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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 […]

 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, […]

Dear Friends, How time has flown! The 11th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party is less then a month away and tickets are flying, too! Tickets and some ticket packages are still available. To see availability for the June  and August events please visit:  JazzAgeLawnParty.TicketFly.com In addition to General Admission tickets, Packages include “Jazz Baby,”“Bee’s Knees,”and “Bonnie & Clyde”. “ The Gatsby” VIP package includes special perks such as table and bottle service. We are excited to present the exclusive  “Sheikh of Araby”,  an exquisitely appointed, private luxury tent for up to   10 guests located right off the dance floor, with full table service and  custom cuisine menu. Tents may be reserved by emailing jalpproduction@gmail.com or visiting JazzAgeLawnParty.TicketFly.com On June 11-12 and August 13-14 from 11a.m. to 5p.m., guests transcend time once upon the shore of Governors Island to celebrate the music and zeitgeist of the Jazz Age.The romance, joie de vivre and infectious rhythm of those halcyon days come to life once more, as the distractions of the modern fade into the ether.Each weekend, guests will don fresh linen, lace, seersucker and straw at this beloved prohibition era gathering. Featured programming includes: MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES on TWO STAGES featuring the finest Jazz Ageentertainment:Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra: the world’s premier Jazz-Age dance orchestra, steeped in the hot-dance band tradition of the 1920s and early 1930s, present a one-of-a-kind songbook from Michael’s original album, “Blue River,”and his newest album,  “Just In Time” (both available for purchase within event)! “Just In Time” highlights Michael’s horn […]

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 in… The Official Jazz Age After Party at The Heath and Gallow Green within The McKittrick Hotel (Home of Sleep No More) 542 W. 27th St. New York City Sunday, June 14th 6pm – Midnight In honor of the 10th ANNIVERSARY of the Jazz Age Lawn Party, this year’s event will be followed by the OFFICIAL JAZZ AGE AFTER PARTY! The fun doesn’t just end, it carries on through the night! Get off the ferry and head to the McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More. We’ll have entertainment in Gallow Green on the rooftop as well as The Heath. Featuring: Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra The Queen Esther Trio The Minsky Sisters …and more surprise performances. Only 250 tickets available! We’ll see you there! Hit the link for tickets and more information! https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10012458