By Amy Tsurumi
“The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music and the opera of voices pitches a key higher,” says Fitzgerald’s Nick Carraway, describing a night at one of Gatsby’s lavish parties.
Let Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) take you back to the Roaring ‘20s at a jovial event on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hampshire House—an occasion to get geared up in sparkling and fringed attire with pearls and feather accessories, and put on your dancing shoes.
A DJ will be spinning Big Band tunes and popular holiday songs; and Lisa Macalaster, founder of BHWF and jazz vocalist, will lead the annual Christmas Carol sing-along. The evening includes prize drawings (local restaurant and spa gift certificates) and tarot card readings for those who long for a glimpse of what the New Year has in store.
Each entry ticket comes with one complimentary drink, including the 2017 “Zelda” BHWF signature cocktail, if you like, plus a cheese station and passed hot hors d’oeuvres. Additional wines, beers and well-drinks are available at the cash bar. There will be plenty of gingerbread cookies and a hot cocoa/cider station with marshmallows and peppermint sticks as festive accompaniments.
All members are welcome to attend and bring guests, including gents. This holiday party is complimentary for BHWF members and $60 for guests. Online registration is encouraged to ensure availability (both members and guests). To register or to join, and for further information on BHWF’s speakers/events and membership, visit www.beaconhillwomensforum.org.
BHWF is a nonprofit social club whose goal is building community by bringing together all women living in Beacon Hill and its surrounding neighborhoods.