Winter Formal: Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Ball!


Here is the official announcement for this year’s Winter Formal! For the first time in GBVS history we will take on the “night of all nights” New Year’s Eve!  This is going to be expensive event to run but we only get one chance to welcome in the new Roaring Twenties decade!  And with a venue such as the historic Stevens Estate and the full 11-piece “High Society Orchestra” we just can’t go wrong! Tickets will officially go on sale Friday, August 16th at this LINK.  Check back to the website or Facebook page/group for a link with full event information.  This will be THE vintage event not to miss!  In the works are free dance lessons/performances, plentiful hors d’oeuvres, specialty cocktails, an included champagne toast, vendors, and much more!

WWII Weekend at the Deerfield Fairgrounds!

concert poster Have you heard?  WWII Weekend is coming up July 20th and 21st at the Deerfield Fairgrounds in NH!  See many exciting WWII vehicles, reenactor encampments, displays, and battles. Plus GBVS is bringing a full 1940’s USO show to the event with 2 live bands: Dan Gabel and the Abletones, and Beantown Swing Orchestra!

Click HERE for the website!

Downton Abbey has come to Boston!

GBVS is excited to announced that it is officially partnering with both Downtown Abbey: The Exhibition and the Fairmont Copley Plaza to bring you an amazing Downton experience! DAX_BOS0003_VintageSoc_Enewsletter.jpg

Enjoy Downton Abbey: The Exhibition with a $5 off weekday discount for GBVS members (use code “vintage5” on checkout) “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” transports you to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and the iconic house come to life. You’ll be immersed in the fascinating social history, culture, and some of the most memorable moments from the show’s six-season run.  For more info, see this link:

Plus June 15 to Sept 29th followers of the beloved British drama no longer have to cross the pond to live in luxury like the Crawley family. Boston’s iconic Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel is partnering with the much-anticipated Downton Abbey: The Exhibition to theme one of its luxury suites in the spirit of the show and post-Edwardian time period. Dressed with antique memorabilia curated from the Greater Boston Vintage Society (GBVS), the “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition Suite” is available to reserve for the duration of the exhibit’s Boston run. See more info at this link:


Last Chance for Newport!

It’s still not too late to sign up for the Newport Art Deco Weekend but you better act fast!  Online ticket sales will stay open until Saturday 5/25.  Tickets will not be sold at the door but you can purchase online right up till 9am for the “Day Ticket” and till 7:30pm for the “Black-Tie Only Ticket”.  For more info go to the Newport website HEREFB Banner FINAL.  To go directly to the BPT Ticket Page click the photo above!

Weekend Package Registration Ends May 19th, 10pm!

Don’t miss out on the full 2-night overnight stay at Newport Art Deco Weekend.  It’s a great affordable way to stay in Newport and it’s worth it not to have to drive anywhere after a late night of shenanigans!  Plus we have some exciting activities planned for Sunday, a historic boat cruise on the “Rum Runner II” and a visit to the Audrain Auto Museum!  Click below for info:

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Newport Art Deco Weekend May 24-26th!

13315395_1164112263623241_1333620033792989137_nCome one come all for another exciting adventure in Newport!  Tickets for the weekend package will go on sale Friday March 22nd at 6pm.  (Instructions will be posted in a following update)  There are some great new activities for this year’s event, plus we are pleased to announce that we have booked the Beantown Swing Orchestra for the Black-Tie Ball!  This spectacular band is looking forward to bringing us the big band hits of the 1930’s and 40’s.  Stay tuned to the website for further details.  Hope you can make it this year!

What a Terrific Night at the Stevens Estate!


Thanks to everyone who made the 2018 Winter Formal a smashing success! The Stevens Estate was the perfect backdrop for the event. Huge thanks to the Stevens staff, the Wolverine Jazz Band, New England Vintage Arts Society, and our GBVS vendors and volunteers.  Post your pictures on our Facebook group.  It was such a great night that we have decided to make it the venue for next year’s 2020 Roaring Twenties New Year’s Party! Info to come soon. This will be the most spectacular event to celebrate the birth of the 21st century Roaring 20’s!

For those new GBVS members that have joined, we will be posting our 2019 calendar by the end of December. GBVS events are over for this year, but we will be back starting January with winter social activities, the “White Lightning Ball”, the not to be missed “Newport Art Deco Weekend” and more!