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!
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: