New for 2022!
Our first-annual Charity Ball and Night Market will be held on Thursday night, September 1st! All proceeds benefit our mental health partners, the Maria Droste Counseling Center! Please note that this is a Costume Ball- we want to encourage people to wear costumes if at all possible.
When: Thursday September 1st 7:00pm-12:00am
Where: NDK Main Events Hall
Price: $10 for people wearing costumes, $20 for regular dress
What is the Night Market?
Think Spirited Away night market with fairy lights, lanterns, and booths filled with magical wares that you may only see during that time. Once you make your way through the Night Market there will be a red carpet just for you. Come dressed to impress and ready to have fun! Dance the night away knowing that this magic is only here at NDK.
What makes a costume and what’s the dress code?
First and foremost, the general dress code guidelines of NDK are applicable here. For our purposes, costumes are very open to interpretation but for the entry fee, we will use the following. We are looking for three discernible elements; a headpiece, body piece, an accessory or specialty makeup, etc.
As some examples:
– A tiara, wings, and a wand to be a fairy
– A crown, cape, and a scepter to portray a royal
– Disney Bound as Moana with a long tropical-themed dress, a flower head crown, and an oar-shaped necklace or a plushy chicken friend
– Dress as an M&M by wearing a single color with a giant M on your torso
Our goal is for this to be a dressier event, however, we are not going to be doing a dress code as we have done for our previous NYE balls with a skirt length or footwear requirement. If your costume is inappropriate and violates NDK guidelines, we have the right to turn you away at the door. An old Halloween costume is also perfectly acceptable as long as it fits within the general dress code guidelines of NDK. And we hope it goes without saying, but all cosplays are considered accepted costumes as long as NDK guidelines are being kept.
However! If costumes are not your thing and you want to attend anyways, that’s perfectly acceptable! All of that being said, we absolutely encourage and welcome creativity and cannot wait to see what you all come up with. Our ultimate goal is to make this a night to remember, and raise money for an incredible cause!