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.
To register send an email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” with your name and the amount of people in your party.
See you at the movies!
For its next big event, the Greater Boston Vintage Society will take you back to the excitement following the end of WWII! Come celebrate this greatest generation and get a glimpse of what it would have felt like for the war to finally be over! This festival of 1940’s history will feature two main parts:
Outdoor, 5:30pm–Antique autos both WWII military and civilian will gather outside the Bishop Mackenzie center. Spaced in between will be displays of WWII history/equipment, local funding organizations for veterans, living historians in costume, vendors, and more! At 7pm a beginner swing dance lesson will teach you all you need to get a start in the dance craze of the period.
Indoor, 8pm–Then head inside for the amazing Dan Gabel and the Abletones Authentic Big Band featuring vocalist Elise Roth! This extremely talented band will have you swinging your heart out in no time! Along with the music there will be performances, a high output Lindy Hop contest with prizes, and a genuine 1940’s Army projector playing wartime newsreel films!
Get your tickets in advance! At only $25, this all-ages show is going to sell out fast! Tickets will be $35 at the door if there are any left. Special bonus: Members of GBVS who are in military service or Veterans get in for FREE!!! (must bring proof of service) Free appetizers and snacks will be available for the outdoor portion of the event! Snacks and drinks will be sold inside. There’s plenty of parking, and the hall is right on the T (Green Line-Newton Centre)! See you in 1945!
Sept 12, 2015 5:30-11pm
Bishop Mackenzie Center
1337 Centre St. Newton, MA
On behalf of the Greater Boston Vintage Society I would like to thank everyone who made the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party such a success this year! Thank you to The Trustees of Reservations, Boston Swing Central, the different food and beverage providers, the performance acts, and so many more! And biggest thanks to all the attendees! Your energy and “Dandyness” have definitely grown by leaps and bounds!
For GBVS, I’d like to give a personal thanks to my friends/staff such as Jason McCool on Twitter (follow “@BosVintage”), Cynthia Liska, on Instagram (follow “Boston.Vintage”) and Kayla and Billy for staffing the Antique Auto Rides! Also big thanks to many others who helped with the countless details on the Vintage Fair, the Auto Rides, and the Dandy Dash! We couldn’t have done it without you! See you at the next event!
Here are some links about the event: