We have many great activities planned for you at Newport this year! Whether you are attending the Weekend or just signed up for the Saturday Day Ticket feel free to join us on Sunday the 18th as we take a cruise of the harbor on board the Adirondack II. This 80 ft, turn-of-the-century style schooner owned by Newport Classic Cruises will take us on a 90-minute “Mimosa Sail” at 11am. If you want to sign up, book your reservation at this LINK and then send a quick email with your name(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org so we know who to look out for. We will meet at the dock no later than 10:45am.
Tickets are selling fast for the Jazz Age Weekend. Sign up now so you don’t miss out on the fun!
We welcome you join us for a vintage movie night at the GBVS headquarters of Groveland, Mass. Starting at 6:30pm we will be serving cocktails/drinks and snacks. Socialize at the J+J Cafe or peruse the vintage clothing for sale upstairs in the gallery. Then at sundown (8pm) we will take in the rare 1942 film, “Pittsburg” staring Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, and Randolf Scott. This original 16mm projector film will be preceded by a newsreel or short.
The movie will be shown upstairs in the barn. Folding chairs provided or bring your own. To sign up send an email to email@example.com. A $10-20 donation is suggested to cover costs. Directions will be sent via email. You MUST RSVP to attend and please follow parking instructions. See you Friday!
Registration for the Newport Jazz Age Weekend is filling up fast! For Weekend Tickets, we are sold out of the non-discount rooms in Fairlawn and Wallace is halfway booked as well. Day Tickets are on sale and this year you can purchase a ticket for either the full Saturday event or just for the Black-Tie Ball at night. Don’t miss out on this adventure in the mansions of beautiful Newport!
Don’t miss out on this spectacular night of espionage at the Larz Anderson Museum. Enjoy, dancing, gambling for prizes, vendors, hors d’oeuvres and a night to remember at this perfect venue. Click HERE for tickets and HERE for the Facebook event page. Dress is 1950/60’s black-tie or disguise yourself as your favorite spy hero or villain! Being the “swinging sixties” we will have a swing dance lesson at the beginning of the night and live music from the Wolverine Jazz Band. At the door, guests will receive free chip points and a drink ticket for the bar. See you there, unless you get compromised first!
Newport is back!!! ….with one small change. We are now the “Newport Jazz Age Weekend“. Same great event, just a more appropriate name! This year we have a special lineup and a great theme. Celebrate Juneteenth weekend with us as we pay tribute to “The History and Influence of Black American Culture in Jazz and Swing”. All weekend we will have talks and dance classes lead by NYC instructor Odysseus Bailer!
Between classes on Saturday we will have our traditional lawn party picnic and activities. Then get ready for a really special Black-Tie Ball headlined by “Taryn Newborne and the Real Deal”!!! This band knows how to play for dancers and will be perfect for enjoying what you learned in class.
Ciao! The Winter Formal returns to the 1950’s with strong Italian flavor. To spice things up this year we’re going with a full dinner format. GBVS is partnering with Maria’s Family Restaurant of Haverhill for an evening of delizioso entrées from the “old country”. Maria’s restaurant has the perfect vibe for the era and a great function hall for dinner and dancing. Musical accompaniment will be provided by talented pianist Benjamin Peabody. He’ll play some songs for dancing as well as your favorite holiday hits. Feel free to make requests. While your there take a picture by the grand piano and Christmas tree!
Dinner includes hors d’ouevres, complimentary table wine, and a full buffet. The evening will be capped off with a his/her costume contest. See full details at the Facebook EVENT PAGE or go directly to the TICKET PAGE to sign up. See you there, arrivederci!
Spring is flying by and before we know it will be time for Newport 2022. This return of the most fun and immersive vintage event of the season is not to be missed! The weekend includes games, dancing, classes, a lawn party, Black-Tie Ball, and tours of the Newport Mansions. This year’s theme is “classic cinema of the Art Deco Period” and will include a red carpet costume contest!
Weekend registration is now SOLD OUT and Saturday “Day Ticket” sales are picking up as well. Get in now while you still can! Full info can be found on the Newport section of our website. If you have questions about signing up, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
In partnership with the Fort Devens Museum we are pleased to bring back the WWII Victory Dance! A 1940’s night of swing dancing and music by Dan Gable and the Abletones Big Band. This fundraiser for the the museum was a sold out hit back in 2019 and we’re looking at an even more exciting night including a dance contest with great prizes. Check out full info HERE and tickets can be purchased at this LINK.
A group of GBVS members are getting together the weekend of March 5/6th to stay at the historic Mountain View Grand in Whitefield, NH. We welcome you to join us in some vintage revelry. We will meet at 1pm Saturday for vintage style cross-country skiing and then head inside for dinner and evening activities. There are ski rentals and trails on-site. This is not a sanctioned GBVS event, just a friendly get together. Send an email to email@example.com if you’re interested in meeting up!