Anything new at GBVS……?

Well, 2020 was definitely a wash. I hope everyone has been finding vintage activities at home to keep busy. It hasn’t been the same without spending time with all our GBVS friends. Here’s hoping that 2021 brings some “old normal” back to our lives!

At present we are planning for next year’s Newport Art Deco Weekend. The dates are June 18th – 20th 2021 and Day and Weekend tickets are on sale now. You can learn further about it at the NADW Website. We will have the event if it’s safe to do so. Let’s hope we can start the summer toasting to the end of Covid!

WWII Victory Dance! March 7th 2020

83494632_10221926594420125_6333330556746465280_nCome one come all to the Shirley, MA War Memorial Building to support the Fort Devens Museum with a WWII style bond rally!  GBVS is proud to help this museum continue to grow and it will be a great night to dig out your favorite 1940’s fashions.  Admission is only $30 regular / $25 for military and includes live music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and more!  Big Band  hits of the decade will be provided by the Greenlight Jazz Orchestra.  Click the poster at left for tickets.  You can also view the Facebook event page HERE.  See you at the front!


Newport Art Deco Weekend May 29-31, 2020!

The Dates have been released for this year’s Newport, May 29th – 31st!  We are fortunate to be able to move the event off of Memorial Day weekend this year which should make it much easier to attend.  Tickets for the weekend package will go on sale starting January 9th.NP 19

This is the favorite event of GBVS members and we have a great theme this year to boot!  The weekend will send tribute to classic cinema of the Art Deco age.  Starting Friday night you will be treated to a special treat, a real live theater showing of a 1930’s film shown on a period correct 16mm projector!  Then Saturday classes start with the return of famous NYC dance instructors Roddy and Gretchen plus themed activities and classes.  The Black-Tie Ball will certainly be a red-carpet affair fitting of all the plans we have in store!  Click the event page above for more info.

Don’t miss out on this fabulous event!  Weekend, registration will start promptly at 6pm Thursday January 9th.  Check back here at that time.



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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