Sunday, June 23, 2013

Destinations: The Fourth of July 2013 in NYC

This year there are a multitude of terrific events for your Fourth of July vintage-retro partying in New York. Two stellar rooftop parties featuring patriotic big bands, burlesque, and timeless vaudville promise to be the perfect spot to enjoy fireworks fire works and get your dance on. There is also a genuine riverboat Jazz Age cruise in New York Harbor featuring first class drinking and dining, and the musical stylings of Michael Arenella's Dreamland Orchestra.

THE LIBERTY BELLE EXTRAVAGANZA - A Vintage Fourth of July Rooftop Spectacular
This year the vintage-Retro nightlife veterans (The Salon, Wit's End and The Champagne Riot) annual collaboration is pushing the envelope and throwing parties on not one, but TWO of NYC's rooftop clubs that will showcase the finest in hot jazz music, vintage entertainment and raucous patriotic revelry! The LBE producers have also partnered with Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing,for even more dancing, & live big band music! 
At the DL Lounge:
  • Gelber and Manning and The Star Spangled Orchestra * 
  • Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess 
  • The Brain Cloud 
  • The Blue Vipers
  • LES Hot Club 

At the Empire Hotel:
  • The Hot Sardines 
  • The Red Hook Ramblers 
  • Dandy Wellington and his Band 
  • and following Midsummer Night Swing's "Battle of the Bands," A Magical Midnight Jam Session  
    featuring musicians from both bands: The George Gee Swing Orchestra, and Mora’s Modern Rhythmists
Burlesque & Vaudeville by:
  • Trixie Little & The Evil Hate Monkey
  • Hazel Honeysuckle
  • Medianoche
  • The Maine Attraction 
  • Jezebel Express 
  • Gin Minsky
  • and many more
The events are MC'd by Albert Cadabra (at the DL) and Mr. Dandy Wellington (at the Empire Hotel)
Any admission allows entry to both Liberty Belle venues, choose one venue to start your evenings festivities - $35 in advance (online only) - $40 at door (cash only) - $40 Combo Ticket (advance only) includes entry to Midsummer Night Swing. Tix Available Online:

Shortly after its birth, jazz made its way to the industrial north on riverboats puffing up the Mississippi. This 4th of July, celebrate America's independence and her musical voyage, aboard a genuine riverboat.
Dance, drink and dine as the New Orleans style Riverboat "Queen of Hearts" splashes through the night along the banks of Old Manhattan, enjoying unrivaled views of the fireworks and the hottest 1920s jazz entertainment this side of the Mason-Dixon.
  • Prime Fireworks Views
  • Premium Open Bar - All Night Long
  • Gourmet Hors d'ouevres and Raw Bar
  • A Free Flowing Champagne Deck
  • Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra
  • Ragtime Piano Man Terry Waldo
  • Humor's Favorite Temptress - Grace Gotham
  • Banjo Wizard Alan Cary
  • Jenny Rocha and Her Painted Ladies
  • Tap Dance Dynamo Helen Pontani
  • And much more!
Tickets are $200 per person, in advance only. 21 and over with required identification. They cruise RAIN OR SHINE aboard the Queen of Hearts - Pier 78 boarding at 6:00 pm docking at 10:00 pm for more information and directions visit us at: