Dream Reservoir: A Night at the Surrealist Hotel

A Night at the Surrealist Hotel
with Atlas Obscura

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

Saturday, January 28th, 2017
7:30pm – 12am
Doors open at 7:00pm




Be transported to a world inspired by the Surrealists of 1920’s and 30’s Paris and New York at this other-worldly, historically-inspired, intoxicatingly beautiful, one-of-a-kind art event.

Enter the 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 that Buckminster Fuller once resided for a spell of inspiration and rest where you’ll enjoy complimentary Surrealist cocktails, cabaret-style musical acts, roving performance art, a Surrealist photobooth, 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.

Atlas Obscura. In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you’re searching for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, bone churches, balancing pagodas, or homes built entirely out of paper, the AtlasObscura is where you’ll find them.

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The Roger Smith is a family run hotel in Midtown Manhattan. For over 20 years the owners and employees have been committed to shaping and growing a diverse and organic cultural footprint both within the hotel and beyond. With a continued desire to converse and engage with guests, with New York and places further afield, The Roger Smith Hotel’s creative program seeks to create big opportunities, pleasurable experiences, inspiring happenings and intelligent dialogues.

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