Inside Shanghai Mermaid’s evening of Edwardian occultism: PHOTOS

TOMORROW I am honored to be a part of hands down one of the biggest and most extravagant events in New York state this holiday season: @shanghaimermaid marries @youaresolucky to host an exquisite #victoriaseance at the chain of mansions outside the city with over 3,000 guests!!! The séance takes place in 1927 and will host guests from the era and #ghosts and #spirits from the preceeding eras. This is the best thing that could happen to me this month, no doubt about that ❤ Please join us! I will be doing both #burlesque and serving you as a #cigarettegirl 🌜🕯 Tickets and info: #shanghaimermaid #Repost @shanghaimermaid with @repostapp ・・・ the VICTORIAN SEANCE. join us saturday for an otherworldly adventure, filled with hot jazz, hauntings, candlelit walkways, and bonfires beneath the moon. in collaboration with #youaresolucky.

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It’s Halloween night, but last weekend was when many of the best parties in New York City opened their doors. And some lucky revelers, hungry for a taste of classic occultism, spent their holiday at a special soiree an hour north of the city.

On Saturday, more than a thousand well-dressed New Yorkers in elaborate fancy dress and black tie filled Alder Manor, a 72-room Gilded Age mansion on the Hudson, for an evening of witchcraft, jazz and theater. Guests were also invited into the gardens, an abandoned school building and into the the old pool room for seances. Here is a look at the unique and surreal evening from Shanghai Mermaid.

Human sacrifices, seances and the usual jazz at The Manor #imsolucky #shanghaimermaid #halloween #halloween2016 #newyork #nyc🗽 #nyc

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#tb to last Halloween in #nyc with these ladies 👻 #shanghaimermaid #shanghaimermaidnyc #Halloween

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🔥 #aboutlastnight #youaresolucky #shanghaimermaid

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