‘Murder At The Beach Club’ Draws Large Crowd
There was a murder at the Beach Club last Friday night, as a hundred and fifty people laughed the night away.
Of course, it was not a real murder, with several actors involved in not only the crime, but in providing theater-goers with the clues to solve the murder.
And, theater it was. The theme of the evening was "Murder At The St. Patrick’s Day Parade," an apt theme for the night before the Rockaway St. Pat’s Parade.
Each of the tables of ten diners was given a paper detailing the legend of "St. Patrick and the Ring of the Red Dragon," a ring once owned by the devil and now in the hands of a latter-day miscreant. It seems that the Knights of St. Patrick’s were present to track down the ring.
As a "Detective Lieu tenant Dolan, NYPD," was introducing some of the notable present at the dinner, including the Grand Marshal of the parade and an Irish Priest with a Sham rock miter, a black-clad intruder broke into the room, stabbing both the grand marshal and a diner sitting at a middle table.
The diner later died of poisoning.
Who did it?
The diners had to decide. Many locals were "rounded up and questioned" by Dolan, mostly in good and sometimes ribald fun.
Eventually, diners were asked to provide their answers as to who did the deed and why. Winners were given trophies and certificates.
It was a fun night for all, a good way to spend a cold winter’s evening in Rockaway, even if a murder did take place.