Get ready for an evening worthy of the Great Gatsby himself!
Join us for an rare opportunity to experience the glitz and glamour of the roaring 1920's. On October 19th, 2013, the Grand Lounge at the Oneida Community Mansion House in Oneida, NY will be transformed into a swingin' Jazz Gala hosted by Cameo Belle Events! It will be the cat's meow!
Formal attire is required this event and guests are highly encouraged to dress in high 1920's style.
For ideas on what to wear and where to purchase costumes, please follow the link for "costume inspiration" on the left of this page. There is a Pinterest page for ladies and one for gentlemen.
A great place to start looking for costume pieces is your own closet. Ladies can easily adapt any loose sparkly dress into a 20's Gala dress with some long pearls and a pair of gloves. Don't forget some sort of headband or hair feathers. These are easy to make yourself. Jo Ann's Fabric, Michael's, and Hobby Lobby all have feathers one can use to create a festive look.
Gentlemen, there's most likely a suit or two in your closet that could fit the occasion. Most modern suits and tuxedos can blend into this era. Maybe add a bow tie to enhance the vintage look.
If one desires to purchase an ensemble, here are formidable sites online for reproduction dress and accessories:
- http://www.unique-vintage.com (search under "Flapper")
- http://www.revival-retro.com (Clothing can be searched by era)
- http://www.1928.com (ladies' jewelry)
- http://www.modcloth.com (has some dress and shoe options)
- http://www.gentlemansemporium.com (many fun accessories and costumes)
The evening will feature the jazz music of renowned local talent: MONK ROWE and the Syncopaters. Some songs featured for the event will be:
- Bye Bye Blackbird ~ 1929
- Makin' Whoopee ~ 1929
- St Louis Blues ~ 1923
- Ain't Misbehavin' ~ 1929
- Yes, We Have No Bananas ~ 1923
- The Charleston ~ 1923
- Sweet Georgia Brown ~ 1925
- It Had to Be You ~ 1924
- Whispering ~ 1920
- Me and My Shadow ~ 1927
Dancing tutorials are easy to find, especially on youtube.com. Please follow the link on the left to learn more about the 20's dance styles. But, don't worry, it's ok if you can't do the Charleston, as long as you are moving and having fun, it counts as dancing!
Tickets will be sold online before the event only. $42 per person; $80 per couple.
Ticket holders must be 18 years or older.
They can be purchased on this page through Paypal. You will receive your printable tickets via e-mail. Please bring them with you to the event as proof of purchase.
Admission will include hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and refreshments through the night.
No tickets will be available at the door.
Refunds on tickets can be made 14 days before the night of the event. No refunds will be given later.
There are a limited number of tickets. Don't delay in purchasing yours! If the event fills up, there will be a waiting list. If there are cancellations 14 days prior, then the tickets will be offered to those on the waiting list. First come, first serve.
Further instructions as to parking and policy at the Oneida Community House Mansion will be e-mailed to guests a few weeks prior to the event.
For questions, feel free to contact Cameo Belle Events at firstname.lastname@example.org.