The 7th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party
on Governors Island



JUNE 16TH & 17TH, 2012


AUGUST 18TH & 19TH, 2012

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Admission $15 at door (cash only), Children Under 12 Free

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For special VIP package which includes admission, 3 course lunch, St Germain & Brooklyn Brewery drinks, access to special VIP lines, get tickets via Thrillist Rewards!

Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra invite you to join us at this hidden gem of an event 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 $15 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 The New Yorker, Women’s Wear Daily and dozens of other high end fashion and style publications.

  A wide array of music, food & drink, and activities are open for all ages to enjoy:

  • June event to feature special guests Tamar Korn (Saturday) and  Gelber & Manning (Sunday)!
  • Beautiful, real-wood ’50 x ’50 dance floor set up right on the lawn!
  • A delightful variety of refreshing cocktails and sangria will be served by St-Germain Elderflower Liqeur and beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
  • Gourmet entrees, sandwiches, salads and more will be for sale. Vegetarian dishes, too!
  • Tasty desserts, old-fashioned ice cream cones and ices!
  • Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, Soda, juice, water, and other beverages available
  • Picnicking welcomed! (just leave the hooch at home, it’s prohibited by regulations except as sold by our approved vendor at event.)
  • Authentic ’78 records from the 1920s played on antique phonographs by Michael Cumella of WFMU’s Antique Phonograph Music Program.
  • Charleston lessons by dance legend Roddy Caravella
  • Vintage portraits by Tsirkus Fotografika
  • 1920s Motorcar Exhibition – take a spin around the island in a genuine rumble-seat; hold on to your hat!
  • Vintage clothing dealers and boutique milliners – They will all be peddling wares, so be sure to tuck some cash in your garter.
  • Live dance performances including a 10-girl ‘Dreamland Follies’ performance, a tribute to the great ‘Ziegfeld Follies’ floor shows of the 1920s, choreographed by Jordana Toback.
  • Bathing Beauties & Beaus Promenade
  • Tug O’ War
  • Parade Of Hats
  • Pie Recipe Contest

    *If you’d like to sign up for the pie contest, you must pre-register by emailing Sarah Liston at Bakers can sign up until midnight Fri. June 15th.