FemmeFever 7th Annual Gala Ball - 4/9/2011; 8pm to 12am has been compared to a prom-like event. In evening attire (gowns, dresses, nice slacks, suits) you step into a private ballroom surrounded by friendly faces, stunning decor, cash bar and fantastic dancing music by the beautiful and fun FemmeFever DJLisa /Live Music by LipStik aka The Bobbie Dolls/ Entertainment Promised to make you smile /Professional Photographer for those who want portraits . A full course dinner (of your choice) will be served to you, white glove service - and you will have a choice as to what you order.
This is a Transgender Event that brings significant others, lady and gentlemen admirers and friends of the trans community as well as 100-200 transgender gals in unison for an evening of elegance that is filled with laughter, dancing and an enjoyable entertainment, along with give-always for all.. All who are friendly to us are welcome to join us.
After midnight, the party continues in the hotel's friendly lounge, with our own DJ spinning dance music for all. Last years Gala Ball had 135 attendees! Don't miss it! Although there will be no assigned seating, you may - if you wish - get there at any time before the Ball and "save" seats at a table to sit with friends (just place a note) . Anywhere you sit - you will make friends! There will be a few "couples" tables reserved for those who wish to sit with other couples and these tables will be clearly marked. IF you would like to reserve a TABLE for your group, you may do so by contacting me when or after you pay for your tickets.
The FemmFever Gala Ball is held at The Holiday Inn; Ronkonkoma, LI, NY. 3845 Veterans Memorial Hwy, in the Private & Lovely Crystal Ballroom (you will see a sign upon entering the hotel) which is directly right off the door into the hotel. This event begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 12:00 a.m. at which time you are welcome to "party on" with the others in the hotel's friendly (mixed) lounge with DJ Lisa at no charge of course. We have had this event at this LGBT Friendly hotel in the past and the attendees were happy with everything about the event and the hotel. This hotel offers free shuttle service from the LIRR and the Islip Airport. Let them know your needs and they will give you all information needed to make your trip easy. There is also a rental car desk for those traveling in who are staying a while.
For those of you who may be arriving the day/evening before; we will have a pre-ball optional dinner at the hotel. This will enable you to meet some of the other attendees. Many of those at this dinner go to a bar/lounge/danceclub after. Plans are normally made at dinner or will be posted as we update.. For those of you staying over at the hotel (or near enough to come back in the morning), the dining area has a breakfast/brunch on Sunday morning which many of the gals will be at. Why not make plans to meet up there? Announcements will also be made at the Ball regarding times the group can meet up if they like. Drab or Dressed - it is always nice to get together!
A block of rooms at the special rate of $89 is being held for us for the evening. When booking a room, it is best to call the hotel direct and be sure to tell them you are with the FemmeFever - Block # ZR6 Hotel website and phone: www.holidayinn.com/longislandny (631) 585-9500 - Be sure to book a room soon as there is limited availability at that special rate (remember, this is a Saturday evening and rates are normally higher). You may share a room and feel free to use the FemmeFever Yahoo Group. to arrange that if you like.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/femmefever.
Two large courtesy (free of charge) rooms are available for you to change in should you not wish to obtain a hotel room. One courtesy room with couches, bathroom, refreshments and other gals getting ready who can help you zipper that dress! Even a gazebo just outside the sliding door for some pre-ball pictures and smokers! That is where my professional make-overs will be done. The other large courtesy room may provide you with more privacy and is right across from the reception desk in the lobby.
Want to look perfect for this event? Professional makeovers by Karen and her trained assistant are available by making an appointment. These makeovers will be done in Karen's courtesy room at the Holiday Inn itself at a fee of $65 for professional makeup application; wig style, false lashes included if you like.. These time slots fill up very quickly for all artists, so PLEASE book soon if you have not done so already. Wigs, hose, nails etc can be brought for you with advance notice. You must have purchased your ticket(s) to book a makeover.
Our DJ Lisa (a trans gal herself) will be spinning great music for us throughout. I hope you will all use that dance floor! Nervous about the walk from room to ballroom (if not using the ballroom changing area) ? One of the gals will pick you up at your room and walk you down if you like! Speak to me regarding this when you purchase your ticket. The hotel has contracted our held rooms to BE CLOSE TO THE BALLROOM THIS YEAR!
Professional photographer (who you may know from previous Ball) Efrain aka "Gonzo" will have a table set up at the Ball and be available to take professional portrait pictures of individuals or groups. He is trustworthy, sweet and discreet and will give you your photos right then and there at an extremely fair cost.
See EVENTSon this site for information on: Friday evening pre Ball get together and dinner - Group shopping trip for dressy dresses and gowns at Estelle's Dressy Dresses/Farmingdale, NY ... Sunday morning hotel breakfast and more all for this BIG Event!
Many out of towners and NEW gals are attending as well. I am therefore having a welcome Dinner Party on the Friday evening before the ball. See events on www.femmefever.comfor more information as I get it.. Breakfast/Brunch on Sunday is also served at the hotel.
Tickets are $80 and sold in ADVANCE.: Tickets can be held at the door, mailed to you, picked up at femmefever events and/or at femmefever studio - call in advance.... TICKETS ARE REQUIRED TO GET INTO THE BALL AND ENJOY DINNER, DANCING, ENTERTAINMENT ETC... Tickets may be purchased by cash, check/money order (made out to KL Enterprise Inc or to cash NOT TO FemmeFever!), paypal, visa or master card. You can pick them up at femmefever events and/or at femmefever studio - call in advance......have them mailed to you or held at the Ball door for you. You can order online (see below) OR by phone, OR by sending an email with info to me, or by mail (KL Enterprise Inc; PO Box 203; Levittown, NY 11756) OR in person by coming by to see me by appointment. **If we are not sold out, up to 10tickets willbe available at the door for $85
Any questions not covered here? Call me at 516 520 0380 or email me at Karen@femmefever.comand I will be happy to help you in any way I can!