Eastern State Penitentiary is having a dance party next Saturday. I have some mixed feelings about this. I am a bit bummed out that I only heard of this just today. My schedule is already booked so I can’t go. The pricing also doesn’t work for me. I am allergic to all alcohol, so I hate the idea of having to pay for an open bar that I can’t use. I know that it’s a fundraiser, but a non-alcoholic option where you’d just get tours or something would make it more appealing to me.
I hope that they continue to do this and add a “no alcohol” pricing tier to it. I’d like to try it.
Here is the info if you happen to be in Philadelphia next Saturday:
Dance in the crumbling cellblocks of this abandoned prison, once the most famous and expensive in the world. Beats by DJ Phsh, beer by Yards, wine by Paris Wine Bar, cocktails featuring Bluecoat gin and Penn 1681 vodka, and food by Jackâ€™s Firehouse. The prison doors will open and iron gates close. Curious adventures await….
Saturday, June 16
Dance party 9 pm – 12:30 am
VIP tours begin 8 pm. Select tour time when purchasing ticket.
Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Creative cocktail attire.
General Admission: $75
Space is limited. Available online only.
Includes admission to dance party, hors dâ€™oeuvres, and unlimited beer and wine. Curious adventures throughout the penitentiary complex all night long.
Includes everything listed above, as well as:
Flashlight tour of the penitentiary
Exclusive access to VIP lounge, featuring cocktails and entertainment
Chance to be selected for one-on-one experiences
Official after-party at Jackâ€™s Firehouse, directly across the street.
Ticket proceeds benefit preservation efforts at this National Historic Landmark. A portion of your admission is tax-deductible; a receipt will be issued with ticket purchase.