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Last updated:10 apr 2012/csb
 

 

In Memoriam

Patri J. Pugliese
1950-2007

Please visit the
Patri Memorial
Page.

titanic Ball

TITANIC
Vintage Dance Weekend
April 13-15, 2012, Salem, MA


Questions?
  • Phone: (617)  819-4283
  • email

Advance Registration is now closed for the weekend.
You may purchase a ticket for the Friday night Steerage dance or Sunday Afternoon concert at-the-door. You may join us for the Museum stroll, and buy your own Museum admission.

INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS

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Booking Passage:
We encourage everyone to register quickly and easily using our on-line form. After the registration is received you will get an invoice from Paypal. Payment can be made with either a credit card or you can mail us a check.
 
You may register for the entire weekend (first class passage), for a given day (second class) or individual events (third class). If you have any questions about the events or your registration please email us or call the number above.
 
Note: Monday, April 16th is a Massachusetts Holiday (Patriot’s Day) and it is also the day of the Boston Marathon. You may wish to stay over an extra night and take the train into Boston to see the race. Traffic may be heavy during the weekend and interrupted on Monday due to the race.


ADMISSION

Stateroom A

FIRST CLASS PASSAGE: $195
Admission to all events
Friday evening through Sunday afternoon

  • Includes:
    Steerage Dance, Dance Workshop, Formal Tea Luncheon,
    Dinner & Grand Ball, Museum Stroll and Concert

Stateroom B SECOND CLASS PASSAGE:
Admission to all events on a given day
  • Friday: $25 (Steerage Dance)
  • Saturday: $150
    (Dance Workshop, Formal Tea Luncheon, Dinner & Grand Ball)
  • Sunday: $40 (Museum Stroll & Concert)

Stateroom C THIRD CLASS PASSAGE:
A la Carte Admission
  • Steerage Dance: $25 (Friday)
  • Formal Tea: $45 (Saturday)
  • Dinner & Grand Ball: $110 (Saturday)
    (Includes Saturday Morning Dance Workshop)
  • Museum Stroll: $15 (Sunday)
  • Concert: $30 (Sunday)

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Lodging

Acommodations must be purchased separately, on your own. For your convenience we have reserved room blocks at 2 local hotels. The first is at the historic Hawthorne Hotel, within walking distance of all events, and the site of our Formal Tea Luncheon on Saturday (rooms vary in size). The other more economical option is just a few miles away at the Homestead Studio Suites in nearby Peabody (one queen or two double bed rooms are suites with kitchenettes). Mention you are with the Titanic Vintage Dance Weekend for the special rate.

hawthorne hotel
Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA
Reservations: 978-744-4080 or 1-800-729-7829
email info@hawthornehotel.com
  • Single: $119 (per night)
  • Double: $129 (per night)
Note: rooms at the prices listed above are all sold out
homestead suites Homestead Studio Suites
200 Jubilee Drive, Peabody, MA
call 800-804-3724
  • Suite: $85 (per night)
    (one queen bed or two double beds)

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Schedule of Events:

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  • Steerage Dance, Friday 8-11 pm
    Salem Old Town Hall
    20 Front Street (location is 32 Derby Square, Between Essex and Front Streets)
    Join us below decks at an informal evening of lively music and Ragtime dancing to start the weekend. We will enjoy live music led by Ian Whitcomb!

    Our Orchestra
    Accordion, Banjo-Ukelele, Vocals: Ian Whitcomb
    Piano: Jean Monroe
    Bass: Cal Howard
    Violin: Amy Cann
    Clarinet: Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens
    Percussion: Michael Bergman

  • Dance Workshop, Saturday 9-10:30 am
    Colonial Hall at Rockafella’s
    231 Essex Street (at Washington Street)
    Brush up on your dance steps at a Ragtime workshop for dancers of all skill levels.

  • Formal Tea Luncheon, Saturday 12-2 pm
    Hawthorne Hotel
    18 Washington Square West
    On Saturday imagine yourself enjoying afternoon tea in Titanic’s Cafe Parisien. Our three course formal tea will be held in the Hawthorne Hotel’s elegant Grand Ballroom.

