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Friday, August 16, 2019

Gatsby Under the Moonlight


If you’ve ever longed to experience the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s (without the dangers of bathtub gin or a stock market crash), let your dreams come true at the Gatsby Under the Moonlight party at Mill Neck Manor on Friday, August 16.

Put on your finest flapper dress, feather boa and long pearl strand, and pretend you’re spending the night in East Egg.  Mill Neck Manor is a 34-room historic Tudor Revival mansion that offers the perfect setting for a Gatsby-style blowout. (Great Neck, the town upon which F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic was based, is right next door.) Strolling through the mansion’s stunning gardens and grounds will make you feel like you’re stepping back into history as you sip 1920s cocktails and nosh on delicious bites from local restaurants like Mill Creek Tavern, Cafe al Dente, and Oyster Bay Brewery. There will be live music so you can dance the Charleston or the Foxtrot, and raffle items to bid on as well.

Gatsby Under the Moonlight takes place on Friday, August 16th from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The event costs $100 including food, beverage, and entertainment and all proceeds benefit the Mill Neck Family of Organizations, which offers programming for the deaf and hard of hearing on Mill Neck Manor’s beautiful grounds.  Tickets available online; period costumes are optional.