Dream Reservoir: A Night at the Surrealist Hotel - Atlas Obscura

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Dream Reservoir: A Night at the Surrealist Hotel

Spend an extraordinary evening immersed in the dreamworld of the Surrealists at this enchanting transformation of a turn-of-the-century NYC boutique hotel.

Join us for a very special evening of most unusual revelations...

Be transported to a world inspired by the Surrealists of 1920s and '30s Paris and New York at this otherworldly, historically inspired, intoxicatingly beautiful, one-of-a-kind art event created exclusively for the Obscura Society. 

Enter the charming Roger Smith Hotel, built in the early 20th century as a traveler's bastion of class and creativity. You'll begin in the stunning penthouse where Buckminster Fuller once resided for a spell of inspiration and rest. There, enjoy complimentary Surrealist cocktails, cabaret-style musical acts, roving performance art, a Surrealist photo booth, and visionary film and poetry readings. When your fancy strikes you, you're invited to have your subconscious read by a sultry fortune teller and be transported to one of the hotel rooms-turned-Surrealist portals for a secret performance.

Inspired by the Surrealist and Dada movements of the 1920s and '30s, this most unusual evening embraces the wonder, magic, and terror of the human subconscious in a luxurious and enchanting experience. Performance and immersive artworks pay homage to Dali, Magritte, and other Surrealist greats in a playful integration of a pantheon of performing artists. Emerging in the desolate aftermath of WWI, Surrealism offered a vision full of eros, violence, dreams, anxiety, and splendor that continues and evolves today. Join us to celebrate the magical strangeness of the Surrealist vision at this dazzling and transportive evening.

Open bar sponsored by Lucid Absinthe and Brooklyn Gin.

Come dressed in your best 1920s apparel, as your favorite artist, or as a Surrealist dream-vision.

Le Double Rêve VIP Experience

Dive deeper into the dreamworld with this very special Surrealist VIP experience built for two. Le Double Rêve VIP pass includes two tickets to the evening's revelries, a charming standard double or queen room at the hotel for the night, your own set of Surrealist dream-cards, and a catered breakfast with cocktails and special dream-awakening morning performances.

 Ticket Details:

Limited Pre-Sale Tickets: $125 (available until December 21st, limited amount) - SOLD OUT!
Regular Dream Reservoir Ticket: $160
Le Double Rêve VIP Pass (FOR TWO): $840
(open bar included in all ticket types)
*a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood or the UN Refugee Agency*


The Roger Smith Hotel
Saturday, January 28th
7:30pm – 12am
Doors open at 7pm
Age: 21+ 

Created by Atlas Obscura in partnership with The Roger Smith Hotel, and sponsored by Lucid Absinthe and Brooklyn Gin.

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Advance ticket sales only. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.