***PLEASE NOTE: This event has reached capacity and registration has been closed. Due to the overwhelming response to the event, patrons who have RSVPed to the Ball will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. Follow #BPLPresents for updates on wait times.***
On December 1st, from 7pm to midnight, Brooklyn Public Library will host the first People’s Ball, a party celebrating imagination, style and freedom—with a touch of subversion.
The People’s Ball offers all who attend a red carpet arrival and catwalk on which to express themselves in their most beautiful, courageous, and spirited personal style. The catwalk opens every hour for 15 minutes for anyone who wants to shine on it.
Special guests punctuate the evening with public addresses on why authentic self-expression matters so deeply at a time when personal freedom is at stake. Think Revolution in Heels.
The event is free.
Follow @bpl_presents for updates about special guest hosts, DJs, and food and drink specials.
The People’s Ball is presented in part with support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Laboratory Institute of Merchandising College (LIM).
Generous support provided by Sixpoint Brewery.
Models: Selvon Smith, BPL's VP of Information Technology, with Alexis Davis. Photographed by Gregg Richards, staff photographer.