It's the sort of event that could only happen in New York City (okay, maybe London too), but you've got to get into the spirit. No wearing jeans and a T-shirtthe idea is to bring back the glamor and innocence of the Great Gatsby days, where men were men in suspenders and hats and women wore drop-waist dresses and lace gloves. This is the sort of thing we'd kill to experience as a tourist to New York, as a local it's even more desirable.
If you're up for getting fancy, the Orchestra is also throwing the first annual Riverboat Ball onboard The Queen of Hearts from Pier 78, from 6-10pm on July 4. Tickets are pricey at $200 per person, but you'll get an open bar all night, on-the-water views of the Fourth of July fireworks display, free-flowing champagne, performances, live music and "other sparkling surprises."