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Pin Ups & Privates @ Detroit Boat Club | Aug. 24

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Beat me daddy eight to the bar!

Join us for the Pin Ups & Privates, Detroit's Finest Big Band/Swing Dance/USO-style Event!

On Thursday, August 24st, be one of the first to explore Belle Isle's Detroit Boat Club! ***PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION IS ON BELLE ISLE, E. PICNIC WAY***

Dance to Big Band favorites by the Rhythm Society Orchestra!
Show off you best Pin Up look!
Wear your 1940s Military Services uniform or zoot suit!
Enjoy a delicious USO-themed strolling supper by Over the Top Catering!
Wet your whistle at our open bar!
Have your V-Day Photo taken!
Learn how to do the Lindy Hop!
Create memories of a lifetime!

As always, a limited Number of Early Bird Tickets Now On Sale so Get Yours TODAY!

Active Service Men & Women, contact us for your special ticket price of $50 - email us at

Free Valet Parking
Access to Belle Isle's Detroit Boatclub
Event Photograph
Swing Dance Lesson
Live Orchestra
Strolling Supper
Open Bar
...and A Few Additional Surprises!

The people behind Detroit Gatsby bring you Pin Ups & Privates - Detroit's Ultimate 1940s Swing Dance event!

Immerse yourself in the music, fashion and attitude of the Greatest Generation!

Founded in 1839, the Detroit Boat Club is the oldest such organization in the country. This building, the DBC’ s sixth home, was designed by Alpheus W. Chittenden and dedicated Aug. 5, 1902. The Venetian-style clubhouse sits on the site of the club’ s two previous homes — both lost to fires. Looking to avoid a three-peat, this clubhouse was built as one of the earliest structures in the country built entirely of concrete.

Be a part of this magnificent structure's new history! Come dressed to impress and enjoy Big Band classics performed by crooner Paul King and the Rhythm Society Orchestra, a sumptuous strolling supper and a very well stocked bar! The dance floor is larger and perfectly suited for you to show off your Lindy Hop!

Thank you for supporting Detroit Gatsby and remember that all of our events benefit organizations doing good in Detroit's Neighborhoods. Pin Ups & Privates is the ultimate 1940’s USO-style swing dance charity event with a portion of the evening’s proceeds to benefit Activate Detroit Potential (ADP).

We are especially proud to partner with ADP, working to provide transitional housing for at-risk and homeless women military veterans. These women have sacrificed so much for our country. Now it's our turn to be there for them in their time of need!

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