MAM Scares Up $47,000 At Fright Night at the Museum II

frightMAM’s popular Halloween-themed bash Fright Night at the Museum II raised over $47,000 for the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. Some 130 costumed attendees enjoyed the bewitching evening a on Saturday, October 18.

MAM’s Leir Hall was transformed into a frightening forest to set the stage for the fabulous event. Delicious potions of hard cider and gin donated by Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery and tantalizing bites provided by Laurence Craig Catering were enjoyed by all. A clairvoyant, Paula Roberts, told the future of each guest and an eerie photo booth had visitors playing into their characters. Dancers from Montclair High School’s School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA), led by Mary Blackburn, enticed guests to the dance floor with the Time Warp, followed by a Halloween flash mob. A silent auction featured highlights from Jets tickets to jewelry, including donations from Amanti Vino, Bergen Furs, and the HL Group.

Richard Stanton, MAM Trustee Andrew Lacey, Wendy Lacey, and June Stanton
Richard Stanton, MAM Trustee Andrew Lacey, Wendy Lacey, and June Stanton

MAM’s Leir Hall was transformed by Michael Aiduss. Volunteer Katie Morita is first on the  fantastical scene.
MAM’s Leir Hall was transformed by Michael Aiduss. Volunteer Katie Morita is first on the
fantastical scene.
Proceeds from Fright Night at the Museum II will go to support the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. More than $47,000 was raised, including in support of the MAM Art Truck, a roving mobile studio fashioned in a retrofitted ice cream truck. The funds from last year’s Fright Night at the Museum contributed to the purchase and launch of the truck in Summer 2014 and the funds this year will keep ittrucking through another exciting and impactful season.

Check out all the good, ghoulish fun and see how many people you recognize in this slide show.
All photos by Richard Titus

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