Celebrate New Year’s Eve with this celebrity-inspired masquerade ball with NYC skyline views

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What better way to celebrate all the mysteries the new year holds than with a massive party glorifying the past?  On New Year’s Eve “A Night to Remember” at Taphaus in Jersey City will do just that, taking its inspiration from by Truman Capote‘s infamous 1966 “Party of the Century,” a black and white masquerade ball at the Plaza Hotel.

We know what you’re thinking, will they really be able to recreate such an iconic shindig? Well, they’re sure going to try and you won’t want to miss it. Enjoy a lavish night where men are dressed in all-black suits and masks and the women (swans) in beautiful white or black gowns with white masks.

Jersey City social media star Lynn Haza (ChicpeaJC) has teamed up with style guru Hayoner to host the event. Guests will be showered with an open bar, unlimited champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Imagine ringing in 2017 with your friends, dancing the night away and admiring the beautiful NYC skyline view, without having to actually deal with the headache of getting to the city.

On November 28, 1966 (50 years ago) the popular American novelist threw a black and white masquerade ball at the Plaza Hotel in New York City for Katharine Graham, Pulitzer Prize winner and former president of The Washington Post. It was an exclusive an event that celebrities and people all over the world would go on to talk about for years. From the luxurious dress code to the eclectic high-profile guest list, it was truly one for the books.

According to the New York Times, the 540 guests who filled the ballroom looked a little something like this: “artist Andy Warhol, the poet Marianne Moore and Frank Sinatra, Gloria Vanderbilt and Lionel Trilling, Harry BelafonteLynda Bird Johnson and the Maharani of Jaipur, the Italian princess Luciana Pignatelli (wearing a 60-carat diamond borrowed from Harry Winston) and the documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.”

The celebration by the best-selling author of In Cold Blood was such a big deal, a book was later published in 2006 to commemorate all of the classic fashion choices and unforgettable memories.

For more information on how you can attend this New Year’s Eve bash, click here. Act fast before the tickets sell out and prepare for a night of elegance and nostalgia.