You are invited to attend the Edelweiss Passaic Strauss Ball

Saturday, February 24, 2024

at The Tides Estate

1245 Belmont Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508

5:30 pm Doors Open with a Champagne Reception

6:00 pm Cocktail Hour with hot appetizer stations and hors d’oeuvres

7:00 pm Dinner (choice of 4 entrees) and Dancing to a live Viennese Orchestra

5-hour premium open bar

Music provided by The Kauirga Orchestra

Strolling Violinists during dinner

Ballroom Dancing all evening: Waltz, Polka, Tango, Fox Trot, Czardas, Schottische

Grand March ~ Wooden Dance Floor ~ Folk Dancing

Valet Parking

Tickets are $165 per person.

Early discount tickets paid before January 31st- $150 per person

Payment can be made by check, PayPal, or credit card. There is a $3.50 convenience fee per ticket for payment by debit, credit card or PayPal. 

Checks should be made payable to Edelweiss Passaic and sent to:

Ed Mayer, 5 Donna Lane, Midland Park, NJ 07432

Reservations for the Strauss Ball are required and accepted on a paid, first come, first served basis.

We encourage you to book your reservations early.

Attire: White Tie, Black Tie, Strauss Era Costume encouraged

For reservation and information email

or call Ellen & Ed Mayer at 201-652-7345

Visit our website and Facebook page.

About the Strauss Ball: Edelweiss Passaic invites you join us in our authentic re-creation of a nineteenth century Viennese Grand Ball. Quietly slip out of the twenty-first century for a few fleeting hours to relive the grandeur and magnificence of a bygone era where Strauss was King. The beauty of the waltz is evident as the couples glide gracefully across the dance floor to music of Johann Strauss. The music, surroundings and ambiance of the Viennese Grand Ball are all here. Venue - The Tides Estate is a perfect setting for the Strauss Ball providing first class, exquisite cuisine with professional white-glove service. It is one of New Jersey’s finest banquet venues and rated as New Jersey’s #1 Wedding and Banquet Venue.

The Music: The Kauriga Orchestra from Philadelphia will play traditional Viennese and European ballroom dances; waltz, foxtrot, polka, landler, tango, mazurka, gallop, czardas, and others for your dancing and listening pleasure. During dinner the orchestra members will stroll table to table for your delight. A highlight of the evening is the Grand March. During the orchestra breaks, music for European folk dancing will be played and we invite you to join in the folk dancing. As we dance the night away, we hope that this magical evening will never end.

Dinner: The 3-course gourmet dinner will be white glove service. You have your choice of entrée. As you enjoy your dinner musicians will be strolling to tables for your added enjoyment. The premium open bar is available all night so you will have your choice of cocktails, wines or beverages before, during and after dinner. Enjoy a special after dinner drink and dessert. Please advise us of any special dietary needs when making your reservation.

What to wear: Formal attire and period costume is encouraged. Many women wear formal attire, evening or cocktail dresses, and there is no mandated dress length. Formal attire can range from traditional large ball gowns to contemporary cocktail dresses. For the men, many dress in formal (white tie or black tie) attire. A tuxedo is recommended but not required. Remember to wear comfortable shoes for dancing.

All are Welcome: Singles, Couples, Friends and Dates: The Strauss Ball is first and foremost a time for celebration and merriment with friends. Though the ball emphasizes social dance, you need not be an experienced dancer to have a good time. The Strauss Ball is a great opportunity to take someone on a romantic date. However, many attendees go simply to enjoy dancing and socializing, either with friends, in groups, or by themselves. In all cases, the Strauss Ball is a fantastic and exciting event. 

Overnight accommodations: For those who are coming from a distance and would like a place to stay overnight, there is a choice of the Hilton Garden Inn, 15 Nevins Road, Wayne, NJ 07479 or Residence Inn by Marriott, 30 Nevins Road, Wayne, NJ 07479. Please contact the hotel directly to make room reservations. 

How to purchase your tickets: Reservations for the Strauss Ball are required and accepted on a paid, first come, first served basis. We encourage you to book your reservations early. Tickets are $165 per person. We are offering an early discount of $150 per person for tickets paid before January 31st. Payment can be made by check, PayPal, or debit / credit card. For payment by debit, credit card or PayPal there is a $3.50 convenience fee per ticket. Checks should be made payable to Edelweiss Passaic and mailed to Ed Mayer, 5 Donna Lane, Midland Park, NJ 07432. 

Pre-Strauss Ball Dance Night: You are invited to attend our Pre-Strauss Ball Dance Night on Friday February 16, 2024 at the Our Savior Lutheran Church Parish Hall 1-22 Hartley Place, Fair Lawn, NJ from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Would you like to polish up on your waltzing or perhaps learn from scratch? Would you like to learn the Folk Dances that are danced at the Strauss Ball? The folk dances that will be done during the orchestra breaks will be taught as well waltz lessons for both the novice and the more advanced. Light refreshments will be available. There is no cost for this event, but we do ask for an RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

Information: We hope that you can share a magical evening at our Strauss Ball. To get more information about Edelweiss Passaic, or the Strauss Ball, visit our website or Facebook page.

Edelweiss Passaic is a 501(c)(3) organization for cultural, charitable, and educational purposes. We are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the heritage and culture of Bavaria, as well as other regions of Germany, Austria and other European countries, by promulgating and performing dances, costumes, music, folklore, drama as well as literary and other art work of Bavarian, German, Austrian and European traditions. Our membership is open to all. We welcome you to attend one of our practices or meetings. Please feel free to contact us for additional information. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events!

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