Don't miss one of the grandest vintage-inspired events Dallas has ever seen!
Don your best 20s attire or walking whites and get ready to Charleston the afternoon away at the 3rd Annual Jazz Age Sunday Social, at Dallas Heritage Village on Sunday, March 13, noon – 5 p.m., 1515 S. Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75215. Presented by Dallas Heritage Village and the Art Deco Society of Dallas, this jazz age-inspired lawn party will surround the Van Cleave Bandstand with an afternoon of live music by the 18-piece Singapore Slingers and Razzmajazz Dixieland Band, playing a repertoire of traditional jazz from the 1920s and 1930s. Additionally, Drew Nugent, Philadelphia's number one source for hot jazz music and the leader of Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society will perform. Guests may enjoy dancing, picnics, games, antique cars, photo booth, vendors, and more.
Bill Flynt and his steam calliope will welcome guests at the gates and Amelia Fox Trot will spin 78 rpm records on vintage phonographs. An array of Model A Fords will be on display from Vintage Coach (also available for rides). Guests may enjoy a game of croquet, horseshoes, and tour the historic structures of the Village. Elaine Hewlett from the Rhythm Room will be teaching vintage dance steps in front of the bandstand, and there will be a costume contest at 2:30 p.m. for best “Lawn Party attire.”
“Think vintage bathing beauties, walking whites and parasols,” said Melissa Prycer, president and executive director, Dallas Heritage Village. “Costumes are not required but participants will have a chance to win prizes from area businesses.”
Picnic, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. The Easy Slider Food Truck will be on site as well as Dallas Heritage Village’s vintage popcorn wagon. Cokes, water, and cotton candy will also be available for purchase. Vintage vendors to feature clothing, jewelry and antiques and include Ahoy! Cruises, Savannah Hoffman Designs, and Old Fashioned Sweet Shoppe.
“This is one of our favorite events at the Village!” added Prycer. “It is the brainchild of our good friend Matt Tolentino of the Singapore Slingers and truly transforms the Village into a 1920s lawn party and picnic – fun for the whole family. The Singapore Slingers play each year at our History with a Twist fundraiser and will again on April 30. Matt’s love for vintage is evident not only in his daily wear, but in his founding of the Art Deco Society of Dallas last year and in his ongoing efforts to preserve the music of generations past, bringing the music of yesterday to the modern audience of today. As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dallas Heritage Village this year, this may be the grandest party of all!”
“Both New York and Los Angeles host huge and amazing Jazz Age-inspired lawn parties, and it’s my hope for Dallas to be on the same page,” added Matt Tolentino. “Dallas Heritage Village is the ideal setting with its lush greens, new bandstand and historic setting. The Jazz Age Sunday Social offers something for everyone – couples, families, and all lovers of things vintage. “
For the Jazz Age Sunday Social, kids 12 and under free. All others: $10. Tickets can be purchased online at www.dallasheritagevillage.org or at the gate.