    Formal Tea Luncheon Menu
    Sandwiches
    Cucumber, Egg and Watercress
    Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese
    Curried Chicken Salad

    Canapés
    Goat Cheese Rosette and Sun-Dried Tomato on Cucumber Rounds
    Smoked Duck and Watercress with Chutney Butter

    Assorted Sweets and Pastries
    Tea Breads with Jam, Marmalade and Sweet Butter
    Shortbread and Lemon Pound Cake
    Miniature Fresh Fruit Tarts
    Assorted Fresh-Baked Scones with Fresh Whipped Cream
    Selection of Teas

  • Formal Dinner, Saturday 6 pm
    Colonial Hall at Rockafella’s
    231 Essex Street (at Washington Street)
    We meet again in the newly restored Colonial Hall for a sumptuous formal dinner much like those served to first class passengers in Titanic’s main dining room.

    The Menu
    Salad of Mesclun Greens
    with Roasted Pear, Candied Pecans, Dried Cranberries,
    and Crumbled Chèvre Cheese with a Sherry Vinaigrette

    Slow Braised Short Ribs
    in a Rich Bordeaux Wine Sauce
    (Vegetarians may substitute Vegetables in Puff Pastry for the meat entrée by prior request.

    Fresh Asparagus  &  Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
    (Cash Bar)

  • The Grand Ball, Saturday 8-12 pm
    Colonial Hall at Rockafella’s
    231 Essex Street (at Washington Street)
    After dinner Colonial Hall will be transformed into a Grand Ballroom; the Ball will feature dancing to a live orchestra with music from the White Star Line Orchestra’s repertoire. Dance the lively one step and exotic tango as you imagine yourself steaming your way across the Atlantic. A Dessert Buffet will be served at the Intermission

    Our Orchestra
    Piano: Jean Monroe
    Trombone: Bruce Randall
    Cornet: Chris Belluscio
    Strings: Amy Cann, Vince O’Donnell, Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner

  • Costumed Stroll, Sunday 10 am-12 noon
    Peabody Essex Museum
    161 Essex St
    On Sunday morning we meet at the PEM for a self-guided, costumed, stroll through their galleries to view maritime art, the Yin Yu Tang Chinese house, and other galleries.

  • Concert, Sunday Afternoon 3-5 pm
    Salem Old Town Hall
    20 Front Street (location is 32 Derby Square, Between Essex and Front Streets)
    by the legendary Ian Whitcomb
    Bring your voyage to a delightful conclusion at a concert of Titanic-era music hall tunes from Grammy Award winning musician Ian Whitcomb, whose albums include Titanic Tunes: A Sing-Along in Steerage, and Titanic: Music as Heard on the Fateful Voyage.

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Related Merchandise

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CDs by Ian Whitcomb, preview the music we'll be hearing at the weekend
Titanic: Music as Heard on That Fateful Voyage
and
Titanic Tunes: A Sing-A-Long in Steerage
both by the legendary Ian Whitcomb.
Available for $20 each.
Email us for ordering information.

Titanic: Music as Heard on
That Fateful Voyage

TRACKS: The White Star March * The Convergence Of The Twain (poem) * Glow-Worm * Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix * In The Shadows * Oh, You Beautiful Doll * Music Hall Waltz Medley * the Mosquito's Parade * The Merry Widow Waltz * Alexander's Ragtime Band * Somewhere A Voice Is Calling * Music Hall March Medley * Selections From The Musical Comedy The Arcadians * Shine On Harvest Moon * That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune * Destiny * Waiting For The Robert E Lee * Salut d'Amour * Frankie And Johnny * Silver Heels * Lily Of Laguna * Moonstruck *
Songe d'Automne

