For the first time in City Affair's history, we are abandoning our usual slot on the first Thursday of the month.
Instead we're moving it back a whole day to Friday October 7th to celebrate the 4th Annual Metrolink Prom and our thirtieth City Affair!
2011 METROLINK PROM: BLUE MOON BALL CELEBRATES THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE BLUE LINE WITH COSTUMES, MUSIC, AND DANCING ABOARD THE METROLINK
Five years ago, St. Louis’s illustrious MetroLink light rail system took a great leap forward with a brand new line that connected St. Louisans for the first time by rail to exotic locales such as Maplewood, Richmond Heights and Shrewsbury. For the fourth time in as many years, St. Louisans will unite to dance aboard the the trains in the off-beat, one-of-a-kind MetroLink Prom. Why do we do this year after year? Because MetroLink—and public transit in general—makes St. Louis a better, more accessible city. Now, with the Blue Line in place, St. Louis can experience our resurgent, historic urban core as well as our thriving, inner ring suburbs in just seven light rail stops.
2011 Metrolink prom has been organized with the help of City Affair, Citizens for Modern Transit, and the Transit Riders Union of St. Louis
Metrolink Prom is a full-blown, high school-style PROM aboard your favorite transit system. Dress in your finest attire—try to wear something blue. We’ll award the night’s finest dressed (blue-themed formalwear or costumes) with the title of Prom King and Prom Queen. The newly anointed Prom Court will then lead us in our promenade from the Skinker Station to the Moonrise Hotel’s rooftop bar for our Blue Moon Ball – a night of drinking and dancing with an unparalleled bird’s eye view of the city and its duo of MetroLink lines.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 2011
COST: $2.75 (for Metro 2 Hour Pass)
ON THE PLATFORM OF THE FOREST PARK-DEBALIVIERE METROLINK STATION
(272 DEBALIVIERE AVE) AT 7:00PM
PROM KING AND QUEEN ELECTION:
SHREWSBURY METROLINK STATION
(7215 LANSDOWNE AVE) AT 7:45PM
PROMENADE FROM SKINKER METROLINK STATION TO:
BLUE MOON BALL:
MOONRISE HOTEL ROOFTOP BAR
(6177 DELMAR BVLD) AT 9:00PM
As a reminder, there is no eating, drinking, or smoking while aboard Metrolink.
For more information, check out the Metrolink Prom Tumblr. Read the full story