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Pick: Great Gatsby Day

From last year's Great Gatsby Day (FILE PHOTO: STEPHANIE GONZALES)
From last year's Great Gatsby Day (FILE PHOTO: STEPHANIE GONZALES)

Old money, new money, no money. Great Gatsby Day don’t care.

Unlike Jay Gatsby’s pretentious, cash-loving cronies, no one will judge you for what you do or don’t have — unless you don’t have a costume, but even then they’ll probably be nice-ish.

The themed community day, in its second year, encourages costumes to capture breezy and/or opulent 1920s style. The event starts in the late afternoon with a picnic and quaint lawn games such as croquet. This year, at 5 p.m., the Xyachimal Ballet Folklorico dance troupe will perform, and The Skinny Healthy Chef Foodtruck will show up. At sundown, a showing of the 1974 movie will begin, starring Robert Redford as Gatsby and Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan.

The outing is particularly relevant this year because a remake, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby and directed by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge), will open May 10.

Don your finest and head over, but leave your affected English accents at home.

4 p.m.; Huntridge Circle Park, Maryland Parkway and Franklin Avenue, free