Jazz Age Lawn Party, Governors Island 2011

3 Sep

Boarding a ferry to chug across the waterways to an isle adjacent to the island of Manhattan kind of sets the mood perfectly for a weekend of a Roaring 20s Jazz Age Lawn Party. Come sail with me to Governors Island, where all the magic unfolds.

Robin Wallace and Matthew Karl Gale strike a pose during the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, August 2011.(Photo by Dave Ernst)

Dapper gents and sexy flappers crowded the picturesque lawns of Governors Island as the hot jazz had more than just the romantic elms sway in the summer breeze during the 6th annual Jazz Age Lawn Party.

Thousands basked in the summer sun — picnicking, frolicking and Charlestoning the likes to which haven’t been seen since the Roaring 20s. Naturally, the vintage styles were abundant and just about too overwhelming to capture in the sea of exciting fun.

But just before a torrential thunderstorm cracked open on the Sunday afternoon’s closing song, I filmed two quick style profiles on vintage enthusiasts, Justin and Matthew … Enjoy!


{Jazz Age Lawn Party: 20s Vintage Style}

Robin Wallace, in the Bathing Beauties Promenade, wearing an early century wool suit owned by vintage collector Voon Wai.(Photo Courtesy of Lynn Redmile)

(Photo Courtesy of Veronica Day)

Michelle Coursey, Matthew Karl Gale and Robin Wallace show off their vintage swimsuits after the Bathing Beauties & Beaux Promenade at the Jazz Age Lawn Party.

All the Bathing Beauties & Beaux at the Jazz Age Lawn Party, August 2011. (Photo Courtesy of Veronica Day)

Dave Ernst and Robin Wallace wearing 1920s-inspired summer day wear at the Jazz Age Lawn Party, August 2011.

Robin Wallace and Matthew Karl Gale both sporting vintage 1920s styles at the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, August 2011.

Justin Salsberg wears a mix of modern and origina vintage pieces to style his 1920s look which was complete with heirloom details -- such as his grandfather's pipe and WWI service medal, as well as his father's corn cob cane.

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One Response to “Jazz Age Lawn Party, Governors Island 2011”

  1. Jacquelyn October 13, 2011 at 7:49 PM #

    Thanks for the great JALP writeup!! This just in… Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra (creators of the Jazz Age Lawn Party) present Silver Scream:

    A spook-studded soiree to conjure the starlets and spectres of the Silver Screen.
    Brush the cobwebs off your pearls and the creepy-crawlers out of your silk hat
    as we celebrate the bygone glamour and ghouls of the silent movie era.

    For your eyes:
    * burlesque naughtiness by both good and bad witches!
    * film projections of silent horror movies!
    *and an all-star cast of surprise guests to be announced soon!

    For your appetite:
    *premium bar featuring fabulous custom cocktails, wines and beers!
    *hot gourmet hors d’oeuvres (complimentary with admission)
    *fresh-popped popcorn, candy and other movie-house treats!
    (also complimentary with admission!)

    And of course, dance and revel in the hot music of
    Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra!

    Hosted in a gorgeous midtown loft with a private roof terrace offering
    breathtaking birdseye views of the city and the Hudson River.
    This intimate and exclusive event has only 200 total tickets available,
    and are only available for advance purchase at SilverScream.Eventbee.com!

    TICKET SALES END AT 12:00PM OCTOBER 30th.

    Admission: $35 ( includes hot gourmet hors d’oeuvres and movie-house treats!)
    Cash Bar
    320 west 37th street, 14th floor, nyc 10018
    Directions at HopStop.com

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