Calling all Daisy Buchanans and Jay Gatsbys! Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Emily Mulligan, hits theaters nationwide on Friday, May 10. Its setting—mainly 1920s New York City—has inspired a bevy of parties, cocktails and events across the city that are meant to capture the magic of the Roaring Twenties.
Start your Gatsby tour at this New York original and former speakeasy. The 21 Cub in Midtown has added several Gatsby-inspired cocktails to its menu, including the Beautiful Fool made with Greenhook gin, St. Germain, chamomile infused syrup, and lemon and grapefruit juices. 21 W. 52nd St., 212-582-7200, 21club.com
Need an entire night to get in the Gatsby-mood? Try this storied Midtown hotel across from Central Park—F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were regulars—which has unveiled a Jazz Age Fitzgerald suite, designed by Gatsby costume designer, Catherine Martin. The 700-square-foot space showcases art deco-inspired furniture, wallpaper and rugs, as well as artifacts from the film.768 5th Ave., 212-546-5419, Theplazany.com
Also at The PlazaCan’t stay the night? Take tea at The Plaza with the Fitzgerald Tea for the Ages at the Palm Court, or pop into the Champagne Court for some indulgent bubbly from the Champagne cart. 768 5th Ave., 212-759-3000, Theplazany.com
Classic Harbor Line
Cruise down the Hudson on a vintage-style yacht, listening to period tunes and drinking Gilded Age cocktails on the Prohibition Era Cocktail Cruise. Dressing like a flapper encouraged! May 10 and 11 at 10pm and 14 and 23 at 7:15pm. Departs from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62 at W. 22nd and Hudson River), 212-209-3370, zerve.com/SailNYC/Gatsby
Make a jolly day of it in Brooklyn and pick up a Gatsby-inspired cocktail box (including Peychards bitters, julep sugar, pickled plums, cheese, olives and more) to go with your Fitzgerald sandwich (charred shrimp, fresh herbed cheese and gin-soaked berries) from Willamsburg goodie shop Depanneur. 242 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, 347-227-8424, depanneurbklyn.com
Tiffany & Co.
Shop like there’s no tomorrow. Tiffany & Co. is celebrating the era with a stunning Jazz Age Glamour collection of baubles designed for the film—also in
collaboration with Catherine Martin. Pieces are priced up to $385,000. 200 5th Ave., 212-260-6000, Tiffany.com
For him, head straight to this classic men’s store for a limited edition collection inspired by the movie, including sweaters, herringbone suits and the bow-tie worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film’s publicity poster. 1180 Madison Ave., (212) 289-5027, Brooksbrothers.com
Prefer to browse? Prada meets the Jazz Age at a stunning free exhibit of all the looks created for the film by costumer Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada at the brand’s flagship store in Soho. 575 Broadway, 212-334-8888, Prada.com