I have the distinct pleasure of having helped raise $16,000 for wounded and disabled veterans the past three years thanks to The Baker Street Babes Daintiest Charity Ball. Amazing and generous people donate arts, crafts, and collectibles to us and we auction them off during the annual BSI Weekend. BSI Weekend is basically a week in Manhattan where Sherlock Holmes fans all congregate together form all over the world and geek out by attending various swanky parties and getting really drunk. It’s an amazing time and I make sure never to miss it (especially since I co-host the charity ball and all, but I digress).
This year we’re back at it and to add a flair of whimsy, we’re having a PJ party! Yes, so come in your tails and ballgowns or in dressing gowns and bunny slippers.
The Daintiest Thing in a Dressing Gown Pyjama Party
Hosted by William Gillette. The Baker Street Babes present a charity ball to benefit the Disabled American Veterans Trust.
Thursday, January 14th at 8:00 p.m. The Player’s Club at 16 Gramercy Park South, NY 10003
Cost: $45.00 – $65.00
Open to all Sherlockians and their friends. There will be a buffet dinner, cash bar, live music, prizes, toasts, and entertainment.
Tickets went on sale today, so if you’ll be in or can get into the NYC area on January 14th, we’d love to have you! You can find a bit more information at the BSB website and buy tickets by clicking the banner above or at this handy dandy link.
Hope to see you there!
One of the greatest joys of being part of The Baker Street Babes are the events that we put on. There’s two big ones, SherlockeDCC at SDCC of course, but more importantly, The Daintiest Thing Charity Ball, now in it’s third year. Every year we put on this ball to raise money for The Wounded Warrior Project during the illustrious Baker Street Irregulars Wekeend. Tickets are now on sale and go fast every year, so I wanted to give you all a heads up!
Tickets to the charity ball during BSI Weekend are now on sale. You can purchase them [HERE]. They are $45 and 100% of profits go to The Wounded Warrior Project. This year we are returning to The Players Club in Manhattan for an evening of frivolity, auctions, toasts, and shenanigans.
The Players Club
16 Gramercy Park South
8:00 pm, Thursday January 8th
The Ball will feature live music, a raffle, goodie bags, a credit card-only bar, a buffet, a quiz, a costume competition, and as ever, the live auction to benefit wounded veterans.
I hope to see a bunch of you there! Meanwhile, The BSB are still actively soliciting fanworks to auction. If you would like to be featured in the goodie bags, or donate arts or crafts for a great cause and some killer publicity for your work, please contact Lyndsay Faye at email@example.com. The cause could not be more important, and we’ve been lucky enough to raise $8,000 in the past two years for our wounded war heroes through the amazing Wounded Warrior Project, and that effort depends on your generosity and the generosity of folk who might hear about this drive from you!
My work with The Baker Street Babes has afforded me a lot of amazing opportunities. I’ve been on red carpets at award shows, I’ve interviewed actors and authors, I’ve gotten special passes… tons of stuff. It’s insane and I’m always so very thankful and humbled by everything we’ve been able to do. A few weeks ago we at the BSB and some friends filmed a bit for Japanese television about their new Sherlock Holmes puppet show. Just found out it aired.
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