Jazz music. Flappers with bobbed hair.
That can only mean one thing: A Gatsby Party.
Long Island Museum will host Golden Gatsby, an outdoor garden party, under a canopy of glimmering lights. Guests will sip on a pink champagne with raspberries, the Zelda Zing. There will be beautiful, edible food displays from Farm to Table Catering by Filomena and a dance floor.
“What we try to do is put together a performance with the music, food and atmosphere,” Long Island Museum Executive Director Neil Watson said. “[The people are] the players. They’re the actors in the theater here. They fill out the stage well.”
Jazz music was the soundtrack to the era, so at Golden Gatsby, people will be able to move their feet all night long to the live sounds of Tom Manuel of the Jazz Loft in Stony Brook.
“The music is the marker of that time,” Watson said. “In terms of nostalgia and setting the tone for the party, it’s a big thing.”
The party is a perfect way to toast to the museum’s new summer exhibition, Gilding the Coasts: Art & Design of Long Island’s Great Estates.
“It’s just a great opportunity to have fun and at the same time how Long Island became what it is,” Watson said.
If You Go
Friday, June 26
Long Island Museum
Price: $125 per person (proceeds go towards programming at Long Island Museum)
Gilding the Coasts: Art and Design of Long Island’s Great Estate Era runs June 26 through October 25 at Long Island Museum