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.
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!)
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.
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.