Saturday, May 29, 2010

Destinations: Memorial Day Weekend

If you are not out of town this Memorial Day Weekend, please dust off your vintage summer attire and head on over to these exciting parties:

Wit's End: Star Spangled Soiree
Celebrate the vibrant history of America this Memorial Day weekend at the Star Spangled Soiree! Patriotic vintage dance tunes brought to you by favorites SLY BLUE & JESSE SELENGUT!

Free Hors D'Oeuvres 7pm-8pm...come down early and have dinner at Flute!

FREE BEGINNER DANCE LESSON - 830pm! Jeri Lynn Astra helps you tap those toes!

Fantastic Giveaways from Besame Cosmetics!! Try Besame's new Sweetheart Balm!

Come in your finest vintage patriotic attire - 1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s! Bring out that red, white, and blue and enjoy dancing and have some vintage cocktails with us!

Get your copy of the second issue of Zelda : The Magazine of the Vintage Nouveau- available at the Soiree!

$12, 21+

205 West 54th Street
New York, NY
The 1st Annual Dreamland Beach Party!

On the shore of the East River, Water Taxi Beach boasts acres of real sand and a tented 60x40 wooden dance floor. Add ocean air, live Hot Jazz and the panorama of Manhattan as backdrop, and you have the city's beachiest jazz party ever. Bring your hats, parasols and beach blankets!

12:00PM TO 5:00PM

2 Borden Ave., LIC, NY 11101

$18/Advance (available here) or $25/Door

Michael Arenella & His 11-piece Dreamland Orchestra
Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society
The Minsky Sisters - Darling, Toe Tapping Sensations

Vintage Fashion Show and Sale presented by Odd Twin!
Bathing Beauties contests
Vintage portraits by Tsirkus Fotografika
Raffle featuring prizes from Ellen Christine Millinery, Flatiron Lounge,
dance legend and teacher Roddy Caravella, Odd Twin, and many other fabulous local vendors!

Beverages, full bar and hot food will be for sale; ATM cards accepted.

A limited amount of VIP picnic tables are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
They will be reserved for your party for the entire event and come with free parasols, copies of Zelda Magazine, and other special gifts!

Table reservations can purchased for $25 per table (each table seats four). Note: This does not include admission price. E-mail jen at dreamlandorchestra dot com for table reservations only. Don't delay!


By Ferry
Shuttle Service to Water Taxi Beach - Long Island City from East 35th Street by the FDR approximately every 15 minutes from 1- 3pm and then from 5 - 5:45pm. The fare will be $5 for a one way ticket.

By Car
Travel to Borden and Second Street. At Borden Avenue and Second Street you will see the sign for the New York Water Taxi. We are not in all map and navigation systems. You can find us on Google Maps, by searching for, Water Taxi Beach 54-34 2nd Street, LIC NY 11101.

By Subway
Take the 7 train to Vernon Blvd/Jackson Avenue or the E train to 23rd Street/Ely Avenue. Then, take Vernon Boulevard. directly to Borden Avenue. Next walk past the Water Front Crab House and finally turn RIGHT into our driveway.

*Proceeds from the Dreamland Beach Party ticket sales will go towards supporting future public Dreamland Jazz Age events.*

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