May 10, 2017

 Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra presents
The 12th bi-annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island
Saturday, June 10th & 11th
11am – 5pm
PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther & The Hot Five play the main stage on June 10th.
For tickets, click here.About Jazz Age Lawn PartyJazz Age Lawn Party, now approaching its 12th year, is the world’s original and largest prohibition era inspired gathering. The event started as a small gathering in 2005 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.

Performances That Channel the Jazz Age!

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.


In the afternoon – listen and dance to the world’s finest 1920s dance orchestra – Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra – playing before an enormous sun-dappled dance floor. Join in on 1920s dance lessons and rub elbows with other fashionable Flappers and sporting gents, bedecked in their freshest holiday linens and straw hats. Witness the bedazzling Dreamland Follies, a ten-lady dance spectacle invoking the great Ziegfeld, or the world-renowned Canarsie Wobblers with their scandalous Charleston numbers. Off the dance floor, partake in impromptu lawn games, activities and fun-loving contests as you mix and mingle. Enjoy exquisite cocktails, gourmet picnics on the lawn as the breezes play.

  • *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

ACTIVITIES:
*ANTIQUE GRAMOPHONES bring to life original recordings from the 1920s
*DANCE LESSONS teach you the hottest dance steps of the time
*VINTAGE PORTRAITS – You Ought To Be In Pictures, perched upon one of our Paper Moons
*BATHING BEAUTIES AND BEAUS PROMENADE – pull that itchy wool number out of the mothballs and parade it for all to admire (For entry email: bluevoon@aol.com)
*1920s MOTORCAR EXHIBITION get up close and personal with flivvers and Tin Lizzies
*CHARLESTON DANCE CONTEST see who’s the Bee’s Knees in this lighthearted dance-off
*THE HIGH COURT OF PIE CONTEST categories include “Mom’s Best” “Best Savory ”, “Most Original” and “Hobo’s Choice” (For entry email: govislandpie@gmail.com)
*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
*DREAMLAND GENERAL STORE – for your comfort and convenience offers picnic blankets, parasols, hand fans, assorted sundries & more

 

TO EAT AND DRINK:

*VIEVITÉ, CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ, by the glass or bottle
*a variety of refreshingly delicious cocktails featuring LEJAY Original Crème de Cassis and Bootlegger 21NY Vodka and Gin
*ICE COLD BEER, old fashioned lemonade, soda, juices, water, iced coffee and tea to whet your whistle
*DREAMLAND GOURMET PICNIC TOTES, with all “Bee’s Knees and “Bonnie & Clyde” ticket packages, custom ordered and handed to you right at the gate!
*GOURMET PICNIC MARKET
 featuring New York’s fanciest picnicking fare and gourmet food along with treats and snacks including ice cream, cotton candy, hot popped corn and more! More to be announced  soon!

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