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THE 13TH ANNUAL JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY ON GOVERNOR’S ISLAND! JUNE 16TH AND 17TH AUGUST 25TH AND 26TH PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther & The Hot Five perform on Saturday, June 16th and Saturday August 25th! ACTIVITIES: *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: voon@icloud.com) *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 Announcing! *THE HIGH COURT OF PIE CONTEST (Sunday, August 26th Only) This year, the pie’s the limit at JALP. Announcing celebrity judges: RAIZA COSTA, host of Brazil’s Food Network sensation “Dulce Delight” http://www.delightdulce.com and ALICIA WALTER, founder of the world famous ONCE UPON A TART bakery in SoHo, NYC. http://onceuponatart.com This year’s categories are: “The Bee’s Knee’s” – for exciting and imaginative interpretation! & “Zoozled” – alcohol infused! Both winning bakers will be featured on an episode of “Dulce Delight”! Contestants must pre-register for contest and specify category at jalpevents@gmail.com. Pie must be submitted to the High Court Of Pie table by 12:30pm on Sunday. Winners will be announce from Main Stage at 3:45pm. Note: Pie Baking Contest happens on Sunday, August 27th ONLY! *KIDLAND carnival games and prizes for junior gents and Flapperettes *TWO EXPANSIVE, JUMBO-SIZED WOODEN DANCE FLOORS set up […]

Queen Esther and The Hot Five at The Jazz Age Lawn Party Saturday, August 15th Governor’s Island  11am – 5pm For more info, click here. The Hot Five: Seneca Black, trumpet Jesse Gelber, piano Charles Goold, drums Noah Jackson, double bass Alvin Walker, trombone See you on the Island! ______________________________________________________________ We invite you to toast the passage of Summer with us and celebrate 10 years of the Jazz Age Lawn Party. With less than two weeks to go, tickets are going fast, but there is still a chance to be part of the fun if you’ve been on the fence! BULLETIN! – We’ve reconfigured our layout, optimizing shady areas under trees just for picnic blankets! Browse our newly expanded Vintage and Artisan village, including: Carole Amper/Toucan Hats Goorin Bros Wildfell Hall Vintage Grumpy Angel Designs The Original Prohibition Clothing Company Dave’s Vintage Zelda Magazine Dora Marra for Headdress NY Noble Savage Vintage Mary Jane Lane Dazzle Me! Art Deco Society of New York Penumbra Enjoy our new and improved enclave of eats; “TASTY TOWN”; featuring*: Café Dreamland and Lounge – (available to “Bee’s Knees” and “Bonnie and Clyde” package holders) Coco & Co – Fresh, young coconuts!!! Daly Pies – including: Chocolate Guinness, Honey Custard, Salty Lime, Spiced Plum, & Caramel Peach pies by the slice, and a Pie/Sundae Collaboration w/ Ice and Vice – (available to VIP ticket-holders only ) Empanada Lady – A taste of old Havana! – Vegetarian, Chicken, and Beef Empanadas Empire Biscuits – Savory and Sweet Southern-Style Biscuit Sandwiches Fire Belly BBQ – The Orient comes to Governors Island! – Korean Barbecue Tacos, […]

Queen Esther performs at East Ville Des Folies (“East Village of Follies”) as they resurrect the not-so-temperate 1920s with a beer and whiskey festival for a third year.  With this inception, everything happens at Webster Hall — a 128 year old hot-spot once known as “The Jewel of the Village” and reputedly owned by infamous mobster Al Capone. On the eve of the festival, a $50 ticket will get you… • 3 full hours of sampling of four floors of rare types of beers and whiskeys • Live entertainment: Burlesque dancers, Swing Jazz bands, Trapeze artists, and Circus Acts • Access to an assortment of local food vendors • Commemorative Glass • And Much, Much More! Come get foolish with us. Webster Hall 125 E. 11th St. 212 353 1600 GA Session $50: 2:30-5:30 PM *VIP Session $60: 1:30-5:30PM *Includes early preview tasting 1:30-2:30PM of limited, hard-to-find editions of brands