Monday, August 15, 2016

11th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island and its HOT!

Midst heat in the mid 90's and a heat index up to 105 New Yorkers reveled at the 20's inspired Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island.
Tribeca Trib video link
The weather hearkened back to the days of Gatsby

" "The next day was broiling, almost the last, certainly the warmest, of the summer."" Great Gatsby

The Jazz Age Lawn Party is New York City’s original prohibition era inspired gathering. Hosted and conceived by Michael Arenella, the event started as a small gathering of perhaps fifty friends and fans. The event, initially produced by the island, was handed over to Michael in its third year to organize and grow. Under his watch, the event was carefully crafted and nurtured, becoming what is now referred to by The Wall Street Journal as, “the biggest (not to mention the cleanest and most family-oriented) regular event in the ‘Retro Noveau’ movement…” It was at this time that St-Germain joined forces with The Lawn Party, delightfully whetting the whistles of fops and flappers with their refreshing summer cocktails.

Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra performed midst 94 degree temps that felt like 105!
-Bill Cunningham, The New York Times 2014
Flapper seated with umbrella, looking so cool, but it was so hot!

Selected by The New York Times as one of the most memorable events of 2011 and 2012, The Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a magical opportunity to travel back in time. August 13th and 14th  guests were invited to discover and experience one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history.

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