Titanic Tunes: A Sing-A-Log in Steerage
TRACKS: Overture * The Man On the Flying Trapeze * The Boy In the Gallery * I Don't Want To Play In your Yard * If It Wasn't For the 'Ouses In Between * At Trinity Church * When the Summer Comes Again * It's A Great Big Shame * I Wouldn't Leave My Little Wooden Hut For You * I Live In Trafalgar Square * Just Like the Ivy * I'm Twenty-One Today * Nellie Dean * Poor John! * In the Twi-Twi-Twilight * Percy From Pimlico * I Used To Sigh For the Silvery Moon * I'm Shy Mary Ellen, I'm Shy * If I Should Plant A Tiny Seed Of Love *
Glorious Beer * A Fallen Star


Other Related Events

lyceum

Vintage Dance Lyceum
Sundays, March 18 & 25, 2012, 6 pm

In March we will be learning dances of the Titanic Era. Have you attended vintage balls or dance workshops and always wished you could learn more? In these classes you can learn the basics of ragtime favorites such as the lively One-Step and romantic Tango. Dance instruction will be by Barbara M. Pugliese, Hannah Roberts Artuso and Antonia Pugliese.

Register in advance on-line:
Buy Tickets!

titanic costume

CVD Costume Workshop
Fashions of the Titanic Era

with Katy Bishop & Terry Crumb
Saturday, February 25, 2012

This workshop will be held in Nahant, MA. Learn how to buy, make, or even fake, the distinctive look of Titanic era fashions for both daytime and evening at our informative costume workshop.

Register in advance on-line:
Buy Tickets!

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About the Venues
All venues are in Salem, MA

salem old town hall

Salem Old Town Hall, 20 Front Street (location is 32 Derby Square, Between Essex and Front Streets)
This hall, a federal style building, is the earliest surviving municipal structure in Salem (dating from 1816-17). The second floor of the building, the Great Hall, has always been used as a public hall. The first floor gallery was originally designed as a public market and is now a museum space. The building contains elements attributed to both Charles Bulfinch, the most influential Boston architect of the Federal period, and Samuel McIntire, Salem’s renowned architect and woodcarver. The structure was saved from demolition by Salem preservation architect Philip Horton Smith in the 1930s, and underwent a partial restoration in the 1970s.

colonial hall

Colonial Hall, at Rockafella’s, 231 Essex Street (at Washington Street)
Located in the historic Daniel Low Building, a distinctive 3-story, red brick building originally built in 1826 (formerly the First Church). The building was extensively remodeled c.1874 in high Victorian Gothic style; it was enlarged and twin corner towers were added. Daniel Low and Company acquired the property in 1923. The ballroom is on the second floor above Rockafella’s Restaurant. This newly restored grand ballroom has vaulted ceilings, period fixtures and gleaming hardwood floors.

hawthorne hotel ballroom

The Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West
The Hotel opened for business amidst much fanfare and excitement on July 23, 1925. This historic Salem, MA hotel provides 93 rooms including 6 suites all individually furnished and tastefully appointed. The Hotel’s Grand Ballroom will be the site of our Formal Tea Luncheon. A block of rooms will be reserved for Titanic Weekend attendees.

Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
The roots of the Museum date to the 1799 founding of the East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains and supercargoes who had sailed beyond either the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn. The society’s charter included a provision for the establishment of a “cabinet of natural and artificial curiosities,” which is what we today would call a museum. Society members brought to Salem a diverse collection of objects from the northwest coast of America, Asia, Africa, Oceania, India and elsewhere. By 1825, the society moved into its own building, East India Marine Hall, which today contains the original display cases and some of the very first objects collected.

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Directions & Parking

Directions:
Salem is on the coast, 16 miles (about 40 minutes) north of Boston, easily accessible by major highways.
From the Mass Pike (I-90 East)There are two suggested routes
either continue into Boston and take the Ted Williams Tunnel to Route 1A North
or take 128/95 North (towards Peabody).
From I-93 North take the Ted Williams Tunnel to Route 1A North
Note:The route 114 exit often experiences traffic back-ups so we don't recommend it on weekends.
 
