Monsters Ball

Kick off your Halloween onboard
the Haunted USS Hornet!

USS Hornet Museum & 107.7 The BONE


Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:30pm – 1:00am

Live Music by
(Classic Rock Experience)

Live Music by
The Cocktail Monkeys
(70’s, 80’s, 90’s Dance Music)

$500 cash prize from The Bone
to the winner of the Costume Contest

Meet Dee Jays from 107.7 The Bone

GHOULISH Entertainment and Haunted Sick Bay tours!

Children’s Zone with Magician and Children’s Costume Contest!

NEW! Paranormal Investigations of the Fo’c’sle—
the areas with some of the most paranormal activity!!!
Tickets are $10.00 and available the night of the event.
Spaces will be limited.

Full Cash Bar and Food Concessions available

(Please note, that the USS Hornet Museum does not have an ATM Machine)

Advance Adult Admission $30 ($35 at the door)
Youths 5–17 $10

Member Adult Admission $25 ($30 at the door)
Member Youths 5–17 $7


Help sponsor Monsters Ball
via our Indiegogo campaign!

Children are welcome with adult accompaniment—but please
keep in mind that this is an adult themed party

Advance ticket sales end at Noon on Friday, October 24th.
Tickets will be available at the door.

Tickets are non-refundable; this is a fundraiser for the Museum

See our Frequently Asked Questions
for answers to most questions

For More Information and to Purchase Tickets:

Call 510-521-8448 x282 or go online at the Ship’s Store

Be sure to check out Ship of Spirits prior to Monsters Ball, Friday October 24.
The spirits are eager to welcome you aboard.



107.7 The Bone Sponsor Logo Pacific Pinball Musem


Joe’s Grill

Proceeds benefit the USS Hornet Museum Education Department.
The USS Hornet Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
and a registered State and National Historic Landmark.

USS Hornet Museum
707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3
Alameda, CA 94501

(located at the corner of W Hornet Ave and Ferry Point Way)

Museum open daily 10:00am–5:00pm • Free Parking



1) Who will be playing at this year’s Monsters Ball?
This year once again we are excited to partner with 107.7 The Bone rock radio station. The Cocktail Monkeys will be returning for a repeat performance, plus we’ll have a performance by a surprise Rock Band. Please stand by for details.

2) What activities are planned for the evening?
Our Surprise Band will hit the stage at 8pm and at 10pm, The Cocktail Monkeys will rock the house with music from the 60’s through today. This year, The Bone radio station will feature special costume contests with a $500 cash prize for the best outstanding costume. Runner up prizes will also be given (not cash). Don’t miss a chance to ride the flight simulator through a Virtual Time Warp ($6/ride per person). If you dare, take a tour of the Haunted Sick Bay, which is known as a haunted “hot spot.” You can also go on a exclusive paranormal investigation of the haunted Focsle. Tickets are $10.00 and available the night of the event.

3) How much do tickets cost?
Adult tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Youth (5–17) tickets are $10. Museum member adult tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Member Youth tickets are $7. Children are welcome with adult accompaniment—but please keep in mind that this is an adult themed party.

4) Are there any discounts on ticket purchases?
Museum members receive a $5 discount on each adult tickets and a $3 discount on youth.

5) Are tickets tax-deductible?
The dances are a major fundraiser for the Museum and approximately 20% of the ticket price is tax-deductible.

6) How can I order tickets?
You may reserve your tickets immediately. All reservations may be made via our website through the Ship’s Store or by calling (510) 521-8448 ext. 282. Tickets purchased through the Museum's online store will be mailed out starting October 1 until October 17. After October 17, all ticket orders will be placed on the Will Call list; no physical tickets will be mailed out. There will be a Will Call check-in list at Admissions. PLEASE NOTE: All orders purchased through IndieGoGo will be Will Call only and those ticket holders will also be added to the master Will Call list.

7) Will tickets be available at the door?
If the event is not sold out, the cost at the door will be $35 for Adults. Museum members receive a $5 discount on each adult ticket and a $3 discount on youth tickets.

8) Are tickets refundable?
This is a fundraiser for the USS Hornet Museum; refunds cannot be honored.

9) How is the seating arranged? Is there any Reserved seating?
All seats are General Admission — seating is available on a first-come basis on the night of the event.

10) Is a meal included in the price of the ticket?
Food and drink are not included in the ticket price, but a great selection of food can be purchased at a food concession at very reasonable prices. The menu choices include hotdogs, sandwiches, burritos, and nachos. The food concession will be available 7:30pm–11:00pm and the bar will be open until 12:00am.

11) Is there a bar? How much do drinks cost?
There will be several cash bars on the main deck selling both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Beverage prices range from $2.00 for sodas to $5.00 or more for alcoholic drinks.

12) How should I dress?
We encourage Halloween costumes, but they are not required. The Bone’s rock station will be sponsoring the costume contest, and there will be a $500 cash prize awarded to the winner; runner up prizes will also be given (not cash).

13) Does the ship go anywhere?
No, the ship does not move. The engines do not function and the ship remains permanently tied to the pier.

14) What time should I be there?
The gates open at 7:30pm. The “Fright Simulator” will be available between 7:30pm and 11:00pm. Live Music begins at 8:00pm. The doors will remain open for arrivals until 10:30pm.

15) How late does the evening go?
The entertainment will end at 1:00am.

16) Is there plenty of parking? How much does it cost?
There is plenty of FREE parking across the street from the pier.

17) Is there an ATM machine onboard?
No. You'll need to bring cash for the concessions.

18) How many people attend Monsters Ball?
We have more room for dancing than anywhere in the Bay Area, and this event usually attracts about 900+ guests.

19) Are children allowed?
Children are welcome with adult accompaniment—but please keep in mind that this is an adult themed party.

20) Is this a safe and secure event?
Yes. We have plenty of security personnel to provide a comfortable, reassuring and safe evening for everyone aboard.

21) Will the ship be heated?
Yes, there will be heating aboard ship if the weather requires it. Please keep in mind that this is a large ship and can be drafty. We recommend that you bring a wrap or light sweater.

22) How do I get to the ship?
Directions will be mailed with the tickets. Directions can also be accessed on our website at: For online map systems, our zip code is 94501 and we are at the corner of W. Hornet Ave and Ferry Point Way.

23) Are there hotels in the area that you can recommend?

Alameda Hotels
Coral reef Inn & Suites, 400 Park St (510-521-2330
Hawthorn Suites, 1628 Webster St (510) 522-1000
Marina Village Inn, 1151 Pacific Marina (510) 523-9450

Oakland Hotels
Executive Inn and Suites, 1755 Embarcadero 510-536-6633. When making reservations, please mention the promotional code “Hornet” for special discounts.

24) Are there restaurants in the area that you can recommend?

West Alameda Restaurants
1400 Bar & Grill (American Comfort Food) 1400 Webster Street (510) 263-9651
Pasta Pelican (Italian) 2455 Mariner Square Dr (510) 864-7427
Pier 29 Waterfront Restaurant (Seafood) 1148 Ballena Blvd (510) 865-5088

Park Street Restaurants
Speisekammer (German) 2424 Lincoln Ave (510) 522-1300
Gold Coast Grill (Mediterranean) 1901 Park Street (510) 522-5388

For other choices, view the Restaurant Listings on or

25) When is the next dance scheduled? Who will be playing?
Our next dance will be our annual New Year’s Eve Gala. Back by popular demand will be the big band sounds performed by 3 O’Clock Jump. Call (510) 521-8448 x282 for more information.

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