Winter Formal Italiano! — December 10th

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 entrĂ©es 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!

Aloha Party at the new GBVS HQ – Aug 20th!

Let’s say Aloha and welcome you to the new GBVS Headquarters! Your director, Jason Volk, has been spending every free minute for the the last 5 years constructing a period correct 1930’s barn/garage. It is time now to share it with you and celebrate with a swell vintage get together. Since the weather is warm GBVS is going to have a tribute to Hawaiian luau’s of the late 1940’s. The barn will be transformed into a sea-side shanty on the island of Oahu complete with decorations, tiki torches, and even our WWII Jeep straight over from Pearl Harbor. Guests will enjoy a full catered meal, a selection of period cocktails, plus live entertainment from the Rubin Brothers band! Further info can be found on the Facebook event page. To register, email gbvintagesociety@gmail.com

Newport Art Deco Weekend June 24-26th!

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 gbvintagesociety@gmail.com

GBVS WWII Victory Dance! April 30th

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.

Winter Wonderland at Mountain View Grand!

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 gbvintagesociety@gmail.com if you’re interested in meeting up!

https://www.mountainviewgrand.com/

Winter Formal 1931 – December 11th!

The Winter Formal returns! This exclusive evening will take you back to the year 1931. Forget your troubles at the secret speakeasy of the historic Essex Bank of Salem! Get your ticket before time runs out, this limited event will be just what you need to get your holiday cheer in full swing.

Dance to the sounds of the Wolverine Jazz band and explore the activity at this lively estate. Doors open 8:30, Band goes on 9pm to midnight!

Full info at the EVENT PAGE

Click here for TICKETS

Roaring Twenties Lawn Party August 7th-8th!

Ticket sales are going fast for the return of the summer spectacular that is the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party! Make sure not to miss this year’s event at Castle Hill of the Crane Estate. Back in attendance will be Tamar Korn’s Kornucopia on Saturday as well as the Baby Soda Jazz band on Sunday. The dance floor will be open and there will be activities throughout the grounds. GBVS will be returning to host the Vintage Vendor Fair as well as provide an offering of antique autos for your picture taking enjoyment. We have decided not to have the GBVS beach party this year but don’t worry we definitely will bring that back in the near future. Can’t wait to see you all, say hi at the GBVS tent!

This is the OFFICIAL WEBSITE an you can find more info on the FACEBOOK EVENT link.

We’re Back!!! GBVS Croquet Tournament 6/13!

Well who’s up for getting out of the house??!!! GBVS is very excited to announce our first public event since March 2020! The Lars Anderson Museum of Brookline is partnering with us to hold the first official GBVS Croquet Tournament on their spectacular grounds. This event will feature the tournament as well as a lunchtime picnic lawn party and hopefully some vintage autos! This will be a safe social-distanced event. You can arrive Sunday June 13th starting 10:30am to setup your blanket, chairs, etc. The first round of games will start at 11am–details to follow. Included with entry to the tournament will be a complimentary visit to the museum you can use any time during the day. At 2pm winners will be announced and prizes awarded! Click on this LINK for more info and you can purchase tickets HERE. See you there!

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., however it has been postponed (again!) to 2022. The new dates are June 24th – 26th 2022 and Day and Weekend tickets are on sale now. You can learn further about it at the NADW Website. Until then, we’re looking forward to seeing you at other events this summer!