Bringing Back The Style And Flair Of Gatsby

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Marjorie Merriweather Post
Marjorie Merriweather Post

A consortium of high-end players are working together to bring back the Golden Days of the Gold Coast and are now launching a party that will be reminiscent of the glamorous parties imagined in The Great Gatsby. An Evening at Merriweather will be held on the landmark estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post and E.F. Hutton, now LIU Post, on Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m.

Staying true to the roots of the illustrious Gold Coast of Long Island, the inaugural event will be one of the grandest celebrations the Gold Coast of Long Island has ever experienced with exclusive lounges, marvelous cocktails, luxurious fare, dancing, live musical performances and special guests, showcases in fashion, film, and music and a fireworks spectacular by Grucci.

An Evening at Merriweather is a Gold Coast party presented by Long Island University, Americana Manhasset and Poll Restaurants under a 30,000-square foot tent.

Marjorie Merriweather Post was the daughter of C.W. Post and Ella Letitia Merriweather. In 1914, she became the owner of the Postum Cereal Company founded in 1895 by her father and went on to create General Foods. She was considered the wealthiest woman in the U.S. with a fortune worth $250 million. Post was married four times, her second marriage was to Edward Francis Hutton in 1920. They had one child, Nedenia Marjorie Hutton, who is better known as actress Dina Merrill.

Merriweather_042716BThe intimate evening affair includes live performances by crooner Chris Norton, Grammy Award winner Jane Monheit and a live DJ.

An Evening at Merriweather supports the community, including Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Gold Coast International Film Festival, Nassau County Museum of Art, Old Westbury Gardens and Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.

Tickets for the evening are available online. VIP tickets are $375 per person or $600 per couple. Individual tickets are $195 or $350 per couple. The event will be held at LIU Post Campus at 720 Northern Blvd. in Brookville at 7 p.m. Complimentary valet parking.

For more information regarding corporate sponsorship or group rates contact info@celebrateli.com or call 516-299-2264. No tickets will be sold the evening of the event.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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