Jazz Age Lawn Party

Being a jaded New Yorker, I am often guilty of not taking advantage of the city. So when I learned there was a 1920's themed festival on Governors Island, I was there.  Evidently this is the 10th year but only the first time I had heard of it.  I wasn't sure what to expect but had a great time.
JazzAgeLawnParty (16 of 28)150815
JazzAgeLawnParty (26 of 28)150815JazzAgeLawnParty (27 of 28)150815
JazzAgeLawnParty (22 of 28)150815

I didn't do the best job of photographing the event (you can see better images at Jazz Age Lawn Party) as I was too busy chasing a toddler and enjoying myself.  My jaunty little hat is off to the people who really go all out.  There were wonderful music acts, Charleston lessons, and most importantly great people watching.  I was most impressed with the people who had dragged with them full on gourmet picnics complete with table settings, flowers and decor.  All this on the same public transportation I had barely carried myself over without dying of heat exhaustion. (Did I mention it was hot? It was!)

JazzAgeLawnParty (23 of 28)150815JazzAgeLawnParty (24 of 28)150815

Naturally, Aggie came with us. While there wasn't specific children's entertainment, it was an outdoor event with lots of music and space to run - so perfect for her. There were plenty of other children there too so we felt right at home.

JazzAgeLawnParty (21 of 28)150815JazzAgeLawnParty (20 of 28)150815
JazzAgeLawnParty (7 of 28)150815JazzAgeLawnParty (11 of 28)150815

This is such a fun idea that it makes me want to throw a gatsby party...maybe in another life?  So for the fellow jaded New Yorkers as well as tourists who might be in town for next years festivities, definitely add this to your to-do list.









17 comments:

  1. My bro lives in Brooklyn (Carroll Gardens!), and we laugh because I frequently email him things to do in the city he has no clue about. But he is an event planner, so he knows about plenty. I *think* he's done the Jazz Age Lawn Party before, but Keiko (a makeup blogger) has done it for several years, and I always love the photos. Such a neat event! You guys look like you had a blast - even though I'm sure it was a scorcher.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Ill have to check out her account. I'm sure she has a much better get up than we did.

      Delete
  2. This looks so fun! Wish we had something around here like this...well, maybe we do and I don't know about it (very likely). You guys looked adorable, hope you got a family picture!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You very well may - I didn't know about it for the first 9 years it happened.

      No family photo - those are as rare as four leaf clovers :)

      Delete
  3. You could do a Gatsby-themed Halloween party! Maybe ghoulish Gatsby...

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is so cool. Added to my list. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Did you see a costumed woman with a white standard poodle service dog, probably also in costume? That's my friend Alison Kelley and her dog Willow. They and her significant other, Danny, go every year. Alison is a singer in the Johnson Girls, an all-woman sea chantey group.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No I don't think I saw her but that sounds adorable.

      Delete
  6. Looks like a fun day, dressing up like someone of a bygone era, but your daughter...she is just adorable! Love her string of pearls!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oooh, how about Zombie Fitzgerald's for Halloween?

    Aggie looks adorable, as do her parents!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks!
      Zombie Fitzgeralds would make a fun theme but we are staying away from anything overtly scary until Aggie is a little older.

      Delete
  8. This seems to be a fun event! Are you thinking of going to more of these kind of events ? I would love to see more of this in NYC area via your blog. another event coming sept 11-13 brooklyn craft fair.
    http://www.renegadecraft.com/newyork/brooklyn-fair-details.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow, what a place to spend time. I really love it and thanks for the share.

    house renovation in chennai

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow - jazz age fashion suits you!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This looks like so much fun!! And, your daughter is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very festive! Brings to mind a Halloween theme for you?: The Grave Gatsby. Just sayin' :-)

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you think. I ♥ comments.

If you are asking a question, please be sure to type in your email address so I can respond directly to you.

Follow @ Instagram

© 2007-2016 Brooklyn Limestone. All Rights Reserved.
Back to Top