The organizers drew inspiration from the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island in N|Kory Aversa1/4 The organizers drew inspiration from the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island in N|Kory Aversa
The tap-dancing Minsky Sisters will perform, backed by the jazzy, blues-y sounds of D|Jane Kratochvil2/4 The tap-dancing Minsky Sisters will perform, backed by the jazzy, blues-y sounds of D|Jane Kratochvil
The event supports the historic Glen Foerd mansion.|Courtesy of GFOTD3/4 The event supports the historic Glen Foerd mansion.|Courtesy of GFOTD
Sip vintage-style cocktails made with Art in the Age spirits.|HughE Dillon4/4 Sip vintage-style cocktails made with Art in the Age spirits.|HughE Dillon
Feeling nostalgic for the days of flappers and dancing the Charleston? There’s a new summer pop-up in town with your name on it. On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., head to the 19th-century Glen Foerd mansion on the riverfront for Jazz Age on the Delaware. The 1920s-themed party gives you a glimpse into the most roaring decade, without any of that pesky Prohibition.
It might all sound a bit kitschy. But people who get into these things (see: Diner en Blanc) tend to go all out — and getting swept up in that is half the fun.
Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the event, with proceeds supporting the Glen Foerd. It's a family-friendly day and kids under 12 get in free.
Eat and drink
Pack a basket and set up a picnic on the grounds by the water, or buy food from the onsite caterer, Jamie Hollander Gourmet Foods and Catering. For libations, vendors will be selling vintage-style cocktails made with Art in the Age spirits and Hendrick’s Gin.
Take a guided tour of the Glen Foerd mansion, check out antique cars parked out front for the occasion, and join in lawn games like croquet or badminton. Is your closet missing a drop-waist dress, cloche hat and long strand of pearls? Browse the vendor tables selling vintage clothes, jewelry, art and décor.
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Keeping with the throwback theme, the musical lineup includes Philly’s Drew Nugent &the Midnight Society playing jazz, blues and pop — all from 1900 to 1934. The entertainment also includes the Red Hot Ramblers with Chelsea Reed, a 1920s jazz ensemble; the Gin Canaries featuring vocals, horns, guitar and banjo; the Minsky Sisters cabaret duo; the Old City Sweethearts dance troupe; and Dandy Wellington bringing the Big Band sound.