Glen Foerd, the last glided age mansion on the Delaware was the setting for a spectacular celebration of jazz era music, food, fashion and technology, all while sharing the history of Glen Foerd. To many it is a surprising gem hidden in Northeast Philly. Organizers hope events like this will raise awareness and funds for the ongoing conservancy of this mansion. Thanks to the efforts of a concerned community, this mansion and grounds are open for the public to enjoy.
There is a thriving community of jazz era and swing dance fans who attended this event showing off their impressive dance moves.
Wow! Must learn how to dance like this.
The event supports the ongoing conservation and educational projects hosted at the mansion.
The weather cooperated and many people enjoyed a picnic on the grounds or tried their hand at riverside lawn games.
Croquet, anyone? I had a delightful time playing this game.
Badminton or is this lawn tennis?
Those that enjoy a well made cigar with their picnic found the cigar bar a scenic place to puff away.
The VIP tent served up seasonal, time period foods. They were well presented and those that like seafood would have been in heaven. I don’t like seafood or many meats. I can comment on the presentation of the food but not on the taste.
The deconstructed BLT on iceberg lettuce was clever.
I tried the Filet Mignon with a red wine demi-glace and found the new potatoes to be delicious.
A pie contest is always a good idea.
Boozy pies always get my vote.
I wore my best hat and pearls. My high heels were quickly replaced with flip flops. A genius move as I did a bit of walking around the grounds. The place is ridiculously scenic!
What a place to spend quality time with a loved one. A gravel path winds along the edge of the estate with fabulous views of the Delaware River.
No mansion is complete without a boat house. And this one has amazing views and a great area for a photo-op with friends.
You can’t have a jazz age festival without the roadsters or bicycles. On display, a 1914 Model T Ford sporting an eye-catching coat of red paint.
Selfie with a Secouevile Hoyau.
The wheelmen had an impressive display of turn of the century bicycles.
Honestly not sure what type of bicycle this could be. Any suggestions?
For an inaugural event, it seemed to run nearly flawlessly. Kudos to the organizers of this event and I look forward to attending next year.
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