Join us at noon for the historic flag raising ceremony of the replica of Dallas’ long-lost city flag!
Watch this Jazz Age Sunday Social video from last year!
Don your best ’20s attire or walking whites and get ready to Charleston the afternoon away at the 4th Annual Dallas Jazz Age Sunday Social, at Dallas Heritage Village on Sunday, March 26, noon – 5 p.m., 1515 S. Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75215. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Officials and guests will gather at noon at the flagpolefor the flag-raising ceremony of the newly made replica of Dallas’ long lost city flag. Music begins at 12:30 p.m. at the bandstand. This jazz age-inspired lawn party, presented by Dallas Heritage Village and the Art Deco Society of Dallas, will surround the Van Cleave Bandstand with an afternoon of live music by the 18-piece Singapore Slingers and Dave Washburn's Three Quarters Fast Jazz Band, playing a repertoire of traditional jazz from the 1920s and 1930s. Guests may enjoy dancing, picnics, games, antique cars, photo booth, vintage vendors, ice cream, a costume contest, and more.
Amelia Fox Trot will spin 78 rpm records on vintage phonographs, and an array of Model A Fords will be on display from Vintage Coach (also available for rides). Guests may enjoy classic games such as croquet and horseshoes and tour the historic structures of the Village. The Victorian Fencing Society will also be on site, and Elaine Hewlett from the Rhythm Room will be teaching vintage dance steps in front of the bandstand. There will be a costume contest at 2:30 p.m. for best “Lawn Party attire.”
“It will be a great day at Dallas Heritage Village,” said Melissa Prycer, president and executive director. “We are so excited to re-introduce Dallas’ long lost city flag back into the skyline in a special flag-raising ceremony to kick of this year’s Sunday Social. Dallas Morning News reporter and columnist Robert Wilonsky discovered this important piece of history, and we are grateful to him and Dallas May as well as the many community members who provided the funding to produce the replica. This historic flag will serve as a unique emblem reminding us all to respect our past and preserve our heritage for generations to come. We hope you can be a part of this historic and fun day at the Village!”
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, which will also be selling water. Vintage vendors to feature clothing, jewelry and antiques and include Ahoy! Cruises, Savannah Hoffman Designs, and Old Fashioned Sweet Shoppe.
“One of our favorite events every year, the Jazz Age Sunday Social is the brainchild of our good friend Matt Tolentino of the Singapore Slingers,” added Prycer. “It transforms the Village into a 1920s lawn party and picnic – fun for the whole family. The Singapore Slingers also play each year at our History with a Twist fundraiser and will again on April 29. 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.
“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.