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LIC Gatsby party marks the beginning of summer season

Manducatis Rustica

Manducatis Rustica

June 25, 2013 By Bill Parry

Manducatis Rustica will travel back in time on Thursday night.

The Italian restaurant, located at 46-33 Vernon Blvd, will host a Gatsby-style party called “The Great Summer Soiree.”

The restaurant hosts frequent gatherings as a means to keep the neighborhood united. With school finishing for the year Wednesday, this event marks the beginning of the summer season.

“Everybody wanted to do something different,” said Manducatis owner and host Gianna Cerbone-Teoli. “Gatsby and the 20’s are the big hot trend and we thought it would be a fun night.”

To date, 65 people have already registered. The attendees are invited to dress in ’20s clothing. There will be two vintage cars parked in front of the restaurant for photo opportunities, including a rare 1924 Dodge Brothers car.

The event will also include a pop-up art sale, where local vendors and artists, including photographer Orestes Gonzales, will exhibit their work.

The Great Summer Soiree will be held on Thursday, June 27, from 6pm to 10pm.

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