Halloween & Fall Celebrations at Saturn

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Halloween & Fall Celebrations at Saturn

The Saturn Club has a long history of hosting fall events, which typically took the form of dinner dances.  Depending on the date they were held, these fall dances were characterized as either Halloween or Harvest dances.  Throughout the years, these events had different purposes and evolved as needed.  But one thing was always consistent: our members came together to enjoy the fall season and each other’s company.
The 1930s saw a particularly regular stream of fall dances (except for a small break in 1936).
  • October 31, 1930.  Halloween dinner dance.
  • October 30, 1931.  Halloween dinner dance with Joe Ambruster providing the music.
  • October 20, 1932.  “Farmer’s Hop”, with pigs, chickens, ducks, and other farmyard elements.
  • October 28, 1933. Dance with the slogan, “Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?” with members dressed in farmer costumes, themed decorations, corn liquor, and hard cider.
  • October 27, 1934.  Dance which may or may not have been in costume.
  • November 16, 1935.  Fall dance.
  • November 20, 1937.  Fall dance with a floor show at midnight with exhibitions.
  • October 29, 1938.  Costumed Halloween party/Farmer’s Hop.
  • October 28, 1939.  Costumed “Harvest Moon Frolic and Dance”.
There was a break in fall dances after 1939, but they resumed in 1945 through 1966, with Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Harvest themes.  However, no fall dances were held in 1947, 1958, 1960, 1961, or 1963. 
  • November 21, 1945.  Victory and Thanksgiving Day dinner dance, honoring members who had served in the armed forces during World War II.
  • November 27, 1946.  Thanksgiving Eve dinner dance.
  • October 30, 1948.  Costumed Halloween dance.
  • November 17, 1949. Autumn harvest dance, with Tone Carnevale' s orchestra.
  • October 28, 1950. Halloween dinner dance.
  • November 25, 1950. Harvest buffet supper and dance.  Paul Muni orchestra.
  • October 27, 1951. Halloween barn dance with a buffet supper.
  • November 1, 1952. Halloween dinner dance.
  • October 31, 1953. Autumn harvest dance, with members in country-style dress.
  • October 30, 1954. Autumn harvest dance, with members in country-style dress
  • November 27, 1954. Thanksgiving formal dinner dance.
  • November 26, 1955. Fall formal dance.
  • November 24, 1956. Thanksgiving formal dinner dance.
  • November 30, 1957. Thanksgiving formal dinner dance, featuring Les Erlenbach Orchestra.
  • November 28, 1959. Thanksgiving formal dinner dance, featuring Les Erlenbach Orchestra.
  • October 6, 1962. Fall dinner dance.
  • September 19, 1964. Fall informal dinner dance, with Dave Cheskin's trio.
  • November 20, 1965. "Fall Festival" informal dinner dance.
  • October 22, 1966. "Hunt Ball" formal dinner dance, with Dave Cheskin's orchestra.


After 1966, we don’t have many records of fall dinner dances and parties being held at Saturn.  In recent history, however, we have held Halloween events on a regular basis as well as a wide variety of fall-themed events.  A few examples of fall events at Saturn over the last few years are:
  • Oktoberfest buffet with themed decorations and entertainment.
  • “Haunted” tour of our third-floor storage area.
  • Costumed family Halloween party with themed food, pumpkin decorating, craft stations, games, etc.
  • “Pumpkins & Pinot” pumpkin carving/wine event.
  • Murder Mystery Dinner.
  • Costumed adult Halloween party with spooky decorations, themed cocktails, tarot card readings, etc.
  • Thanksgiving buffet and takeout meals.
This long history of festive fall parties will continue as our members gather at Saturn this week to celebrate Halloween.  Wherever you are, we hope you enjoy some festive fun in the name of Halloween or the fall season.

Posted: 10/27/2021 11:06:06 AM by Saturn Club | with 0 comments

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