A masquerade ball is an event in which the participants attend in costume wearing a mask. Less formal "costume parties" may be a descendant of this tradition. A masquerade ball usually encompasses music and dancing. These nighttime events are used for entertainment and celebrations.
The Harlem School of the Arts raised over $1 million at its 2019 Mask Ball to support students' world-class training in and exposure to the arts. "Black Panther" actor Atandwa Kani attended the event.. CBS News - Published
The Harlem School of the Arts raised over $1 million at its annual Mask Ball in New York City. Among the honorees were Lupita Nyong'o and her mother, Dorothy, who both spoke with CBS News on the red.. CBS News - Published