The Jazz Age Lawn Party returns to Governors Island this weekend



Step out of your favorite flapper dresses, tuxedos and century-old outfits inspired by Gatsby, New York’s favorite homecoming party is back this weekend for its 15th anniversary.

After a brief hiatus in 2020, The Jazz Age Lawn Party returns to Governors Island this weekend, August 14-15, with live music, cocktails, retro cocktails, croquet, and more events and entertainment. of the Prohibition era.

This year, dance lessons will help you learn Charleston & Peabody’s steps, dance to Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, plus fabulous lineup including The Dreamland Follies, Queen Esther, Peterminton and more musicians to help you out. to go out on the two huge wooden dance floors on the lawn.

A 1920s auto show will feature vintage vehicles from the era and a special kidland will feature retro carnival games and prizes. Pack a picnic or stop by the Dreamland General Store to purchase picnic blankets, umbrellas, fans, and sundries. A gourmet picnic market will also offer refined dishes to accompany the food of gourmet food trucks, ice cream and old-fashioned snacks. Old-fashioned lemonade, sodas, juices, water, and iced tea will also be available to whet your whistle. Those in need of vintage outfits can also shop from the island’s special clothiers.

Tickets for both days are still available on Eventbrite and start at $ 10. All customers must purchase ferry tickets in advance to access Governors Island. ($ 3 for adults, free for children, seniors, and the U.S. military.) Each participant must provide complete proof of vaccination for COVID-19, a negative COVID-19 antigen test (within 72 hours following the event) or a negative COVID-19 PCR test with an identifier corresponding to the name on the documentation. A temperature control will be carried out before entry. Masks will be mandatory at all times, except when sitting, eating or drinking. Hand disinfection stations provided throughout the event.


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