Preparations for the Masquerade

By Dave Sherry

November 7, 2013 Updated Nov 7, 2013 at 6:09 PM EST

Binghamton, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) The third annual Masquerade in the Mansion will be held on New Year's Eve at the Roberson Mansion.

The event, co-hosted by Bing Spot, will use the entire mansion and feature various forms of entertainment.

"We will have belly dancers, magicians, a tarot card reader and various exciting and somewhat existential entertainment for the evening," explained Michael Grasso, co-founder of Bing Spot.

There will be jazz, opera and dance music on the three separate floors, allowing for people to enjoy any type of environment.

One of the biggest parts of the party, though, is of course the masks.

"We actually have a mask maker, E. L. Downey, that is on sight that night. So you can actually show up without a mask and purchase your mask when you arrive. We have a lot of people that end up upgrading their masks because she's an artist. She does fantastic work,"said Josh Ludzki, co-founder of Bing Spot.

Tickets are $45 and go on sale to Roberson members on November 13 and then the public on November 14.

Organizers encourage people to buy their tickets early since the event has sold out the past two years.

The event will go from 9 p.m. on December 31 to 2 a.m on January 1 with a complementary champagne toast at midnight.

To see pictures from last year's Masquerade in the Mansion, click here

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