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!
GBVS looks forward to getting back in the saddle with our friends at the New England Tweed Outing Club! Join us for a jaunt along the Charles River on Sunday the 10th starting at 11am. Bring your picnic bag/basket and your best tweed outfit. Details can be found at this LINK.
Tickets for the Winter Formal are selling fast. Get your’s now before they sell out!
Here’s a preview of the GBVS Winter Formal! We have secured an outstanding new venue this year, the Lyman Estate of Waltham, MA! This is an exquisite home built in 1793 that retains most of it’s original details. The Lyman family lived in the estate for over 150 years. The Winter Formal will return to the Roaring 20’s for a 90th anniversary celebrating all things 1927!
Entertainment and activities include: …The 11-piece High Society Orchestra, an aeronautical tribute to the Lindbergh transatlantic flight, as well as a Lindy Hop dance contest, included dance lessons, hors d’oeuvres, full bar, signature cocktail, photo booth, free parking, and more!
The Facebook EVENT PAGE is up and you can find tickets HERE or by clicking the poster above. This will be the most incredible Winter Formal yet, don’t miss out!
This Sunday 10/15 is the Boston Tweed Group’s annual fall Tweed Ride. Join us as we ride along the Charles River in our finest fall fashion! Pack your picnic as there will be a place to stop along the ride. Start time is 11am and the ride/picnic generally lasts a couple hours. Click HERE for full info and meetup location. The event will end at Charlie’s Kitchen for drinks and food after. See you there!
Initial details have just been released for this year’s Art Deco Weekend! There is a lot of excitement building this year and for good reason! Salve Regina has added a second estate that we can stay in! You can stay in the Fairlawn Estate or try out Wallace Hall just across the way. Plus this year we have secured an amazing band, “Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society” from Philadelphia! And for those staying the whole weekend, Friday night we are hosting the first-ever GBVS murder mystery party inside the mansion! Do not miss this haunting evening!!!
For updates click on this link to go to the Facebook event page. (If you don’t have FB, you can still view this page) Tickets will go on sale Friday March 31st. Full details will posted soon on how to sign up. I will also be updating the Art Deco Weekend website pages you can find at the “GBVS Events” tab above. We can’t wait to spend this incredible weekend with all of you again!
The Winter Formal is back January 8th!This 1940’s formal event will bring us the entire 18-piece Dan Gabel and the Abletones Band to the exquisite Carrie Nation Restaurant! Ticket price includes one alcoholic beverage as well as tasty hors d’oeuvres! Plus, there will be a free dance lesson, performances, and a special contest with prizes by Salmagundi Hats! Further details can be found on the Facebook event page. Tickets sales go on sale 6pm, Friday December 2nd and you can find them HERE or by clicking the button below. More info can also be found on the Facebook Event Page.
Activities for the Newport Art Deco Weekend are firmed up and you will not want to miss this exciting event! The overnight package has sold out, but there are still tickets for the Saturday “day tickets” which allow you to attend on Friday night and Sunday as well. You can make your own exciting weekend experience by booking a room at one of the many beautiful Inns and B&B’s in the area!
For April’s event we will be back at the Carrie Nation Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge. This time we turn to the 1940’s to enjoy dinner, dancing and then a classic Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth film!
GBVS will once again take over the entire restaurant for a night of fun! Dinner at 6pm, a dancing/cocktail break at 7pm, and the complimentary film at 8pm. Preceeding the movie will be a period newsreel, both of which are on original 16mm film! Price is only $45 and includes a three course meal! More info can be found by clicking here.
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