; Katie Clayton of It’s Sew Crafty; Claudia Lucey; and Mary Ann McKay.

The creative talents of the Monmouth Arts community will be out in full force for this unique event. Artists are busy creating one-of-a-kind masks and costumes that you won’t want to miss. The Arts Society of Keyport (ASK) is taking a major role in using this event to highlight the arts community in this Bayshore town.

Trinity Restaurant, located in an old gothic church, is the perfect location for a masquerade ball, with its evocative atmosphere and historic detail, according to owner Charlie Merla.

The evening will include a costume contest with celebrity judges, ghost stories and ghost tours, face and body painting by the Sparkling Lady, trick or treat goody bags, silent auction and more.

Dress is creative black tie or costume. Artists will be featured throughout the evening beginning with the musicians of FloraDuo who will greet guests as they enter, a tango performance by Red Bank Tango, a fortune-teller, and other special appearances.

Test out your Halloween costumes a week early and show your support for the arts in Monmouth County. Proceeds from the event will allow Monmouth Arts to increase its support of community and arts education programs.

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Guests are invited to arrive in creative black tie or costume. For those who may want a face-painted mask, the Sparkling Lady will be available before the event to create custom designs. To set up an appointment contact Eve Silver at

Committee members are: honorary chairs Nena Danevic, Tom Bernard and Pam Marvin; Arts Society of Keyport members Charlie Merla of Trinity Restaurant & Lounge, Mary Ann McKay, Katie Clayton of It’s Sew Crafty, Avis Anderson of Monmouth Museum, Pam Steadman, Vicky Snoy, Laurie Adamkiewicz, Alison Bowie, Lynda Crawford, Cheryl Cummings of The Brookdale Network, Clara Dee, Joyce Diamond of Red Bank Tango, Claudia Lucey, Mame Green, Maureen Haley, Mark Moreau, Brianna Scatorchia, Eve Silver and The Sparkling Lady. They are among those working on what they anticipate will become a yearly event to supplement Monmouth Arts’ current grants program, institute grants for individual artists and to continue supporting community arts projects.

To become a sponsor, purchase tickets or place an ad in the goody bags, go to or contact Mary Eileen Fouratt at

The programs of the Monmouth County Arts Council are made possible in part by funds from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council for the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


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