Tag : Michael Arenella

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 sings at The Sweetheart Soiree Saturday, February 13th at 9pm Return to romance at Michael Arenella’s Sumptuous Sweetheart Soirée. For our Soirée’s seventh, swoonful year, we again have the pleasure of hosting at the only rendezvous befitting –NORWOOD. “A home for the curious,” the landmarked 1847 mansion is a strictly private club. Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience this stylishly bohemian hideaway as our guest. Whether with an amour, wedded to one you adore, or hoping to meet the one you’re looking for, this promises to be an evening of enchantment and delightful intrigue. Plenty of plush seating, room for dancing, artisanal cocktails and an array of delectable hors d’oeuvres and sweets assure a most divine affair. A passionate programme of entertainment will be featured over four floors of this lavish Victorian manse: MICHAEL ARENELLA and His Sextet, your devoted host and beloved bandleader Jazz royalty, QUEEN ESTHER and Her Trio Luminous Accordionist Chanteuse NICOLE RENAUD Enjoy a dance lesson for both singles and doubles at 9:30PM with the ever-dapper and undeniable adorable RODDY CARAVELLA A cheeky portrait in our sweetheart kissing booth with your nibs is complimentary Cupid-approved cocktails alongside fabulous wines will be available for purchase at three unique bars on each floor of the mansion. Complimentary gourmet hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats will be featured throughout the evening. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH DOORS AT 9PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM 9:30PM – 1AM ADMISSION: $95 ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 AND OVER FORMAL EVENING ATTIRE IS ENCOURAGED. **ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE**

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  and The Hot Five perform at The Jazz Age Lawn Party Saturday, June 13th and Saturday, August 15th Governor’s Island 11am – 5pm For tickets, click here! **All ticket sales final. No refunds or date transfers available** Make history with us this Summer. Celebrating our 10th anniversary, Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra invite you to the beloved Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. Originating as an intimate gathering of eccentrics toasting Jazz Age culture, it has evolved into one of the world’s grandest and longest running events of its kind. The vibrancy, optimism and inventiveness of the Jazz Age and its living legacy continue resonate with generation after generation, now more than ever. Governor’s Island becomes the backdrop for this cultural phenomenon for the tenth year this Summer. This trip through time begins on a breezy ferry with breathtaking views of Manhattan and Lady Liberty en route to NYC’s hidden gem, Governors Island. Once ashore, a sprawling green awaits, nestled under a canopy of century-old trees, caressed by fresh sea air, surrounded by historic architecture – a dream where time stops, nestled right in the heart of New York Harbor. For the seventh consecutive year, that picnic-perfect potion, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur will be our signature spirit. In addition, we are pleased to announce the return of legendary mixtress Julie Reiner (co-owner of Clover Club, Flatiron Lounge and Pegu Club) to the Lawn Party family to lend her magic to our refreshing summer cocktail list. Widely anticipated by flappers, sporting gents and […]

Return to romance at Michael Arenella’s Sumptuous Sweetheart Soirée. For our Soirée’s sixth swoonful year, we again have the pleasure o hosting at the only rendezvous befitting – NORWOOD. “A home for the curious,” the landmarked 1847 mansion is a strictly private club. Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience this stylishly bohemian hideaway as our guest. Whether with an amour, wedded to one you adore, or hoping to meet the one you’re looking for, this promises to be an evening of enchantment and delightful intrigue. Plenty of plush seating, room for dancing, artisanal cocktails and an array of delectable hors d’oeuvres and sweets assure a most divine affair. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH DOORS AT 9PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM 9:30PM – 1AM ADMISSION: $90 ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 AND OVER FORMAL EVENING ATTIRE IS ENCOURAGED. **ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE** A passionate programme of entertainment will be featured over four floors of this lavish Victorian manse: MICHAEL ARENELLA and His Sextet, your devoted host and beloved bandleader Jazz royalty, QUEEN ESTHER and Her Trio Tap-dance darlings THE MINSKY SISTERS Enjoy a dance lesson for both singles and doubles at 9:30PM with The ever-dapper and undeniable adorable RODDY CARAVELLA A cheeky portrait in our sweetheart kissing booth with your nibs Cupid-approved cocktails alongside fabulous wines will be available. For purchase at three unique bars, complimentary gourmet hors d’oeuvres. And sweet treats will be featured throughout the evening.