From Route 95/128 North: EXIT 24 for Endicott Street. Make a left from the exit-ramp onto Endicott Street. Pass through three sets of traffic lights, and get into the right lane. At the T intersection make a right onto Water Street (route 35). Continue over the Water Street bridge (which is partially under construction); after passing Bishop Fenwick High School, on the left, Water Street becomes Margin Street (Route 114). Follow 114, which becomes North Street, into Salem, travelling over the North Street Bridge. Make a right just after the bridge and loop under the bridge onto Bridge Street.
 
To get to Colonial Hall/Washington St.: On Bridge Street the first right will be Washington Street, Colonial Hall is on the left at the corner of Essex Street and Washington Street. Park on Washington Street or in the Museum Place Garage.
 
To get to the Salem Old Town Hall: The Old Town Hall is very near Colonial Hall, it's just 1 block along the brick pedestrian mall on Essex Street, and to the right. The actual street address is 32 Derby Square; the back of the building is at 20 Front Street (this address may work better for electronic directions). The best parking for the Old Town Hall is either on Washington St. or in the Museum Place garage.
 
To get to the Museum Place Garage: Continue on Bridge Street according to the directions from Route 95/128 North, above, and turn right onto Saint Peter Street, then left onto Brown Street. The entrance to the garage (1 New Liberty Street) is ahead to the left, near the Cinema Salem.
 
To get to the Hawthorne Hotel: Continue on Brown Street according to the directions for the Museum Place Garage, above; at the end of Brown Street, you will be facing the Salem Common. Make a right onto Route 1A (North Washington Square). The hotel will be on the left. Make a left at Essex Street to park in the hotel’s lot.
 
To get to the Homestead Suites Hotel: Homestead Suites is at the intersection of 128 and 95. From Route 128/95 take Exit 28 and bear right onto Centennial Drive. Follow Centennial Drive until it ends at First Avenue. Turn right onto Jubilee Drive. Homestead is at the end of Jubilee Drive.
 
From I-90 (Mass Pike) and Points South (I-93 North) and Logan Airport Take the Ted Williams Tunnel and Route 1A (through Revere and Lynn). Take I-90 to its end and continue through the Ted Williams Tunnel towards Logan Airport. At the end of the tunnel (and when exiting the airport) you will be on Route 1A north. Pass Logan Airport on the right, then Suffolk Downs Racetrack and the oil tanks. About 3.4 miles from the tunnel the road will go up a ramp and reach a rotary. Take the first exit (a right) off this rotary, staying on 1A North. In 0.4 miles you will come to another rotary at Wonderland; take the second exit, staying on 1A. Drive 2.5 miles, and go over a bridge; you are now in Lynn. Route 1A continues straight for another 1.8 miles, where it makes a sharp left at a set of traffic lights and passes North Shore Community College. Continue on 1A through Lynn and Swampscott (it becomes Broad Street, Lewis Street and Paradise Road). Pass through Vinnin Square Shopping Center. At the intersection of Vinnin Street and Paradise Road you will enter Salem. Continue on 1A, which now becomes Loring Avenue. At the intersection of Loring and Canal Street, bear right towards Salem State University. At the next traffic light make a left onto Lafayette Street (Route 114/1A). Follow Lafayette Street into Salem Center. From I-90 (Mass Pike) and Points South (I-93 North) and Logan Airport
Take the Ted Williams Tunnel and Route 1A (through Revere and Lynn).

