Miss Art Deco

Photos from April 30 at St Cloud

Kita, Dandy, and Clara.

Kita, Dandy, and Clara.

It was chilly but so fun on the rooftop of the Knickerbocker Hotel, as we held our April party at St. Cloud. We danced to Mike Davis and the New Wonders, after a super dance lesson by Jeri and Neal. Our hostess Kita St Cyr kept everyone on their toes. Special thanks to our indefatigable DJ Mike Will Cut You Haar, who’s fingers didn’t fall off in the spring chill. We have MANY special guests stop by, including Miss Art Deco Dandy Dillinger, Dandy Wellington, Eden Atencio, the Art Deco Society of New York, Robin Wallace, and enough burlesque performers to start a festival. The party continued until 1:30 AM!

Big thanks to our sponsors, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur and Death’s Door Gin. We had wonderful service by the staff of St. Cloud, who treat us so well.

We don’t know when our next party will be, but it will be a super one. Thanks to all who came out.

Video: Dandy Dillinger Crowned Miss Art Deco

Wit’s End is the monthly party at St. Cloud rooftop of The Knickerbocker Hotel in Times Square. Dandy Dillinger was crowned Miss Art Deco by the Art Deco Society of New York and Wit’s End at the Knickerbocker Hotel on January 30. Dandy represents Wit’s End, the monthly speakeasy party held at St. Cloud, on the rooftop of the landmark 1906 hotel.

Dandy was crowned by Meghan Weatherby, the society’s director of operations, and Kita St. Cyr, Wit’s End host. Dandy is a performer, baker, and model.

The last Saturday night of the month January-October is Wit’s End: cocktails, dancing, and hot jazz. This month we had Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra. Michael is the creator and bandleader of the Jazz Age Lawn Party.

Each month we have classic cocktails, a different jazz band, and dancing. We offer a free dance lesson before every party.

Visit clubwitsend.com for monthly party information. Videography: Emily Geraghty.

Our next party is February 27 at St. Cloud. Advance tickets available now.

Dandy Dillinger Crowned Miss Art Deco by Wit’s End at the Knickerbocker Hotel

Miss Art Deco, Dandy Dillinger. Photo by Jane Kratochvil.

Miss Art Deco, Dandy Dillinger. Photo by Jane Kratochvil.

NEW YORK — Dandy Dillinger was crowned Miss Art Deco by the Art Deco Society of New York and Wit’s End at the Knickerbocker Hotel on January 30. Dandy represents Wit’s End, the monthly speakeasy party held at St. Cloud, on the rooftop of the landmark 1906 hotel.

Miss Art Deco, Dandy Dillinger, and Meghan Weatherby. Photo by Jane Kratochvil.

Miss Art Deco, Dandy Dillinger, and Meghan Weatherby. Photo by Jane Kratochvil.

Dandy was crowned by Meghan Weatherby, the society’s director of operations, and Kita St. Cyr, Wit’s End host. Dandy is a performer, baker, and model.

“I love being Miss Art Deco because I enjoy being a part of something so historic and beautiful,” Dandy said. “I’m happy to work on collaborations between the vintage scenes in New York City and in turn learn more about the era. Also, there’s the beautiful crown!”

The ADSNY is a non-profit organization for the study, preservation, and celebration of all forms of Art Deco. It brings together Art Deco enthusiasts with a variety of interests. Whether you are an Art Deco historian or just discovering your passion for the era, they host distinctive events that will inspire and delight you. Members enjoy activities that embrace the many aspects of Art Deco. These include lectures, private museum tours, film screenings, architectural tours, preservation awareness meetings, and vintage events with live music from the era. More information here.

Wit’s End is New York’s longest-running monthly vintage party, held the last Saturday night of the month, January through October, at St. Cloud. Wit’s End parties always feature live vintage hot jazz bands, swing dancing with free dance lessons, and delicious classic cocktails. All guests observe a strict dress code of vintage and vintage-inspired clothes. St. Cloud is a 9,000-square foot rooftop bar at the Knickerbocker, located in the heart of Times Square on Broadway and Forty-second Street. More information here.

Look for Dandy at many vintage events in 2016, including the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, June 11-12. The next Wit’s End party is February 27, featuring Dandy Wellington and His Band. Advance tickets are available now.

Miss Art Deco ceremony,  Meghan Weatherby (left) and Kita St. Cyr. Photo by Jane Kratochvil.

Miss Art Deco ceremony, Meghan Weatherby (left) and Kita St. Cyr. Photo by Jane Kratochvil.

Kita St. Cyr and Dandy Dillinger. Photo by Jane Kratochvil.

Kita St. Cyr and Dandy Dillinger. Photo by Jane Kratochvil.

Miss Art Deco

Left to right: Kita St. Cyr, Miss Art Deco Dandy Dillinger, and Meghan Weatherby of the Art Deco Society of New York. January 30 at the Knickerbocker Hotel. Photo by Jane Kratochvil.