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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com if you’re interested in meeting up!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!