Calendar

2022 Vintage Happenings in the New England Area and Beyond…

February 5           GBVS/NETO Vintage Sledding/Skating                        Brookline, MA
Join the NETO (the New England Tweed Outing club) for a day of sledding (or skating) at Larz Anderson Park. This is a great location for a get together. Bring your sleds and hot cocoa, we’ll provide the classic big toboggan.  If no snow, we will rent skates at the rink nearby.

March 5-6            Winter Wonderland at the Mountain View Grand (GBVS)    Whitefield, NH
Come for a vintage weekend in the White Mountains with all sorts of fun ideas in store.  We’ll start off with cross-country skiing and a stop at the Mountain View farm.  Then after freshening up, a formal dinner, drinks, and games by the fire!  See the GBVS Facebook Group for more info.

April 30                   WWII Victory Dance (GBVS)                                                  Shirley, MA
It’s time again to return to the 1940’s for a special tribute to the troops of WWII! GBVS and the Fort Devens Museum look forward to bringing back this great event and expanding the fun we had last time. Headlining the evening will be the Abletones Dectet Band featuring two vocalists!  Tickets HERE

May 8                      The Threadbare Show                                                 Southbridge, MA
The Threadbare Show features top vintage clothing and antique textile dealers selling across all categories and periods, including women’s and men’s vintage, fabrics, quilts, early textiles, accessories, and more, c. 1490-1990.

May 15                     Croquet Picnic (GBVS)                                                  North Andover, MA     
This year we are hosting a vintage croquet picnic at the Stevens Estate at Osgood Hill.  This beautiful 19th century estate is perfect for a relaxing afternoon get together.  Feel free to attend in vintage attire of any period.  This is a free event open to all, see info at the link above.

June 3-5                  Mid Atlantic Air Museum WWII Weekend                       Reading, PA
Huge show with tens of thousands attending in 40’s attire, WWII planes, vehicles, two swing dances, not to miss and well worth the drive!  Email gbvintagesociety@gmail.com if you are attending this year to coordinate meeting up.

June 11-12                Jazz Age Lawn Party                                                           New York, NY
One of the longest running and largest vintage events, the Jazz Age Lawn Party is a date to put on your summer calendar!  Taking place on Governors Island, it’s a beautiful escape from the city and the perfect historic setting for dancing, performances, contests, vendors and more!

June 18-19                Tanks, Wings, and Wheels – Collings Foundation           Stow, MA
See cars and planes from the beginning of the 20th century, listen to radio show music of the period and see military vehicles from all decades. This was an amazing organization to visit before, and now with the addition of the “Military Heritage Museum” it is a whole day adventure!

June 24-26              Newport Art Deco Weekend! (GBVS)                         Newport, RI – Event Page
GBVS (FINALLY) returns to Newport for another exciting Art Deco Weekend at Salve Regina’s Fairlawn Estate!  The theme for this year is Classic Cinema of the Art Deco Period.  This 1920’s to 40’s event includes workshops, dance classes, a grand lawn party, Black-Tie Ball, contests, outings and affordable weekend accommodations.

July 10                      The Threadbare Show                                               Southbridge, MA
The Threadbare Show features top vintage clothing and antique textile dealers selling across all categories and periods, including women’s and men’s vintage, fabrics, quilts, early textiles, accessories, and more, c. 1490-1990.

August 20                  GBVS Aloha Party!                                                   Groveland, MA
Let’s say Aloha and welcome you to the new GBVS Headquarters!  GBVS is hosting 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.

September 4              The Threadbare Show                                             Southbridge, MA
The Threadbare Show features top vintage clothing and antique textile dealers selling across all categories and periods, including women’s and men’s vintage, fabrics, quilts, early textiles, accessories, and more, c. 1490-1990.

September 11           Salem Common Lawn Party                                   Salem, MA
The Salem Common Lawn Party is a fun (free!) community event that’s open to all.  Come for a picnic, enjoy lawn games, or dance to Dan Gabel and the High Society Orchestra!

October 8-9                Battle for the Airfield — Colings Foundation      Stow, MA
The American Heritage Museum presents the Battle for the Airfield World War II Re-Enactment.  See rare vehicles on display and an encampment with over 350 reeanctors.  The museum encourages guests to come dressed in period fashion and picnics are allowed.

October ??                   Tweed Ride – Autumnal Bliss!                               Boston, MA
Join the New England Tweed for the annual Fall Tweed Ride on Memorial Drive for a scenic ride along the Charles River. Be sure to pack your picnic.  See details at link above.

December ??             Winter Formal!                                                
Where/when will the Winter Formal be this time???  Details to come!

December ??            Club Drosselmeyer!                                                   Boston, MA
Join us for another exciting event at Club Drosselmeyer!  Details to come.