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So many Jazz Age Events in December!

In December, Zelda Magazine is sponsoring three events!

This Thursday, December 1st, Zelda Presents Green Fairy At The Red Room, a monthly absinthe tasting in NYC. We will feature Lucid Absinthe Superieure and live hot jazz from Chris Johnson and Countess Eden, magic from Nelson Lugo, and special treats from Lady Bakery and parlor! For tickets, click on Green Fairy!

Monday, December 5th, we’ll be sponsoring and vending at the First Annual Repeal Day Party,  at Hotel Chantelle in NYC! Looking for a way to dance, hear amazing live hot jazz, drink great liquor, and see a show? Buy tickets now for our First Annual Repeal Day Party!


Sunday, December 11th, we’ll be co-sponsoring the Jazz Age Tea Dance at Webster Hall! Hosted in the palatial Grand Ballroom, Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra will warm you with the finest Fox Trots this side of Shanghai! Complimentary dance lessons for all at 3pm. Get tickets here!

marx-brosAnd don’t forget, Zelda is sponsoring one last event in November: “The Marx Brothers on Broadway: 1924-1929, An Illustrated lecture by Noah Diamond,” Wednesday, November 30th at 7pm at the Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY. Admission is only $8! Tickets are here!



Presenting the perfect antidote to the Wintry winds: The 2nd Annual JAZZ AGE TEA DANCE.

Tickets are now available for The 2nd Annual Jazz Age Tea Dance, Monday, December 11th. These tickets go fast so make sure to buy your tickets now before they’re all sold out!

Historic WEBSTER HALL, circa 1886, returns to its roots as Manhattan’s seminal dance hall and meeting place.

Hosted in the palatial Grand Ballroom, MICHAEL ARENELLA & HIS DREAMLAND ORCHESTRA will warm you with the finest Fox Trots this side of Shanghai.

In homage to the grand British colonial tradition of the afternoon tea dance, a complimentary spread of exotic teas will enliven your senses and soothe your sniffles.
Tickets include complimentary tea service.
Dance lessons in Fox Trot for all at 3pm.
Dance competitions with fabulous prizes!

Cash bar featuring delightful cocktails, and other seasonal treats to be announced.
Photos upon the knee of Kris Kringle, himself ($10, to feed his reindeer), and a magical program of additional guest acts will be announced soon!

Do join us, darlings, for New York’s most elegant holiday soiree of the year!

Green Fairy At The Red Room


Thursday, November 3rd, Doors open at 9:30pm

Join us at our monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an edifying salon of what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious liqueur.

For tickets:

This month our sponsor is Zelda Magazine and Doc Herson’s Natural Spirits!

Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe’s history and rituals.

With live hot jazz by pianist Chris Johnson and special guest Grace Gotham!

The dapper Holly H. Pot will greet you at the door:
$15 ($20 at the door) with Dress Code: suit and tie, cocktail attire
$10 ($15 at the door) with Suggested Attire: vintage (Jazz Age, for example), evening wear, unmentionables or intimate attire

Two drink minimum. Each paying guest will also be served a sample of Doc Herson’s absinthes.

The Red Room
85 E 4th St, New York

Zelda Magazine Presents: Absinthe: Divine spirit or Sinful Fiend?

The first of a new lecture series at Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum, sponsored by Zelda Magazine!


Absinthe: Divine spirit or Sinful Fiend? An Illustrated Lecture with Kellfire Desmond Bray
Sponsored by Zelda Magazine!
Date: Tuesday, October 11th
Time: 7pm
Admission: $8

Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn
Tickets are available here:

Zelda Issue 14 is available for purchase!


Zelda Magazine is proud to announce that Zelda Issue 14 is available for purchase, just click on the “Purchase Zelda” page button above to buy it and all the Zelda issues!

Our interview with Michael Arenella, creator of the Dreamland Orchestra and The Jazz Age Lawn Party, will show you how he explores all aspects of Jazz Age culture in order to make his music. Peter Storey and Robert E. Tevis will guide you through film icons of the days of black and white, and you can celebrate the title of Miss Art Deco with Katherine Brookes!

Discover the speakeasy cabaret stylings of the Pacific Northwest with Portland’s Pink Lady. Along with our regular etiquette and advice columns from Grace Gotham and Mister Burton, you’ll learn about cocktails from Bryn Esplin, Depression era fashion from Laura Windley, and Jazz Age make up tips from Jessica Padilla

And our city feature is Miami, Florida, home of the first designated Art Deco District in the US. You’ll want Zelda as your guide to a visit to this historic spot!

As always, we have some pretty amazing sponsors, too. Click on the banners to the right and support all things Jazz Age, from then and now!

Our New Sponsors!

CraneBannerMorbidAnatomyThe latest issue of Zelda Magazine is headed to the printers and we have two great new sponsors, Crane Estate, hosting The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party presented by Boston Swing Central and the Trustees of Reservations and in partnership with the Greater Boston Vintage Society, July 31st, and Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum, where patrons may purchase Zelda Magazine at the sales counter!

Click on the sponsor buttons to visit their sites, and click on our other fine sponsors on the right side of this page to discover more terrific vendors!

Want to advertise in Zelda Magazine?

Want to advertise in Zelda Magazine?

We’re getting ready to put together the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Zelda Magazine, so get your ads in now! The deadline is March 15th!

We offer a twenty percent discount for repeat sponsors!

Contact for details!

We at Zelda are proud to have sponsors who promote all things jazz age, whether it be merchandise and fashion, items of historical value, performance, or non-profit institutions like the various Art Deco Societies or the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum. Always creative with marketing, and catering to the jazz age community, a lot of the ad art in Zelda is as much part of the magazine as the articles and interviews.

For example, “I Desire Vintage Posters” used this artwork to style it’s latest ad in Zelda. You can buy the original from their online shop, just scroll down and click on their button to right of this page!

Zelda Issue 13 Is Available For Purchase!

That’s right! Zelda issue #13 is finally back from the printer and is available for purchase!

In this issue we conclude Jennifer Ann Redmond’s exploration of the world of animal actors of the silent cinema, re-discover the Straw Hat Riots of 1922, and appreciate what exotic fur represented to independent women. And our cover story for this issue is a review a classic 1935 Perry Mason film, “The Case of the Lucky Legs,” starring Warren William.

Spirits are big this season, and we mean booze! Bryn Esplin treats us with meszcal to “Tell Me Astoria,” and Kellfire Bray demystifies the world of absinthe.

Besides our features on recipes, advice, etiquette and all the latest jazz age styled events, we have an interview with the California Feetwarmers, an excerpt from the soon to be published book from Karie Bible and Mary Mallory, “Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays”and meet Miss Zelia Rose, a delight from Down Under.

Speaking of beauties of Australia, the city of Sydney has some wonderful history, and we take you on a tour of its deco art, jazz and nightlife!

Just lick on “Purchase Zelda” to get your copy of the newest issue and back issues as well!


Don’t forget our sponsors!

Don’t forget our loyal advertisers, who have been helping us bring Zelda Magazine to you for seven years!

From now until the end of the year, Dover Publications is offering a discount to anyone who uses the code on their website link. Just scroll down the right side of this post to see their “Fashion and Costume Books” button to click!

And when you do scroll down, make sure to explore all our other great sponsors!

Advertisers! Contact us to advertise in the next issue of Zelda Magazine for Fall/Winter 2015!


We’re getting ready to put together the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of Zelda Magazine, so get your ads in now!The deadline is September 15th!

We offer a twenty percent discount for repeat sponsors!


Contact for details!