Take I-90 to its end and continue through the Ted Williams Tunnel towards Logan Airport. At the end of the tunnel (and when exiting the airport) you will be on Route 1A North. Pass Logan Airport on the right, then Suffolk Downs Racetrack and the oil tanks. About 3.4 miles from the tunnel the road will go up a ramp and reach a rotary. Take the first exit (a right) off this rotary, staying on 1A North. In 0.4 miles you will come to another rotary at Wonderland; take the second exit, staying on 1A. Drive 2.5 miles, and go over a bridge; you are now in Lynn. Route 1A continues straight for another 1.8 miles, where it makes a sharp left at a set of traffic lights, at North Shore Community College, and takes an almost immediate right at the next set of lights. Continue on 1A through Lynn and Swampscott (it becomes Broad Street, Lewis Street and Paradise Road). Pass through Vinnin Square Shopping Center. At the intersection of Vinnin Street and Paradise Road you will enter Salem. Continue on 1A, which now becomes Loring Avenue. At the intersection of Loring and Canal Street, bear right towards Salem State University. At the next traffic light make a left onto Lafayette Street (Route 114/1A). Follow Lafayette Street into Salem Center.
To get to the Hawthorne Hotel: from Lafayette Street (1A) take a right onto Derby St. and a left onto Hawthorne Blvd.
To Get to the Old Town Hall: From Lafayette Street (1A) make a left onto Front Street; the hall is to the right in the middle of a brick square. The actual street address is 32 Derby Square; the back of the building is at 20 Front Street (this address may work better for electronic directions). The best parking for Old Town Hall is either on Washington Street or in the Museum Place Garage.
to get to Colonial Hall: From Front Street, make a right onto Washington Street. Colonial Hall is on the right above Rockafella's Restaurant.
to park (Museum Place garage): Continue on Washington Street; make a right onto Bridge Street, and turn right onto St. Peter Street, then left onto Brown Street. The entrance to the garage (1 New Liberty Street) is ahead to the left, near the Cinema Salem.
Public Transportation: For Boston area public transportation, see MBTA Schedules. If you are taking the commuter rail from North Station in Boston, you will want to go towards Rockport/Newburyport in order to take the correct line. It is only a 30-minute ride from North Station to Salem. Leave extra time and double-check that the departure time given is accurate--the website has been known to have errors. Parking: There are parking lots in the area and on-street parking is free after 5 pm weeknights. There is a large parking garage near the Peabody Essex Museum. For parking consult the City of Salem website.
 
Please allow extra travel time for traffic delays. Traffic may be heavy due to the holiday weekend and the Boston Marathon.
 
Public Transportation:
For Boston area public transportation, see MBTA Schedules. If you are taking the commuter rail from North Station in Boston, you will want to go towards Rockport/Newburyport in order to take the correct line. It is only a 30-minute ride from North Station to Salem. Leave extra time and double-check that the departure time given is accurate--the website has been known to have errors.
 
Parking:
There are parking lots in the area and on-street parking is free after 5 pm weeknights. There is a large parking garage near the Peabody Essex Museum. For parking consult the City of Salem website

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Clothing Suggestions

None of the events during the weekend require period costumes but they will be greatly admired. For the dinner and ball modern evening dress or costume from the Titanic Era is requested. The following are suggestions of what types of costumes might be appropriate for each event.

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  • Steerage Dance
    For this dance day or evening wear of the Titanic Era is recommended. Festive yet comfortable modern clothes as also appropriate. No shorts, t-shirts or sneakers please.
  • Dance Workshop
    Modern dance wear or comfortable casual clothing is appropriate for the dance class. Low heeled shoes (such as Capezio character shoes) for ladies and soft soled dance shoes for the gentlemen are suggested.
  • Tea Luncheon
    Afternoon dress of the Era is suggested; modern afternoon dress is also suitable.
  • Dinner and Grand Ball
    This is the most formal event of the weekend. Formal evening dress of the Titanic Era or modern formal dress is recommended.
  • Museum Promenade
    Afternoon dress of the period or modern dress.
  • Afternoon Concert
    There is no dress code for this event. Period dress, of course, will be admired.

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Visit our Titanic costume pages for Ladies’ Clothing, Men’s Clothing and Ragtime Evening Dress for more details on fashions of the era.


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Steering Committee
Katy Bishop, Nicole Carlson, Terry Crumb, Barbara Pugliese
and all the members of CVD

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CVD
P.O. Box 9, Nahant, Massachusetts 01908
e-mail: 
phone: (617)  819-4283

 
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