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Invitation

The 33rd Annual Gatsby Summer Afternoon
Sunday, September 10, 2017
1:00pm-6:00pm
Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate
2960 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland, CA 94605

 

Join several hundred aficionados of the 1920's and 30's as they step back to a time when elegance was a way of life. At the Gatsby Summer Afternoonthe panoramic front lawn of the historic Dunsmuir Hellman House becomes the stage on which every participant dresses in vintage day wear styles of the era. They play, picnic, sip champagne, and dance; the Charleston and Fox Trot is all the rage. It is reminiscent of a scene from the famous 1925 novel - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Gatsby Summer Afternoon Features:

Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand

The Great Gatsby Bathing Beauty Revue featuring the Decobelles

The Crowning of Miss Art Deco

Vintage Cars and a Contest for Best Vintage Auto

Cocktails from Stookey's Club Moderne

Wine tasting from Le Vin Winery

Dunsmuir House Tours, complimentary from 2pm to 3pm

Picnic Competitions - Prizes for Best Grand Picnic and Best Small Picnic

A Fashion Parade to show off your best Gatsby vintage style - Prizes for ladies, gents, and children!

and more TBA!


Afternoon attire from 1920's-early 1940's (or reasonable facsimile) is required. Find tips on our How to Gatsby pages.

Aside from cocktails, wine, and ice cream for purchase, there is no food or drink available on site. Guests bring period-perfect picnics complete with silver, crystal, linens, china, or just simple wicker baskets on vintage print tablecloths.