Jazz Age Lawn Party and Soiree on Star Island
On August 27 ’15, the S.S. Gatsby docks in Portsmouth harbor. Come aboard for Gatsby on the Isles, a 1920s bash on the high seas, featuring live music, lawn games, and a picnic on the Isles of Shoals. Join us for just the day or spend the night on the island for an evening of dancing at the historic hotel. It’s a summer jaunt guaranteed to be the bee’s knees and proceeds benefit the Star Island Corporation. Our party will gather the morning of Saturday, August 27, at 315 Market Street in Portsmouth (the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company). We arrive at Star Island at noon, and have the rest of the afternoon to carouse and explore the Victorian hotel and island. We’ll have a 1920s jazz band, refreshments, and croquet and other lawn games. Day trippers depart Star in the late afternoon, arriving back in Portsmouth in the early evening. Guests may book advance reservations at the hotel to spend the night for an evening of dining, dancing and delightful company. Overnight guests will depart for the mainland on Sunday.
What to Wear: Sheiks and shebas, get up in your glad rags like it’s 1924. Ladies: Doll up in your favorite summer flapper dress and cloche hat. Gents: Wear your best seersucker or linen, a sharp tie and your snappiest straw hat. If you like, bring a change of evening clothes for the evening hot jazz soiree.
What to Bring. Picnic fare and your favorite vintage accoutrements. Dust off your vintage picnic, croquet, and bocce sets, antique beach chairs and umbrellas, and musical instruments (for those wishing to jazz up the afternoon). Please note that the Thomas Laighton has limited space, so large items may not be possible to bring aboard.
All ages are welcome and we’ll have vintage lawn and parlor games to entertain children and adults alike. Invite your friends and spread the news. Last year’s event was a roaring success, so don’t miss this darb summer tradition on the seacoast. Hosted by Old as Adam Antiques & Vintage Haberdashery, 33 Ceres Street, Portsmouth, NH.