It's Tulip Time in Tudor City, according to today's artifact, a 1940 flyer promoting the Spring Fiesta and Street Fair, an indoor/outdoor party to benefit the New York Tuberculosis & Health Association.
The event is timed to coincide with the Tudor City Tulip Festival, where "45,000 tulips in gorgeous array" are a sight to see. Read the backstory on the festival here.
The cover of the flyer urges attendees to "Come Early and Stay Late!"
The North Park ‒ here dubbed the 'North Garden' ‒ hosted the afternoon activities, replete with everything from a glee club and dance lessons to a fashion show and a fortune teller.
After dark, the party moved downtown to the English Tap Room in the Prince George Hotel, where the entertainment included an accordionist, a magician, dancing ‒ and "Post-Office," no doubt scheduled for later in the evening.
Paper scrip tickets were the only means of payment
accepted at the event, available at the door or via this form.
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