Don’t forget to join my wife Barbara and me at our home as we host a “Roaring 20s” party to benefit the Rogers Park West Ridge Historical Society. This year’s festivities will take place in “Joe’s Speakeasy” (my basement bar) as the Historical Society recreates the environment of Chicago’s prohibition era where innumerable speakeasies were home to jazz music, dancing, and outrageous nightlife.
The fun takes place Sunday, April 14, 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in our home at 1431 W. Fargo. Tickets cost $50 if you order in advance ($60 at the door). Members of the Rogers Park West Ridge Historical Society enjoy a reduced rate of $40 ($30 for students and seniors who are Historical Society members).
To order tickets now, CLICK HERE.
This festive fundraising event will include foods popular during the 1920s era, from deviled eggs to pasta, as well as classic cocktails, punch, and prohibition-style beer. Wear your fedoras, flapper dresses, feather boas, and other period fashion (Lost Eras Costumes at 1511 West Howard is offering 25% discount on costume rentals).
The Chi-town Hot Shots Jazz Band will regale us with music from the era andThose Were the Days Players (Chicago North Chapter) will recreate a Marx Brothers comedy.
Don’t miss the fun. Order your tickets now!
Or mail your check to PRWRHS, 1447 W. Morse, Chicago, IL 60626.
All the proceeds from the event will support the Historical Society’s efforts to preserve the history of the Rogers Park and West Ridge communities.