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Jazz Age Lawn Party, now celebrating its 13th year, is the world’s original and largest prohibition era inspired gathering.
The event started in 2005 as a small gathering on NYC’s Governors Island, and has since grown into one of New York City’s most beloved events. This historically sold out event attracts thousands of time travelers each year, who come together to discover the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s. Consistently selected by the New York Times as one of the year’s most memorable events, Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a unique, interactive opportunity to relive one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history, two weekends a year.
*MICHAEL ARENELLA AND HIS DREAMLAND ORCHESTRA is the world’s premier Jazz Age dance orchestra, specializing in the Hot-Jazz of the 1920s. Conductor, composer, musician and crooner Michael Arenella presents a personally transcribed, one-of-a-kind songbook for your listening and dancing pleasure
*DREW NUGENT AND THE MIDNIGHT SOCIETY – joining us all the way from Philadelphia. He will win you over with his wry, spry, and certifiably Hot Jazz.
*THE DREAMLAND FOLLIES – an Art Deco spectacle evoking Ziegfield-esque grandeur
*RODDY CARAVELLA AND THE CANARSIE WOBBLERS – this fun-loving dance troupe conjures the rebellious and exuberant spirit of Roaring ‘20s youth
*GELBER & MANNING BAND – feuding vaudevillian lovebirds quarrel, coo and make beautiful music together
*QUEEN ESTHER – paying tribute to jazz royalty of yore
*PETER MINTUN – world’s greatest piano man
*DANCE LESSONS teach you the hottest dance steps of the time:
CHARLESTON and PEABODY DANCE CONTESTS (Saturday is Charleston, Sunday is Peabody) see who’s the Bee’s Knees in this lighthearted dance-off
*VINTAGE PORTRAITS – You Ought To Be In Pictures, perched upon one of our Paper Moons
*BATHING BEAUTIES AND BEAUS PROMENADE (Sundays only, June 17th and August 26th) – pull that itchy wool number out of the mothballs and parade it for all to admire
(For entry email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
*1920s MOTORCAR EXHIBITION get up close and personal with flivvers and Tin Lizzies
*CROQUET, free and open to all. JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY CROQUET TOURNAMENT on Sundays, June 17th and August 26th
*THE HIGH COURT OF PIE CONTEST (Sunday, August 26th Only)
*OLD-TIME MAGIC SHOW with The Great Dubini at the 2nd Stage
*KIDLAND carnival games and prizes for junior gents and Flapperettes
*TWO EXPANSIVE, JUMBO-SIZED WOODEN DANCE FLOORS set up right on the lawn!
*TWO STAGES featuring the finest Jazz Age entertainment in the world all throughout the day
*VINTAGE CLOTHING VENDORS AND ARTISANS – a veritable village of timeless treasures and inspired creations to take home
*ANTIQUE GRAMOPHONES bring to life original recordings from the 1920s
*DREAMLAND GENERAL STORE – for your comfort and convenience offers picnic blankets, parasols, hand fans, assorted sundries & more
*CHILDREN’S PARADE – Sundays, June 17th (Father’s Day) and August 26th, 1:45pm at the Second Stage