North Adams, MA - Back by popular demand, The North Adams Prom Committee will be hosting its 3rd annual semi-formal at the Elks Lodge in North Adams on Saturday, June 14th.
In 2005, a group of North Adams-based, twenty-something friends got to talking about how they hadnt enjoyed their own proms when they were in high school and how they wished that such opportunities to get dressed up and dance were as abundant in adulthood as they were in the teen years. Out of this conversation, the April Fools Ball emerged.
For the past two years, the Ball, a semi-formal dance party, has been held at the Elks Lodge and organized by a group that is a mix of North Adams natives and people newer to the area drawn by the emerging art scene. The event organizers try to create a unique and playfully glamorous event that will appeal to a large cross-section of the community. The two past parties (2006 and 2007 April Fools Ball) have drawn an average of 200 people, many of whom have come from as far as Great Barrington, Troy, and even New York City to attend.
This year, The Prom Committee is putting on another semi-formal event called the NAMA Prom, again to be held at the Elks (NAMA stand for North Adams, MA). The party will be held from 8:30pm to 2am on Saturday, June 14th. Special features include DJ Hush spinning danceable tunes (myspace.com/hushhaus), a station where guests can make their own corsages, a backdrop against which couples can have their photo taken, complimentary refreshments, and also a few surprises. Guests are encouraged to dress up as much as they would like and even to wear outfits from their own high school proms if they still have them.
Admission is $5 and drinks are available for purchase at the Elks bar. This event is 21+. For more information about the NAMA Prom, visit myspace.com/thepromcommitttee, call 413-652-2462, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.