Jazz-Age Lawn Party On Governors Island

21 Jun

A couple of weeks ago, when Hubby and I ferried out to Governors Island to play Goofy Golf, I saw this poster on the ferry:


I am SO there!

Here’s what The Dreamland Orchestra website has to say about the event:

– and –
August 20TH & 21ST, 2011
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission $7/advance,$10/door (Children Under 12 Free)

Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra invites you to join us on this hidden gem just off the southeastern tip of Manhattan, nestled in the heart of majestic New York Harbor.

Under a shady grove of centuries-old trees, caressed by fresh sea air, a sprawling green surrounded by historic officers’ quarters and 18th century naval ramparts becomes the setting for a true Gatsby affair. A recession-friendly $7 advance admission gives you access to one of the Summer’s most magnificent celebrations.

Widely anticipated by flappers, sporting gents and tiny tots alike, this event has been featured and reviewed consistently by The New York Times, who selected the Jazz-Age Lawn Party as one of the most memorable parties of 2009 and 2010.”

This weekend should be good weather, and PERFECT for a Jazz-Age Lawn Party! But, if you can’t make it this weekend, they are throwing another in August.

Check out the website link above, for more information about the music, food and drinks, and events that will be going on throughout the day. Also, how to get advance tickets to save yourself $3.00.

The ferry ride is free.

What to wear, what to wear, what to wear??

Here is a  family photos that I have of my Grandmother and Grandfather from The Roaring ’20’s:

And here’s one of my Grandmother, Great Aunt and Aunt:

But I don’t have any dresses like that.


I’ll take my old Speed Graphic camera

and dress like a news reporter – that would be fun!

Whether you dress up or not, you’ll be certain to see LOTS of other people dressed up, and I’ll be there – with one camera or another – ready for the fun!





2 Responses to “Jazz-Age Lawn Party On Governors Island”

  1. Johnny D June 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    That Speed Graphic camera is a work of art!

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