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Gangster Italian Anyone?

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

Saturday, February 18, 2023; noon-2PM at 555 Hangar Ave, Novato CA 94949

Join in the Roaring 20’s Celebration of Hamilton Field’s 94th birthday on February 18, 2023, Saturday, from noon-2 pm at the Hamilton Field History Museum located at 555 Hangar Ave, Novato, CA 94949. Enjoy swing music, games, raffle, birthday cake and lemon-lime soda to honor this exciting day. Flyer

The Back Story

On February 20, 1929, Lt.Col. Brant, Commander of Crissy AirField in San Francisco, made a survey of three possible sites for a new airfield in Marin County. (Crissy Field suffered from poor weather conditions.) One week later, a squadron of five planes from Crissy Field landed at Marin Meadows (now our Hamilton Field).

Complimentary Cake & Lemon-Lime Soda

1929: The Howdy Company debuted its new drink "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Sodas" (later renamed 7•up). Read more on The History of Soda Pop on our web page at:


Dress up in 20’s flapper style for a 1920s celebration.

12:00 (noon) Arrival at Hamilton Field Museum

12:00 Swing & Big Band Music

12:15 Games & Raffle


1:00 Blow out candles, then serve cake and cream soda. (This is complimentary.)

1:15 Live Music is back on.

1:30 Games & More Fun

2:00-ish Happy Birthday Hamilton Field!

Classic Car Showcase with The 5150 Foundation

Come see 1920-1930's vehicle showcase in the Field Museum parking lot. Don't forget to put on your barber shop, gangster or flapper wear and take a photo with your favorite car.

Gangster Italian with Chef Rudy

What is C'era Una Volta Cooking Up?

1. Al Capone – Spaghetti with Walnut Sauce ·

2. Meyer Lansky – Cheese Blintzes ·

3. Salvatore "Sal the Pizza Guy" Romano - of course, Pizza

and more...

Roberta Donnay & Prohibition Mob Band

About the Artist: Roberta Donnay is an American jazz singer, musician, composer, and producer. She has released nine studio albums and has shared the stage with such artists as Booker T. Jones, Dr. John, David Grisman, John Hammond, Elvis Costello, Leon Russell, Michael McDonald, Neil Young, and Maria Muldaur. And, boy, does her band know how to play Prohibition tunes! See video.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Hamilton Field History Museum and volunteers as well as performers.

Come join in the fun for the whole family!

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